- Phare is an edgy, all-singing-and-dancing circus in the Cirque du Soleil tradition
- It was established in 1994 in Battambang to help disadvantaged kids
- The history of Cambodia's circus tradition dates to the 6th century
- Some 1,400 students are enrolled at the school in Battambang, a small rural city near the Thai border
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