The Cambodian Phare Circus – the Australian Premiere
By Dalin Song
As part of the 2016 Oz Asia Festival, the Cambodian Phare Circus made its Australian premiere in the Ukiyo Tent at Elder Park on Tuesday 26 September.
Consisted of ten circus artists (eight performers and two musicians), the group provided an hour long of fun, amazing, edgy, and different circus acts for their Adelaidean audiences.
Co-director and Tour Manager Dara Hout appeared before the performance started by introducing Phare to the audiences. He explained that most of the artists at Phare come from very difficult social and economical backgrounds including domestic violence, drug and substance abuse, and human traffic. Helping these people to find a better life is Phare’s social mission.
The Cambodian Phare Circus performance is based on the style of story telling and it can be about many different topics such as traditional and cultural stories. On Tuesday night, it was about celebrations and the modern Cambodian way of life in my opinion. The performance showed us a glimpse of how Cambodians celebrate and have fun.
Filled with fun, laughter, and unbelievable circus acts, the Cambodian Phare Circus is a show not to be missed if you’re seeking for an hour of pure fun and amazement.
Be prepared to walk away asking yourself ‘how is that even possible?’ as the Cambodia Phare Circus makes your jaw drop at least five times in that one-hour long performance.
The Cambodian Phare Circus run through to Sunday 2 October. You can purchase your tickets at http://www.ozasiafestival.com.au