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White Gold

Phare Circus
from Siem Reap City, Cambodia

December 8 – 30, 2023
Recommended Ages
For everyone 5 and up
Price
Tickets start at $29*
Members save 40%
*Price includes service fees
What Kind of Show?
Circus; exhilarating and atmospheric
Running Time
60 minutes with no intermission
Venue
Stage 42 422 W 42nd Street
New York, NY 10036

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Week of December 4 – 10

Dec 08

Fri, 7pm

Dec 09

Sat, 2pm

Dec 09

Sat, 7pm

Dec 10

Sun, 12pm

Live sign-interpretation provided

Dec 10

Sun, 5pm

Week of December 11 – 17

Dec 16

Sat, 2pm

Dec 16

Sat, 7pm

Get to know the performers and creative team at a Talk-Back!

Dec 17

Sun, 12pm

Get to know the performers and creative team at a Talk-Back!

Dec 17

Sun, 5pm

Week of December 18 – 24

Dec 22

Fri, 2pm

Live audio-description provided

Dec 22

Fri, 7pm

Dec 23

Sat, 12pm

Dec 23

Sat, 5pm

Dec 24

Sun, 12pm

Week of December 25 – 31

Dec 27

Wed, 12pm

Dec 27

Wed, 5pm

Dec 28

Thu, 12pm

Dec 28

Thu, 5pm

Dec 29

Fri, 12pm

Dec 29

Fri, 5pm

Dec 30

Sat, 12pm

Dec 30

Sat, 5pm

Key

  • Audio Described Performance
    Audio-Described

    Live audio-description provided

  • Audio Described Performance
    Sign-Interpreted

    Live sign-interpretation provided

  • Audio Described Performance
    Talk-Back

    Get to know the performers and creative team at a Talk-Back!

About the Show

Nourish your soul and savor Cambodia’s artistic heritage with a circus that celebrates healing and joy… and rice, known throughout Southeast Asia as White Gold. Founded by refugees, Phare brings to the stage the special gifts of Cambodian culture, which nearly disappeared at the hands of the Khmer Rouge. Cheer hypnotic dance, mesmerizing music and dramatic live painting mixed with juggling, tumbling, teeterboard and other circus arts dating back twelve hundred years. It’s a transporting treasure for the whole family!

Witness something incredible.

TravelMag

Please note that the New Victory is temporarily relocating for three productions this fall due to some reconstruction in our home theater. Because of this, all performances of White Gold will take place at Stage 42 instead of the New Victory Theater.

Learn about this short-term change.

Things to Know

  1. Although the New Victory Theater has presented hundreds of international shows since we opened in 1995, this is the first show from Cambodia!
  2. Cambodian circus arts date back to the 7th century. Stone carvings in the temples of the ancient city of Sambor Prei Kuk portray contortionists, jugglers and acrobats!
  3. All performers in Phare Circus undergo eight years of training at Phare Performing Arts School, providing kids from disadvantaged backgrounds with food, education and employment.


The show on stage is just one act of your family’s visit! Come early and stay late for free lobby activities and kid-friendly amenities—part of the New Victory experience.

About the Artists

In 1994, two decades after the brutal Khmer Rouge abolished all forms of art in Cambodia, eight refugees established the Phare Performing Arts School. They launched Phare Circus in 2013 to support the school, and it has become a major tourist attraction in Siem Reap, Cambodia’s second largest city. Each month they present seven different shows, each of which tell the stories of this formerly war-torn nation through song, dance and acrobatics.

Photos

Photo: Ranuth Yun
Photo: Ranuth Yun
Photo: Ranuth Yun

Creative Team

Staging
Bonthoeun Houn

Staging Collaboration
Agathe Olivier, Molly Saudek

Juggling and Choreographer
Julien Clement

Production
Xavier Gobin

Lighting Designer
Mano Sun

Musical Composer
Chantha Norng

Costume Designer
Dary Tha

Painter
Sereysokun Heng

Explore

Kids Talk Phare: The Cambodian Circus' WHITE GOLD! Photo of a well-dressed kid and his parent talking to a microphone with a speech bubble that says
Discover what our young theatergoers are loving about White Gold!
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New Victory Arts Break: White Gold

Arts Break: White Gold

Let’s create art that honors the cultural food traditions of our loved ones, inspired by both White Gold and rice.

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