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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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Meet the team – Sinath

Meet the team – Sinath


Posted By on Mar 3, 2018

By Emily Martin Meet the team – Sinath Sous 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 (PPS). I had been working as a...

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Meet the Team – Neary SOVAN

Meet the Team – Neary SOVAN


Posted By on Mar 2, 2018

Meet the Team – Neary SOVAN By Emily Martin Neary is head of the accounting team at Phare. She’s been working for NGO’s for a very long time, and has been with Phare, The Cambodian Circus in Siem Reap since it opened the tent in 2012! When did you start working for Phare? Before starting with Phare I had 20 years of experience in NGO work. I started working with NGO’s in 1992 and in the year 2007 I started working with Phare Ponleu...

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Women’s Day: Women of Phare

Women’s Day: Women of Phare


Posted By on Mar 1, 2018

By Sunita Mager  March 8th marks International Women’s Day, and at Phare, we celebrate and salute the Women of Phare for their immense contributions in shaping the society and for being role models to Cambodian youth today. Choub Kanha and Nov Sreyleak, two of our talented and busiest stars of the Phare family, have been performing in Siem Reap since 2013. They’ve grown and matured into famous professional performing artists and have...

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The Return of “Khmer Metal”

The Return of “Khmer Metal”


Posted By on Feb 12, 2018

Triumphant return of “Khmer Metal”   On February 8, 2018, Phare, The Cambodian Circus commemorated it’s 5th anniversary in Siem Reap. The occasion was highlighted by the triumphant return of “Khmer Metal“. It was the show’s first time in Siem Reap since it’s widely acclaimed US debut at the Ringling International Arts Festival in October of 2015. The artists of “Khmer Metal”...

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