Kumnooh: arts guide for Cambodia, week commencing 26 January 2016

Greetings,

Wednesday 27 at Java Café, the regular (now quarterly) Open Stage event for local and visiting writers from 7.30 pm. Nope, it’s on Wednesday 3 February.  Readers this month are Australian performance poet Myley Rattle, Phina So from PEN Cambodia, and musician/writer/artist Conrad Keely. Works will be on sale at the venue.
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On Thursday 28 from 6.30 pm the French Institute presents Adorned body, transformed body, the work of Cambodian photographers Khun Vannak and Sun Vanndy, featuring explorations of body transformations through tattoos, scarification, make-up.  A tattoo booth will be available for temporary tattoos.
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On Saturday 30 from 8.30 am, Khmer Architecture Tours presents their new offering for the first time: Four Religions of Phnom Penh, which will visit a Buddhist wat, a Chinese temple, a Cham mosque and a Carmelite chapel.   Booking essential.
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On Saturday 30 and Sunday 31Lotus 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.
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On Saturday 30 at Meta House at 6 pm, the opening of IN/VISIBLE, an exhibition by French/German photographer Ann-Christine Woehrl, as part of a long-term project on women who have been attacked by flame or acid burns or who have tried to commit suicide out of threat in Bangladesh, Nepal, Cambodia, Pakistan, Uganda and India. Woehrl will give an artists talk at 8 pm, along with screenings of films about acid victims in Cambodia and other countries.

The recently opened bar Cloud (St 9, near end of St 308) is holding a street art workshop on Sunday 31 from 10 am through to 5 pm. Renowned street artist from Guatemala, Erick Vendetta, will pass on some tips. $20 per person, includes equipment. Special prices for Cambodian students.
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On Sunday 31, the first of the 2016 Classical Music Concert Series at Meta House, Domestic sphere meets mystical ecstacy, a piano excursion with Pietro Bonfilio of Milan featuring works by Mozart, Liszt, Debussy and Kabelevsky.  $10/$3. Starts at 8 pm.
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In February Phnom Penh Community College will be running a series of evening art workshops on the fundamentals of drawing, featuring artist France Damon.
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Coming soon, The Phnom Penh Players will present The Vagina Monologues, with three performances: Thursday 11, Friday 12 and Saturday 13 February at Meta House. Tickets are $5 and on sale at The Box Office, Willow Boutique Hotel, Garden Cafe & Bar and Meta House. All proceeds go to SHE Investments organization.
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If you were waiting…. there’s just four days left to contribute to the crowdfunding appeal for The Boat floating arts centre in Phnom Penh.

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.


In brief: new and returning…


 

Thursday 28 from 6.30 pm, the French Institute presents Adorned body, transformed body, the work of Cambodian photographers Khun Vannak and Sun Vanndy.
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Saturday 30 from 8.30 am, Khmer Architecture Tours presents their new offering for the first time: Four Religions of Phnom Penh.   Booking essential.
More info

Saturday 30 and Sunday 31Lotus Centre in Ta Khmau is running a Moving Voice Intensive workshop. Activities will be led by facilitators in dance, voice, theatre and movement. In English, Khmer and French. No experience required.
More info

Saturday 30 at Meta House at 6 pm, the opening of IN/VISIBLE, an exhibition by French/German photographer Ann-Christine Woehrl, as part of a long-term project on women who have been attacked by flame or acid burns, with an artists talk at 8 pm.

Sunday 31 from 10 am, street art workshop at Cloud (St 9, near end of St 308), $20 per person, includes equipment.
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Sunday 31 at 8 pm, the first of the 2016 Classical Music Concert Series at Meta House, Domestic sphere meets mystical ecstacy, a piano excursion with Pietro Bonfilio.
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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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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.
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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, February 7.   If you would like to be involved, please contact Carly Nugent (cnfrizzle [at] gmail.com).

Lotus Pond Art Gallery at The Plantation hosts Vincent Broustet’s new exhibition ROAM!, a collection of 15 charcoal drawings on craft paper.
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At Meta House, the Liger Learning Center presents an art exhibition and limited edition book launch for The Illustrated Guide to Wildlife of Cambodia, which includes 90 new watercolours of Cambodian wildlife created by student illustrators.
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Bophana Center hosts the Shifting Geographies exhibition, featuring the works of Lydie Jean-dit-Pannel, Kvay Samnang, Léa Le Bricomte, Daphné Le Sergent, Patrick Nardin, and Vandy Rattana.
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At Romcheik 5 Artspace in Battambang, a retrospective exhibition of paintings by Sin Rithy, Endlessly.
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SaSa Bassac presents Landscape of Time by Vandy Rattana.
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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.
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Java Café Independence Monument presents The Disappearance, new works by Nicolas C. Grey.
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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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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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