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November 4, 2017

Medical Clowning Vs. Life-Threatening Diseases

with Dr. Amnon Raviv


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Saturday, Nov.4
20.00 (Tel Aviv) / 10am (Los Angeles) / 1pm (New York)

Medical clown, Dr. Amnon Raviv is a pioneer in the field ‒ the first practitioner to earn a Ph.D. in Medical Clowning with a dissertation titled “Medical clowning with patients with life-threatening and incurable diseases.” Amnon began to work as a hospital medical clown in 1995, and in 2004 joined the Dream Doctors Project as a medical clown working at the Barzilai Medical Center, Ashkelon. Located near the border with the Gaza Strip, it has been subject to rocket fire over recent years by rockets launched from Gaza towards Israel. Amnon, together with Medical Clown Hagar Hofesh, was the first to work in a medical center under rocket fire, treating shock victims ‒ both Israelis and Palestinians ‒ and working to prevent PTSD symptoms. At the same time, Amnon was working with dialysis and geriatric patients in the Hartzfeld Hospital rehabilitation center, and in the internal medicine and the pediatric oncology departments at the Sheba Medical Center, Tel Hashomer.


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Yolana Zimmerman

Yolana Zimmerman is an actor, director, theater clown and medical clown. 
Yolana studied acting at Nissan Nativ and a BA in Theater and nursing Haifa University. She studied physical theater based on Jacques Lecoq method and participated in multiple clown workshops with Angela De Castro, Giovanni Fusetti, Aitor Bassuari, Laura Herts, Philippe Gaulier, Marcello Magni (Complicite), Julian Chagrin, Shlomi Golan and more.
In 2005 she became a professional medical clown and joined the Dream Doctors Project.
Yolana co-created ISH theater and co-created "Odysseus Chaoticus and "Starting over" – both shows toured international festivals all around the world. 
Since 2010 Yolana has been leading clown workshops in Israel and abroad.

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David "Dush" Barashi

David Barashi is one of the pioneers of professional medical clowning in Israel. He has been part of The Dream Doctors Project since the earliest days of the program in 2003. And now he leads the clown unit at the Hadassah Hospital in Jerusalem. 
For the past 20 plus years, David has been a clown. He’s been a clown in the streets and festivals all over the world but most importantly – in hospitals and disaster areas, in Israel, Nepal, Haiti, and Uganda, with children and adults, with PTSD and AIDS patients… He brings the light wherever he goes.

November 13-14, 2017 (Los Angeles, CA)
Masterclass with David "Dush" Barashi
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