Asylum-seeking children deserve a childhood too
Translated by Thomas Ansell
Children from the asylum-seekers centres in Assen, Emmen, and Zweeloo will be paid a visit by the Wolkentheatre, who will put on an ‘open air circus’ performance. The theatre company is making a tour of around thirty centres across the Netherlands. As reported by the Asser Courant.
During the Circus Doe-Maar-Mee performance, artists use bits and pieces found around the home to make a theatrical spectacular, with socks and tea-towels being used by jugglers and magicians. The idea is to help inspire the children watching into using the things they see everyday creatively.
The performances will take place at the AZC in Assen on Wednesday 12 August at 16:00, at the same time the next day in Zweeloo, and at Midday in Emmen on Friday 14 August. Due to the RIVM”s Coronavirus guidelines, the performances will be private.
The Wolkentheatre was started on Valentine’s Day in 1993 by a number of asylum-seeking artists from the former Yugoslavia, who had come to the Netherlands. Since then, the company has had an affinity for those in the Netherlands’ Asylum Seekers Centres, and has grown to include qualified theatre instructors, well-known artists, and a number of other passionate contributors from the theatrical world.