Circus tradition evolves to aid kids while entertaining

The performers as portrayed on the organization's Web site.

The performers. (Source: Phare The Cambodian Circus)

Images that come to mind of a circus aside from Cirque du Soleil may involve daredevil animal acts, high-flying acrobatics and thrilling stunts as such someone being shot from a cannon.  I also think of roving food vendors, overpriced souvenirs, brass bands and the clamor of countless children.

The circus that I attended under a big tent had just two of those features: many children plus ambitious acrobatics performed by an astonishingly poised, graceful and accomplished collection of teenagers and pre-teens.

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