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“See You Yesterday” Tours Rwanda

“See You Yesterday” Tours Rwanda


Posted By on Jul 11, 2016

“See You Yesterday” in Rwanda Imagine a genocide you never lived through still shaping your daily life and impacting your choices for the future. In “See You Yesterday”, artists from Phare and Amrita Performing Arts worked with Global Arts Corp to create a show about the impacts of the Khmer Rouge on the children of survivors.  After 19 weeks of workshops over four years, the group is poised to take the...

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Open Day at Phare Ponleu Selpak

Open Day at Phare Ponleu Selpak


Posted By on Jul 1, 2016

Open Day at Phare Ponleu Selpak in Battambang Every Phare, The Cambodian Circus performer is a graduate (or future graduate) of Phare Ponleu Selpak. The NGO school has been a breeding ground for arts and culture in Cambodia for the past 20 years. It provides public education to over 1200 students per year and also houses professional art schools in the areas of circus, theater, music, dance, and visual and applied arts. Each year...

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July News Roundup

July News Roundup


Posted By on Jul 1, 2016

July News Roundup What’s happening at Phare, The Cambodian Circus and Phare Ponleu Selpak? Read our newsletter to find out. From Phare to Cirque du Soleil On September 10, 2011 Dina and Sopha boarded a plane bound for Montreal, Canada to attend the National Circus School of Montreal. The two young men, then 16 and 17 years old, never imagined they would be away from Cambodia for five years. Their living and studying expenses...

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In Stitches: New Costumes

In Stitches: New Costumes


Posted By on Jun 14, 2016

In Stitches: New Costumes at Phare The costume department at Phare is busy! They’re in the middle of a three week costume workshop, the third in a series of four sponsored by the EU and UNESCO. They’ve been brainstorming new concepts, scouring the markets for fabrics, and bringing new ideas to life. The costumes will be used in a brand new show, currently in creation and set to premiere next year. The inspiration for the...

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‘An Artist’s Rain’: A Live Painting Spectacular Live painting is organic, unpredictable and extraordinarily exciting. Not even the artists know where the tale will travel. So we’ve teamed up with Little Red Fox Espresso to bring the excitement of live painting to the streets of Siem Reap. Five Phare visual artists, Rithy Sin, Sokhom Roeun, Long Kosal, Robit Pen and Nov Cheanick, will  perform in Kandal Village...

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MEDIA RELEASE From Phare to Cirque du Soleil Sok Dina and Nem Sopha, two alumni from Cambodia’s award-winning arts school, Phare Ponleu Selpak, are graduating from the National Circus School of Montreal in June, 2016 and will begin performing with Cirque du Soleil. On September 10, 2011 Dina and Sopha boarded a plane bound for Montreal, Canada to attend the National Circus School of Montreal. The two young men, then 16 and 17 years...

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