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.
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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).
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.

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Fabian Hipp

Kumnooh
fabianhipp@kumnooh.com

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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.
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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.
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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, 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.
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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.
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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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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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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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