Kumnooh: Cambodia arts for week commencing 9 June, 2015

Greetings,

Tonight, Tuesday 9 at 6.30 pm. the French Institute presents an evening with children’s author and illustrator Michel Van Zeveren, launching an exhibition featuring illustrators from L’Ecole des loisirs, the French children’s book publisher celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. The exhibition is in three parts: L’Ecole des loisirs around the world, Making a book, and Our favourite heroes. The exhibition is in the hall of the language centre; the talk will be held in the cinema.
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On Friday 12 from 6 pm to 8 pm, Sa Sa Art Projects at the White Building, Sothearos Blvd, presents an Open Studio evening with artists in residence Eng Rithchandaneth and Mok Sombo. In contrasting work, through sculpture Daneth explores the social and political implications of hand gestures, while Sombo uses performance and video to consider the nature of politics and power.
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This weekend, Friday 12 through to Sunday 14, Cambodian Living Arts launches the new season of Plae Pakaa at the National Museum, 7 pm to 8 pm. On Friday, Cambodian opera, The Story of Mak Therng; on Saturday, folk and classical dance, Dancers of Bassac, and on Sunday large shadow puppetry, The War of Indrajit: an episode from the Reamker. This programme will continue through to August.  Tickets ($15) are available online via www.cambodianlivingarts.org or at the Plae Pakaa ticket office at the National Museum, Phnom Penh.
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This weekend at the Department of Performing Arts (see number 14 on this map), the Francophone Theatre Company of Phnom Penh presents Huit Femmes, a French comedy thriller by Robert Thomas. Friday 12 and Saturday 13 at 7 pm, then Sunday 14 at 4 pm.   Tickets $7 at Gasolina, Kwest and Carnets d’Asie, or $8 on the door.
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The Music and Art School of Siem Reap has launched a crowdfunding campaign to raise money for the purchase of musical instruments and associated materials. Read about the campaign here, and learn more about the school here.

Dance World Cambodia will hold its fourth annual summer program from June 22 – July 10 in Phnom Penh and July 13 – 18 in Siem Reap for ages 3 to 16, covering everything from classical ballet and contemporary to jazz and modern dance. Read all about it.

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 9 at 6.30 pm. the French Institute presents an evening with children’s author and illustrator Michel Van Zeveren, launching an exhibition featuring illustrators from L’Ecole des loisirs, the French children’s book publisher celebrating it’s 50th anniversary this year.
More info
Even more info

Friday 12 from 6 pm to 8 pm, Sa Sa Art Projects at the White Building, Sothearos Blvd, presents an Open Studio evening with artists in residence Eng Rithchandaneth and Mok Sombo.
More info

Friday 12 through to Sunday 14, Cambodian Living Arts launches the new season of Plae Pakaa at the National Museum, 7 pm to 8 pm. Tickets ($15) are available online via www.cambodianlivingarts.org or at the Plae Pakaa ticket office.
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Friday 12 and Saturday 13 at 7 pm, Sunday 14 at 4 pm at the Department of Performing Arts (see number 14 on this map), Huit Femmes, Francophone Theatre Company of Phnom Penh presents a French comedy thriller by Robert Thomas.   Tickets $7 at Gasolina, Kwest and Carnets d’Asie, or $8 on the door.
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Ongoing….

Bophana Center presents Ratanakiri, an exhibition of photographs by Cédric Delannoy.
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Meta House, hosts a retrospective of work by textile and print artist Marine KyOptical Screens and The Earth, curated by Dana Langlois.  Runs until 28th June.
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At Sammaki Gallery in Battambang, Meet the neighbours, featuring photographs from Ben Valentine and drawings, paintings and sculptures by local children.
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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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At The PlantationWater is Life by renowned Khmer photojournalist Remissa Mak.
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Lotus Gallery in Battambang (#53, St 2.5) presents Women by Women featuring artworks by Chhan DinaBernadette Vincent and Anna Sudra.
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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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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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