Kumnooh: Cambodia arts for week commencing 5 May, 2015

Greetings,

Tonight, Tuesday 5 at Java Café, Amrita Performing Arts presents a conversation with upcoming choreographers Khon Chan Sithyka (Mo), Chumvan Sodhachivy (Belle) andYon Davy, following a presentation of works in progress last Saturday night. A chance to get a greater understanding of the motivations and inspirations for young artists. Starts at 6 pm.
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The Phnom Penh Players present a string of theatre performances this week at Meta House, from Wednesday 6 through to Saturday 9 (including a Saturday matinee). For Their Soul is a short work written by 16 year old Manchoo Kim and directed by 15 year old Hannah Shaw, seeking to raise awareness of LGBTi issues. Entry $5. Nightly at 8 pm, plus 1 pm Saturday.
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The Tini Tinou Circus Festival 2015 runs from Thursday 7 to Saturday 9 in Phnom Penh, Monday 11 to Wednesday 13 in Siem Reap, and then Friday 15 and Saturday 16 in Battambang. A range of cutting edge circus performances from Cambodia, Switzerland, Taiwan and Vietnam.
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On Thursday 7 at 6 pm, a new exhibition opens at the FCC: No One Should Work This Way, a documentary project by Bangkok-based journalist Karen Emmons and photographer Steve McCurry to record and expose abuses faced by migrant domestic workers in four Asian countries.
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At Meta House on Thursday 7, the Cambodian premiere of the documentary If one thing matters – a film about Wolfgang Tillmans. Director Heiko Kalmbach, who spent four years with the photographer Tillmans, will hold a Q&A following the 7 pm screening.
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On Sunday 10, Meta House presents selections from Interfilm Berlin 2014’s Japanese short film focus. “Fantastic surreal animations, stories of moral codices of families, bizarre games of young people, the contrast between tradition and modernity give an exciting view on modern Japanese society.” From 7 pm.

Also on Sunday 10 at Meta House, the Piano Shop Concert Series 2015 continues withFiori Musicali, featuring works by Frescobaldi, Scarlatti, Soler and Bach, performed by Italian pianist Alberto Firrincieli. $10/$3. For reservation and additional information contact 077 787 038 or 016 985 828
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Just published and now available online is Patrick Samnang Mey’s new graphic novel Captain Cambodia, a fusion of politics, religion and magic rooted in the current issues of today.

Congratulations to Cambodian artist Anida Yoeu Ali, who has won the prestigious Sovereign Asian Art Prize for Spiral Alley, an installation at Java Café in 2012 as part of the artist’s Buddhist Bug collection. The award, that recognises contemporary Asian artists, has been running for 11 years; this is the first win by a Cambodian.

Last weekend a new exhibition opened at Sammaki in Battambang. Battambang: Recent Works features works by Srey Bandol, Nov Cheanick, Khchao Touch, Chov Theanly,Hour Seyha, Sou Sophy, and Ben Valentine.
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Currently running at ARTillery Café is Creative Charcoal, a collection of works addressing the issue of women’s empowerment in Cambodia, entries in a RUFA competition for International Women’s Day.
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For a more rock’n’roll musical flavour of Phnom Penh, make sure you follow weekly gig guide LengPleng.com as well.

Fabian Hipp

Kumnooh
fabianhipp@kumnooh.com

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In brief: new and returning…
Tuesday 5, 6 pm at Java Café, Amrita Performing Arts presents a conversation with upcoming choreographers Khon Chan Sithyka (Mo), Chumvan Sodhachivy (Belle) andYon Davy, following a presentation of works in progress last Saturday night.
More info

Wednesday 6 to Saturday 9 at 8 pm (plus a Saturday matinee at 1 pm) at Meta House: For Their Soul, a theatrical short work written by 16 year old Manchoo Kim and directed by 15 year old Hannah Shaw, seeking to raise awareness of LGBTi issues. Entry $5.
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Thursday 7, 7 pm at Meta House the Cambodian premiere of the documentary If one thing matters – a film about Wolfgang Tillmans.  Q&A to follow.
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Thursday 7 to Saturday 9 in Phnom Penh, The Tini Tinou Circus Festival 2015.
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Monday 11 to Wednesday 13 in Siem Reap, The Tini Tinou Circus Festival 2015
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Thursday 7 at 6 pm, at the FCC Phnom Penh: No One Should Work This Way, a documentary project by Bangkok-based journalist Karen Emmons and photographerSteve McCurry to record and expose abuses faced by migrant domestic workers in four Asian countries.
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Sunday 10 at 7 pm, Meta House presents selections from Interfilm Berlin 2014’sJapanese short film focus.

Sunday 10, 8 pm at Meta House, the Piano Shop Concert Series 2015 continues withFiori Musicali, featuring works by Frescobaldi, Scarlatti, Soler and Bach, performed by Italian pianist Alberto Firrincieli.
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Ongoing….

Asia Foundation Community Art Gallery (#59, Street 242) presents Phnom Penh: Open City, Open Mind, featuring the work of Chhunly Poy and Kolab Koeurm (animation), Davit Pum (architecture), Chansi Voung (art and architecture), Prom Putvisal (painting and etching) and Kim Philley(fiction). Until June 11.
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Meta House hosts Anarchy is Dead!, an exhibition of paintings by Gregory Osborn, introducing the new mystery school Entelarchy.
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At Java Café, Human Nature, paintings by Oeur Sokuntevy, exploring “the ambiguity between humanity and the natural world through fantastical scenarios.”
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SaSaBassac presents their new exhibition Having a hole or empty space inside, a collection of drawings and sculptures by Yim Maline.
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At The Plantation: Water is Life by renowned Khmer photojournalist Remissa Mak.
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At Sammaki in Battambang. Battambang: Recent Works features works by Srey Bandol, Nov Cheanick, Khchao Touch, Chov Theanly,Hour Seyha, Sou Sophy, and Ben Valentine.
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At ARTillery Café is Creative Charcoal, a collection of works addressing the issue of women’s empowerment in Cambodia, entries in a RUFA competition for International Women’s Day.
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MetaHouse marks the 40th anniversary of the fall of Phnom Penh with an exhibition of photographs taken by Roland Neveu on April 17, 1975.
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Lotus Gallery in Battambang (#53, St 2.5) presents Women by Women featuring artworks by Chhan Dina, Bernadette Vincent and Anna Sudra.
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At Bophana Center, Transmissions 2015, looking at the 40th anniversary of the fall of Phnom Penh. Until the end of May.
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Sofitel Phnom Penh Phokeethra hosts Wonders of 1929, a collection of vintage photographs of Cambodia, the work of Georges Portal, a French actor and director.
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Romeet Gallery (St 178 near St 19), presents Undivided Nature; the death within life / the life within death a new solo exhibition by Battambang based artist Sin Rithy.
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McDermott Gallery Old Market Siem Reap hosts the Southern Spirits, a new exhibition by Kampot based artist Vincent Broustet.
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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 theNational 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 adult ballet and yoga. For more info contact dance@danceworldcambodia.com

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