Kumnooh: arts guide for Cambodia, week commencing 7 July 2015

On Wednesday 8 at 6 pm, a special performance of Hamlet by Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre at RUPP Auditorium, as part of an international project to perform the play in every country in the world. Students free, adult price $5. Tickets going fast.
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On Saturday 11 at 7 pm, Meta House presents the screening of three Cambodian winners in Tropfest South East Asia 2015, along with two other submissions and winners from last year’s festival.
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On Sunday 12 at 8.30 am, Khmer Architecture Tours presents Central Phnom Penh by Cyclo: an historical introduction to the urban planning of the city and its colonial and religious architecture.   Reservations required, email contact@ka-tours.org.   Coming up on Sunday 26: 1960s Houses and Villas in Toul Kork, featuring The White Building, Vann Molyvann’s 100 Houses Social Housing project and​ Doctor’s Villa.
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Equinox Bar & Gallery’s former manager Anthony Mrugacz has recently turned his considerable energies towards painting, and has put together his first exhibition, Imperfection – Flowers in Motion that has its inspiration in a trip to the town of Brześć Kujawski back in 1999. “I went to Poland to discover my roots,” he says, “And came back with flowers.” His take on the folk art of his ancestors blends with the starkness of the Texan desert, creating strong and emblematic images of growth and floral beauty. The works are now on display – and on sale – at Palm Tours and Travel Café on St 278 (opposite the old Equinox). Anthony will be present on Sunday 12 from 3 pm – 8 pm. “Please join me as I display my very first works and witness my attempt at being a starving artist.”
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Fabian Hipp

Kumnooh

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In brief: new and returning…


Wednesday 8 at 6 pm, a special performance of Hamlet by Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre at RUPP Auditorium, as part of an international project to perform the play in every country in the world. Students free, adult price $5.  Tickets going fast.
More info

Saturday 11 at 7 pm, Meta House presents the screening of three Cambodian winners in Tropfest South East Asia 2015, along with two other submissions and winners from last year’s festival.
More info

Sunday 12 at 8.30 am, Khmer Architecture Tours presents Central Phnom Penh by Cyclo.   Reservations required, email contact@ka-tours.org.
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Sunday 12 at Palm Tours and Travel Café on St 278 (opposite the old Equinox), rookie painter Anthony Mrugacz will be present from 3 pm – 8 pm at his exhibitionImperfection – Flowers in Motion.
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Ongoing….


Meta House presents Vanishing Act, an exhibition by Ryun Patterson and Rick Valenzuela based on their book of the same name that delves into the life and work of Cambodia’s mystic healers and fortune tellers.
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The Plantation presents a new exhibition by well-known Cambodian painter Chhim Sothy, Consuming Passion, inspired by the on-going environmental degradation seen all around us.
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The Asia Foundation Community Art Gallery (#59, Street 242) hosts No Boundaries, featuring the work of ten artists, five Cambodian (Kong Vollak, Chhin Taingchhea, Prom Vichet, Pen Robit, Nov Cheanick) and five Indonesian (Antonius Kho, Diyano Purwadi, Ipong Purnama Sidhi, Lenny Ratnasari Weichert, Tiarma Sirait), a co-display with Java Café. Until September 22.
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Romeet Gallery presents Phare Celebration; last but not least, a group exhibition of work by several Phare Ponleu Selpak artists, designed in the form of a family album. Until August 14.
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At Bophana Center, a photographic exhibition, Three Lives of Boeung Kak, explores the transformation of the Lakeside district of Phnom Penh over the past five years through the lenses of four amateur photographers. Until July 19.
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The French Institute presents an exhibition featuring illustrators from L’Ecole des loisirs, the French children’s book publisher celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. Until July 31
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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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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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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 1995-2014. Now exhibiting in two McDermott Galleries located at FCC Angkor 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. Friday is a dance show, Saturday opera, and Sunday large shadow puppets. 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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