Kumnooh: Cambodia arts for week commencing 7 June, 2016

Greetings,

Tonight, Tuesday 7 at 6 pm, Java Café Independence presents Work In Progress: Exploring Creativity Through Dance, an interactive roundtable discussion with choreographers Chey Chankethya and Chy Ratana, with special guests Sophiline Cheam Shapiro (Sophiline Arts Ensemble) and Peter Chin (Tribal Crackling Wind).
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Thursday 9 from 6.30 pm 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.
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Also on Thursday 9, from 6.30 pm in Siem Reap at The 1961, the opening of a photographic exhibition, The Silent Explosion, by Ali Al-Nasani, exploring the rapidly emerging street art of Kathmandu, Nepal. Al-Nasani and Cambodian street artist The Koy will speak at 7 pm. Show runs until July 14.
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This weekend the Francophone Theatre Group presents performances of Don Juan revient de guerre, by Odon von Horvath at the Department of Performing Arts (St 173). Tickets $7/$3 presale at Cloud, The Providor, K West and Carnets d’Asie – or $8 on the door. Shows at 8 pm on Friday 10 and Saturday 11, then Sunday 12 at 5 pm. French language event.
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Saturday 11 from 8.30 am to 5 pm, Java Café Independence presents Open Space Creatives: how do we do more of what we love? “For one day, creative people from all walks of life and background gather to discuss how they can do more of what they love.” English and Khmer language event. Participation is free, but registration is required.
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Sunday 12 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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Monday 13, Drink and Draw at Cloud from 7.30 pm features a professional Yuthakun Khom fighter dressed with the ritual costume of Hanuman . Two hours for $3.
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International entertainment company Hollywood Asia Studios is seeking performers and arts professionals of all sorts – from clowns to comedians to choreographers, musicians to mimes to magicians – and just about everything in between. Check out their details here on BongThom.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 7 at 6 pm, Java Café Independence presents Work In Progress: Exploring Creativity Through Dance, an interactive roundtable discussion with Amrita choreographers and others.
More info

Thursday 9 at 6.30 pm at the French Institute, a photographic exhibition, Voyage into the heart of Cambodia featuring 40 historic images from the French School of Asian Studies.
More info

Thursday 9 at 6.30 pm in Siem Reap at The 1961, the opening of a photographic exhibition, The Silent Explosion, by Ali Al-Nasani, on the rapidly emerging street art of Kathmandu, Nepal.
More info

Friday 10 at 8 pm, the Francophone Theatre Group presents Don Juan revient de guerre, by Odon von Horvath at the Department of Performing Arts (St 173).
More info

Saturday 11 from 8.30 am to 5 pm, Java Café Independence presents an open discussion, Open Space Creatives: how do we do more of what we love? Participation is free, but registration is required.
More info

Saturday 11 at 8 pm, the Francophone Theatre Group presents Don Juan revient de guerre, by Odon von Horvath at the Department of Performing Arts (St 173).
More info

Sunday 12 from 8.30 am, Khmer Architecture Tours presents Central Phnom Penh by Cyclo. Bookings essential, email contact [ at ] ka-tours.org.
More info

Sunday 12 at 5 pm the Francophone Theatre Group presents Don Juan revient de guerre, by Odon von Horvath at the Department of Performing Arts (St 173).
More info

Monday 13, Drink and Draw at Cloud from 7.30 pm features a professional Yuthakun Khom fighter dressed with the ritual costume of Hanuman . Two hours 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.
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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 19.   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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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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