Dara Huot & Bunthoeun Houn
Dara leads and manages Phare Performing Social Enterprise as CEO, who was a student at Phare Ponleu Selpak in 2001, and later an interpreter for its first group of awareness theater/circus performing artists to educate Cambodians on public health and safety issues, touring in rural areas. A dynamic management executive, Dara is keen on business and personal development, and entrepreneurship, with his dream to develop a reputable and internationally recognized Cambodian brand.
Bunthoeun is Artistic Director at Phare, The Cambodian Circus. He used to be a first generation student from Phare Ponleu Selpak’s circus school. He was 9 years old when he first stepped into the art school and saw a small circus demonstration from some visiting teachers being presented at the school site. Today Bunthoeun coaches the circus artists and direct the nightly shows.
Phare, the Cambodian Circus
Born in Brussels in 1989. Director and Founder of Kenobi, and director of “The Useful Program” (Kyoto International Performing Arts Festival – Kyoto Experiment, 2013 and 2014). He produced “trying” and “teaching” which can be said to be artistic direction in an expanded sense, for a workshop «Self-Government» and ate rice with stones as a side dish in «Side-Dish Stone». He published Directions and Instructions – The However Goods in 2012.
Photographer and filmmaker. Uses cameras to record the daily lives of individuals, turning his attention even to the social and economic factors that are revealed in the images, eroding daily life whether willingly or not. Major exhibitions include “Satoshi Nishizawa: Hardcore of Documentary” (2011, Sanagi Fine Arts, Tokyo) and “Romantic Geography” (2014, TKG+, Taipei). Main screenings include “Tuesday Classes – Satoshi Nishizawa’s Hyakko (Hundred Lights)” (2013, Rikkyo University), and “Shingo Kanagawa – ‘Father’” (2015, Contemporary Art Museum, Kumamoto).