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Phare Ponleu Selpak - Battambang Circus
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Owner description: Phare Ponleu Selpak is a Cambodian NGO that helps children and families from disadvantaged backgrounds through three fields of intervention: education, social support, and artistic trainings. Tours of the campus are provided Monday-Friday at 9:30am, 10:30am, 2:30pm, and 3:30pm. There are 2 to 4 circus shows each week. The doors open at 6, and the show starts at 7. Arrive early and check out the free art exhibition hall, shop in the boutique, or get a cold drink at the Bar. Check the website for the most updated circus schedule.
Reviewed March 19, 2013

This is a short review of the evening performance we saw. There is a lot of NGO activity in Cambodia, and the NGO operating this circus-training facility for at-risk youth was a worthwhile expenditure of time and money, to support the effort. It was a fun experience. You should go, if in Battambang! Almost forgot - there also is a sales area, open before the performance, to view and purchase paintings made by some of the young people helped by the NGO.

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Reviewed March 19, 2013

We enjoyed this night out. The evening started with looking round an art exhibition with free nibbles and drinks and you can watch the children practising too. Then off to the big top for the show. The show in itself has a little story and all the participants were teenagers. They were amateurs, they did things wrong but dusted themselves off and carried on, this I think was part of the charm of it. Also what was nice was all the kids were buzzing and absolutely loving what they were doing. I. Would go again.

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Reviewed March 14, 2013 via mobile

These kids are immensely talented, but moreso they are absolutely full of charisma, energy and humour. I'm not a huge fan of circuses or acrobatics, but it was such a joy to watch them and I couldn't stop beaming. The performers had such stage presence and clearly live what they do. Really fun, and kids would definitely love it!

Definitely go along and support them. The gallery beforehand is also cool and it's a great opportunity to support some amazing talent coming out of Cambodia.

Thank koala_traveller
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Reviewed March 10, 2013

Just go... Nice to give back and support the amazingly talented children. Highlight of Battambang! Go a bit early and visit the bar and gallery. You tuktuk driver should drop you off and wait for you- pay after!

Thank jamiesmithlondon
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Reviewed March 7, 2013

Fantastic performers, wonderful spirit that they conveyed on stage really well. Super talented and a really worthwhile (and fun!) way to spend an evening.

Thank Lucyjha
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