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Phare Beyond Circus

Phare Beyond Circus


Posted By on Sep 24, 2017

  Phare does much more than just circus and as a social enterprise, we share Phare Ponleu Selpak’s vision of the arts being a tool for human development and social change. It is with this thought that we encouraged some of our key staff members, Ya Ratha, Ung Kakadam Chin Borey and Nem Sothea, to participate in a global event called the Global Youth Camp, organized by The Global Social Economy Forum (GSEF) in Seoul, Korea. GDEF...

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Meet the team – Sinath

Meet the team – Sinath


Posted By on Aug 29, 2017

By Emily Martin Meet the team – Sinath Meet Sinath; she’s our incredible HR manager and she’s dedicated her life to Phare Ponleu Selpak and now the circus in Siem Reap for over 10 years! Read more about Sinath’s jouney at Univers’Elle   How did you start working at Phare? I started working at Phare in Siem Reap in 2014, before that I was working in Battambang for Phare Ponleu Selpak (PPSA). I had been working as a...

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Meet the Stars: Nget Rotha

Meet the Stars: Nget Rotha


Posted By on Aug 22, 2017

By : Vattanak Chou Nget Rotha is a circus artist who performs regularly with the show “Influence”. He is only in his mid twenties, but he’s already a talented circus artist who does acrobatics, banqineu, hands balancing and clown acts. Being second born, Rotha comes from a big family with a total of nine brothers and sisters. How long have you worked at Phare? I started to study at Phare Ponlue Selpak when I was 16 yeas old, so in...

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By Craig Dodge Siem Reap, Cambodia has been at or near the top of TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Destinations in the world for several years. UNESCO World Heritage Site and ‘Wonder of the World’ Angkor Wat is the main attraction, and rightly so. Visitors can spend days marveling at the many ancient temples in Angkor Archeological Park. What an amazing place that should be on every traveler’s ‘bucket list’! But then what? What else is...

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  By Sunita Mager RATS. For most people, they are a nuisance. They are big, scary and harry. They have a long tail, eyes that glow in the dark and are notorious for nibbling on anything and everything. Some even think them a PEST! In Cambodia, rats are considered just another ordinary animal. People live with them in somewhat close proximity- and as with frogs, you might even find them cooking on the grill in local neighborhoods....

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Circus Inspired Lesson Plans

Circus Inspired Lesson Plans


Posted By on Aug 2, 2017

First, there was a vision to help traumatized, undeserved children through the arts at Phare Phonleu Selpak in Battambang. Children are giving the chance to learn, grow, become confident and eventually take on a profession that they are passionate about. Now, as this vision extends and develops, other local educational programs look to the circus as a way to teach their students about the country’s history, concepts and other...

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