Lukso, a Filipino word meaning to jump or to leap—is what the young girls of Cameleon association ,who are victims of sexual abuse , are doing to overcome trauma and move forward with their lives. Learning circus through the help of ENACR (Ecole National des Arts du Cirque de Rosny-sous-Bois ), a French circus school, has become a therapeutic tool for them. It has helped them overcome nightmares and fears and boost their self-confidence. They may have suffered bad falls in real life, but with circus and Cameleon, they know that something or someone will catch them if they fall.
And with “Lukso! Cirque de la vie,” these girls will take another leap and celebrate life. They will be perfoming with KC Concepcion, Godmother of Cameleon Philippines since 2007, Mikelangelo Loconte, Italian singer, author and composer and Sabrina Ouazani, national film awardee for best actress in 2005. Proceeds from the “healing circus” will help Cameleon in the in house rehabilitation of 50 sexually abused girls, after care rehabilitation of 50 reintegrated girls, community development, and in their advocacy to promote children’s rights.
Lukso! Cirque de la vie will happen on May 14, 2015 at the Newport Performing Arts Theater, Resorts World Manila. For more details you may check the Facebook page of Cameleon Philippines at https://www.facebook.com/chameleonphil