Just when we thought low season was gone, another quiet week. But watch out next week: openings at Meta House (Tuesday) and Java (Wednesday), twin events at L’institute français on Thursday, CD launch at Bophana Center on Friday, poetry electronica fusion at Meta House on Saturday, and Drink and Draw on Sunday.
Then at Bophana Center on Saturday 7 at 4 pm, Kon Khmer Koun Khmer presents 11 short films made by young Khmer filmmakers, both prizewinners and premieres. The filmmakers will be present for Q&A.
For those that like to walk and observe there is another Phnom Penh Photo Walk event this Sunday 8, featuring Wat Phnom and the Night Market. Meet at Brown Cafe, riverside, at 4.30 pm. Check the WordPress or Facebook presences for previous walks.
The big event of the week is a special celebration of the 10 year anniversary of innovative dance company Amrita Performing Arts, to be held at Java Cafe and Gallery on Monday 9 from 6.30 pm. Along with an exhibition of images from past productions, founder Fred Frumberg, new Executive Director Kang Rithisal and dancer/choreographer Chumvan Sodachivy will talk about the growth and development through the decade.
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Amrita Performing Arts marks its ten year anniversary
Baitong Gallery (#7, St 360, between Norodom and 51), is currently hosting a photographic exhibition by Tim Kelsall, One day in Phnom Penh, documenting the street life the city. The exhibition includes a silent auction in benefit of Friends International.
Swing dancers take note: free refresher courses at Doors (Sts 47 and 84) on Tuesday nights during September in preparation for the official launch of SwingPenh at the end of the month.
Travel blog Ambot-ah recently posted an account of a visit to 1961 Hotel in Siem Reap.
And elsewhere in Cambodia, artists of all stripes quietly get on with what they are doing.
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Saturday 7: Kon Khmer Koun Khmer presents 11 short films made by young Khmer filmmakers, with Q&A. Bophana Center (St 200, between Monivong and 63).
Sunday 8: Phnom Penh Photo Walk , featuring Wat Phnom and the Night Market. Meet at Brown Cafe, riverside, at 4.30 pm.
One day in Phnom Penh,a photographic exhibition by Tim Kelsall, at Baitong Gallery (#7, St 360, between Norodom and 51).
Cambodian Forgotten Songs, cataloguing the production of a new CD release of music recovered from old scores, at Bophana Centre. The official launch of the CD will be on the last day of the exhibition, on Friday 13 September.
Finding the Lost Art Forms, at Cambodian Living Arts gallery, (128-G9 Sothearos Blvd), the result of a year-long search to archive vanishing folk arts. Until October 18.
Queen for a Night, works by Kampot-based artist Vincent Broustet opens Saturday night at 6 pm, McDermott Gallery Old Market in Siem Reap. The show runs until October 31.
Elegy: Reflections on Angkor by John McDermott. The award-winning American photographer maintains his strong presence on the Siem Reap art scene with his mesmerizing monochromatic fine art images of Angkor taken between 1995-2009. Now exhibiting in three McDermott Galleries located in the Old Market Area, FCC Angkor Complex and Raffles Grand Hotel d’Angkor.
Plae Pakaa, a program of 3 rotating performances of Cambodian traditional arts at the National Museum of Phnom Penh. A Cambodian Living Arts production. Every Friday and Saturday, 7 pm (May to September); Monday to Saturday, 7 pm (October to April).
Phare Ponleu Selpak, the famous Cambodian circus school offers nightly performances in both Siem Reap and Battambang, on a rolling cycle of different works.
In Siem Reap: at 7.30 pm under the big top in Siem Reap, behind the Angkor National Museum, in front of Angkor Century Hotel.
In Battambang: visual arts exhibition from 6.15 pm then circus show at 7 pm.
DanceWorldCambodia offers classes in lyrical contemporary, commercial jazz and pop, hip hop and breakdance. Hotel Cambodiana Studio (via Physique Gym club reception). For more details contact firstname.lastname@example.org
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