Circus Skills at the Skatepark

Skateistan Cambodia girls recently learnt some new circus skills! We welcomed a talented French duo to the skatepark, who have been traveling all around the world with their passion for teaching circus arts. Their story reminds us of Skateistan’s grassroots beginnings when our founder, Oliver Percovich was teaching skateboarding to youth in the streets of Kabul, Afghanistan. Florent and Rémi from Humanitour are passing on their infectious love for circus skills to youth in developing countries. After visiting Lao and Thailand, they stopped in Phnom Penh where they shared some of their time and tricks with us.

Students from Skateistan’s open girls only session attended the circus show and workshop. They enjoyed watching the pros show off their skills before learning how to practice juggling on their own.

The Humanitour boys also set up a juggling workshop, starting from scratch by teaching everyone how to make their own juggling balls with just sand, plastic bags and balloons. After that it was practice time! 

"The girls had never tried juggling before, so they were really excited to do it. Even me! We had so much fun."
- Tin, Skateistan Cambodia Education Coordinator 


Juggling demonstration.


The girls were very attentive when watching the demo, and excited to learn!


Clowning around.


The girls had to help each other to create DIY juggling balls.


Trying it out for the first time.


Everyone getting really into it!

 

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