Kumnooh: arts guide for Cambodia, week commencing 31 May 2016

Greetings,

On Friday 3 and Saturday 4 at 7 pm, Amrita Performing Arts presents the sixth edition of their bi-annual Contemporary Dance Platform at the Department of Performing Arts. Choreographers Chey Chankethya and Ratana Chy will present two ambitious works developed over the last six weeks.
More info

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Sunday 5 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.
More info

Also on Sunday 5, Drink and Draw at Show Box from 7 pm. Two hours with a life model for $3.
More info

Coming up next week at the French Institute, a photographic exhibition, Voyage into the heart of Cambodia, in collaboration with the Angkor Photo Festival, featuring 40 historic images from the French School of Asian Studies.

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…


 

Friday 3 and Saturday 4 at 7 pm, Amrita Performing Arts presents Contemporary Dance Platform at the Department of Performing Arts.
More info

Sunday 5 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.
More info

Sunday 5, Drink and Draw at Show Box from 7 pm. Two hours with a life model for $3.
More info


Ongoing….


Every Tuesday, 7.30 pm at The Harbour in Siem Reap, the Spoken Arts night invites writers and readers to share.
More info

Every Tuesday, 6.30 – 7.30 pm, body music classes at the Music Arts School (#14, St 360, BKK1) presented by Eric Ellul.
More info

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.
More info

Every Saturday morning at 10 am Coin Café presents free apsara dance classes for children.
More info

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, June 5.   If you would like to be involved, please contact Claire (clairemarchantcollier [ @ ] gmail.com or John john.christopher.brown [ @ ] gmail.com.

The Asia Foundation’s Community Art Gallery (#59, Street 242) presents Lane, a solo art exhibition by multi-media artist Meas Sokhorn, using a sculptural installation to critique the problems of Phnom Penh traffic.
More info

At Java Café, I Want to Get Married, an exhibition of drawings and video by Srey Bandaul. The title I want to get married is a metaphor for understanding each other and compromise.
More info

At Bophana Centre, a group exhibition of paintings, objects and sculpture by eight Cambodian artists led by Japanese artist Takakazu Yamada, Artinnovation CAMBODIA!. Featured artists are Thun Dina, Im Pesey, Seng Visal, Sou Kimsan, Nhem Sopheap, Sreang Pisey, Horn Samon, and Ven Phanna.
More info

Lotus Pond Art Gallery at The Plantation presents Psar Idyllic, a photographic exhibition by Cédric Delannoy, an exploration of Cambodian markets using photomontage techniques.
More info

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. Until June 4.
More info

Sunday afternoons until July 4, Romcheik 5 collective in Battambang presents Repairing My Memories by Mil Chankrim.
More info

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.
More info

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.
More info
Even more info

New Leaf Book Cafe in Siem Reap, has a continuous exhibition for Small Art School, featuring the work of young aspiring Cambodian artists.
More info

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.
More info

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).
More info

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.
More info
In Battambang: visual arts exhibition from 6 pm then circus show at 7 pm.
More info

DanceWorldCambodia
 offers classes in adult ballet, yoga and Bollywood style.  For more info contact dance@danceworldcambodia.com

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Kumnooh: Cambodia arts for week commencing 24 May, 2016

Greetings,

Opening Wednesday 25 at the French Institute is Un musée (de théâtre) (Museum (theatre)), a participative theatre and photo installation based on Heiner Müller’s play Hamlet
Machine
.   Visitors are invited to choose a photograph to be projected on screen coupled with one or several words from the text of the play translated in French, Khmer and English. The installation is open for set times from Thursday 26 through to Saturday 28, with evening performances and a slideshow and debate on Saturday at 5 pm. See the website for times.
More info

On Thursday 26 at 6.30 pm at Meta House, the opening of IN/VISIBLE BORDERLINE, a collaborative installation by Vietnamese interdisciplinary artist Tuan Mami and Cambodian documentarian Sao Sopheak looking at the state of Cambodian/Vietnamese relations and the similarities and differences of communities on either side of the border. Followed at 8 pm by a panel discussion on the value of art in reconciliation and diffusion of conflicts, featuring Tuan Mami, Sao Sopheak, Clyde Chabot (Stage Director/France) and Nico Mesterham (Moderator/Germany).
More info

On Friday 27 and Saturday 28 at 7 pm, the Sophiline Arts Ensemble presents Roots & Shoots (Tompeang Snong Russey), a new and re-imagined dance performance at the Khmer Arts Theatre in Ta Khmau (see map). $2.50 entry.
More info

On Saturday 28 from 7.30 pm, whisky bar Long After Dark (#86 Street 450 Toul Tum Poung (across the street from the big orange Cellcard building) is hosting a special event, Words and Whisky, a fundraiser for the Khmer writers collaborative, Slap Paka. There will be readings from Khmer writers, books, raffles and more.
More info

On Monday 30, Drink and Draw at Cloud from 7.30 pm. Two hours with a life model for $3. Also this week an additional small drawing class at 7 pm, for an extra $1.
More info

Hello to those who read down this far: Kumnooh celebrates its third birthday this week. This weekly guide now goes out to over 8,000 subscribers each week, with up to 900 hits on the kumnooh.com online version every month from all over the world. Thanks for your support as we look forward to a deeper, stronger artistic scene and community in Cambodia.

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…


Wednesday 25 to Saturday 28 at the French Institute is Un musée (de théâtre) (Museum (theatre)), a participative theatre and photo installation based on Heiner Müller’s play Hamlet Machine. See the website for times.
More info

Thursday 26 at 6.30 pm at Meta House, the opening of IN[visible] BORDERLINE, a collaborative installation by Vietnamese interdisciplinary artist Tuan Mami and Cambodian documentarian Sao Sopheak. Followed at 8 pm by a panel discussion on the value of art in reconciliation and diffusion of conflicts.
More info
Friday 27 and Saturday 28 at 7 pm, the Sophiline Arts Ensemble presents Roots & Shoots (Tompeang Snong Russey), a new and re-imagined dance performance at the Khmer Arts Theatre in Takhmau (see map). $2.50 entry.
More info

Saturday 28 at 7.30 pm at whisky bar Long After Dark (#86 Street 450 Toul Tum Poung (across the street from the big orange Cellcard building), Words and Whisky, a fundraiser for the Khmer writers collaborative, Slap Paka.
More info

Monday 30, Drink and Draw at Cloud from 7.30 pm. Two hours with a life model for $3. Also this week an additional small drawing class at 7 pm, for an extra $1.
More info


Ongoing….


Every Tuesday, 7.30 pm at Tim’s Greasy Spoon in Siem Reap, the Spoken Arts night invites writers and readers to share.
More info

Every Tuesday, 6.30 – 7.30 pm, body music classes at the Music Arts School (#14, St 360, BKK1) presented by Eric Ellul.
More info

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.
More info

Every Saturday morning at 10 am Coin Café presents free apsara dance classes for children.
More info

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, June 5.   If you would like to be involved, please contact Claire (clairemarchantcollier [ @ ] gmail.com or John john.christopher.brown [ @ ] gmail.com.

The Asia Foundation’s Community Art Gallery (#59, Street 242) presents Lane, a solo art exhibition by multi-media artist Meas Sokhorn, using a sculptural installation to critique the problems of Phnom Penh traffic.
More info

At Java Café, I Want to Get Married, an exhibition of drawings and video by Srey Bandaul. The title I want to get married is a metaphor for understanding each other and compromise.
More info

At Bophana Centre, a group exhibition of paintings, objects and sculpture by eight Cambodian artists led by Japanese artist Takakazu Yamada, Artinnovation CAMBODIA!. Featured artists are Thun Dina, Im Pesey, Seng Visal, Sou Kimsan, Nhem Sopheap, Sreang Pisey, Horn Samon, and Ven Phanna.
More info

Lotus Pond Art Gallery at The Plantation presents Psar Idyllic, a photographic exhibition by Cédric Delannoy, an exploration of Cambodian markets using photomontage techniques.
More info

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. Until June 4.
More info

Sunday afternoons until July 4, Romcheik 5 collective in Battambang presents Repairing My Memories by Mil Chankrim.
More info

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.
More info

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.
More info
Even more info

New Leaf Book Cafe in Siem Reap, has a continuous exhibition for Small Art School, featuring the work of young aspiring Cambodian artists.
More info

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.
More info

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).
More info

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.
More info
In Battambang: visual arts exhibition from 6 pm then circus show at 7 pm.
More info

DanceWorldCambodia
 offers classes in adult ballet, yoga and Bollywood style.  For more info contact dance@danceworldcambodia.com

Kumnooh: Cambodia arts for week commencing 17 May, 2016

Greetings, and apologies for lateness.

Tonight, Thursday 19, from 6 pm, The Asia Foundation’s Community Art Gallery (#59, Street 242) presents Lane, a solo art exhibition by multi-media artist Meas Sokhorn, using a sculptural installation to critique the problems of Phnom Penh traffic.
More info

On Friday 20 and Saturday 21, Java Café and Meta House host a special event, Performance Exchange: Dialogues on the costs and conditions of performance, to discuss the state of live art and performance art. At Java Café on Friday from 6.30 – 8 pm, an open public panel discussion on performance with artists and producers with representatives from local and regional arts bodies, followed on Saturday morning at Meta House with a closed exchange for artists, curators and researchers.
More info

Sunday 22 from 2.30 pm, Khmer Architecture Tours presents New Khmer Architecture of the 1960s. Bookings essential, email contact [ at ] ka-tours.org.
More info

On Sunday 22 at 3 pm at the iCAN British International School hall, Dance World Cambodia will perform their eight concert, featuring students in a range of styles from classical to modern, in preparation for their exam week with the Russian Ballet Society from the UK. Tickets $7 per person, available from Trunkh, Java & DWC Studio 1.
More info

On Sunday 22, Drink and Draw at Show Box from 7 pm. Two hours with a life model for $3.
More info

And finally on Sunday 22, at Meta House at 8 pm, the latest in the Classical Music Concert Series entitled The Viennese Heritage: Piano Delights with Mario Tonda. The Italian pianist will play works by Mozart, Haydn and Beethoven; $10/$3.
More info

The third edition of the Mekong Review, the new locally produced, regionally focused literary quarterly is now available at the usual locations.

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…


Thursday 19 at 6 pm, The Asia Foundation’s Community Art Gallery (#59, Street 242) presents Lane, a solo art exhibition by multi-media artist Meas Sokhorn, using a sculptural installation to critique the problems of Phnom Penh traffic.
More info

Friday 20 at 6.30 pm, at Java Café, Performance Exchange: Dialogues on the costs and conditions of performance an open public panel discussion on performance with artists and producers with representatives from local and regional arts bodies

Saturday 21 at 8.30 am at Meta House, Performance Exchange: Dialogues on the costs and conditions of performance, a closed exchange for artists, curators and researchers.
More info

Sunday 22 at 2.30 pm, Khmer Architecture Tours presents New Khmer Architecture of the 1960s. Bookings essential, email contact [ at ] ka-tours.org.
More info

Sunday 22 at 3 pm at the iCAN British International School hall, a concert by Dance World Cambodia featuring students in a range of styles from classical to modern. Tickets $7 per person, available from Trunkh, Java & DWC Studio 1.
More info

Sunday 22 at 7 pm, Drink and Draw at Show Box. Two hours with a life model for $3.
More info

Sunday 22 at 6 pm at Meta House, The Viennese Heritage: Piano Delights with Mario Tonda. The Italian pianist will play works by Mozart, Haydn and Beethoven; $10/$3.
More info


Ongoing….


Every Tuesday, 7.30 pm at Tim’s Greasy Spoon in Siem Reap, the Spoken Arts night invites writers and readers to share.
More info

Every Tuesday, 6.30 – 7.30 pm, body music classes at the Music Arts School (#14, St 360, BKK1) presented by Eric Ellul.
More info

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.
More info

Every Saturday morning at 10 am Coin Café presents free apsara dance classes for children.
More info

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

At Java Café, I Want to Get Married, an exhibition of drawings and video by Srey Bandaul. The title I want to get married is a metaphor for understanding each other and compromise.
More info

At Bophana Centre, a group exhibition of paintings, objects and sculpture by eight Cambodian artists led by Japanese artist Takakazu Yamada, Artinnovation CAMBODIA!. Featured artists are Thun Dina, Im Pesey, Seng Visal, Sou Kimsan, Nhem Sopheap, Sreang Pisey, Horn Samon, and Ven Phanna.
More info

Meta House presents 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.”
More info

Lotus Pond Art Gallery at The Plantation presents Psar Idyllic, a photographic exhibition by Cédric Delannoy, an exploration of Cambodian markets using photomontage techniques.
More info

The Insider Gallery at the InterContinental Phnom Penh hosts New Neighbours, a photographic exhibition by Steve Porte, superb portraits from his travels around Cambodia.
More info

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. Until June 4.
More info

Sunday afternoons until July 4, Romcheik 5 collective in Battambang presents Repairing My Memories by Mil Chankrim.
More info

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.
More info

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.
More info
Even more info

New Leaf Book Cafe in Siem Reap, has a continuous exhibition for Small Art School, featuring the work of young aspiring Cambodian artists.
More info

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.
More info

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).
More info

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.
More info
In Battambang: visual arts exhibition from 6 pm then circus show at 7 pm.
More info

DanceWorldCambodia
 offers classes in adult ballet, yoga and Bollywood style.  For more info contact dance@danceworldcambodia.com

Kumnooh: Cambodia arts for week commencing 10 May, 2016

Greetings,

Tonight, Tuesday 10 at 6 pm, Meta House hosts a documentary screening and photographic exhibition for Seametrey Children’s Village, a fully integrated bilingual nursery and primary Montessori school near Tonle Bati, outside Phnom Penh. Rising Together from the Ashes, by filmmakers Maxie Borchert and Bilal Mohammed, follows the story of NGO founder and school director Muoy You, widow of Cambodian painter You Khin. Screening at 7 pm, to be followed by a Q&A with Borchert and Muoy You.
More info

Also tonight, Tuesday 10, at 6.30 pm, the spring concert for Logos International School (#928, St. 1015 in Phnom Penh Thmei). Groups performing include a handbell choir, percussion ensemble and chorus. Tickets $1.

On Wednesday 11, from 6 .30 pm, at Java Café, the opening of I Want to Get Married, an exhibition of drawings and video by Srey Bandaul. “Srey Bandaul uses parody as an artistic tool to confront the complications of Cambodia’s past, identity, social values and artistic practices. The title I want to get married is a metaphor for understanding each other and compromise.” A special performance piece will commence at 7 pm.
More info

On Thursday 12 from 7 pm, Meta House will host the launch of Relics of Rangoon, an illustrative book of photographs by journalist Philip Heijmans, which “seeks to definitively capture the historic buildings of Myanmar’s capital Yangon (Rangoon under British rule) at a time they are in danger of disappearing forever.”
More info

Sunday 15 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.
More info

On Monday 16, Drink and Draw at Cloud (St 9 near St 308) from 7.30 pm. Two hours with a life model for $3.
More info

The third edition of the Mekong Review, the new locally produced, regionally focused literary quarterly is now available at the usual locations.

Dance World Cambodia is proudly announcing its accreditation by the Russian Ballet Society ‘Legat Method’. Exam and accreditation week celebrations will take place May 22 – 26. For further inquiries contact dance [at ] danceworldcambodia.com.

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 10 at 6 pm, Meta House hosts a documentary screening and photographic exhibition, Rising Together from the Ashes. Screening at 7 pm, to be followed by a Q&A.
More info

Tuesday 10 at 6.30 pm, the spring concert for Logos International School (#928, St. 1015 in Phnom Penh Thmei). Tickets $1.

Wednesday 11 from 6 .30 pm, at Java Café, the opening of I Want to Get Married, an exhibition of drawings and video by Srey Bandaul. A special performance piece will commence at 7 pm.
More info

Thursday 12 from 7 pm, Meta House will host the launch of Relics of Rangoon, an illustrative book of photographs by journalist Philip Heijmans.
More info

Sunday 15 at 8.30 am, Khmer Architecture Tours presents Front du Bassac, the Chaktomuk Theatre and White Building. Bookings essential, email contact [ at ] ka-tours.org.
More info

Monday 16 at 7.30 pm, Drink and Draw at Cloud (St 9 near St 308). Two hours with a life model for $3.
More info


Ongoing….


Every Tuesday, 7.30 pm at Tim’s Greasy Spoon in Siem Reap, the Spoken Arts night invites writers and readers to share.
More info

Every Tuesday, 6.30 – 7.30 pm, body music classes at the Music Arts School (#14, St 360, BKK1) presented by Eric Ellul.
More info

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.
More info

Every Saturday morning at 10 am Coin Café presents free apsara dance classes for children.
More info

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

At Bophana Centre, a group exhibition of paintings, objects and sculpture by eight Cambodian artists led by Japanese artist Takakazu Yamada, Artinnovation CAMBODIA!. Featured artists are Thun Dina, Im Pesey, Seng Visal, Sou Kimsan, Nhem Sopheap, Sreang Pisey, Horn Samon, and Ven Phanna.
More info

Meta House presents 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.”
More info

Lotus Pond Art Gallery at The Plantation presents Psar Idyllic, a photographic exhibition by Cédric Delannoy, an exploration of Cambodian markets using photomontage techniques.
More info

The Insider Gallery at the InterContinental Phnom Penh hosts New Neighbours, a photographic exhibition by Steve Porte, superb portraits from his travels around Cambodia.
More info

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. Until June 4.
More info

Sunday afternoons until July 4, Romcheik 5 collective in Battambang presents Repairing My Memories by Mil Chankrim.
More info

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.
More info

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.
More info
Even more info

New Leaf Book Cafe in Siem Reap, has a continuous exhibition for Small Art School, featuring the work of young aspiring Cambodian artists.
More info

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.
More info

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).
More info

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.
More info
In Battambang: visual arts exhibition from 6 pm then circus show at 7 pm.
More info

DanceWorldCambodia
 offers classes in adult ballet, yoga and Bollywood style.  For more info contact dance@danceworldcambodia.com

Kumnooh: Cambodia arts for week commencing 3 May, 2016

Greetings,

On Friday 6 from 6.30 pm at Bophana Centre, the opening of Artinnovation CAMBODIA!, a group exhibition of paintings, objects and sculpture by eight Cambodian artists led by Japanese artist Takakazu Yamada. Featured artists are Thun Dina, Im Pesey, Seng Visal, Sou Kimsan, Nhem Sopheap, Sreang Pisey, Horn Samon, and Ven Phanna.
More info

Also on Friday 6, The Exchange (France St) is hosting a Cambodian music forum, Cambodia Rocks! featuring an expert discussion on golden era music and performances by young Cambodian women songwriters and singers.
More info

On Sunday 8 from 8.30 am, Khmer Architecture Tours presents Central Phnom Penh by Cyclo. Bookings essential, email contact [ at ] ka-tours.org.
More info

Also on Sunday 8, at 6 pm, The 19 Bar & Lounge (St 19) presents a reading by English Bangkok-based noir poet John Gartland.
More info

And also later on Sunday 8, from 7 pm, Show Box hosts Drink and Draw. $3 entry for two hours with a life model, byo materials.
More info

The third edition of the Mekong Review, the new literary quarterly, will be out this week at the usual locations.

‘Submissions are now open for the festival programme of the 12th Angkor Photo Festival, to be held 3 – 10 December 2016 in Siem Reap. Note as of this year multimedia submissions are now being accepted in all categories. Additionally, applications are now open for the parallel Angkor Photo Workshops, for photographers of all Asian nationalities, with no age restrictions. Application is free.

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

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In brief: new and returning…


Friday 6, from 6.30 pm at Bophana Centre, the opening of Artinnovation CAMBODIA!, a group exhibition of paintings, objects and sculpture by eight Cambodian artists led by Japanese artist Takakazu Yamada.
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Friday 6, The Exchange (France St) is hosting a Cambodian music forum, Cambodia Rocks! featuring an expert discussion on golden era music and performances by young Cambodian women songwriters and singers.
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Sunday 8, from 8.30 am, Khmer Architecture Tours presents Central Phnom Penh by Cyclo. Bookings essential, email contact [ at ] ka-tours.org.
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Sunday 8, at 6 pm, The 19 Bar & Lounge (St 19) presents a reading by English Bangkok-based noir poet John Gartland.
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Sunday 8, from 7 pm, Show Box hosts Drink and Draw. $3 entry for two hours with a life model, byo 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, May 22.   If you would like to be involved, please contact Claire (clairemarchantcollier [ @ ] gmail.com or John john.christopher.brown [ @ ] gmail.com.

Meta House presents 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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Lotus Pond Art Gallery at The Plantation presents Psar Idyllic, a photographic exhibition by Cédric Delannoy, an exploration of Cambodian markets using photomontage techniques.
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The Insider Gallery at the InterContinental Phnom Penh hosts New Neighbours, a photographic exhibition by Steve Porte, superb portraits from his travels around Cambodia.
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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. Until June 4.
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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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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