The Caravan; Hemland

The Caravan; Hemland” puts refugee and immigrant ( Syrian, Palestinian, Iraqi, German, Danish and Swedish) voices living in Sweden and the US at the heart of a street theatre performance, through the use of recorded storytelling audio.

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The performance is built collaboratively by professional theatre makers, semi and non-professionals refugee artists incorporating recorded interviews conducted with different communities based in Hemland, Sweden.

The Caravan; Hemland project is part of the  ”Gatuteater Festivallen” Sweden supported by Kulturförvaltningen i Halmstad, HFAB, Region Halland, Ljungbergska stiftelsen, Kommunstyrelsen, Halmstad, Medborgarservice, Andersberg

The Caravan project is an initiative of Clown Me In – Lebanon that started in 2016. So far there has been 3 productions that toured Lebanon and Tunisia with more than 150 performances. Hemland is the 4th one and touring Sweden in summer 2018.

Shows start on the 3rd of August as part of the Gatuteater Festival in Halmstad and end at the Malmo festival on the 13th of August.

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الكرفانة هيملاند: تجمع حكايا اللاجئين/ات والمهاجرين/ات القادمين/ات من سوريا، فلسطين، العراق، ألمانيا، الدنمارك، والسويد والقاطنين في السويد والولايات المتحدة الأمريكية لتكون أصواتهم نابضة في قلب الشارع من خلال عرض مسرحي يعتمد على  التسجيل الصوتي لتلك الحكايا.

تم بناء العرض بالتشارك ما بين محترفين/ات من المسرح و مجموعة من الهواة والفنانين/ات من اللاجئين/ات وبني المحتوى بالاعتماد على المقابلات المسجلة مع العديد من الأفراد القاطنين/ات في تجمعات سكانية مختلفة في مدينة هلمستاد، السويد

:الكرفانة هيملاند: هو جزء من مهرجان هلمستاد العالمي لمسرح الشارع ومدعوم من الممولين التالية اسماؤهم
Kommunstyrelsen och Kulturförvaltningen i Halmstad, HFAB, Region Halland, Ljungbergska stiftelsen and Medborgarservice Andersberg

الكرفانة هيملاند هو مبادرة من Clown me in- لبنان التي بدأت في عام 2016 وانتجت مشاريع مماثلة جالت في لبنان وتونس متضمنة أكثر من 150 عرض.

 Clown me in كرفانة هيملاند هو المشروع الرابع الذي أنتجته
الذي سيبدأ تجواله في السويد- صيف 2018

 Andersberg العروض الأولى للمشروع ستكون في الثالث من آب في
ضمن فعاليات مهرجان هلمستاد العالمي لمسرح الشارع


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Exciting news for The Caravan!

We have just been awarded a grant by the European Cultural Foundation to help us launch The Caravan Europe. This grant will fund the research we need to carry out to find partners in France, Germany and Sweden to help us bring this project to life.

The grant was awarded to us after Sabine Choucair, Creator of The Caravan, attended the IDEA CAMP in Madrid earlier this year hosted by ECF, the Connected Action for the Commons network and the City of Madrid. Fifty change makers were gathered for a period of 3 days where they met each other and worked on their ideas, 25 of which were awarded a research and development grant.

The Caravan Europe will involve us travelling around France, Germany and Sweden collecting and recording stories from refugees around the three countries. We will collate these audio stories and design a physical performance staged on a van to accompany them.  We will then tour the three countries with our performance van sharing these stories with as many communities as possible.

The Caravan Europe is an opportunity to bridge the gap between host communities and refugee communities in Europe who suffer from both a language and cultural barrier. By telling these individual stories we can humanize the ongoing refugee crisis and create a space to open a dialogue between both communities. This is such an important step as we witnessed with the performances of The Caravan in Lebanon.

We received a remarkable response from people when we took the performance to Tunisia in 2016. Therefore, we are very excited to share these wonderful stories with audiences in Europe!

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