Kumnooh: Cambodia arts for week commencing 29 March, 2016

Greetings,

Tonight, Tuesday 29 at 8 pm at Meta House, a special addition to the Classical Music Concert Series: the IBLA Foundation prize winners’ concert featuring artists from China, Japan, Korea and the USA performing piano/vocal music by Scriabin, Schumann, Chopin, Dvorak, Gounod, Rzewski and Elton John. $10/$3, reservations and additional information: 077 787038 or 016 985828
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On Wednesday 30 from 7 pm, ARTillery Café on 240½ St presents Easels in the Alley, this month led by artist Chhan Dina, a step-by-step tutorial of a painting done in her style. $28 for a two hour session, which includes a glass of wine, tapas and all materials. Bookings recommended, at ARTillery or by email to info@artillerycafe.com
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Also on Wednesday 30 at 7.30 pm, the ShowBox Gallery presents Portraits, featuring a collection of works of portraiture by local artists curated by Greg Balster and Conrad Keely. Until the 10th of April.
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On Thursday 31 at 6 pm at the French Institute the launch party for the Cambodia Urban Art Festival featuring light painting, dance and music.
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Also on Thursday 31, from 8 pm, at the delightful rooftop space at Tamarind Bar (St 240), songwriter and poet Scott Bywater presents Under the Stars with Poetry and Song, a special performance of words and music. For reservations call 012727197/089240638
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The Phnom Penh Players’ presentation of The Rocky Horror Show this weekend has been moved to the Department of Performing Arts, St 173, off Mao Tse Tung Blvd. Ticket holders from last Saturday’s cancelled shows can redeem tickets at any performances so long as they bring their tickets. A new performance has been added on Thursday. Dates are now Thursday 31 and Friday 1 at 7.30 pm, Saturday 2 at 6 pm and 10 pm.
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On Friday 1 at Bophana Center, the opening of Dancers 1973, a collection of photographs taken by Colin Grafton of a rare Khmer classical dance performance in the early 1970s, with the invitation “to discover stories of hardship, perseverance and survival, and also the renaissance of the classical dance which is the spirit of Cambodia.” 6 pm start, runs until April 28.
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A new Design Kompany virtual workshop, Self, starts Friday 1: a guided, prompt-led and hosted conversation in virtual space.
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On Saturday 2, as part of the Cambodia Urban Art festival, a free tuk tuk ride through the streets to visit the murals is offered. Leaving from the French Institute at 2 pm to finish at FCC Mansion, in time for the opening of the Theo Vallier painting exhibition Phnom Penh Streets, which commences at 5 pm.
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On Sunday 3 from 8.30 pm, Khmer Architecture Tours presents Front du Bassac, the Chaktomuk Theatre and White Building. Bookings essential, email contact [ at ] ka-tours.org.
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Later on Sunday 3Drink and Draw at Show Box. $3 entry provides you two hours with a life model. Starts at 7 pm. B.Y.O drawing materials.
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Coming up at Ragamuffin, a short course on art therapy for loss, grief and mourning, April 5 – 7. “This 3-day course will utilise the gentle gift of creativity to explore the many experiences of loss and the process of grieving and transition. This course is for counsellors, therapists, social workers, educators, and professionals caring and supporting those going through any loss or transition.”

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 29 at 8 pm at Meta House, the Classical Music Concert Series IBLA Foundation prize winners’ concert featuring artists from China, Japan, Korea and the USA performing piano/vocal music by Scriabin, Schumann, Chopin, Dvorak, Gounod, Rzewski and Elton John.
More info

Wednesday 30 from 7 pm, ARTillery Café on 240½ St presents Easels in the Alley, this month led by artist Chhan Dina, a step-by-step tutorial of a painting done in her style.
More info

Wednesday 30 at 7.30 pm, ShowBox Gallery presents Portraits, a collection of works of portraiture by local artists curated by Greg Balster and Conrad Keely. Until April 10.
More info

Thursday 31 from 6 pm at the French Institute the launch party for the Cambodia Urban Art Festival featuring light painting, dance and music.
More info

Thursday 31 at 8 pm at Tamarind Bar rooftop (St 240), songwriter and poet Scott Bywater presents Under the Stars with Poetry and Song. For reservations call 012727197 or 089240638.
More info

Thursday 31 and Friday 1 at 7.30 pm, Saturday 2 at 6 pm and 10 pm, the Phnom Penh Players present The Rocky Horror Show at Department of Performing Arts, St 173, off Mao Tse Tung Blvd.
More info

Friday 1 from 6 pm at Bophana Center, the opening of Dancers 1973, a collection of photographs taken by Colin Grafton of a rare Khmer classical dance performance in the early 1970s. Runs until April 28.
More info

Friday 1, a new Design Kompany virtual workshop, Self: a guided, prompt-led and hosted conversation in virtual space.
More info

Saturday 2, 2 pm, from the French Institute, a free tuk tuk tour of murals that are a part of the Cambodia Urban Art festival. Finishes at at FCC Mansion for the opening of the Theo Vallier painting exhibition Phnom Penh Streets, which commences at 5 pm.
More info on the tour
More info on the exhibition

Sunday 3 from 8.30 pm, Khmer Architecture Tours presents Front du Bassac, the Chaktomuk Theatre and White Building. Bookings essential, email contact [ at ] ka-tours.org.
More info

Sunday 3 at 7 pm at Show Box, Drink and Draw  provides you two hours with a life model for $3. B.Y.O drawing materials.
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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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Every Saturday morning at 10 am Coin Café presents free apsara dance classes for children.
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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, April 3.   If you would like to be involved, please contact Claire (clairemarchantcollier [ @ ] gmail.com or John john.christopher.brown [ @ ] gmail.com.

Sunday afternoons until July 4, Romcheik 5 collective in Battambang presents Repairing My Memories by Mil Chankrim.
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At the Insider Gallery at the InterContinental Hotel, Drawing the Golden Thread, a joint exhibition by Chhan Dina and Frederikke Tu celebrating the beauty and fragility of the natural world. Until 17 April.
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At Java Café Independence Monument, Body of Work, featuring fashion portraiture by Alan James Flux, “a selection of images and sketches that characterize the artistic intent behind the works and how they challenge the aesthetic traditions of the fashion industry.” Until 30 April.
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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.

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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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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