Inspiring interview with Michael Christensen (USA)
May 31 @ 18:30 - 20:00
Michael Christensen is a pioneer in the field of medical clowning. As one of the Founders
of the Big Apple Circus in 1977, Michael founded the Big Apple Circus Clown Care Unit in 1986.
Directly and indirectly, this program has inspired many organizations to integrate the skills of
professional clowns into the medical facilities worldwide, to become the Clownical parts of the Clinical teams. Among the many awards that Michael has received over the years are the Raoul Wallenberg Humanitarian Award, The Red Skelton Award and the Service to Mankind Award. Michael has lectured and led workshops worldwide and has been designated a New York City Living Landmark.