Global Arts Corps is thrilled to announce the launch of our Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign[https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/landmines-or-the-good-people/x/8214670]. We are raising funds for our final two workshops in Battambang, Cambodia where we have been collaborating with the young circus performers from the Phare Ponleu Selpak school. Our team of international artists will return to Cambodia in February 2015 to continue to work with the young circus performers on a devised circus/theatre production that explores the aftermath of the Khmer Rouge. Once the development workshops conclude, the production will embark on an international tour to other countries emerging from conflict.
About Global Arts Corps:
From Rwanda to Kosovo, Cambodia to the North of Ireland, Global Arts Corps has used the transformative power of theatre to bring together people from opposite sides of violent conflict, unrest and war in 17 countries on 3 continents, reaching over 75,000 audience members, and facilitating reconciliation workshops for over 11,000 participants.
We are an international community of professional artists who use theatre as a catalyst for dialogue, as a way to shift perspectives, and as a means through which to bring about understanding, tolerance and empathy. Our goal is to become a multi-lingual, multi-cultural resource for conflict resolution and reconciliation in conflict zones across the globe.
GAC currently has projects in various stages in Cambodia, Northern Ireland, Bosnia, and Kosovo and is in discussion with representatives from Canada for a project on their recent Truth Commission. The recently completed GAC documentary film, directed by Michael Lessac, A Snake Gives Birth to a Snake, premiered at the Durban International film festival in July 2014. It had its U.S. premiere in October at the Woodstock Film Festival in New York where it received two awards: Honorable Mention for Best Documentary Film and Honorable Mention for Best Editing. It has been shown as a ‘work in progress’ screening in Afganistan, Germany, Kosovo, South Africa, France, Bosnia, Ireland, Canada and the US. GAC also initiated a Perceptual Change Institute in 2011, which is an interdisciplinary thought laboratory exploring concepts and ideas around conflict resolution including perception, identity and memory.
To find more information about our projects please visit our website: http://www.globalartscorps.org