Kumnooh: Cambodia arts for week commencing 26 April, 2016

Greetings,

Tonight, Tuesday 26, from 6 pm, Meta House presents the opening of Robam, a group exhibition by Chhan Dina, Chhim Sothy and Suos Davy celebrating Cambodia’s rich culture of dance. “This exhibition presents canvas, paints and sculptures portraying the elegance, determination, expression, and emotion of traditional Cambodian dancers.”
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On Wednesday 27 at Java Café, the return of the Open Stage writing event, in a new co-host format in both Khmer and English. Featured readers are Sim Chanya and Christine Benn, with a musical performance by James Speck. 6.30 pm start.
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Also on Wednesday 27 from 6:30pm at the Lotus Pond Art Gallery at The Plantation the opening of Psar Idyllic, a photographic exhibition by Cédric Delannoy, an exploration of Cambodian markets using photomontage techniques.
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On Thursday 27 from 6 pm at The Insider Gallery at the InterContinental Phnom Penh, the opening of New Neighbours, a photographic exhibition by Steve Porte comprising portraits from his travels around Cambodia.
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On Saturday 30, 4 pm – 7 pm, with the support of Ragamuffin Creative Arts Therapy, Cloud (St 9 near St 312), is hosting an art auction, with works by 30 student artists from six international schools in Phnom Penh. The works, based around the theme of unity, are currently on display for viewing. The event will include live music, refreshments and a raffle.
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On Sunday 1 from 8.30 am, 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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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.com and ask to be added to the venue/artists list.

 


In brief: new and returning…



Tuesday 26 from 6 pm, Meta House presents the opening of Robam, a group exhibition by Chhan Dina, Chhim Sothy and Suos Davy celebrating Cambodia’s rich culture of dance. More info

Wednesday 27 from 6.30 pm at Java Café, the return of the Open Stage writing event; featured readers are Sim Chanya and Christine Benn, with a musical performance by James Speck.
More info

Wednesday 27 from 6:30pm at the Lotus Pond Art Gallery at The Plantation the opening of Psar Idyllic, a photographic exhibition by Cédric Delannoy.
More info

Thursday 27 from 6 pm at The Insider Gallery at the InterContinental Phnom Penh, the opening of New Neighbours, a photographic exhibition by Steve Porte.
More info

Saturday 30 from 4 pm to 7 pm, at Cloud (St 9 near St 312), an auction of works by 30 student artists from six international schools in Phnom Penh. The event will include live music, refreshments and a raffle.
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Sunday 1 from 8.30 am, 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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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, May 1.   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 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 Siem Reap and performances on Mondays, Thursdays, and Saturdays in 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 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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