Kumnooh: Cambodia arts for week commencing 8 March, 2016

Greetings,

Tonight, Tuesday 8 at 7 pm, Meta House kicks off a three day Cambodian film festival in honour of International Women’s Day, Step it Up. Opening night will feature screenings of The Last Reel, Two Girls Against the Rain, and Choices Made in Life.   Wednesday and Thursday screenings commence at 6.30 pm.
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On Wednesday 9, the Lotus Pond Art Gallery at The Plantation present the opening of 36 Views of Phnom Penh, an exhibition by Laurent Villate, celebrating the motley collection of pavements, streets and buildings in the city. Cocktail reception from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm.
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Also on Wednesday 9, a special extra concert in The Piano Shop Classical Music Concert Series at Meta House, students of the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music performing works by Mozart, Schubert, Dvorak and Ravel. $10/$3.
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Friday 11 from 5 pm to 6.30 pm, Northbridge International School are holding their IB diploma visual art exhibition, on the themes environment, surrealism and emotions; a chance for the Phnom Penh community  view the students’ work.  Refreshments to be provided.  RSVP to Melanie_ireland [ @ ] nisc.edu.kh

In the latest in a new wave of interactive DIY art and literature nights in Phnom Penh, on Friday 11 from 7.30 pm, The Space (#25B Street 21) is hosting First Draft, an art, poetry and booze night. Bring booze, snacks, two to three poems, art supplies… and see what happens. This is planned to be a regular (every second Saturday) event – but note the first one is a Friday.
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On Friday 11 and Saturday 12, Cambodian Living Arts and Global Arts Corps present a new work featuring young artists from Phare Ponleu Selpak, See You Yesterday, fusing theatre and circus skills. Performances are at Black Box Theater at the International School of Phnom Penh, at 7pm. Tickets ($5/$2.50) available from Cambodian Living Arts, Amrita Performing Arts, Java Cafe, National Museum, and ISPP. Contact 077 945 015 / 077 986 015 / boxoffice [ @ ] amritaperformingarts.org.   For transport to the venue, buses are available leaving from Build Bright University at 6 pm sharp, returning after the performance. Tickets $2.50, bookings essential: please call 023 986 032.
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On Saturday 12 at 6 pm, Sa Sa Bassac is screening the documentary From the Heart of Brahma (2014), followed by a conversation with the star Prumsodan Ok and director Robert F. Douglas, as part of the current exhibition Futurographies: Cambodia – USA – France.
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On Sunday 13 from 8.30 am, Khmer Architecture Tours presents Central Phnom Penh by cyclo.   Booking essential, email contact [ at ] ka-tours.org.
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On Monday 14, Drink and Draw at Cloud.  Two hours with a life model for $3.  From 7.30 pm.
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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

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…


Tuesday 8 at 7 pm at Meta House, opening night for Step It Up, three day Cambodian film festival in honour of International Women’s Day.
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Wednesday 9 at 6.30 pm, the Lotus Pond Art Gallery at The Plantation present the opening of 36 Views of Phnom Penh, an exhibition by Laurent Villate, celebrating the city.
More info

Wednesday 9 at 6.30 pm at Meta House, day two of Step It Up, three day Cambodian film festival in honour of International Women’s Day.
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Wednesday 9 at 8 pm, The Piano Shop Classical Music Concert Series at Meta House presents students of the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music performing works by Mozart, Schubert, Dvorak and Ravel.
More info

Thursday 10 at 6.30 pm at Meta House, day three of Step It Up, three day Cambodian film festival in honour of International Women’s Day.
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Friday 11 from 5 pm to 6.30 pm at Northbridge International School,  IB diploma visual art exhibition, on the themes environment, surrealism and emotions.  RSVP to Melanie_ireland [ @ ] nisc.edu.kh

Friday 11
from 7.30 pm, The Space (#25B Street 21) is hosting First Draft, an art, poetry and booze night. Bring booze, snacks, two to three poems, art supplies… and see what happens.
More info

Friday 11 at 7 pm at Black Box Theater, Cambodian Living Arts and Global Arts Corps present a new work featuring young artists from Phare Ponleu Selpak, See You Yesterday, fusing theatre and circus skills.
More info

Saturday 12 at 6 pm, Sa Sa Bassac is screening the documentary From the Heart of Brahma (2014), followed by a conversation with the star Prumsodan Ok and director Robert F. Douglas.
More info

Saturday 12 at 7 pm at Black Box Theater, Cambodian Living Arts and Global Arts Corps present a new work featuring young artists from Phare Ponleu Selpak, See You Yesterday, fusing theatre and circus skills.
More info

Sunday 13 from 8.30 am, Khmer Architecture Tours presents Central Phnom Penh by cyclo.   Booking essential, email contact [ at ] ka-tours.org.
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Monday 14, 7.30 pm, Drink and Draw at Cloud.  Two hours with a life model for $3.  From 7.30 pm.
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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, March 20.   If you would like to be involved, please contact Claire (clairemarchantcollier [ @ ] gmail.com or John john.christopher.brown [ @ ] gmail.com.

The French Institute presents Café Elephant, an exhibition of work by Czech cartoonist Jiří Slíva, to mark the 60th anniversary of diplomatic relations between the Czech Republic and Cambodia.
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At Bophana Center, an exhibition by Erick Gonzalez entitled The Altered Mirror: Reflections from Guatemala and Cambodia, in which the Franco-Guatemalan artist draws on links and his journey between the two countries. Until the end of March.
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Meta House hosts an installation by Berlin based artist Alfred Banze: Public Colors, Private Lines, based on experiences at the soon-to-close Sammaki Artspace in Battambang.
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Community Art Gallery at The Asia Foundation (St 242) presents of Silhouettes of Tomorrowland by Kong Vollak, using installation and printmaking to portray urbanisation and the development of Phnom Penh.
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At Sa Sa Bassac, Futurographies: Cambodia – USA – France, a multi=disciplinary exhibition with works by Yim Maline, Marc Eberle, Studio Revolt/Anida Yoeu Ali and Masahiro Sugano, Stuart Isset, Pete Pin, Roland Neveu, Binh Danh, Eng Rithchandaneth, Dave Kyu and Chath Piersath.
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The Governor’s House Boutique Hotel (3 Mao Tse Tung Blvd, 100 m from Norodom Blvd) and Little Hearts International present a twofold exhibition by street photographer Vincent de Wilde, Between Salt and Earth and Supervivere, Cambodia Today.
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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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