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Cambodian Culture: FOOD

Cambodian Culture: FOOD


Posted By on May 24, 2017

By Momoko Ikeuchi Food is energy for our artists – what do they eat? Khmer food! As you may have seen in our shows, the artists and musicians work so hard to wow the audience from the very beginning to end of the show. Where does their energy come from? – Their soul, Khmer food! Eating good food healthily is so important for them to stay energized so they can perform lively. What is Khmer food that they enjoy eating every day? What is...

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Circus Skills Uncovered

Circus Skills Uncovered


Posted By on May 17, 2017

By Sunita Mager – Now, if you have ever seen one of our shows, then you know what amazing skills our circus performers have. It takes them years to train and master their skills at Phare Ponleu Selpak and they know and do them so well, that each skill deserves to be claimed as a art in itself. Who is Doing What? Many times, when we watch a show, we are amazed by what all the performers can do. “Look at the acrobat!”...

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News Roundup – April 2017

News Roundup – April 2017


Posted By on May 10, 2017

   P News Roundup – April 2017 It’s an exciting time for Phare Ponleu Selpak and Phare, The Cambodian Circus. May kicks off the official launch of Phare Creative Studio which will offer graphic design and animation services, India is looking to us for inspiration and while Brasilia inspired beats echoed across campus at Phare Ponleu Selpak, the Flying Circus Academy made its mark – all without animals of course,...

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By Sunita Mager – If you’re in and around Cambodia on May 10th this year, visiting a nearby pagoda will give you insights to a very spacial holiday: Visak Bochea Day – or Buddha Day, commemorates the birth, enlightenment and nirvana of Siddharta Gautama Shakyamuni Buddha, and it is celebrated by Buddhists around the world. We’ve gathered 5 Fun Facts about this extraordinary holiday that will make you want to stick around...

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By Sunita Mager – If you’re looking for a country that welcomes Eco-friendly, responsible and sustainable tourism, look no further. Though in its infancy, there are many local organizations that are focused on sustainable and responsible tourism. Big Cities such as Siem Reap are working to meet high demands for a cleaner city.  Organizations are actively communicating the impacts of some of the biggest environmental problems....

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Lions and Tigers and Bears, No Way!

Lions and Tigers and Bears, No Way!


Posted By on Apr 12, 2017

By Sunita Mager – Though the traditional Cambodian circus art carved on ancient temples within the country point to the usage of animals during their shows, modern circus arts in Cambodia has taken a huge step away from involving any animals in their circus acts.   Phare is one of a number of exciting and innovative circus productions that dazzle audiences worldwide with talented human trapeze artists, jugglers,...

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