Meet Our Staff: Un Sokheang, Sound Technician

Un Sokheang is the technician and sound studio intern at Phare Ponleu Selpak. Over the last 8 months, Sokheang has taken seven trainings on sound engineering and been selected as the intern for the EU funded Sound Studio on the PPSA campus. And he did all of this while taking night classes at nearby Build […]

Open Day Festivities

On July 8th, 2016, we opened our doors for a huge day of student performances and exhibits here at Phare Ponleu Selpak. This yearly event is one of our favorites, and a huge hit with our local community. On Open Day, we finally get to show the world something that we’ve been talking about all […]

Student Stories: Srey Nuth from Dance

“I am very happy when the audience claps for us. This is what gives us the motivation to continue.” Srey Nuth, 19, is a student of traditional Apsara dance at Phare Ponleu Selpak. When she first started taking classes at age 13, she had never seen a live dance performance before. “I had only ever […]

Student Stories: Soun Kunthea

Soun Kunthea is a new student at Phare Ponleu Selpak, but she already has big ambitions. “When I finish my studies, I want to be a graphic designer,” she says. “I plan  to develop completely new ways of designing in Cambodia!” Kunthea enrolled in the preparation class in 2015. Within four months, it was clear […]

Student Stories: Serey Rath from Kindergarten

Serey Rath is a lively, smiling five year old girl. She comes from a family of four that lives in Kach Kor village, not far from the PPS campus. When I ask Serey how long she has been coming to classes at the kindergarten, she frowns and thinks for a moment. “About ten years,” she […]

Teaching the Teachers

An unforgettable cultural exchange A group of French teenagers recently spent two weeks travelling around Cambodia with a group of PPS students. The trip was designed as a way for the two groups of young people to exchange culture and skills. After just one week of circus workshops at our campus in Battambang, the group […]

Taking Cultural Exchange to a Whole New Level

Recently, PPS hosted 28 teenagers from France for a cultural exchange solidarity trip thanks to support from CCAS. They came during their summer holidays to discover PPS, exchange skills with our students, and get a taste of Cambodia. Over two weeks in Battambang and around Cambodia, they participated in circus workshops with their Khmer counterparts […]

PPS Open Days 2015

There was a buzz around campus in the lead up to the PPS Open Days. All week, students were rehearsing, preparing and setting up to present their work. The excitement was palpable as staff and students worked late into the night to be ready. On July 3rd 2015, we opened our doors to present two […]

What Does It Take To Follow Your Dreams?

What do you imagine when you think about the sorts of classes our circus artists take part in here at Phare Ponleu Selpak? Flips and trapezes, sequins and tightropes? Not always. Recently, our artists took part in financial literacy workshops thanks to support from ANZ Royal. Now, this might not sound quite as flashy but […]