I didn't know much about the circus prior to going, and I wasn't expecting much out of it. However, I was pleasantly surprised. The organization was started several years ago by 8 Khmer who wanted to bring the arts to the children of Battambang. The school teaches music, art, and circus performance. All of the circus performers are between 16 and 18 years of age, and during the show you can clearly see that they love performing. Several of the alumni from the program are even continuing their performance training to become full time circus workers with some of the most respected circuses in the world.
Bottom line: The show was excellent and the organization is bringing the arts to rural kids who would otherwise have no opportunities to learn.
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