Tonight (Wed, Feb 19) is the last night of "Chills", the funniest ghost story you'll ever see. If you're in Siem Reap, you can't miss this.
Here's the synopsis:
“Preu” (Chills) addresses the fears and anxieties of human beings. In a poetic and symbolic way, the show conjures up the nightmares that haunt everyone’s mind.
“Preu” presents the reaction of a student’s class towards supernatural events. Immerse yourself in the universe of “preu” without worry, because to overcome your fears, you’ll need to face them first.
“Preu” is a modern Cambodian circus play performed by Generation 5 student artists of Phare Ponleu Selpak Artistic and Social Center. The performance mixes theatre, music, dance, acrobatics, juggling, aerial acts, contortion and other circus skills to portray this beautiful story about Cambodian culture and beliefs.
The artists are some of the kindest, funniest, most talented friends I've made since moving to Cambodia. Hope you can come give them a big send off.
by CraigGDodge on Feb.09, 2014, under Asia Adventures
Siem Reap's most unique daytime adventure and it's most unique evening entertainment are now available in one package!
Uniquely Cambodian, Daringly Modern
Experience one of the highlights of Cambodia and meet talented young performers in breathtakingly entertaining and original Cambodian shows. Phare, The Cambodian Circus (www.PhareCambodianCircus.org) tells uniquely Cambodian tales using modern circus arts and high energy music, touching on themes strong in Cambodian tradition, ethos and spirit. The performances mix theatre, music, dance, acrobatics, juggling, aerial acts, fire and contortion with an explosion of virtuosity and sensitivity. During the hour-long shows, the Phare performers share their emotions and excitement, blowing the audience away with their integrity and power.
Phare artists are students and graduates from Phare Ponleu Selpak's (www.phareps.org) vocational training centre in Battambang. The association was formed 20 years ago by 8 young men coming home from a refugee camp after the Khmer Rouge regime. They were greatly helped by art therapy and wanted to share this new skill among the poor, socially deprived and troubled youngsters in Battambang. They founded an art school and public school followed to offer free education. A music school and theatre school were next and finally, for the kids who wanted more, the circus school. Today more than 1,200 pupils attend the public school daily and 500 attend the alternative schools. Phare Ponleu Selpak also has extensive outreach programs, trying to help with the problems highlighted in their own tales.
Phare The Cambodian Circus offers these students and graduates somewhere to hone their skills and a place to earn a decent wage. Money that will take them out of poverty and give them self-respect and freedom.
Flight of the Gibbon Angkor: A World Class Zipline Eco-Adventure Tour at a World Heritage Site© - Angkor Archeological Park!
Nestled in the rainforest, not far from the majestic temples of Angkor, prepare to soar on ziplines, traverse suspended sky bridges, abseil from towering trees, be amazed by the majesty and magic of the rainforest, and fly like never before. Flight of the Gibbon has built its famous zipline courses in the most remote and beautiful real rainforest locations in Thailand…until now! Angkor, 30 minutes from Siem Reap, Cambodia is home to the 7th Wonder of the World, Angkor Wat and dozens of other ancient ruins, temples and compelling religious historical artifacts spanning centuries of Hindu and Buddhist influence.
World Class Course Features:
- 21 platforms high in the treetops
- 10 thrilling ziplines
- 4 sky bridges spanning hundreds of metres
- Spiral staircases circling trees
- A 50 ft. abseil finish
- The longest single zipline in Cambodia
- 6 hectares teaming with exotic wildlife
- Re-introduction of wild-gibbons
- State of the Art Safety Equipment
by CraigGDodge on Sep.05, 2013, under Asia Adventures
Not to be missed if you ever come to Siem Reap.
An astonishing immersion into Cambodian Modernity. Phare, The Cambodian Circus is the only venue in Cambodia featuring a daily theatrical circus show of international standard. Modern Cambodian tales are embodied by a new generation of talented artists trained in Battambang. The performances mix theatre, music, dance, acrobatics, juggling, aerial acts, fire or contortion with an explosion of virtuosity and sensitivity. During one hour, Phare performers transmit emotions and excitement, blowing away the audience by their integrity and power.Set in the heart of Siem Reap City, Phare circus tent can comfortably accommodate 360 spectators and is specially designed to fulfill the acoustic needs of the live music performances. On site, spectators enjoy 3 course set meals before and after the show with prior reservation in our cozy Phare Cafe.Phare artists are graduates from Phare Ponleu Selpak's vocational training center in Battambang. Coming from vulnerable households they gained international recognition through their art practice. The Cambodian Circus is a tool to build the careers of Cambodian artists, to contribute in the reviving of the Cambodian art scenes and to sustain the artistic, educational and social programs of the association.Come and enjoy the show every day at 7:30 PM
A 14-day cycle tour through beautiful Vietnam and Cambodia. Join us on an adventure of a lifetime, as we cycle 500km through some of South East Asia?s most stunning scenery including rice paddies, remote villages, large river deltas and 15th century temples. You will be challenged both physically and emotionally as you connect with the local culture, learn about justice issues, and witness Hagar?s life-giving work first hand ? all with a group of passionate like-minded individuals.
To support Hagar! An opportunity to become educated in the complexities of human trafficking and exploitation and raise awareness and funding for the work of Hagar, an international NGO dedicated to the restoration and empowerment of victims of human trafficking and other human rights abuses in Cambodia, Vietnam and Afghanistan.
WHEN: February 16 ? March 2, 2013
COST: Early Bird Pricing: $1700 (USD) before November 15 + $2500 (USD) fundraising goal After November 15: $1850 (USD) + $2500 (USD) fundraising goal
Included: All Accommodation (Twin Share) English speaking local tour guides Air Conditioned support vehicle Drinking water and snacks Food (detailed in itinerary) Bike hire and Mechanic Crossborder Cycle Shirt Trafficking Curriculum
Not Included: International Flights Travel Insurance Visas Discretionary Tips Note: Participation is strictly limited to 24 riders!
For more details, email firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are not up for the ride, your donation is very welcome!