Kumnooh: Cambodia arts for week commencing 3 June, 2014

Greetings all,All this week the Memory! International Heritage Film Festival continues with screenings at Chaktomuk Hall and Bophana Center, culminating with an outstanding closing session on Sunday – see below.
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On Wednesday 4 at 6.30 pm, Institute Francais presents Loss, by Cambodian dancer and choregrapher Belle Chumvan Sodhachivy with Japanese dancer Yum Keiko Takanawa, at the Department of Performing Arts (behind Parkway Centre, with access through St 173). Tickets 4 USD/2 USD from the Bistro Institute Francais).
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On Thursday 5 from 7 pm, a screening of Turn, a feature film made in Cambodia by Australian Owen Beck, telling a real life story of a man coming to the big city in search of money and finding difficulties. Q&A with the filmmaker after the screening.
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On Friday 6 at K-West Restaurant (corner of St 154 and Sisowath Quay), a piano recital by Cicilia Yudha, from 7pm. Free entrance. The Indonesian pianist will also play at Meta House on Sunday evening – see below.

On Saturday 7, Meta House hosts the intriguing Far From Angkor: Cambodians In The GDR, a photographic exhibition observing the life of Cambodians studying and training in East Germany from the 60s through to 1989. Presented with the support of the Goethe Institute and the German Embassy in Phnom Penh. From 6 pm.
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The closing event for the Memory! International Heritage Film Festival on Sunday 8 is the silent film The Extraordinary Adventures of Mr. West in the Land of the Bolsheviks, a 1924 Soviet satire of American’s ignorance of Soviet Union, with a special score composed by renowned Cambodian composer Him Sophy to be performed live by nine local musicians.
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And finally this week, Indonesian pianist Cicilia Yudha will perform works by Beethoven, Berio, Ravel and Schumann at Meta House on Sunday 8 from 8 pm, in the latest of the Art Plus Foundation / The Piano Shop Classical Concert Series events. Admission: 5 USD. Reservations: 077787038.
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Coming soon: Sophiline Arts Ensemble presents A Bend in the River at Chaktomuk Hall on Friday 13 and Saturday 14. Tickets available at Platinum Cineplex at Sorya Shopping Center, Java Café, Lotus Silk (No. 57, Street 240), Amrita Performing Arts and at the door if available. Special VIP tickets are also available that including a gourmet pre-concert reception with the principal artists on Saturday 14 (VIP tickets only at Java Café).

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In brief: new and returning…
All this week the Memory! International Heritage Film Festival continues with screenings at Chaktomuk Hall and Bophana Center, culminating with an outstanding closing session on Sunday.
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Even more infoWednesday 4 at 6.30 pm, Institute Francais presents Loss, by Cambodian dancer and choregrapher Belle Chumvan Sodhachivy with Japanese dancer Yum Keiko Takanawa, at the Department of Performing Arts.
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Thursday 5 from 7 pm, a screening of Turn, a feature film made in Cambodia by Australian Owen Beck, telling a real life story of a man coming to the big city in search of money and finding difficulties. Q&A with the filmmaker after the screening.
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Friday 6 at K-West Restaurant (corner of St 154 and Sisowath Quay), a piano recital by Cicilia Yudha, from 7pm. Free entrance.

Saturday 7 from 6 pm at Meta House, Far From Angkor: Cambodians In The GDR, a photographic exhibition observing the life of Cambodians studying and training in East Germany from the 60s through to 1989.
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Sunday 8 at 8 pm, Indonesian pianist Cicilia Yudha will perform works by Beethoven, Berio, Ravel and Schumann at Meta House. Admission: 5 USD. Reservations: 077787038.
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Ongoing….

Meta House hosts a mini-exhibition by Sokuntevy Oeur including both new and older works. Until 8 June.
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At Sa Sa Bassac, a new exhibition, Rubber man, by Khvay Samnang. Until 12 July.
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Cages torn open, new sculptures and paintings by Chhan Dina at Meta House. “We are reminded of what we share with other living beings, and what we forget and deny. The paintings explode with colour, a confident assertion of the shared liberation theme. In paint, line and colour blur the distinctions between species, all swimming in the same soup; in fired clay, disparate characteristics are fused into one body.” Absolutely not to be missed. Finissage and meet the artist on 10 June.
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Cambodian Living Arts presents the exhibition Chhnang! about traditional and contemporary pottery making. CLA is located on Sothearos Blvd just south of St 294.
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Re-housing of Non Houses by photographer Fani Llauradó and artist Chhan Dina, combining photography and painting to explore the use of public and social space; plus a collection of large format paintings by Chhan Dina, reflecting her ongoing themes of life, music and everyday activities, at The Mansion (Sothearos Blvd, near St 178).
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DownTown Collective presents a new photographic exhibition opening at Equinox Bar (St 278 near Wat Lanka) entitled Phnom Penh Streets. You can view a preview at YouTube.
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Em Riem’s latest exhibition, Nature II, at Design la Galerie, #13D, St 178.
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New Leaf Book Cafe in Siem Reap, has a continuous exhibition for Small Art School, featuring the work of young aspiring Cambodian artists.
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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.
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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).
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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.
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In Battambang: visual arts exhibition from 6.15 pm then circus show at 7 pm.
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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 dance@danceworldcambodia.com
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