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Phare Ponleu Selpak - Battambang Circus

Address: Anh Chanh Village, Ochar Commune | P.O. Box 316 Battambang, Battambang, Cambodia
Phone Number: (0)53 952 424
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

This circus was amazing. It's not an "elephants dancing around in tutus" type circus, which I was grateful for. Instead it's youths and young adult locals doing acrobatics and impressive stunts. Each performer has their own stage personality which added to the show. It was funny, and didn't require the audience to be fluent in English to understand it. Yes,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

We got the recommendation for that show and it was really nice. These young guys are pretty good and present an entertaining funnily show. Keep it up! The price of 14 $ per person is in my way of thinking for cambodian conditions heavy also if it's for charity organization.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

Good fun for the whole family. A few fumbles here and there but overall greatly enjoyable! The comedy aspect I found wasn't too funnny however the acts more than made up for it. Highly recommend (especially since this is the training circus group for the real deal in Siem Reap)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

We went to a night performance of Phare. usually we aren' circus goers, but this was very entertaining. We also went to the classes--music, circus, graphic arts, digital animation, and gymnastics. The work they do with at-risk children is heart warming. Originally begun in refugee camps to help refugees express the trauma of war, now the group tackles social justice... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

We really enjoyed our visit to the Battambang Circus. Phare Ponleu Selpak means "the brightness of the arts" and was conceived by a group of people assisting traumatised children from refugee camps ain the 1980's. Now in its second generation, there is also a show in Siem Reap. The student performers are not only talented but show great enthusiasm throughout... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Some of the acts were quite impressive but I felt the physical comedy didn't translate so well for me. Also I find the recent 40% price bump a bit questionable.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Nice little circus put on by youth, I enjoyed the basic quality of the performances. Had a back yard quality about it I liked. It was fun.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

The title says it all. Go and see what they do with the idea of circus. A khmer take on the idea. Also know you are supporting people finding their way out of the difficulties of a negative recent history.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

We saw the cabaret show and it was amazing! Three really funny clowns, lots of impressive juggling, jumping through fire, leaping backwards onto each others shoulders....it was very impressive and they are only aged about 15-20. The place has lots of schools - art, music, drama, circus skills, etc. They teach young people to give them new skills. It is... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

It's a worthy cause but it doesn't rest on this alone. The show I saw - Chills, a ghost story - was great fun. Yes, it might have been better choreographed (I think too much about these things) but the young people put their all into it and it was a superb showcase for the skills they are taught, at... More 

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