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Tini Tinou: What is Contemporary Circus? By Chloé Belford Circus has come a long way since the days of balancing elephants and taming lions. While many people still think of circus in the traditional sense, circus has transformed from its roots in showmanship and variety shows, to a theatrical spectacle which can tell a story, convey emotions, and entertain audiences with high level acrobatics – no animals needed. Thanks in large part...

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Tini Tinou: Circus in Cambodia

Tini Tinou: Circus in Cambodia


Posted By on Jul 2, 2015

Tini Tinou: Circus in Cambodia Circus performers from five countries will perform at the Tini Tinou International Circus Festival from April 28-May 10 in Phnom Penh, Battambang and Siem Reap. The National Circus School of Cambodia is always one of the highlights of the festival. This year senior level students will perform a showcase on April 29 and May 1 in Phnom Penh. Meet Phuok Narin. She is the Director of the National Circus...

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Artist-Led Workshops at Tini Tinou

Artist-Led Workshops at Tini Tinou


Posted By on May 15, 2015

Artist-Led Workshops at Tini Tinou Over the ten days of the Tini Tinou International Circus Festival, Cambodian and visiting artists led and attended workshops to share their skills. Body language and enthusiasm more than made up for the lack of a common language, though informal translators were on hand to help translate instructions into and between Khmer, English, Vietnamese, German, French and Chinese. Taiwan’s Formosa Circus Arts...

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Artists of Tini Tinou: Les Papillons of Switzerland Six troupes from five countries have performed at this year’s Tini Tinou International Circus Festival in Phnom Penh, Siem Reap and Battambang. Over the past two week, we’ve introduced you to some these artists and talked to them about their backgrounds, their craft, and their experiences at the festival. Today we meet Les Papillons, who performed May 7, 8 and 9 in Phnom Penh, May...

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Artists of Tini Tinou: Allen Lin and Tsung Hsuan Lee of Formosa Circus Arts Six troupes from five countries will perform at this year’s Tini Tinou International Circus Festival in Phnom Penh, Siem Reap and Battambang. Over the next week, we’ll introduce you to some these artists and talk to them about their backgrounds, their craft, and their experiences at the festival. Today we meet Allen Lin and Tsung Hsuan Lee of Formosa Circus...

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Tini Tinou: How to Feed a Festival

Tini Tinou: How to Feed a Festival


Posted By on May 12, 2015

Tini Tinou: How to Feed a Festival Providing lunch and dinner every day to over 100 circus performers, festival staff and volunteers requires some planning. At Tini Tinou, the challenges include a mix of performers and non-performers from a variety of Asian and European backgrounds, as well as the lack of kitchen facilities and people eating at odd times before, during and after performances. The Cambodia Catering Company (CCC) is...

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