Kumnooh: Cambodia arts for the week commencing 19 May 2015

Greetings,

On Wednesday 20, the monthly Open Stage Poetry night at Java Café features Emily Weitzman and Tony Morewood. As usual, the writers’ meet up commences at 6.30 pm, featured readers at 7.30 pm, then open mic.
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Thursday 21 from 7 pm at Opera Café (St 13 near St 178) poet Scott Bywater launches Fog on the Loire, the fourth volume of poetry in thethesilverpepperofthestars.wordpress.com series, featuring poems written in Cambodia and France over the last 18 months. Reading and sales, but sorry no WASHperformance this time.
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For four shows, Thursday 21 to Sunday 24, Sophiline Arts Ensemble presents the acclaimed ballet Pamina Devi, by Sophiline Cheam Shapiro, at the Department of Performing Arts Theatre (see number 14 on this map). Originally commissioned for a Mozart festival in Vienna in 2006, this work has been performed in the US and Europe, but was only staged in Cambodia once, back in 2011. Thursday to Saturday at 7 pm, Sunday matinee at 4 pm.
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The Develop Boeung Kak Art project at the Lakeside neighbourhood is holding a weekend open house Art and Solidarity festival on Friday 22 and Saturday 23. Plenty of music and street art is promised.
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On Saturday 23 Simphony School of Music & Art presents its fifth annual concert and painting exhibition at the InterContinental Hotel. Shows at 10 am and 3 pm – open to the public but advance registration is required (call 023 727 345).
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On Saturday 23 from 7 pm, Java Café hosts a youth open mic night – Slam, Jam, Thank you Ma’am – a chance for younger performers of music, poetry or theatre to test themselves in front of an audience. Encourage the talented young person in your circle to come along and share their skills – some instruments will be provided but performers can bring their own.
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Through the week Meta House’s LGBTI film festival, I am what I am, presents short films and features from around the world on LGBTI themes.
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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…
Wednesday 20, the monthly Open Stage Poetry night at Java Café features Emily Weitzman and Tony Morewood. Writers’ meet up at 6.30 pm, featured readers at 7.30 pm, then open mic.
More info

Thursday 21, 7 pm at Opera Café (St 13 near St 178) poet Scott Bywater launchesFog on the Loire, featuring poems written in Cambodia and France over the last 18 months.
More info

Thursday 21 to Saturday 23 at 7 pm; Sunday 24 at 4 pm, Sophiline Arts Ensemblepresents the acclaimed ballet Pamina Devi, by Sophiline Cheam Shapiro, at theDepartment of Performing Arts Theatre.
More info

Friday 22 and Saturday 23, Develop Boeung Kak Art project at the Lakeside neighbourhood is holding a weekend open house Art and Solidarity festival.
More info

Saturday 23 at 10 am and 3 pm, Simphony School of Music & Art presents its fifth annual concert and painting exhibition at the InterContinental Hotel. Advance registration is required (call 023 727 345).
More info

Saturday 23 from 7 pm, Java Café hosts a youth open mic night – Slam, Jam, Thank you Ma’am – music, poetry, theatre or anything.
More info

Through the week Meta House’s LGBTI film festival, I am what I am, presents short films and features from around the world on LGBTI themes.
More info

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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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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