Kumnooh: arts guide for Cambodia, week commencing 25 August 2015

Greetings,

Tonight, Tuesday 25, from 6 pm, in cooperation with the Sinn Sisamouth Association, Meta House hosts the closing night party for the Cambodian Vintage Music Archive exhibition of rare record sleeves from the 1960s and 70s.
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On Thursday 27, from 6 pm, Meta House presents Cambodians in Germany, a photographic exhibition by Buntha “Alex” Thoeurng, a look at the experience of life in East Germany for young Khmer in the 1980s.   “Contemporary photos are exhibited alongside with old souvenir photos and short testimonials.” The opening is followed at 8 pm by the screening of Bonne Nuit Papa, a film by German filmmaker Marina Kem, about her Cambodian father’s life and her own family and identity.
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On Sunday 30 at Meta House, Allusions – Transformations, a recital by two young German performers, Jana Gerhart on cello and Gerd Isselhardt on piano, featuring works by Martinu, Brahms, Mendelssohn and others. $10/$3, for tickets contact 077 787038 or 016 985828 or email: artplusfundation@gmail.com
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Beginning next week, Inner Healing is offering, in weekly classes, a healing dance course for teenagers (15 years old and above) and adults. First trial class on Thursday 3 at 6 pm, registration required by Tuesday 1.
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Coming up on the first weekend of November, with a full programme to be announced in the middle of October, is the Kampot Writers and Readers Festival, hosted by the Kampot Arts and Music Association.   Expect readings, concerts, exhibitions, launches and workshops from this official sister festival of the Ubud Writers and Readers Festival in Bali.   For more information, check out their page.


In brief: new and returning…


Tuesday 25, from 6 pm, Meta House hosts the closing night party for the Cambodian Vintage Music Archive exhibition of rare record sleeves from the 1960s and 70s.
More info

Thursday 27, from 6 pm, Meta House presents Cambodians in Germany, a photographic exhibition by Buntha “Alex” Thoeurng, a look at the experience of life in East Germany for young Khmer in the 1980s, followed at 8 pm by the screening of Bonne Nuit Papa, a film by German filmmaker Marina Kem
More info

Sunday 30, 8 pm at Meta House, Allusions – Transformations, a recital by two young German performers, Jana Gerhart on cello and Gerd Isselhardt on piano. For tickets contact 077 787038 or 016 985828 or email: artplusfundation@gmail.com
More info


Ongoing….


At Bophana Center, Crossed views on Cambodia, a group exhibition by nomadic artist Ricardo Casal and seven young Cambodian artists: Im Pesey, Sou Kimsan, Thun Dina, Nhem Sopheap, Seng Visal, Tep Chanty and Tola Morm, a group of artists who have recently graduated from the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Phnom Penh. A cocktail reception with the artists will be held on Friday 4 September.
More info

The front balcony space of a Khmer apartment is hosting a mobile made out of litter made by Trash Talkers for the Second Terrain Biennial. The mobile will be found hanging at #29 Street 173, 1.5 blocks directly west of the Russian Market. Until September 20.
More info

Java Café
presents Scar, the result of an impromptu residency by Chath Piersath that involved the reworking of old paintings and creation of entirely new pieces. Until September 4
More info

Sammaki Gallery in Battambang presents Life is Suffering, featuring sketches by Lous Piseth.
More info

ARTillery Cafe in Siem Reap, near Wat Bo Street, presents My City, a collection of paintings by young artist Chheang Rena, showcasing the brokenness of the city due to poverty and corruption.
More info

At Palm Tours and Travel Café on St 278 (opposite the old Equinox), rookie painter Anthony Mrugacz’s exhibition Imperfection – Flowers in Motion.
More info

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.
More info

Lotus Gallery in Battambang (#53, St 2.5) presents Women by Women featuring artworks by Chhan DinaBernadette Vincent and Anna Sudra.
More info

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.
More info
Even more info

New Leaf Book Cafe in Siem Reap, has a continuous exhibition for Small Art School, featuring the work of young aspiring Cambodian artists.
More info

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.
More info

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).
More info

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.
More info
In Battambang: visual arts exhibition from 6.15 pm then circus show at 7 pm.
More info

DanceWorldCambodia offers classes in adult ballet, yoga and Bollywood style.  For more info contact dance@danceworldcambodia.com

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Kumnooh: arts guide for Cambodia, week commencing 18 August 2015

Greetings,

Commencing today, Tuesday 18, at Bophana Center is Crossed views on Cambodia, a group exhibition by nomadic artist Ricardo Casal and seven young Cambodian artists: Im Pesey, Sou Kimsan, Thun Dina, Nhem Sopheap, Seng Visal, Tep Chanty and Tola Morm. Casal has been working in Cambodia since 2012, and takes this opportunity to share both his work and that of a group of artists who have recently graduated from the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Phnom Penh. A cocktail reception with the artists will be held on Friday 4 September.
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Also tonight, Tuesday 18, at 6 pm, Meta House presents an exhibition of vintage Cambodian record cover art, provided by the Cambodian Vintage Music Archive, a group dedicated to the preservation and digitisation of pre-1975 Cambodian music releases. Exhibition runs until August 25.
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At Meta House on Friday 21 from 7 pm, a film night dedicated to the preservation of Cambodia’s architectural heritage, in cooperation with Sa Sa Bassac gallery and the Vann Molyvann Summer School.  Screenings include Concrete Visions, Building, Colonial Houses in Battambang, and a trailer for the upcoming documentary The Man who built Cambodia.
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On Friday 21, Phnom Penh takes part in an international environmental art exhibition, the Second Terrain Biennial, based in Chicago. The front balcony space of a Khmer apartment is hosting a mobile made out of litter. “Trash Talkers is a group of Phnom Penh primary, high school and university students, who observe issues in their community then research, question and discuss how to better care for their environment. They can often be found taking action in reducing trash in their neighborhoods by transforming garbage into art.”  The mobile will be found hanging at #29 Street 173, 1.5 blocks directly west of the Russian Market.
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On Friday 21 at 6.30 pm at Bophana Center, a special lecture in Khmer by Professor Thuy Chanthourn, about the use and development of iron and stone technologies in ancient Cambodia, and their use in weaponry, arts and architecture.
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This Saturday 22, Phnom Penh Community College presents a double art workshop: Still Life Oil Painting in the morning and Abstract Oil Painting in the afternoon. The presenter is France Damon, who previously presented acrylic painting workshops earlier in the year. Bookings essential.
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Following other recent street art events in Phnom Penh in recent years, Passerelles numériques Cambodia (PNC) is opening its campus for Street art in my school for the weekend Saturday 22 and Sunday 23. The event will feature developing Khmer artists Koy and Davido, and accomplished British artist, Victor Blanco.
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On Sunday 23 at 8.30 am, Khmer Architecture Tours presents a public architecture tour featuring the White Building, the 100 Houses and Doctor’s villa. Reservations required, email contact@katours.org.

Also on Sunday 23, Java Café is opening its new venue in Tuol Kork, with a special celebration, from 5 pm. The Tuol Kork venue will continue Java’s programme of art, music and design in support of Cambodian arts at #20A, Street 337.
More info


In brief: new and returning…


From Tuesday 18 at Bophana Center, Crossed views on Cambodia, a group exhibition by nomadic artist Ricardo Casal and seven young Cambodian artists: Im Pesey, Sou Kimsan, Thun Dina, Nhem Sopheap, Seng Visal, Tep Chanty and Tola Morm, a group of artists who have recently graduated from the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Phnom Penh. A cocktail reception with the artists will be held on Friday 4 September.
More info

Tuesday 18, at 6 pm, Meta House presents an exhibition of vintage Cambodian record cover art, provided by the Cambodian Vintage Music Archive. Exhibition runs until August 25.
More info

Friday 21
from 7 pm at Meta House, a film night dedicated to the preservation of Cambodia’s architectural heritage, in cooperation with Sa Sa Bassac gallery and the Vann Molyvann Summer School.
More info

From Friday 21,the front balcony space of a Khmer apartment is hosting a mobile made out of litter made by Trash Talkers for the Second Terrain Biennial. The mobile will be found hanging at #29 Street 173, 1.5 blocks directly west of the Russian Market.
More info
Even more info

Friday 21 at 6.30 pm at Bophana Center, a special lecture in Khmer by Professor Thuy Chanthourn, about the use and development of iron and stone technologies in ancient Cambodia.
More info

Saturday 22, Phnom Penh Community College presents a double art workshop: Still Life Oil Painting in the morning and Abstract Oil Painting in the afternoon. Bookings essential.
More info

Saturday 22 and Sunday 23, Street art in my school at Passerelles numériques Cambodia (PNC) featuring developing Khmer artists Koy and Davido, and accomplished British artist, Victor Blanco.
More info

Sunday 23 at 8.30 am, Khmer Architecture Tours presents a public architecture tour featuring the White Building, the 100 Houses and Doctor’s villa. Reservations required, email contact@katours.org.

Sunday 23, Java Café is opening its new venue in Tuol Kork, with a special celebration, from 5 pm at #20A, Street 337, Phnom Penh.
More info


Ongoing….


 

Java Café presents Scar, the result of an impromptu residency by Chath Piersath that involved the reworking of old paintings and creation of entirely new pieces. Until September 4
More info

Sammaki Gallery in Battambang presents Life is Suffering, featuring sketches by Lous Piseth.
More info

Artillery Café, on Street 240 ½ presents a new exhibition by cartoonist John Weeks, Kingdom of I Wonder.
More info

At Palm Tours and Travel Café on St 278 (opposite the old Equinox), rookie painter Anthony Mrugacz’s exhibition Imperfection – Flowers in Motion.
More info

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.
More info

Lotus Gallery in Battambang (#53, St 2.5) presents Women by Women featuring artworks by Chhan DinaBernadette Vincent and Anna Sudra.
More info

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.
More info
Even more info

New Leaf Book Cafe in Siem Reap, has a continuous exhibition for Small Art School, featuring the work of young aspiring Cambodian artists.
More info

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.
More info

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).
More info

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.
More info
In Battambang: visual arts exhibition from 6.15 pm then circus show at 7 pm.
More info

DanceWorldCambodia offers classes in adult ballet, yoga and Bollywood style.  For more info contact dance@danceworldcambodia.com

Kumnooh: arts guide for Cambodia, week commencing 11 August 2015

Greetings,

On Tuesday 11 at 6 pm, Java Café presents an artists talk by poet and interdisciplinary artist Natasha Marin, discussing how being a citizen of three countries (Trinidad, Canada, and the United States) has shaped and affected her approach to creative-thinking and art-making. While in Phnom Penh, Natasha has hosted A Season of Contentment: A Self-Care Ritual for Women at Java and performed as part of The Stones are Awake at Meta House.
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Later on Tuesday 11, at 7 pm, the rescheduled launch at Meta House of Temple in the Clouds, by John Burgess, a book that traces history and significance of Preah Vihear temple in the far north of Cambodia.   John Burgess is a former Washington Post foreign correspondent with a long fascination with the Angkor civilisation, who first visited Preah Vihear in 1974; he will be in attendance.
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On Wednesday 12, Java Café’s monthly poetry event Open Stage welcomes back former host Greg Bem, a librarian and poet based in Seattle, USA, for one night only. Two other featured writers, Venerable Kroeun Yeun and Socheata Chheang (Cita), will perform, with an open mic to follow. Action starts at 7 pm.
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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 11 at 6 pm, Java Café presents an artists talk by poet and interdisciplinary artist Natasha Marin, discussing how being a citizen of three countries (Trinidad, Canada, and the United States) has shaped and affected her approach to creative-thinking and art-making.
More info

Tuesday 11 at 7 pm, Meta House hosts the rescheduled launch of Temple in the Clouds, by John Burgess, a book that traces history and significance of Preah Vihear temple in the far north of Cambodia.
More info

Wednesday 12 at 7 pm, Java Café’s monthly poetry event Open Stage features former host Greg Bem, Venerable Kroeun Yeun and Socheata Chheang (Cita), with an open mic to follow. Action starts at 7 pm.
More info


Ongoing….


Java Café presents Scar, the result of an impromptu residency by Chath Piersath that involved the reworking of old paintings and creation of entirely new pieces. Until September 4
More info

Bophana Center presents a photographic exhibition Cambodia Green Will, raising awareness and encouraging the idea of green economy.
More info
Even more info

Sammaki Gallery in Battambang presents Life is Suffering, featuring sketches by Lous Piseth.
More info

Artillery Café, on Street 240 ½ presents a new exhibition by cartoonist John Weeks, Kingdom of I Wonder.
More info
At Palm Tours and Travel Café on St 278 (opposite the old Equinox), rookie painter Anthony Mrugacz’s exhibition Imperfection – Flowers in Motion.
More info

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.
More info

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.
More info

Lotus Gallery in Battambang (#53, St 2.5) presents Women by Women featuring artworks by Chhan DinaBernadette Vincent and Anna Sudra.
More info

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.
More info
Even more info

New Leaf Book Cafe in Siem Reap, has a continuous exhibition for Small Art School, featuring the work of young aspiring Cambodian artists.
More info

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.
More info

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).
More info

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.
More info
In Battambang: visual arts exhibition from 6.15 pm then circus show at 7 pm.
More info

DanceWorldCambodia offers classes in adult ballet, yoga and Bollywood style.  For more info contact dance@danceworldcambodia.com

Kumnooh: Cambodia arts for week commencing 4 August, 2015

Greetings,

On Thursday 6 at Cabaret Restaurant, Dipika Kohli hosts a conversation-led garden party, Hello August, from 5 pm, followed by a jazz duo at 7.30 pm. $5 entry. Tickets and FAQs: gum.co/helloaugust
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Up in Battambang on Friday 7 at Sammaki Gallery, the opening of Life is Suffering, featuring sketches by Lous Piseth. More information to come – keep an eye on www.facebook.com/sammakibtb.

At Meta House on Saturday 8, two video art presentations. At 6 pm, South African artist Minnette Vari will present selected works, which range from ink drawing to video installations, “work that examines the discomforts and desires at the heart of personal, political and historical narratives.” Khmer translation will be provided. This will be followed at 8.30 pm by the premiere of David Rylands’ Cambodia (2015, 30 min), the work of a electroacoustic composer and artist based in Brisbane, Australia that “explores the connection between everyday activity and a sense of belonging through engagement with place.” The sound and video was gathered throughout Cambodia during March 2015.
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On Sunday 9, Khmer Architecture Tours offers a public architecture tour, Central Phnom Penh by Cyclo. “A historical introduction to the urban planning of Phnom Penh and its colonial and religious architecture.” $15 per person including cyclo transport. Reservations required, email contact@ka-tours.org, leaves from the Post Office at 8.30 am.
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Kumnooh notes the imminent closure of Romeet Gallery, that since 2011 has provided an opportunity for showcasing the works of Phare Ponleu Selpak artists. The work will continue, but PPS says it “wants to take this chance to develop new projects that provide the best possible opportunities to a new generation of talented, motivated students.” The final exhibition, Last but not least, continues until August 14.


In brief: new and returning…


On Thursday 6 at Cabaret Restaurant, Dipika Kohli hosts a conversation-led garden party, Hello August, from 5 pm. Tickets and FAQs: gum.co/helloaugust
More info

Up in Battambang on Friday 7 at Sammaki Gallery, the opening of Life is Suffering, featuring sketches by Lous Piseth.
More info

At Meta House on Saturday 8 at 6 pm, South African artist Minnette Vari will present selected works, which range from ink drawing to video installations.
More info

At Meta House on Saturday 8 at 8.30 pm, the premiere of David Rylands’ Cambodia (2015, 30 min), the work of a electroacoustic composer and artist based in Brisbane, Australia featuring sound and video gathered throughout Cambodia during March 2015.
More info

On Sunday 9, Khmer Architecture Tours offers Central Phnom Penh by Cyclo. $15 per person including cyclo transport. Reservations required, email contact@ka-tours.org, leaves from the Post Office at 8.30 am.
More info


Ongoing….


Java Café presents Scar, the result of an impromptu residency by Chath Piersath that involved the reworking of old paintings and creation of entirely new pieces. Until September 4
More info

Bophana Center presents a photographic exhibition Cambodia Green Will, raising awareness and encouraging the idea of green economy.
More info
Even more info

Artillery Café, on Street 240 ½ presents a new exhibition by cartoonist John Weeks, Kingdom of I Wonder.
More info

At Palm Tours and Travel Café on St 278 (opposite the old Equinox), rookie painter Anthony Mrugacz’s exhibition Imperfection – Flowers in Motion.
More info

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.
More info

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.
More info

Lotus Gallery in Battambang (#53, St 2.5) presents Women by Women featuring artworks by Chhan DinaBernadette Vincent and Anna Sudra.
More info

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.
More info
Even more info

New Leaf Book Cafe in Siem Reap, has a continuous exhibition for Small Art School, featuring the work of young aspiring Cambodian artists.
More info

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.
More info

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).
More info

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.
More info
In Battambang: visual arts exhibition from 6.15 pm then circus show at 7 pm.
More info

DanceWorldCambodia offers classes in adult ballet, yoga and Bollywood style.  For more info contact dance@danceworldcambodia.com