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Social Circus: Borders

In this series, CircusTalk will attempt to explore different aspects of the social circus world. In this article, the author will focus on social circuses that address the refugee crisis.
There is no issue in our world today more dire, urgent and controversial than that of refugees. As Syria is being torn to shreds by various political forces, Europe is flooded with refugees of all ages coming in droves, risking their lives on inflatable boats for the chance of a life without terror. On the other side of the world, the US is taking children away from their parents and putting them in detention camps, justifying their inhumane actions by blaming the parents for illegally crossing the border. And that is just the tip of the iceberg. So, how is the world of circus – social circus, but not only – approaching the worldwide refugee crisis? Circuses Off Stage: Social Circuses Volunteering with Refugees ...
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Stav Meishar

Stav Meishar was born and raised in Israel and leads a double life all around the world, mostly in New York City. During the day she runs Dreamcoat Experience, an award-winning nonprofit organization for arts-driven, experiential Jewish education. At night she is a writer and stage artist specializing in circus and theater. Sometimes, when she's lucky, she gets to be both at the same time – like with her most recent project, a solo performance based on the true story of a Jewish acrobat woman who survived the Holocaust by hiding and working at a German circus. Stav is committed to pursuing the gestalt of circus, history and education, but is incapable of committing to a single hair color.