from Siem Reap City, Cambodia
School-time tickets may only be booked by Partner organizations.
Few Seats Left
Week of December 4 – 10
This performance is followed by a short Talk-Back.
Week of December 11 – 17
This performance has live sign-interpretation.
Live audio-description provided
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.
Witness something incredible.
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.
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.
Agathe Olivier, Molly Saudek
Juggling and Choreographer
Curriculum and activities!
Inspire creative thinking with ready-to-implement, grade-appropriate activities.
Led by New Victory Teaching Artists!
Explore art forms and themes in the show in a pre- or post-show workshop.
Plan your visit!
Review Covid-19 safety guidelines, field trip information and ticketing policies.