Phare Cambodia Circus
The famous artists of Phare Ponleu Selpak, after performing around the world, are now pleased to offer you a unique show in Siem Reap! Uniquely Cambodian, Daringly Modern Siem Reap's most unique, authentic, top rated evening entertainment. More than just a circus, Phare performers use theater, music, dance and modern circus arts to tell uniquely Cambodian stories; historical, folk and modern. The young circus artists will astonish you with their energy, emotion, enthusiasm, and talent.
A UNIQUE EXPERIENCE
An amazing blend of traditional and modern theater, music, dance, acrobatic, juggling and contortion beautifully choreographed and performed in a story about Cambodian lives and society.
Phare, the Cambodian Circus is an offshoot project of Phare Ponleu Selpak (Association) which translates as “Brightness of the Arts” in English. PPS Association is a Cambodian non-profit, non-governmental association founded in 1994 by eight young Cambodians ex-refugees artists in the area of Anchanh Village, Ochar Commune, Battambang Province.
It serves as a tool to build the careers of Cambodian Artists, to revive Cambodian art scenes, to make worldwide arts connections with Cambodia and to contribute to the artistic, educational and social programs of PPS Association.
"Preu" addresses the fears and anxieties of human beings. In a poetic and symbolic way, the show conjures up nightmares that haunt everyone’s mind.
"Preu" presents the reaction of a students’ class towards supernatural events.. Immerse yourself in the universe of "preu" without worry, because to overcome your fears, you’ll need to face them first.
"Preu" is a modern Cambodian circus play performed by Generation 5 student artists of Phare Ponleu Selpak Artistic and Social Center. The performance mixes theater, music, dance, acrobatics, juggling, aerial acts, contortion and other circus skills to portray this beautiful story about Cambodian culture and beliefs.
PHSONG PRENG (THE ADVENTURE)
Phsong Preng tells the moving and exciting story of a young Cambodian boy who leaves his hometown in search of a better life.
At the bus station waiting to travel to Phnom Penh, the boy already has a taste of the dark streets he is heading to when he is robbed and beaten by a gang of thugs.
Once in Phnom Penh, he drowns himself in the excesses of nightlife and gradually ends up in dire straights. Roaming about, he is saved by a chance meeting with a band of smart street urchins, who take him in as one of their gang, building his confidence and helping him to hold his head high. Bolstered by his adventures, he returns to his family home, strong enough to confront his elders.
Phsong Preng is a modern Cambodian tale mixing high level theatre, music, dance, acrobatics, juggling and contortion, to carry you on an emotional and exciting journey through today's Cambodia.
Steeped in the culture and Cambodian popular beliefs, Eclipse is a tale about discrimination. A young man, who suffers from being rejected because of his difference, prays for divine intervention.
The gods transform him into a very attracting woman, suddenly getting a lot of positive attention, until a mysterious plague begins to consume all the villagers…
In a lively and slightly bizarre family, the father is suffering, traumatized by the war. With him, the whole family is vulnerable.
The sudden arrival of a medium will change their lives. In an attempt to soothe the father, the medium orders the building of a giant house and takes them on a trip to the moon.
Tchamlaek, which means “Weird” in Khmer, is a poetic show which humorously conveys the strange adventures of a family in the pursuit of happiness.
Tchamlaek, is a Circus – Theatre show displaying high level juggling, trapeze, contortion and acrobatics.
Khmer Metal is a bar in Phnom Penh with its nightlife theme and passion. Its rock band is pounding like your heartbeat.
Reflecting on urban life, rythmed by modern music, 10 young Cambodians bring us into their journey of love story, hope, heart break and mockery with humor and humanities.
- Daily performances. Show starts at 7h30 pm (Schedule here).