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Borak Arts Series in Penang, Malaysia

Borak Arts Series in Penang, Malaysia


Posted By on Aug 20, 2016

Borak Arts Series in Penang, Malaysia Phare, The Cambodian Circus CEO Dara Huot will speak at the ‎Borak Arts Series‬ in Penang, Malaysia from Aug. 27-28. Other speakers include Ehon Chan of Malaysian Global Innovation and Creativity Centre, Sunitha Janamohanan of LASALLE College of the Arts, and Soh Lai Yee of Singapore International Foundation. The topic of the panel is: FUNDING AND ASSESSING ARTISTIC AND CULTURAL WORKS As private...

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Meet The Stars: Nem Mann

Meet The Stars: Nem Mann


Posted By on Aug 18, 2016

Meet The Stars: Nem Mann By: Vattanak Chou Nem Mann is a circus artist who performs regularly with the show “Influence”. At only 18 he’s already a talented circus artist who does acrobatics and hand balancing. But that’s no surprise. He comes from a family of circus performers. Between him and his ten brothers and sisters, seven are in the circus. One performs in the show “Sokha”, one is a student at...

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“Khmer Village” across the US

“Khmer Village” across the US


Posted By on Aug 15, 2016

“Khmer Village” set to perform across the US From September 11-17, 2016, nine Phare artists will perform the show “Khmer Village” across the US. This is the second time Phare will visit the US. Last year, the show “Khmer Metal” toured California, Florida, and Washington D.C. “Khmer Village” is a cabaret-style performance featuring a mix of theater, circus, and live music. The storyline,...

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New Costumes

New Costumes


Posted By on Aug 12, 2016

New Costumes By Mengteang Thong Art is a part of everyone’s life. Costumes in our shows match what is happening in the world outside. They play a role, just like the artists do. Our wardrobe department recently took part in a creation workshop, coming up with ideas and creating new costume. The new costumes were created to be flexible, comfortable and to show both historical and current Cambodian fashion. We sat down with Dary...

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5000 TripAdvisor Reviews!

5000 TripAdvisor Reviews!


Posted By on Aug 9, 2016

5000 TripAdvisor Reviews Phare, The Cambodian Circus just reached its 5000th review on TripAdvisor, so we wanted to take a moment to reflect on why this is important and how reviews from travelers have impacted our organization over the past three years. Is 5000 a lot of reviews? Yes! Let’s put this in perspective. In our category on TripAdvisor (Top Theatre & Concerts in Siem Reap, Cambodia), there are fifteen entries. The next...

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Meet The Stars: Loyl Nash

Meet The Stars: Loyl Nash


Posted By on Aug 7, 2016

Meet The Stars: Chhoun Chandan (Loyl Nash) By Vattanak Chou Chhoun Chandan is a circus artist who specializes in Rola Bola and plays several roles, from “child” to “Pol Pot”, in the show “Sokha”. He grew up in Battambang and attended the Performing Arts School at Phare Ponleu Selpak. He goes by the nickname “Loyl”, which translates to “cool”. Q: How long have you been with Phare? I...

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