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.
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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.
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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.
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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
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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…


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.
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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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Java Café Independence Monument presents The Disappearance, new works by Nicolas C. Grey.
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Meta House presents Dignity – Surviving Domestic Violence a photographic exhibition by Mona Simon.  The works will be displayed until Saturday 12.
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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.
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Meta House hosts 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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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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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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