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“SEE YOU YESTERDAY” MEETS THE FUTURE Cambodian cast leads workshops for 800 student teachers (Guest post from Global Arts Corps) “See You Yesterday” cast members from Phare Ponleu Selpak and Phare, The Cambodian Circus lead a workshop with students at the Regional Teacher Training Center in Siem Reap, April 2018. This past March and April, Global Arts Corps re-joined the Phare artists of “See You...

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Visit Cambodia during Low Season

Visit Cambodia during Low Season


Posted By on May 7, 2018

Do you ever find yourself longing for rain? Living in a rural village outside of Siem Reap and being an avid bicyclist, I’m very aware of road conditions. Writing this in the middle of dry season (November – April), I’m reminded how dusty things are during this long period without rain. I’m missing the rain. The busier tourist season corresponds to dry season, but we want to share with you why to visit Cambodia...

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Impact Travel – Backstreet Academy

Impact Travel – Backstreet Academy


Posted By on Mar 27, 2018

What is “Impact Travel” and why is it important?   Sustainable tourism is an industry committed to making a low impact on the environment and local culture, while helping to generate future employment for local people. Responsible tourism minimizes negative social, economic and environmental impacts, generates greater economic benefits for local people and enhances the well-being of host communities. Eco-tourism is travel...

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We are re-sharing this post from December 2013 about the launch of “Galaxy Khmer” to honor and pay respects to Ms Channthy Kak, lead singer and “co-pilot” of Cambodian Space Project. Phare is deeply honored to have been part of this collaboration. Channthy was an exceptionally talented artist and a role model. “Galaxy Khmer”, a flamboyant Rock and Roll spectacle, blazed its way into the Big Top in...

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Gender and Vulnerability – the power of a women’s circus At Phare we understand the transformative and healing qualities of performing and fine arts. All of the students who study art at Phare Ponleu Selpak have come from incredibly difficult social and economic backgrounds. Through training in arts, like circus, they have had the amazing opportunity to improve their futures and help their families. Kirstin Sillitoe is...

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International Women’s Day Phare, The Cambodian Circus would like to honor some of the very special women of Phare for International Women’s Day. The women of Phare hold key positions in management, customer service, costume design, maintenance and sales & marketing. There are very special women musicians and artists. We do our best to honor them every day, but especially for International Women’s Day.  Here are...

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