Tini Tinou is an international circus festival that brings artists from around the world to perform in Cambodia at its venues and in the streets. It will take place in May-June 2022 in Battambang, the Creative City of Cambodia. Conceived by the French Institute of Cambodia in 2003 and spearheaded by Phare since 2016, this will be the 11th edition of the festival, full of magic, acrobatics, street art, workshops, trampoline and juggling.
The festival has been maintained and postponed to breathe life into the streets of Battambang and lift our spirits after months of confinement, with all measures being taken to stay safe and enjoy this time of celebration of the arts together.
The festival aims at encouraging people to share experiences and most importantly at inspiring young people, engaging the local community and promoting the arts among the Cambodian society, bringing unity and understanding of shared values.
Tini Tinou has a warm heart. We believe in diversity and inclusion. We believe arts can change lives, empower youth and impact social development. We believe in sharing those values especially with children and youth from vulnerable backgrounds.
Apart from performances, workshops and collaboration between local and international artists, this festival will give artists a chance to engage with children and youth from different community social outreach programs.
After a break of 5 years, Phare Ponleu Selpak is excited to reintroduce this festival and receive the international troupes and artists as a Battambang resident and also the main organiser!
Phare Ponleu Selpak or “The Brightness of the Arts” is a non-profit Cambodian art school supporting and empowering the lives of children, young adults, and their families with access to performing and visual arts, educational programs, and integrated social support since 1994. Phare has been organizing successful city-wide art events with the mission to engage the communities and promote arts and culture education and development.