Phare Circus Extravaganza Heads To Phnom Penh

Roll up, roll up, a two-day feast of circus fun is heading straight for Phnom Penh for Phare the Cambodian Circus and Phare Ponleu Selpak’s latest instalment.

Tini Tinou Cambodian Circus Festival lands in the city on May 7 and 8 and brings with it a series of Phare’s signature treats. Each of the evening’s events will start with a 20-minute performance from National Circus School artists, followed by the hour-long Phare show, Eclipse.

Using a breath-taking blend of aerial acrobatics, juggling and trapeze art, Eclipse is a tale of discrimination. It follows a young man who suffers after being rejected because he is different from his peers. He prays for divine intervention and is transformed into a beautiful woman. Life is good until a mysterious plague hits the village.

Performances take place at the National Circus School of Phnom Penh, next to NagaWorld on Sihanouk Boulevard. Children from a series of NGOs, including Krousar Thmey, Enfants du Mékong, Pour un Sourire d’Enfants and Friends International, have also been invited to enjoy the performances.

The festival takes place on May 7 and 8 from 6pm. Tickets are $4, free for children under the age of five, with all benefits going to the National Circus School of Phnom Penh. For more information, visit www.TinitinouCircusFestival.org