Koh Samui, Thailand -- (SBWIRE) -- 08/25/2016 -- Spark Circus Tour; January & February 2017. Koh Samui, Mae sot; Thailand, Mae Ke Kong; Burma. http://www.sparkcircus.org
Spark Circus is an international nonprofit whose mission it is to promote health, positive well- being, and a sense of hope in children who live in disadvantaged communities and living situations. It is their belief that by using educational classes in, circus, music, and performance art they can help to alleviate stress, burden, and fear that so often traps people in a cycle of violence and poverty.
Spark Circus is announcing their 2017 tour dates.
Spark Circus is thrilled to announce its 2017 tour and it's new team. This year we have 10 dedicated performers and teachers from; Vietnam, Canada, Australia, Burma, UK & the US. Spark Circus is a non-profit dedicated to bringing hope and laughter to the lives of thousands of refugee children every year. Beginning January 14th, the Spark Circus team will assemble on the islands of Koh Samui and Koh Phagnan to do shows and raise donations for the project in a Sparkly Circus Bonanza. Following two weeks of fundraising, the team will travel and visit schools and orphanages in Mae Sot, the refugee camp Nu Poe, and the village of Mae Ke Kong for four weeks of playshop's and intensives.
These exercises and activities are designed to encourage creative self-discovery in disadvantaged children in war-torn countries.
The process of healing these children begins with laughter, and Spark's performers and volunteers take pride in being able to give refugee children much needed respite from their traumatic situation.
"These children are escaping from a country which has been at war with itself for more than sixty years. Many are in danger of trafficking, while others face innumerable hardships," says Charlene Whitehead (Director). 'Our tour is designed to uplift and delight and we look forward to it!'
About Spark Circus
Spark Circus is a circus performance group who tries to deliver a spectacular extravaganza for children at migrant schools, refugee camps in Thailand, and villages on the Burmese side of the border, as well as, workshops and classes. They also offer classes to local teachers and other interested individuals, striving whenever possible to foster a spirit of community and oneness. It is their hope that they can bring people together and heal some of the emotional wounds the children face through the excitement of the circus arts.
For more information on how you can help Spark Circus, visit: https://sparkcircus.org
Spark Circus International