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Phare The Cambodian Circus - an eleganza extravaganza like no other

Updated: Mar 12, 2019

At Phare The Cambodian Circus allow yourself to be taken away for an evening of magic where the young circus artists will captivate and astonish you with their energy, passion, emotion, and talent. The performers use theater, music, dance and modern circus arts to tell uniquely Cambodian stories; historical, folk and modern.

Phare The Cambodian Circus transforms the lives of Cambodian youth through the use of theatre, live music, dance and high- flying acrobatics. Performers train and graduate from Phare Ponleu Selpak’s vocational training center in Battambang. These talented artists come from undesired backgrounds, and Phare Circus is helping to mold them into independent artists that progress to become international performers.

There is also a lovely outdoor restaurant serving refreshments and tasty food if you want to consume all the dimensions that the circus has to offer. Once you have finished your meal you can stroll through the gift shop that is full of local designs and original Khmer artworks.

All profits generated through ticket sales, refreshments, merchandise, and private performance sales support free education, professional arts training and social support programs for future performers. During high season there are two different shows, at 5pm and 8pm, with different seating arrangements and categories. You can view all your options on their website.

Phare The Cambodian Circus offers these students and graduates somewhere to hone their skills and the opportunity to elevate them out of poverty as well as the movement to start their hopefully extremely successful futures.

They often change the programs to put on different shows, sharing the beautiful stories of Cambodia with travellers. It’s an evening meant to whisk you to another world where the performers share their history and passions with you intimately.

The shows and performances leave your heart filled with magic and utter delight, as there is real passion and emotion behind all the razzle-dazzle.

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