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Cambodian Artists

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Following drawing workshops given in Site 2, a refugee camp at the Thai border, 8 former students and their French teacher started "Phare Ponleu Selpak" (PPS), meaning "the brightness of arts".<br />
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PPS is a Cambodian association using arts to answer children psycho social needs.<br />
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Since then, PPS has developed a right-based holistic approach of children needs through 3 fields of intervention: social action; educational programs; and arts and culture.<br />
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One of the most important program is the the circus school, that provides teaching in the major disciplines as juggling, acrobatics, aerial acts, clowning, balancing, dancing… Since the first performance in 2002, PPS circus troupes tour every year in Cambodia and abroad (Europe, Australia, Asia and Africa) with "new circus" shows conciliating arts and social involvement. Those achievements are allowed by the recognised training quality of permanent teachers and several foreign professional guests.<br />
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Every week PPS big top welcomes at least one show for the joy of tourists and Cambodians. Each year, an international Circus Festival, "Tini Tinou" ("Here and There"), is organized in the association's compound confronting Cambodian artists and high level international performers.<br />
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more info ->  www.phareps.org