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How to Celebrate Pchum Ben

How to Celebrate Pchum Ben


Posted By on Sep 21, 2016

How to Celebrate Pchum Ben By Mengteang Thong Cambodian people have a deep respect for their parents, grandparents, and ancestors. Each year in September there is a ceremony called Pchum Ben “បុណ្យភ្ជុំបិណ្យ”, which combines the Khmer words “Pchum”, which means “to gather together”, and “Ben”, a “ball of food”. The ceremony takes 15 days and is a time when Cambodians honor their ancestors up to seven...

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Phare Music on iTunes

Phare Music on iTunes


Posted By on Aug 24, 2016

Phare Music Now Available on iTunes Sometimes while watching the jaw-dropping stunts during a performance at Phare, The Cambodian Circus, it’s understandable that you might forget to notice your foot tapping to the live music that accompanies it. Just watch the musician read more

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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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