Experience circus Cambodia-style as Phare artists bring their unique energy and passion to the stage. Fun, family entertainment delights with jaw-dropping acrobatics, hand-to-hand balance, partner contortion, juggling and other astonishing circus techniques accompanied by high-energy live music. An extraordinary take on ordinary Cambodian life where routine is transformed into remarkable.
Phare artists are graduates of the Phare Ponleu Selpak Circus School in Battambang, Cambodia. The school was founded in 1994 by nine young men returning home from a refugee camp after the fall of the Khmer Rouge regime. They had taken art therapy courses at the camp and wanted to share the power of art to heal among the poor, socially deprived, and troubled youth in Battambang. They started with drawing classes taught to a handful of students, and soon they opened a public school, then a music school, theatre school, and ultimately a circus school. Today, more than 1,200 pupils attend the public school daily, and 500 attend the vocational arts training programs.
Uniquely Cambodian and daringly modern, Phare is more than just a circus. Performers use theater, music, dance, and modern circus arts to tell uniquely Cambodian stories: historical, folk and modern. These young circus artists will astonish you with their energy, emotion, enthusiasm, and talent.
If you feel like escaping Enclave at Woodbridge Apartments in Sugar Land, Texas for the day, this event is a perfect opportunity to do just that!
Saturday, September 17, 2016— 8:00 PM
Event Venue Location:
Miller Outdoor Theatre
6000 Hermann Park Drive
Houston, Texas 77030