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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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5 Reasons Why Circus Makes Life Better

5 Reasons Why Circus Makes Life Better


Posted By on Jan 15, 2018

1. Circus makes you happier. If you were wondering whether circus is also considered a recreational activity, you are right. And with every physical activity we do, be it practicing a handstand or balancing on a rope, our body releases chemicals called endorphins. Endorphins are released while we exercise and reduce our perception of pain. These endorphins trigger a positive feeling in the body, make us feel good and give us a...

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By Sunita Mager – Culture and art in Cambodia are a hot topic. There hasn’t been as much artistic expression in traditional and contemporary performances, street art, modern art and music as there is right now. There are art galleries on every corner in Battambang, new galleries opening in Siem Reap, performances to watch and music creations to hear throughout the country as Cambodian’s art scene is taking flight....

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