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.
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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

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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.
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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.
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Thursday 19 from 7 pm at Samai Distillery, on-line art gallery laäsai presents Wat Tu (Object), by Thai contemporary artist Jitti Jumnianwai.
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Friday 20 at 6 pm, Java Café’s youth open mic for music and poetry (and anything else!) Slam Jam returns.
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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.
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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.
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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 hosts Solitudes, by Nget Chanpenh, a 22 year old artist from Romcheik 5 Studios in Battambang.
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At the French Institute, a photographic exhibition featuring the works of students of Studio Images, mixing portraits and architectural subjects.
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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.
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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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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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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

 

 

 

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