Today, I got the opportunity to work behind the scenes with the performers of the Phare Circus. This Cambodian Circus is an innovative social enterprise. The profits generated from the shows, refreshment & merchandise all go to support the free education, professional arts training & social support programs of Phare Ponleu Selpak in Battambang.
These Cambodian performers received raucous cheer & a semi-standing ovation at the end of their show. You can’t see the size of the big top in the photos & the videos don’t do justice to the quality of the show or the size of the crowd.
It filled me with such pride to see how these amazing guys & girls represent Cambodian culture. I’m absolutely grateful to Phare for hosting me & allowing me the privilege to work backstage with their performers.
I look forward to my next visit and assisting the Phare community further.