Kumnooh: Cambodia arts for week commencing 24 November, 2015 – delayed by Water Festival

Greetings,

On Sunday 29 at 11 am, the Logos International School Agape Choir will be performing at Women’s International Group Christmas Fair at the InterContinental Hotel. Plenty more family Christmas activities going on from 10 am – entry $3, children over three $1.
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Also on Sunday 29, at 7 pm, $3 entry provides you with two hours with a life model at Drink and Draw at Show Box. BYO materials.
More info

The Phnom Penh Writers Workshop is a regular gathering of Phnom Penh writers who are interested in discussion and critique of their works in progress. The next workshop will be held Sunday 29– if you would like to be involved, please contact Carly Nugent (cnfrizzle [at] gmail.com).

Just launched, a special appeal by Java Arts, raising money for artists hit by last month’s fire at the rear of the café.   The work of eight artists: Anida Yoeu Ali, Chath PierSath, Genevieve Marot, Neak Sophal, Nicolas C Grey, Oeur Sokuntevy, Qudy Xu-Min and William Graef are valued at $20,000 and accounts for about 10% of the available works on the art market in Cambodia.”  The Java Arts Fire Relief Fund is being run through Indiegogo.

At the same time, Amrita Performing Arts looks to the future with Next Steps, and asks for assistance in the establishment of a residency for young Khmer choreographers. Check out the Indiegogo pitch for this exciting new project.

The Cambodian festival season continues next week with the Cambodian International Film Festival in Phnom Penh from Friday 4 December  through to Thursday 10, crossing over with the Angkor Photo Festival Saturday 5 December though to Saturday 12.

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

If you are a venue or artist and would like to receive a weekly reminder to provide Kumnooh with an upcoming event or activity, please contact fabianhipp@kumnooh.comand ask to be added to the venue/artists list.  We are only as good as the information we receive.


In brief: new and returning…


Sunday 29 at 11 am, the Logos International School Agape Choir will be performing at Women’s International Group Christmas Fair at the InterContinental Hotel.
More info

Sunday 29 at 7 pm, $3 entry provides you with two hours with a life model at Drink and Draw at Show Box. BYO materials.
More info

Sunday 29, the Phnom Penh Writers Workshop – if you would like to be involved, please contact Carly Nugent (cnfrizzle [at] gmail.com).

 

 


Ongoing….


Every Tuesday, 7.30 pm at Tim’s Greasy Spoon in Siem Reap, the Spoken Arts night invites writers and readers to share.
More info

Every Tuesday, 6.30 – 7.30 pm, body music classes at the Music Arts School (#14, St 360, BKK1) presented by Eric Ellul.
More info

Meta House hosts the opening of War Remnants of the Khmer Rouge, a photographic exhibition by Maureen Lambray.
More info

Samai Distillery and on-line art gallery laäsai presents Wat Tu (Object), by Thai contemporary artist Jitti Jumnianwai.
More info

At the French Institute, a photographic exhibition featuring the works of students of Studio Images, mixing portraits and architectural subjects.
More info

At Bophana Center, a photographic exhibition opening for A Century Artist, a book celebrating the life and work of legendary Royal dancer Neak Krou Em Theay. The show will run until December 15.

Mito Hotel (formerly Mittaheap Hotel, Monivong Blvd, near Wat Koh, south of Psar Thmei), presents Art Night: The Bridge, the third of Remy Hou’s series of artistic events, featuring the works of Cambodian artists Din Borin and Ouk Chim Vichet. Exhibition continues until 28 November.
More info

Lop Loy (Street 182, near Psar Orussey, entrance off Street 107) celebrates its opening with an international group show Species Spaces, that examines the idea of relationships between species as shared inhabitants of our planet.
More info

At Java Café, Mé Maï, an exhibition of watercolor paintings by Mil Chankrim, a graduate from Phare Ponleu Selpak, an especially talented young artist whose work draws inspiration from resilience and the emotional complexity of tragedy.
More info

SaSaBassac hosts a new solo exhibition by sculptor and installation artist Svay Sareth, entitled I, Svay Sareth, eat rubber sandals.
More info

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

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 17 November 2015

Greetings,

Tonight Tuesday 17 at 6 pm, Java Café Independence Monument presents In Someone Else’s Shoes, a conversation circle with emerging choreographers Nam Narim, Phon Sopheap and Soy Chanborey, moderated by Amrita Performing Arts Artistic Director Chey Chankethya, discussing their work and their process. This event is in Khmer and English.
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Also tonight Tuesday 17 at 6 pm, Meta House hosts the opening of War Remnants of the Khmer Rouge, a photographic exhibition by Maureen Lambray focusing on victims of land mines in Cambodia. This will be followed at 7 pm by a screening of David A. Feingold’s Silent Sentinels, Coward’s War, and then at 8 pm a discussion on peace and reconciliation in Cambodia led by Sok-Kheang Ly and Suyheang Kry from the Anlong Veng Peace Center.
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On Thursday 19 from 7 pm at Samai Distillery, on-line art gallery laäsai presents Wat Tu (Object), in which Thai contemporary artist Jitti Jumnianwai attempts to beautify objects of war using plastwood print and needles and other material on plate. “The series is inspired by the world-wide controversial spending debate on weapons of destruction, such as tanks. […] Delving beneath their ugliness, Jitti encourages us to rekindle our childhood innocence, which is juxtaposed against the dark side of war, and to find a possible sense of peace within them.”
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On Friday 20 at 6 pm, Java Café’s youth open mic for music and poetry (and anything else!) Slam Jam returns after a break. Come along and bring the talented young people in your life to share their skills.
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On Sunday 22Khmer Architecture Tours hosts a two hour public walking tour of the Front du Bassac, starting at Chaktomuk Conference Hall and ending at the White Building. $8 per person. Reservations required, email contact [at] ka-tours.org. Starts at 8.30 am.
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On Sunday 22 at 6.30 pm Cambodian Living Arts presents an evening of electronic music jamming with traditional instruments, featuring Krom Monster and CLA students.
More info

The next Phnom Penh Writers Workshop will be held on 29 November – please email cnfrizzle [at] gmail.com for submissions or additional information about this on-going and thriving writing event.
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One of the many events at the Kampot Writers and Readers Festival was the launch of a book of poetry by Myley Rattle, The Manimal Diaries. Copies are now available in Phnom Penh for $3. Please contact Myley Rattle if you would like a copy.

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

If you are a venue or artist and would like to receive a weekly reminder to provide Kumnooh with an upcoming event or activity, please contact fabianhipp@kumnooh.comand ask to be added to the venue/artists list.  We are only as good as the information we receive.

 

 


In brief: new and returning…


 

Tuesday 17, 6 pm at Java Café Independence Monument, In Someone Else’s Shoes, a conversation circle with emerging choreographers Nam Narim, Phon Sopheap and Soy Chanborey, moderated by Amrita Performing Arts Artistic Director Chey Chankethya.
More info

Tuesday 17, 6 pm at Meta House hosts the opening of War Remnants of the Khmer Rouge, a photographic exhibition by Maureen Lambray; at 7 pm by a screening of David A. Feingold’s Silent Sentinels, Coward’s War; then at 8 pm a discussion on peace and reconciliation in Cambodia.
More info

Thursday 19 from 7 pm at Samai Distillery, on-line art gallery laäsai presents Wat Tu (Object), by Thai contemporary artist Jitti Jumnianwai.
More info

Friday 20 at 6 pm, Java Café’s youth open mic for music and poetry (and anything else!) Slam Jam returns.
More info

Sunday 22Khmer Architecture Tours hosts a two hour public walking tour of the Front du Bassac, starting at Chaktomuk Conference Hall and ending at the White Building. Reservations required, email contact [at] ka-tours.org.
More info

Sunday 22 at 6.30 pm Cambodian Living Arts presents an evening of electronic music jamming with traditional instruments, featuring Krom Monster and CLA students.
More info

 


Ongoing….


 

Every Tuesday, 7.30 pm at Tim’s Greasy Spoon in Siem Reap, the Spoken Arts night invites writers and readers to share.
More info

Every Tuesday from 5.30 – 7 pm, a chakra sounds meditation class is offered by Inner Healing, utilising the vibrations of musical sounds.   Limited seats, please register at charlene [ at ] innerhealing-therapy.com.
More info

Every Tuesday, 6.30 – 7.30 pm, body music classes at the Music Arts School (#14, St 360, BKK1) presented by Eric Ellul.
More info

Meta House hosts Solitudes, by Nget Chanpenh, a 22 year old artist from Romcheik 5 Studios in Battambang.
More info

At the French Institute, a photographic exhibition featuring the works of students of Studio Images, mixing portraits and architectural subjects.
More info

At Bophana Center, a photographic exhibition opening for A Century Artist, a book celebrating the life and work of legendary Royal dancer Neak Krou Em Theay. The show will run until December 15.

The annual Northbridge School art exhibition, this year entitlted Beyond Pattern, officially opened at the InterContinental Hotel last week, exploring cultural patterns. A selection of works will be on display till November 26.

Mito Hotel (formerly Mittaheap Hotel, Monivong Blvd, near Wat Koh, south of Psar Thmei), presents Art Night: The Bridge, the third of Remy Hou’s series of artistic events, featuring the works of Cambodian artists Din Borin and Ouk Chim Vichet. Exhibition continues until 28 November.
More info

Lop Loy (Street 182, near Psar Orussey, entrance off Street 107) celebrates its opening with an international group show Species Spaces, that examines the idea of relationships between species as shared inhabitants of our planet.
More info

At Java Café, Mé Maï, an exhibition of watercolor paintings by Mil Chankrim, a graduate from Phare Ponleu Selpak, an especially talented young artist whose work draws inspiration from resilience and the emotional complexity of tragedy.
More info

SaSaBassac hosts a new solo exhibition by sculptor and installation artist Svay Sareth, entitled I, Svay Sareth, eat rubber sandals.
More info

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

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 10 November 2015

Greetings,

There is much to celebrate in the arts in Cambodia, and this week particular mention must go to the efforts to put on the inaugural Kampot Writers and Readers Festival over the weekend. The momentum generated by this literary event is already being felt for writers of all stripes, and we look forward to the next. A round of applause from Kumnooh for the event organisers, the volunteers, the participants and the audiences.

Tonight, Tuesday 10 from 6 pm, Meta House hosts the opening of Solitudes, by Nget Chanpenh, a 22 year old artist from Romcheik 5 Studios in Battambang. The 17 pieces collect together moments of life’s various solitudes.
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At the same time, 6 pm tonight, Tuesday 10, Java Café Independence Monument presents an artist talk with Hong Kong based illustrator Tanya Bennett and multi-disciplinary artist Marc Standing, who have come to Cambodia to hold a four day arts workshop for children at HAGAR Cambodia Creative Arts Project, under the auspices of the Sovereign Art Foundation. English language event with Khmer interpretation.
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At the French Institute tonight, Tuesday 10, from 6.30 pm, Yoshiyuki Yamana, architect and professor at the University of Science of Tokyo, will speak about the works of architect Le Corbusier in Asia, including buildings in India and Japan. The lecture is part of the series of events Living together, dedicated to the topics of urbanisme, architecture and housing. French language event with interpretation into English and Khmer.
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Commencing on Thursday 12, the 12th International Music Festival Phnom Penh presents a series of concerts at the InterContinental Hotel and Meta House. The theme this year is The European Dream of Progress and Enlightenment, the period of 1700 to 1900, and works of the heavyweights such as Beethoven, Mozart, Mendelssohn and Liszt feature alongside lesser known composers, performed by ensembles and soloists from the region and beyond. Seating is limited, and advanced purchase is encouraged. The full programme is available here.  The opening concert, at the InterContinental Hotel on Thursday 12 features the Pantun Trio from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
More info

At the French Institute on Thursday 12 from 6.30, the opening of a photographic exhibition featuring the works of students of Studio Images, mixing portraits and architectural subjects.
More info

On Friday 13 and Saturday 14, Amrita Performing Arts presents the Contemporary Dance Platform, the biannual showcase of new works created by emerging Cambodian choreographers, interspersed with talks and discussions about contemporary dance, at the Department of Performing Arts. Tickets ($5/$2.50) are available at the Amrita office (128G9 Sothearos Blvd), Java Café and at the door. To book tickets, you can also contact boxoffice [ at ] amritaperformingarts.org or 077-945015.   7 pm start.
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On Friday 13 at Bophana Center, a book launch and photographic exhibition opening for A Century Artist, celebrating the life and work of legendary Royal dancer Neak Krou Em Theay. German photographer Arjay Stevens accompanied Em Theay with his camera for twenty years. For a look at the dancing, here is a video from the National Museum event last weekend. The show will run until December 15.

On Saturday 14 at Develop Boeng Kak and Simone Art are holding the Happy Day event with live music, street art, workshops and DJs. Starts at 4 pm – continues through to 2 am.
More info

On Sunday 15, Showbox hosts their regular Drink and Draw session from 7 pm. $3 for two hours with a life model – byo drawing materials.
More info

The annual Northbridge School art exhibition, this year entitlted Beyond Pattern, officially opened at the InterContinental Hotel last week, exploring cultural patterns. A selection of works will be on display till November 26.

Phnom Penh resident, ambient music composer and WASH collaboration member Warren Daly’s new EP, The Stones Are Awake, is now available from Bandcamp, iTunes, Google Play, Amazon, Spotify and other digital stores. The work includes excerpts from longer compositions written for the multi-faceted live performance The Stones Are Awake performed at Meta House in July and August of this year, and features text by Scott Bywater read by Bernadette Vincent.   A video clip is now available too.

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

If you are a venue or artist and would like to receive a weekly reminder to provide Kumnooh with an upcoming event or activity, please contact fabianhipp@kumnooh.comand ask to be added to the venue/artists list.  We are only as good as the information we receive.


In brief: new and returning…


Tuesday 10 from 6 pm, Meta House hosts the opening of Solitudes, by Nget Chanpenh, a 22 year old artist from Romcheik 5 Studios in Battambang.
More info

Tuesday 10 from 6 pm, Java Café Independence Monument presents an artist talk with Hong Kong based illustrator Tanya Bennett and multi-disciplinary artist Marc Standing.
More info
Tuesday 10 from 6.30 pm at the French Institute, Yoshiyuki Yamana, architect and professor at the University of Science of Tokyo, will speak about the works of architect Le Corbusier in Asia, including buildings in India and Japan.
More info

Thursday 12 to Monday 16, the 12th International Music Festival Phnom Penh presents a series of concerts at the InterContinental Hotel and Meta House. The full programme is available here.
More info

Thursday 12 from 6.30 pm at the French Institute, the opening of a photographic exhibition featuring the works of students of Studio Images, mixing portraits and architectural subjects.
More info

Friday 13 and Saturday 14 at 7 pm at the Department of Performing Arts, Amrita Performing Arts presents the Contemporary Dance Platform, the biannual showcase of new works created by emerging Cambodian choreographers. Tickets ($5/$2.50) are available at the Amrita office (128G9 Sothearos Blvd), Java Café and at the door.
More info

Friday 13 at Bophana Center, a book launch and photographic exhibition opening for A Century Artist, celebrating the life and work of legendary Royal dancer Neak Krou Em Theay. The show will run until December 15.

Sunday 15 from 7 pm, Showbox hosts their regular Drink and Draw session.
More info


Ongoing….


Every Tuesday, 7.30 pm at Tim’s Greasy Spoon in Siem Reap, the Spoken Arts night invites writers and readers to share.
More info

Every Tuesday from 5.30 – 7 pm, a chakra sounds meditation class is offered by Inner Healing, utilising the vibrations of musical sounds.   Limited seats, please register at charlene [ at ] innerhealing-therapy.com.
More info

Every Tuesday, 6.30 – 7.30 pm, body music classes at the Music Arts School (#14, St 360, BKK1) presented by Eric Ellul.
More info

The French Institute presents Connaître Le Corbusier, as part of their Living Together series of events focusing on the city, architecture and housing.
More info

At Bophana Centre, a children’s drawing exhibition, Wildlife and Forests in the far North-East of Cambodia.
More info

The annual Northbridge School art exhibition, this year entitlted Beyond Pattern, officially opened at the InterContinental Hotel last week, exploring cultural patterns. A selection of works will be on display till November 26.

Mito Hotel (formerly Mittaheap Hotel, Monivong Blvd, near Wat Koh, south of Psar Thmei), presents Art Night: The Bridge, the third of Remy Hou’s series of artistic events, featuring the works of Cambodian artists Din Borin and Ouk Chim Vichet. Exhibition continues until 28 November.
More info

Lop Loy (Street 182, near Psar Orussey, entrance off Street 107) celebrates its opening with an international group show Species Spaces, that examines the idea of relationships between species as shared inhabitants of our planet.
More info

At Java Café, Mé Maï, an exhibition of watercolor paintings by Mil Chankrim, a graduate from Phare Ponleu Selpak, an especially talented young artist whose work draws inspiration from resilience and the emotional complexity of tragedy.
More info

The Lotus Pond Art Gallery of The Plantation hosts David Richard’s latest exhibition Yangon in Transition: Past & Present, featuring over 60 paintings of Burmese heritage buildings and contemporary life scenes.
More info

Samai Distillery presents Psychedelic Jungle, featuring works by emerging Indonesian contemporary artist SONI Irawan.
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The Insider Gallery at the InterContinental Phnom Penh presents Inside/Out, a group show featuring the work of eight artists: Chhan Dina, Chhim Sothy, Frederikke Tu, Bernadette Vincent, Anna Sudra, Marcel Wanders, Christopher Bryce Morris and Ouk Chim Vichet, each tackling the theme in their own style. Gallery is open Monday to Saturday 10 am – 6 pm and by appointment.
More info

SaSaBassac hosts a new solo exhibition by sculptor and installation artist Svay Sareth, entitled I, Svay Sareth, eat rubber sandals.
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

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 3 November 2015

Greetings,

From Thursday 5 to Sunday 8, the inaugural Kampot Writers and Readers Festival promises a range of literary activities sprawling across multiple topics and venues in the centre of Kampot town, including panel discussions, launches, salons, concerts … too much, indeed, to cram into one paragraph. Check it all out here, and see you down there. A wrap party will be held in Phnom Penh on Monday 9 at The Exchange, featuring a rare performance by the Cambodian Space Project.
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Dance World Cambodia welcomes renowned Belgian based choreographer and dance teacher Jeremy Lepine to Phnom Penh for three days of contemporary and modern dance workshops, Thursday 5 to Saturday 7. This is both preparing local dancers for a European tour in 2016 and an opportunity for expatriate dancers to learn from a master.   Email dance [ at ] danceworldcambodia.com for enquires.
More info

At Samaki Gallery (#87, Street 2.5) in Battambang on Thursday 5, from 2 pm to 5 pm, three young Cambodian artists, Chov Theanly, Yim Maline and Eng Rithchandaneth, are hosting an artists talk to discuss their recent residency at the Vermont Studio Centre under the auspices of Cambodian Living Arts.
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On Thursday 5 from 6.30 pm, as part of their Living Together series of events focusing on the city, architecture and housing, the French Institute presents Connaître Le Corbusier, a collection of drawings, photographies, quotes and comments examining the works and influence of the modernist architect Le Corbusier, on the 50th anniversary of his death. Runs until 30 November.
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Also on Thursday 5 at 7 pm at Meta House, prolific German experimental filmmaker Michael Brynntrup presents a talk and screening of a selection of his short films. As a companion event, this will be followed on Saturday 7 by Professor Brynntrup’s presentation of 11 short films from last year’s Film Class at the Hochschule für Bildende Künste art school at Braunschweig, Germany,. “The film/video works produced here are original artworks, equivalent and comparable to (for example) sculptures, paintings, or musical compositions.”
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Phnom Penh resident, ambient music composer and WASH collaboration member Warren Daly is pleased to announce the release this week of a new EP, The Stones Are Awake . The work includes excerpts from longer compositions written for the multi-faceted live performance The Stones Are Awake performed at Meta House in July and August of this year, and features text by Scott Bywater read by Bernadette Vincent.  Available for pre-order now at Bandcamp, then on iTunes, Google Play, Amazon, Spotify and other digital stores on Monday 9.

On Friday 6 from 6 pm, Bophana Centre hosts the opening of a children’s drawing exhibition, Wildlife and Forests in the far North-East of Cambodia, which “invites you to visit the world of Kavet and Lao Montagnards’ children living in the heart of this exceptional forest. None of them had ever held a pen before, so these unique drawings are also an expression of their extraordinary knowledge and sensitivity to the environment.”
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On Sunday 8, Khmer Architecture Tours hosts a two hour public walking tour of the Front du Bassac, starting at Chaktomuk Conference Hall and ending at the White Building. $8 per person. Reservations required, email contact [at] ka-tours.org. Starts at 8.30 am. The same tour will be offered on Sunday 22; separate tours by cyclo will be offered on Sunday 15 and Sunday 29.
More info

Note that every Tuesday, 5.30 – 7 pm, a chakra sounds meditation class is offered by Inner Healing, utilising the vibrations of musical sounds.   Limited seats available so please register before coming at charlene [ at ] innerhealing-therapy.com.
More info

The Phnom Penh Writers Workshop is a regular gathering of Phnom Penh writers who are interested in discussion and critique of their works in progress. The next workshop will be held Sunday 15 – if you would like to be involved, please contact Carly Nugent (cnfrizzle [at] gmail.com). Submissions of works for discussion are called in by Monday 9 for prior distribution.

Opening yesterday at The Mansion, for a brief week long showing, is Never Forget, a photographic exhibition organised by the Cambodian Center for Human Rights, as part of a campaign highlighting impunity in Cambodia: ten victims of impunity of Cambodia are profiled. The show runs until Sunday 8.
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The Governor’s House Boutique Hotel, (near the corner of Mao Tse Toung Bvd and Norodom – the external wall of the hotel bears the inscription Iguazu), presents a double photographic exhibition by Vincent de Wilde. The first, Between Salt and Earth (Entre Sel et Terre), looks at labours in the Kampot salt fields; the second, Supervivere: Cambodia Today“) is made up of over sixty black and white photographs covering various aspects of the life in Cambodia, and is permanently displayed in the staircases and hotel bedrooms. An opening is planned for November.

As festivals season continues, next week, from November 12 to 16, the 12th International Music Festival Phnom Penh will be held with a series of concerts at the InterContinental Hotel and Meta House. The theme this year is The European Dream of Progress and Enlightenment, the period of 1700 to 1900, and works of the heavyweights such as Beethoven, Mozart, Mendelssohn and Liszt feature alongside lesser known composers, performed by ensembles and soloists from the region and beyond. Seating is limited, and advanced purchase is encouraged. The full programme is available here.

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

If you are a venue or artist and would like to receive a weekly reminder to provide Kumnooh with an upcoming event or activity, please contact fabianhipp@kumnooh.comand ask to be added to the venue/artists list.  We are only as good as the information we receive.


In brief: new and returning…


Thursday 5 to Sunday 8, the inaugural Kampot Writers and Readers Festival promises a range of literary activities sprawling across multiple topics and venues in the centre of Kampot town, including panel discussions, launches, salons, concerts. Check it all out here.
More info

Thursday 5 to Saturday 7 Dance World Cambodia hosts workshops by renowned Belgian based choreographer and dance teacher Jeremy Lepine. Email dance [ at ] danceworldcambodia.com for enquires.
More info

Thursday 5, from 2 pm to 5 pm, at Samaki Gallery (#87, Street 2.5) in Battambang, an artists talk by Chov Theanly, Yim Maline and Eng Rithchandaneth, about their recent residency in the USA under the auspices of Cambodian Living Arts.
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Thursday 5 from 6.30 pm, the French Institute presents Connaître Le Corbusier, as part of their Living Together series of events focusing on the city, architecture and housing.
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Thursday 5 at 7 pm at Meta House, prolific German experimental filmmaker Michael Brynntrup presents a talk and screening of a selection of his short films.

Friday 6 from 6 pm, Bophana Centre hosts the opening of a children’s drawing exhibition, Wildlife and Forests in the far North-East of Cambodia.
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Saturday 7 at 7 pm at Meta House, Professor Michael Brynntrup presents of 11 short films from last year’s Film Class at the Hochschule für Bildende Künste art school at Braunschweig, Germany.
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Sunday 8, Khmer Architecture Tours hosts a two hour public walking tour of the Front du Bassac, starting at Chaktomuk Conference Hall and ending at the White Building. Reservations required, email contact [at] ka-tours.org.
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Monday 9, the release of a new EP, The Stones Are Awake, by Phnom Penh resident and ambient music composer Warren Daly. Available on iTunes, Google Play, Amazon, Spotify and other digital stores or pre-order now at Bandcamp.


Ongoing….


Every Tuesday, 7.30 pm at Tim’s Greasy Spoon in Siem Reap, the Spoken Arts night invites writers and readers to share.
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Every Tuesday from 5.30 – 7 pm, a chakra sounds meditation class is offered by Inner Healing, utilising the vibrations of musical sounds.   Limited seats, please register at charlene [ at ] innerhealing-therapy.com.
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Every Tuesday, 6.30 – 7.30 pm, body music classes at the Music Arts School (#14, St 360, BKK1) presented by Eric Ellul.
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Meta House presents Netflix and Chill, by Nathan LaFrenais Vidler.
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Mito Hotel (formerly Mittaheap Hotel, Monivong Blvd, near Wat Koh, south of Psar Thmei), presents Art Night: The Bridge, the third of Remy Hou’s series of artistic events, featuring the works of Cambodian artists Din Borin and Ouk Chim Vichet. Exhibition continues until 28 November.
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Lop Loy (Street 182, near Psar Orussey, entrance off Street 107) celebrates its opening with an international group show Species Spaces, that examines the idea of relationships between species as shared inhabitants of our planet.
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At Java Café, Mé Maï, an exhibition of watercolor paintings by Mil Chankrim, a graduate from Phare Ponleu Selpak, an especially talented young artist whose work draws inspiration from resilience and the emotional complexity of tragedy.
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The Lotus Pond Art Gallery of The Plantation hosts David Richard’s latest exhibition Yangon in Transition: Past & Present, featuring over 60 paintings of Burmese heritage buildings and contemporary life scenes.
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Samai Distillery presents Psychedelic Jungle, featuring works by emerging Indonesian contemporary artist SONI Irawan.
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The Insider Gallery at the InterContinental Phnom Penh presents Inside/Out, a group show featuring the work of eight artists: Chhan Dina, Chhim Sothy, Frederikke Tu, Bernadette Vincent, Anna Sudra, Marcel Wanders, Christopher Bryce Morris and Ouk Chim Vichet, each tackling the theme in their own style. Gallery is open Monday to Saturday 10 am – 6 pm and by appointment.
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SaSaBassac hosts a new solo exhibition by sculptor and installation artist Svay Sareth, entitled I, Svay Sareth, eat rubber sandals.
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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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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