International Tours: “Eclipse” in France
Phare Circus is a social enterprise owned by Phare Ponleu Selpak non-profit school. Together, at-risk Cambodian youth transform their lives through free education and well-paying jobs in the arts. The artists make good income through international tours, but also have life experiences not previously available to them.
Since 2002, Phare artists have gone on yearly tours in France. Organized by a partner organization called Collectif clowns d’ailleurs et d’ici, these tours allow Phare students and graduates to experience tour life, learn about life in Europe and gain valuable exposure to performing arts and artists outside of Cambodia.
Photos by David Bonnet.
Read more about “Eclipse”.
About Phare Circus
Phare Circus is more than a conventional acrobatic circus. The artists create and perform stories based on their own life experiences. Drawing from recent history, folklore and modern society, the artists blend drama, dance, live music and circus arts to share a part of their lives with audiences. The performers come from unimaginably difficult social and economic background. They discover and develop their skills at Phare Ponleu Selpak non-profit school. They are able to earn a good living and transform their lives at Phare Circus, breaking the cycle of poverty.
About Hors Jeu Productions
Hors Jeu Productions supports Solidarity Circus Arts associations and companies around the world to enable them to finance their social programs and training. We promote teacher capacity building and improved learning conditions through numerous educational exchanges with renowned circus schools. Finally, we build sustainable careers for graduate artists through creative residencies, artistic collaborations, and the distribution of shows in France, Europe and America.