Kumnooh: Cambodia arts for week commencing 19 April, 2016

Greetings,

On Thursday 21 at 7.30 pm, Meta House presents the launch of I Take Nothing Strong, Only Lightning, the first collection of poetry by Nathan A. Thompson, published by Wow Books, London. The evening will include a reading, Q&A, signing, an open mic for other poets to read, and the debut screening of City of Four Faces, a short film by Jeremiah Overman, which features a poem from the collection.
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Also on Thursday 21 at 7.30 pm, Cloud (#32, St 9) presents the premiere screening of An Eye, An Ear, the filmed record of a puppetry project created by the Kok Thlok collective of Phnom Penh and l’Aurore from Bordeaux, France. The screening will be followed by Q&A and a performance by the Kok Thlok musical ensemble with guests.
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On Friday 22 at 8 pm at Meta House, Words and Beatz will bring together poets Antonio Pineda, Choun Sopheap and Chath pierSath with DJs Sao Sopheak and Aya Kurata Banzai.
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On Sunday 24 from 8.30 am, Khmer Architecture Tours presents 1960s houses and villas in Toul Kork, and the White Building in Bassac. Bookings essential, email contact [ at ] ka-tours.org.
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Later on Sunday 24Drink 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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Finally on Sunday 24, at 8 pm, Meta House hosts the latest in the Classical Music Concert Series: The World of the Oboe, featuring Daisy Kim from Korea playing works by Marcello, Geminiani, Scarlatti, Bach and Telemann, accompanied by Loo Bang Hean (Kuala Lumpur) and special guests. $10/$3.
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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…



Thursday 21 at 7.30 pm, Meta House presents the launch of I Take Nothing Strong, Only Lightning, the first collection of poetry by Nathan A. Thompson, published by Wow Books, London.
More info

Thursday 21 at 7.30 pm, Cloud (#32, St 9) presents the premiere screening of An Eye, An Ear, the filmed record of a puppetry project created by the Kok Thlok collective of Phnom Penh and l’Aurore from Bordeaux, France.
More info

Friday 22 at 8 pm at Meta House, Words and Beatz will bring together poets Antonio Pineda, Choun Sopheap and Chath pierSath with DJs Sao Sopheak and Aya Kurata Banzai.
More info

Sunday 24 from 8.30 am, Khmer Architecture Tours presents 1960s houses and villas in Toul Kork, and the White Building in Bassac. Bookings essential, email contact [ at ] ka-tours.org.
More info

Sunday 24 at 7 pm at Show Box, Drink and Draw  provides you two hours with a life model for $3. B.Y.O drawing materials.
More info

Sunday 24 at 8 pm, Meta House hosts the latest in the Classical Music Concert Series: The World of the Oboe, featuring Daisy Kim from Korea playing works by Marcello, Geminiani, Scarlatti, Bach and Telemann.


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 24.   If you would like to be involved, please contact Claire (clairemarchantcollier [ @ ] gmail.com or John john.christopher.brown [ @ ] gmail.com.

Sa Sa Bassac presents the opening of Poetic Topographies, a two-person exhibition of new work by emerging artists Eng Rithchandaneth and Kong Dara, curated by Vuth Lyno.
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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.
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Sunday afternoons until July 4, Romcheik 5 collective in Battambang presents Repairing My Memories by Mil Chankrim.
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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.

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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