Phare Cambodian Circus
MPNA at Miller Outdoor Theatre
Saturday, September 17, 2016
Museum Park Neighborhood Association invites you to attend MPNA Night at Miller Outdoor Theatre, Saturday, September 17. Thanks to Miller Theatre Director Cissy Segall Davis, MPNA will be distributing approximately 60 tickets to the performance.
Bring your picnic supper and meet us in the raised picnic area just north of the pavilion from 6:00-7:30. MPNA will provide wine, lemonade, and cookies. The show starts at 8:00 p.m. and will be terrific fun for all ages.
"Phare Cambodian Circus delights with jaw-dropping acrobatics, hand-to-hand balance, partner contortion, juggling and other astonishing circus techniques accompanied by high-energy live music.”
“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.”
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