Cambodia – Siem Reap – Phare, the Cambodian Circus

– DECEMBER 11, 2015

Phare, the Cambodian Circus is the only venue in Cambodia featuring a daily theatrical circus show of international standard and is an astonishing immersion into Cambodian Modernity.  Modern Cambodian tales are embodied by a new generation of talented artists trained in Phare Ponleu Selpak Artistic and Social Center- Battambang.

The performances mix theatre, music, dance, acrobatics, juggling, aerial acts, or contortion with an explosion of virtuosity and sensitivity and very strong Cambodian story and identiy.  The performers transmit emotions and excitement, blowing away the audience by their integrity and power.  Phare artists are graduates from Phare Ponleu Selpak’s vocational training center in Battambang.  The Cambodian Circus is a tool to build the careers of Cambodian artists, to contribute in the reviving of the Cambodian art scenes and to sustain the artistic, educational and social programs of the association.

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A great way to spend a couple of hours in the evening after a day of hiking through the temples of the Angkor Heritage site.

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For more photos of our adventure go to our flickr account here.