“Amazing vibe & energy, transforming the lives of Cambodian youth”
“Uniquely Cambodian, Daringly Modern”
More than just a circus, Phare, the Cambodian Circus (www.PhareCircus.org) performers use theater, music, dance
and modern circus arts to tell uniquely Cambodian stories; historical, folk and modern. The young circus artists will astonish you with their energy, emotion, enthusiasm and talent.
Phare artists are students and graduates from Phare Ponleu Selpak’s (www.phareps.org) vocational training centre in Battambang. The association was formed in 1994 by 9 young men coming home from a refugee camp after the Khmer Rouge regime. They were greatly helped during that time by an art teacher usingdrawing classes as therapy and wanted to share this new skill among the poor, socially deprived and troubled youngsters in Battambang. They founded an art school and public school followed to offer free education. A music school and theatre school were next and finally, for the kids who wanted more, the circus school. Today more than 1,200 pupils attend the public school daily and 500 attend the alternative schools. Phare Ponleu Selpak also has extensive outreach programs, trying to help with the problems highlighted in their own tales.
Phare, The Cambodian Circus, offers these students and graduates somewhere to hone their skills and a place to earn a decent wage.
Shows from 8 to 9 PM. Booking and Ticketing at +855 15 499 480/81/83 or firstname.lastname@example.org