Kumnooh: arts guide for Cambodia, week commencing 8 September 2015

Greetings,

A new series of body music classes commence at the Music Arts School (#14, St 360, BKK1) this Tuesday 8, 6.30 – 7.30 pm (and then weekly thereafter) presented by Eric Ellul – teach yourself how to play your body as a musical instrument.   “You’ll learn how to integrate body, voice and rhythm and how to improve your improvisational skills.” Sessions are free, with no experience required.
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On Wednesday 9 at 6.30 pm, Java Café Independence Monument presents In the City by Night, an exhibition of photographs by Sovan Philong. “The work quite literally illuminates the dark corners and the unseen of Phnom Penh. The carefully composed images and the artificial light seem almost theatrical. But when asked about this, Philong responded that he never posed his subjects. He merely unveiled their natural drama.”
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Also on Wednesday 9, at 7 pm, Meta House hosts the premiere of Christophe Gargiulo’s documentary film The Last Shore (2013, 56 min), offering a rare glimpse of life in the South Pacific island nation of Vanuatu. Director will be present and hold a Q&A.
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Commencing Thursday 10 at 7 pm (and then weekly thereafter), theatre workshops in the drama hall at the French school – all languages are welcome.
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On Friday 11 at 7 pm, Meta House presents highlights from recent Cambodian entries in Tropfest South East Asia, including three 2015 winners, two 2014 winners, and other submissions.
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This Saturday 12, Phnom Penh Community College presents double photography workshops with Leonard Reyes: 9 am – 12.30 pm, Master your Camera, and in the afternoon, 1.30 – 5 pm, Introduction to street photography. Registration essential.
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On Sunday 13, from 8.30 am, Khmer Architecture Tours offers a public tour viewing central Phnom Penh by cyclo. $15 per person including cyclo transport. Reservations required, email contact@ka-tours.org.
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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 8, 6.30 – 7.30 pm, the first of a series of body music classes at the Music Arts School (#14, St 360, BKK1) presented by Eric Ellul.
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Wednesday 9 at 6.30 pm, Java Café Independence Monument presents In the City by Night, an exhibition of photographs by Sovan Philong.
More info

Wednesday 9 at 7 pm, Meta House hosts the premiere of Christophe Gargiulo’s documentary film The Last Shore (2013, 56 min), life in the South Pacific island nation of Vanuatu. Director will be present and hold a Q&A.
More info

Thursday 10 at 7 pm (and then weekly thereafter), theatre workshops in the drama hall at the French school – all languages are welcome.
More info

Friday 11 at 7 pm, Meta House presents highlights from recent Cambodian entries in Tropfest South East Asia.
More info

Saturday 12, Phnom Penh Community College presents double photography workshops with Leonard Reyes: 9 am – 12.30 pm, Master your Camera, and in the afternoon, 1.30 – 5 pm, Introduction to street photography.   Registration essential.
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On Sunday 13, from 8.30 am, Khmer Architecture Tours offers a public tour viewing central Phnom Penh by cyclo. Reservations required, email contact@ka-tours.org.
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Ongoing….


The Lotus Pond Art Gallery at The Plantation hosts the Kok Thlok Ensemble’s exhibition of shadow puppets, Lights & Shadows.
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The French Institute presents The Mysterious Art of the Portrait, the culmination of a series of photographic workshops conducted by French photographer William Ropp with students from Studio Images, the Institute’s photography arm.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Sammaki Gallery in Battambang presents Life is Suffering, featuring sketches by Lous Piseth.
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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.
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At Palm Tours and Travel Café on St 278 (opposite the old Equinox), rookie painter Anthony Mrugacz’s exhibition Imperfection – Flowers in Motion.
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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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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, yoga and Bollywood style.  For more info contact dance@danceworldcambodia.com

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