Kumnooh: Cambodia arts for week commencing 29 December, 2015

Greetings,

Tonight, Tuesday 29 at 7 pm, Meta House presents a series of short documentaries, Far Away From Angkor – Cambodians in the GDR, looking at the lives of returnees from cultural and vocational education in East Germany in the 70s and 80s, produced by young Cambodian media students and film makers. A Q&A will follow the screenings. Also includes a photo exhibition and free sausage barbecue.
More info

Also tonight, and every Tuesday at 7.30 pm at Tim’s Greasy Spoon in Siem Reap, Spoken Arts invites writers and readers to share poetry, music, writings, or whatever comes to mind.
More info

On Wednesday 30 and Thursday 31, Lotus Centre in Ta Khmau is running a Moving Voice Intensive workshop. Activities, led by facilitators in dance, voice, theatre and movement, will include voice and movement explorations, vocal improvisation, contact improvisation and body music, singing, moving, stillness, and meditation, in English, Khmer and French. No experience required.
More info

Next week at Phnom Penh Community College, a double photography workshop with Jarel Roxas, an American documentary and lifestyle photographer/videographer from southern California.   Morning and afternoon sessions on Saturday 9 January. Book via info [ at ] phnompenhcommunitycollege.com
More info

The Boat floating arts centre project continues its crowdsourcing campaign. “We want to create the most exciting and creative venue Phnom Penh has ever seen! A place where everyone can come to meet, drink and experience art in unexpected ways. A place where artists, dancers, musicians and filmmakers can create and showcase new work.  A place where everyone can discover something new.” Lots more exciting information and a range of perks over at the Indiegogo page.

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 29 at 7 pm, Meta House presents a series of short documentaries, Far Away From Angkor – Cambodians in the GDR, looking at the lives of returnees from cultural and vocational education in East Germany in the 70s and 80s. With Q&A.
More info

Wednesday 30 and Thursday 31, Lotus Centre in Ta Khmau is running a Moving Voice Intensive workshop led by facilitators in dance, voice, theatre and movement.
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, 6.30 – 7.30 pm, body music classes at the Music Arts School (#14, St 360, BKK1) presented by Eric Ellul.
More info

Every Tuesday and Thursday at 6.30 pm, Bophana Center presents Cine Soiree, an evening of film and discussion. Programme changes every week, across a wide range of cinema experiences.
More info

The Phnom Penh Writers Workshop holds events every second Sunday afternoon for Phnom Penh writers who are interested in discussion and critique of their works in progress.  Next event, January 10.   If you would like to be involved, please contact Carly Nugent (cnfrizzle [at] gmail.com).

Wednesday 23, 9 am at Bophana Centre, the My Community photo exhibition, featuring works elicited by the NGO Building Community Voices. Exhibition runs until January 10.
More info

SaSa Bassac presents Landscape of Time by Vandy Rattana.
More info

The D22, on the 22nd floor of Phnom Penh Tower, in association with Laäsai Art, presents This is My Town, the first Cambodian exhibition by Thai artist GEE (Jirawat Pramphet), using street dogs and cats to illustrate the machinations of human society.
More info

The Plantation presents the opening of The Klondike Collection, an art installation by collector Jean-Pierre Klondike, in the Lotus Pond Gallery.
More info

The French Institute presents Tian: L’année du lièvre. The making of a graphic novel. The exhibition traces the artistic journey of the work, on the occasion of the release of the third volume in the trilogy.
More info

Java Café Independence Monument presents The Disappearance, new works by Nicolas C. Grey.
More info

ARTillery Café (St 240 ½) presents Daily Life, a showcase of lithography by student artists from the Royal University of Fine Arts, depicting their views of daily life in Cambodia.
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: Cambodia arts for week commencing 22 December, 2015

Greetings,

Wednesday 23 at Bophana Centre, the My Community photo exhibition, featuring works elicited by the NGO Building Community Voices, who provide grassroots training in information dissemination, including photography, interviewing and writing skills and production. A group discussion will be held from 9 am, and guests are invited to vote on their favourite photograph. Exhibition runs until January 10.
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. Events held every second Sunday – this week on Sunday 27.   If you would like to be involved, please contact Carly Nugent (cnfrizzle [at] gmail.com).

Coming up in the new year at Phnom Penh Community College, a double photography workshop with Jarel Roxas, an American documentary and lifestyle photographer/videographer from southern California.   Morning and afternoon sessions on Saturday 9 January. Book via info [ at ] phnompenhcommunitycollege.com
More info

The Boat floating arts centre project has just launched a crowdsourcing campaign. “We want to create the most exciting and creative venue Phnom Penh has ever seen! A place where everyone can come to meet, drink and experience art in unexpected ways. A place where artists, dancers, musicians and filmmakers can create and showcase new work.  A place where everyone can discover something new.” Lots more exciting information and a range of perks over at the Indiegogo page.

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…


Wednesday 23, 9 am at Bophana Centre, the My Community photo exhibition, featuring works elicited by the NGO Building Community Voices. Exhibition runs until January 10.
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, 6.30 – 7.30 pm, body music classes at the Music Arts School (#14, St 360, BKK1) presented by Eric Ellul.
More info

Every Tuesday and Thursday at 6.30 pm, Bophana Center presents Cine Soiree, an evening of film and discussion. Programme changes every week, across a wide range of cinema experiences.
More info

The Phnom Penh Writers Workshop holds events every second Sunday afternoon for Phnom Penh writers who are interested in discussion and critique of their works in progress. If you would like to be involved, please contact Carly Nugent (cnfrizzle [at] gmail.com).

SaSa Bassac presents Landscape of Time by Vandy Rattana.
More info

The D22, on the 22nd floor of Phnom Penh Tower, in association with Laäsai Art, presents This is My Town, the first Cambodian exhibition by Thai artist GEE (Jirawat Pramphet), using street dogs and cats to illustrate the machinations of human society.
More info

The Plantation presents the opening of The Klondike Collection, an art installation by collector Jean-Pierre Klondike, in the Lotus Pond Gallery.
More info

The French Institute presents Tian: L’année du lièvre. The making of a graphic novel. The exhibition traces the artistic journey of the work, on the occasion of the release of the third volume in the trilogy.
More info

Java Café Independence Monument presents The Disappearance, new works by Nicolas C. Grey.
More info

ARTillery Café (St 240 ½) presents Daily Life, a showcase of lithography by student artists from the Royal University of Fine Arts, depicting their views of daily life in Cambodia.
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 15 December, 2015

Greetings,

Tonight, Tuesday 15, Meta House presents a double event. Downstairs, From Ruin To Riches Cambodia’s Economy (1975 – 2015) is a multi-media collaborative exhibition by students from eight Phnom Penh universities, photographers, artists and filmmakers looking at the rapid pace of development in Cambodia over the last 40 years. At the same time upstairs, the opening of a painting exhibition by Chheang Rena, The Standing Subble, a collection of six architectural paintings, “to explore the richness of Cambodia’s civilization before it collapsed.”  Both events kick off at 6 pm.
More info

Also on Tuesday 15, at 6.30 pm at the French Institute presents a discussion with graphic novelist TianRebuilding History from words to drawings, as part of his exhibition L’année du lièvre. The making of a graphic novel, which traces the artistic journey of the work, on the occasion of the release of the third volume in the trilogy. A French language event, with interpretation into Khmer and English.
More info

Thursday 17, 6 – 8 pm, at SaSa Bassac, Landscape of Time by Vandy Rattana, commissioned by Hugo Boss Asia Art Award 2015. Show runs through to 6 February.
More info

Thursday 17 at 7 pm, Meta House hosts an evening with Steven Johnson, currently a lecturer at Pannasastra University, author of the self-published Unknown Wars of Asia, Africa and the Americas That Changed History. Johnson will focus on Asian wars, including the Vietnamese War of Independence against China which lasted 1049 years, the wars of the Khmer Empire (802 – 1431) and the unlikely hero that emerged in a time of crisis in 1177, King Jayavarman VII.
More info

Friday 18 and Saturday 19 at 7 pm at the Department of Performing Arts, Amrita Performing Arts presents Brodal Serei, a new work in progress exploring a Khmer boxer’s life beyond the ring, an original contemporary dance project that is the result of two years of collaboration between Amrita artists and renowned French-Cambodian choreographer, Emmanuèle Phuon and Malaysian dramaturge Lim How Ngean. A Q&A will be held after the performance. Tickets $5.$2.50, available at Amrita office, Java Café and on the door. Contact boxoffice [ at ] amritaperformingarts.org or 077-945015.
More info

On Saturday 19, The D22, on the 22nd floor of Phnom Penh Tower, in association with Laäsai Art, presents This is My Town, the first Cambodian exhibition by Thai artist GEE (Jirawat Pramphet), using street dogs and cats to illustrate the machinations of human society. Kicks off at 7 pm.
More info

Remember, it’s the last week for making donations in Amrita Performing Arts’ Next Steps project for the establishment of a residency for young Khmer choreographers.

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 15 at 6 pm Meta House presents From Ruin To Riches Cambodia’s Economy (1975 – 2015), a multi-media collaborative exhibition looking at the rapid pace of development in Cambodia over the last 40 years, and the opening of a painting exhibition by Chheang Rena, The Standing Subble, a collection of six architectural paintings.
More info

Tuesday 15 at 6.30 pm at the French Institute, a discussion with graphic novelist TianRebuilding History from words to drawings, as part of his exhibition L’année du lièvre. The making of a graphic novel.
More info

Thursday 17, 6 – 8 pm, at SaSa Bassac, Landscape of Time by Vandy Rattana.
More info

Thursday 17 at 7 pm, Meta House hosts an evening with Steven Johnson, currently a lecturer at Pannasastra University, author of the self-published Unknown Wars of Asia, Africa and the Americas That Changed History.
More info

Friday 18 and Saturday 19 at 7 pm at the Department of Performing Arts, Amrita Performing Arts presents Brodal Serei, a new work in progress exploring a Khmer boxer’s life beyond the ring, an original contemporary dance project. Tickets $5.$2.50, available at Amrita office, Java Café and on the door. Contact boxoffice [ at ] amritaperformingarts.org or 077-945015.
More info

On Saturday 19 at 7 pm, The D22, on the 22nd floor of Phnom Penh Tower, in association with Laäsai Art, presents This is My Town, the first Cambodian exhibition by Thai artist GEE (Jirawat Pramphet), using street dogs and cats to illustrate the machinations of human society.
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, 6.30 – 7.30 pm, body music classes at the Music Arts School (#14, St 360, BKK1) presented by Eric Ellul.
More info

Every Tuesday and Thursday at 6.30 pm, Bophana Center presents Cine Soiree, an evening of film and discussion. Programme changes every week, across a wide range of cinema experiences.
More info

The Plantation presents the opening of The Klondike Collection, an art installation by collector Jean-Pierre Klondike, in the Lotus Pond Gallery.
More info

The French Institute presents Tian: L’année du lièvre. The making of a graphic novel. The exhibition traces the artistic journey of the work, on the occasion of the release of the third volume in the trilogy.
More info

Java Café Independence Monument presents The Disappearance, new works by Nicolas C. Grey.
More info

ARTillery Café (St 240 ½) presents Daily Life, a showcase of lithography by student artists from the Royal University of Fine Arts, depicting their views of daily life in Cambodia.
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 8 December, 2015

Greetings,

Until Thursday 10, the Cambodian International Film Festival continues at multiple venues. Download the full programme here.
More info

Until Saturday 12, the eleventh edition of the Angkor Photo Festival in Siem Reap continues. The daily schedule is available here.
More info

This evening, Tuesday 8, the Logos International School Secondary Christmas program features instrumental groups, a choir, live art and an auction.  At the Logos International School auditorium, from 6.30 pm, at 2000 riel per ticket.

On Wednesday 9, The Plantation presents the opening of The Klondike Collection, an art installation comprising an extensive collection of art and ephemera by collector Jean-Pierre Klondike, in the Lotus Pond Gallery. From 6.30 pm.
More info

On Thursday 10, Java Café Independence Monument presents Romance, War and Rice Fields – New Cambodian Literature Scene, a Cambodian women writers showcase featuring Oum Sophany, Bounchan Suksiri, and Ting Sokha, facilitated by So Phina from the Women Writers Committee of PEN Cambodia. Readings by the guest writers will be followed by an in-depth discussion and Q&A. 5 pm to 7.30 pm.
More info

Also on Thursday 10, at 6.30 pm, the French Institute presents Tian: L’année du lièvre. The making of a graphic novel. L’année du lièvre is a trilogy that tells Tian’s family’s history during the Khmer Rouge regime. The exhibition traces the artistic journey of the work, on the occasion of the release of the third volume. A discussion with Tian will also be held next Tuesday at 6.30pm
More info

Also also on Thursday 10, at 7 pm, Meta House hosts the launch of The Smell of Water, a Khmer Rouge era memoir by Lang and Cornelia Srey. The authors will be present to talk about the writing of the book.
More info

From Friday 11 to Sunday 13, the Cambodian Book Fair at the National Library of Cambodia will feature over 55 booths, including bookstores, publishers, and writers. There will be plenty of activities for children and book lovers of all ages. Free admission, from 7 am to 7 pm all three days.
More info

This weekend you can catch performances of Un Oeil Une Oreille (One Eye, One Ear), a collaborative project involving shadow puppetry, dance, music and drama created by Phnom Penh’s Kok Thlok and the French group Compagnie l’Aurore, ahead of a tour of France. On Friday 11 at Lycee Descartes, 10.30 am and 2.30 pm, then on Saturday 12 at the French Institute at 6.30 pm.
More info
Even more info

It’s panto time, and this year’s the Phnom Penh Players are putting on an all ages production of The Mask of Zero at Le Grand Palais Hotel (Street 130, off of Norodom near Central Market). Performances on Friday 11 at 7.30 pm and Saturday 12 at 2 pm and 7.30 pm. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at The Willow Boutique Hotel, Brooklyn Pizza, Le Grand Palais, Laneway Guesthouse and YourPhnomPenh.com.  Funds raised will go directly to the Amrita Performing Arts.
More info

On Sunday 13, 2.30 – 5 pm, Ragamuffin Boathouse presents Power of Play, a two hour immersive drama therapy workshop designed to release your imagination and creativity in daily life. No experience necessary, just comfortable clothes and a willingness to get silly and explore. Facilitated by Maddi DeWalt. Tickets $10.
More info

Also creatively on Sunday 13, Showbox’s regular Drink and Draw offers a special couples edition, with a couple present for life drawing.   $3, byo materials as ever.   From 7 pm.
More info

At Meta House on Sunday 13, a dance performance by Hou Cheychanith, a student of choreography at the Royal University of Fine Arts and Amrita Performing Arts. As a dancer, he has toured England, the Philippines, Japan, Vietnam and Singapore; this is his first performance at Meta House. From 7 pm.
More info

Released last week was Enter Cobalt, an EP of experimental ambient compositions by Phnom Penh resident and WASH collaboration member Warren Daly, using found sounds, drones, and field recordings, and including remixes.
More info

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…


Until Thursday 10, the Cambodian International Film Festival continues at multiple venues. Download the full programme here.
More info

Until Saturday 12, the eleventh edition of the Angkor Photo Festival in Siem Reap continues. The daily schedule is available here.
More info

Tuesday 8 from 6.30 pm, the Logos International School Secondary Christmas program features instrumental groups, a choir, live art and an auction.

Wednesday 9 from 6.30 pm, The Plantation presents the opening of The Klondike Collection, an art installation by collector Jean-Pierre Klondike, in the Lotus Pond Gallery.
More info

Thursday 10, 5 to 7.30 pm, Java Café Independence Monument presents Romance, War and Rice Fields – New Cambodian Literature Scene, a Cambodian women writers showcase featuring Oum Sophany, Bounchan Suksiri, and Ting Sokha, facilitated by So Phina from the Women Writers Committee of PEN Cambodia.
More info

Thursday 10 at 6.30 pm, the French Institute presents Tian: L’année du lièvre. The making of a graphic novel. The exhibition traces the artistic journey of the work, on the occasion of the release of the third volume in the trilogy.
More info

Thursday 10 at 7 pm, Meta House hosts the launch of The Smell of Water, a Khmer Rouge era memoir by Lang and Cornelia Srey.
More info

Friday 11 to Sunday 13, 7 am to 7 pm, the Cambodian Book Fair at the National Library of Cambodia will feature over 55 booths, including bookstores, publishers, and writers, and plenty of activities.
More info

Friday 11 at 10.30 am and 2.30 pm at Lycee Descartes, Un Oeil Une Oreille (One Eye, One Ear), a collaborative project involving shadow puppetry, dance, music and drama created by Phnom Penh’s Kok Thlok and the French group Compagnie l’Aurore
More info

Friday 11 at 7.30 pm, the annual Christmas panto by the Phnom Penh Players, The Mask of Zero at Le Grand Palais Hotel (Street 130, off of Norodom near Central Market).
More info

Saturday 12 at 2 pm and 7.30 pm, , the annual Christmas panto by the Phnom Penh Players, The Mask of Zero at Le Grand Palais Hotel (Street 130, off of Norodom near Central Market).
More info

Saturday 12 at the French Institute at 6.30 pm, Un Oeil Une Oreille (One Eye, One Ear), a collaborative project involving shadow puppetry, dance, music and drama created by Phnom Penh’s Kok Thlok and the French group Compagnie l’Aurore.
More info

Sunday 13, 2.30 – 5 pm, Ragamuffin Boathouse presents Power of Play, a two hour immersive drama therapy workshop designed to release your imagination and creativity in daily life.
More info

Sunday 13 from 7 pm, Showbox’s regular Drink and Draw offers a special couples edition, with a couple present for life drawing.
More info

Sunday 13 at 7 pm at Meta House, a dance performance by Hou Cheychanith, a student of choreography at the Royal University of Fine Arts and Amrita Performing Arts.
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, 6.30 – 7.30 pm, body music classes at the Music Arts School (#14, St 360, BKK1) presented by Eric Ellul.
More info

Java Café Independence Monument presents The Disappearance, new works by Nicolas C. Grey.
More info

Meta House presents Dignity – Surviving Domestic Violence a photographic exhibition by Mona Simon.  The works will be displayed until Saturday 12.
More info

ARTillery Café (St 240 ½) presents Daily Life, a showcase of lithography by student artists from the Royal University of Fine Arts, depicting their views of daily life in Cambodia.
More info

Meta House hosts 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

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

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 1 December, 2015

Greetings,

Tonight, Tuesday 1 at 6 pm, a FAM (film, art and music) night, at Mito Hotel (formerly Mittaheap Hotel, Monivong Blvd, near Wat Koh, south of Psar Thmei). Sense will showcase short films from the Cambodian Film Exchange Programme, in collaboration with Project Accessible Hollywood, and also feature musical projects. An interactive live painting constructed on October 28 at Mito Hotel will be auctioned off at 8 pm.
More info

On Wednesday 2 from 6.30 pm, Java Café Independence Monument presents The Disappearance, new works by Nicolas C. Grey. “The works are pen and ink, water color, and collage using old “found” photographs. I want to convey a sense of mystery, linked to occult pop culture orientalism–a view of Asia as a place of mystery, but also of death and power and spectacle.
More info

Also on Wednesday 2, at 7 pm Meta House hosts the launch of King Norodom’s Head, by Steve Boswell, a compilation of the strange and mysterious off-guidebook stories of Phnom Penh. A Q&A will be held.
More info

In Battambang on Wednesday 2 at 7 pm, at Phare Ponleu Selpak, a performance of Un Oeil Une Oreille (One Eye, One Ear), a collaborative project involving shadow puppetry, dance, music and drama created by Phnom Penh’s Kok Thlok and the French group Compagnie l’Aurore. Next weekend there will be performances in Phnom Penh at Lycee Descartes and the French Institute, ahead of a tour of France.
More info

On Thursday 3, Meta House presents the opening of Dignity – Surviving Domestic Violence a photographic exhibition by Mona Simon.  The Dignity Project is a commissioned artistic work by the NGO CEDAW, aiming to raise awareness about the need of more protection for survivors of domestic violence. The official reception will be held from 6 pm; the works will be displayed from Tuesday 1 to Saturday 12.
More info

Dignity-C.Yim

Also on Thursday 3, ARTillery Café (St 240 ½) presents Daily Life, a showcase of lithography by student artists from the Royal University of Fine Arts, depicting their views of daily life in Cambodia. The reception commences at 6 pm, with an artists’ discussion at 7 pm.
More info

Kicking off on Friday 4, the Cambodian International Film Festival hits cinema screens across Phnom Penh (including Legend, Bophana Center, the French Institute, outdoors at Koh Pich, and Chaktomuk Theatre) through to Thursday 10. Highlights include a Japanese cinema retrospective, a selection of contemporary Malaysian films, a special in-conversation with Rithy Panh and young Cambodian filmmakers, the premiere of long awaited Srey Chantthy/Cambodian Space Project documentary Not Easy Rock’n’Roll, and classic Czech animation presented for both adults and children. Download the full programme here.
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Up in Siem Reap, the eleventh edition of the Angkor Photo Festival begins Saturday 5, continuing through to Saturday 12. Workshops, exhibitions, public art and events celebrate regional and international photographers and their work. The daily schedule is available here.
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Meanwhile, back in Phnom Penh, on Saturday 5 from 4 pm to 6 pm at the Royal University of Fine Arts, an exhibition of comparative street life studies of Sydney, Australia and Phnom Penh by students of the University of New South Wales and RUFA.
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On Sunday morning, Khmer Architecture Tours presents a two hour public architecture walking tour around the Front du Bassac, including Chaktomuk Theatre and the White Building. Reservations required, email contact@ka-tours.org.
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Please remember the Java Arts Fire Relief Fund, raising money for artists hit by last month’s fire at the rear of the café, and Amrita Performing ArtsNext Steps for the establishment of a residency for young Khmer choreographers.

For a more rock’n’roll musical flavour of Phnom Penh, make sure you follow weekly gig guide LengPleng.com as well.

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In brief: new and returning…


Tuesday 1 at 6 pm, a FAM (film, art and music) night, at Mito Hotel (formerly Mittaheap Hotel, Monivong Blvd, near Wat Koh, south of Psar Thmei). Sense will showcase short films from the Cambodian Film Exchange Programme, and also feature musical projects.
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Wednesday 2 from 6.30 pm, Java Café Independence Monument presents The Disappearance, new works by Nicolas C. Grey.
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Wednesday 2 at 7 pm Meta House hosts the launch of King Norodom’s Head, by Steve Boswell, a compilation of the strange and mysterious off-guidebook stories of Phnom Penh.
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Wednesday 2 at 7 pm, at Phare Ponleu Selpak in Battambang, a performance of Un Oeil Une Oreille (One Eye, One Ear), a collaborative project involving shadow puppetry, dance, music and drama created by Phnom Penh’s Kok Thlok and the French group Compagnie l’Aurore.
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Thursday 3 from 6 pm, Meta House presents the opening of Dignity – Surviving Domestic Violence a photographic exhibition by Mona Simon.  The works will be displayed from Tuesday 1 to Saturday 12.
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Thursday 3 from 6 pm, ARTillery Café (St 240 ½) presents Daily Life, a showcase of lithography by student artists from the Royal University of Fine Arts, depicting their views of daily life in Cambodia. Artists’ discussion at 7 pm.
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Friday 4 – Thursday 10, the Cambodian International Film Festival at multiple venues. Download the full programme here.
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Saturday 5 – Saturday 12, the eleventh edition of the Angkor Photo Festival in Siem Reap. The daily schedule is available here.
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Saturday 5 from 4 pm to 6 pm at the Royal University of Fine Arts, an exhibition of comparative street life studies of Sydney, Australia and Phnom Penh.
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Sunday 6 at 8.30 am, Khmer Architecture Tours presents a two hour public architecture walking tour around the Front du Bassac. Reservations required, email contact@ka-tours.org.
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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, 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 the opening of War Remnants of the Khmer Rouge, a photographic exhibition by Maureen Lambray.
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Samai Distillery and on-line art gallery laäsai presents Wat Tu (Object), by Thai contemporary artist Jitti Jumnianwai.
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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.

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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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