Welcome to the Tini Tinou International Circus Festival !
Tini Tinou (meaning ‘Here and There’) is a vibrant international circus festival held in various cities around Cambodia annually.
Organized by Phare Performing Social Enterprise and the Phare Ponleu Selpak Association, the festival brings together artists from around the world, providing entertainment to the local communities as well as artistic exchange between dancers, musicians and circus artists.
The intercultural relationships developed during the festival stimulates a unique opportunity for extended creativity and human development.
The Tini Tinou International Circus Festival started in 2004 as a way to help develop and grow Cambodian arts. It was held annually until 2010 when, due to funding limitations, it could not continue.
In 2014, it was successfully revived in Phnom Penh with an all-Cambodian line-up.
The revival was so well received that it returned to its original glory in 2015, with an international line-up, touring in the three major cites of Cambodia : Phnom Penh, Battambang and Siem Reap.
The aim of the festival is to give wide audiences across Cambodia a new theatrical experience and the opportunity to see world-class performers.
The three main missions of this festival are to :
- Give artistic opportunities to artists from the region to perform internationally ;
- Give underprivileged kids from NGOs in Cambodia access to top quality artistic shows ;
- Contribute to developing Cambodia as a cultural hub, making this a festival which all Cambodians can be proud of.
PPSE is organizing this festival to beneﬁt mostly local communities and local artists in order to promote circus arts in Cambodia where access to culture is seriously reduced.
To help accomplish this, we will invite over 500 children from local NGOs to experience the festival.
This major and unique cultural event in Cambodia is supported by the Ministry of Culture and Fine Arts, as well as by the French Institute.