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.
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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.
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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.”
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.

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.
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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

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