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Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

Although this is billed as a circus and likened to Cirque de Soleil, it is just more lime an acrobatic story telling. The you Pete are so talented. They really should be professionals. They have real audience awareness. Something not to be missed.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Kkkaaabbb
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Craig D, Director of Sales at Phare, The Cambodian Circus, responded to this reviewResponded 6 April 2018

Dear Kkkaaabbb,

Thank you for sharing your experience of Phare, The Cambodian Circus.

It's humbling and an honor when guests compare Phare to world-class performance organizations, but just to be clear, we certainly don't bill ourselves in this way. Phare is certainly not a stereotypical, conventional circus either, but rather unique Cambodian story telling using drama, dance, live music and circus arts. Phare artists tell authentic Cambodian stories from recent history, folklore and modern society from their own perspectives and personal experiences.

You raise a great point about how well the artists connect with and engage the audience. It's their unique, authentic character and personality. It makes the experience so much more than just watching a show. They are indeed professional, having graduated from Phare Ponleu Selpak non-profit school and now have fulfilling, rewarding careers in performing arts.

Thank you again for the feedback. We hope readers will follow your advice and not miss the experience.

Sincerely,

Craig Dodge
Director of Sales & Marketing

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Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

Ok so if you’ve seen Cirque du Soleil you are in for a disappointment. Also it’s unbelievably hot in there.
That said everything else about this is so charming. It is a school for underserved Cambodians. For them to learn a skill and perform - and they do. With high energy and humour and that makes it so unique. So, adjust expectations and enjoy - an hour well spent..

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Lucy C
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Reviewed 5 April 2018

This one hour program was lots of fun. The acting and story is a bit slow at first but be patient. The acrobatics and stunts at the end are amazing. It really is mind blowing these folks training in this heat to preform these stunts with no safety equipment. My kids were thoroughly engaged.

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed 5 April 2018

I felt good about supporting this event and really enjoyed the acrobatics at the end. Unfortunately I did not like the theatre piece. It was very hot during the show, so be sure to get one of their fans to use which I did not see when walking in.

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank NatureExplorerGal
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Craig D, Director of Sales at Phare, The Cambodian Circus, responded to this reviewResponded 6 April 2018

Dear GourmetHiker,

Thank you for sharing your experience of Phare, The Cambodian Circus. You provide 2 very good tips for future guests.

Indeed, Phare is not a conventional circus with random acrobatics or clowning, but original, unique Cambodian story telling. Phare artists use drama, dance, live music and circus arts to tell tales from recent Cambodian history, folklore or modern society.

It is also good to be prepared for warm temperatures. Cambodia is a tropical climate and the traditional big top gets warm despite air-conditioning, evaporative coolers and fans. Guests are encouraged to wear suitable clothing for warm weather, make use of the hand-held fans provided at the big top entrance, and grab a cool water from Phare Cafe to take inside.

Thank you again for the feedback. It's very helpful for us to assure excellent guest experiences.

Best Regards,

Craig Dodge
Director of Sales & Marketing

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Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

Absolutely not to be missed while in Siem Reap, exceeds the highest expectations.
Team is amazingly rich in talent and extraordinary gymnastics abilities.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank albertoz1974
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