Kumnooh: arts guide for Cambodia, week commencing 1 November 2016

Greetings,

Wednesday 2, the opening event for the Kampot Writers and Readers Festival, An evening with the writers, takes place at Raffles Le Royale in Phnom Penh, 4 pm – 9 pm. Local and international writers including Shane Maloney, Laura Jean McKay, Ky Kalyan, Kosal Kiev, Carlos Andres Gomez, Phina So, Lok Ta, Thavry Thon, and Chath Piersath will be attending, along with a special performance by the Bou’Sra Arts & Culture Troupe of Mondulkiri.
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Thursday 3, ARTillery Café’s Easels in the Alley returns with a sketch edition, hosted by Laura Emily of Lau Le Miray Art. $35 for a two hour session including all materials, tapas, and a glass of wine. Spaces limited. From 7 pm.
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The aforementioned Kampot Writers and Readers Festival takes place this weekend, Thursday 3Sunday 6, with a closing night party in Phnom Penh on Monday 7 at The Exchange. A comprehensive list of the many visitors to the KWRF is now available on-line, and the schedule is being progressively released. Expect readings, discussions, panels, workshops, music, screenings and more. A general call is going out for a Saturday afternoon event, My Favourite Poem, hosted by Tree Bernstein – if you would like to contribute a reading and a few contextual comment about the poet and the poem, please contact Tree [treebernstein@gmail.com] for more information.
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Also this weekend, from Thursday 3Monday 7, the 13th Phnom Penh International Music Festival, entitled SHAKESPEARE 400, features music, songs and poetry from the Renaissance to mark the 400th anniversary of the English writer’s death. The five concerts will take place at the Intercontinental, the National Museum and Meta House.
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Thursday 3 at Sundance, St 172, Full Metal Comics presents UK comedian Graham Wooding, from 8.30 pm.
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On Friday 4 at 7.30 pm, then Sunday 6 at 2.30 pm and 6.30 pm, the Central School of Ballet Phnom Penh presents an evening of three original dance works performed by students from CSBPP and Dance Made In Cambodia, at the Blackbox Theatre, ISPP, Hun Neang Boulevard.   Tickets $10 at Feel Good Coffee Shop (Street 136), Java Cafe (both locations) and Brooklyn Pizza (Street 123, Toul Thom Pong).
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Note that the Sophiline Arts Ensemble return performances of A Bend in the River that were scheduled this weekend in Takhmao have been postponed for health reasons.
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On Sunday 6Khmer Architecture Tours offers Front du Bassac, the Chaktomuk Theatre and White Building. 8.30 am start. Reservations required, email contact [@] ka-tours.org.
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On Monday 7Drink and Draw at Cloud from 7.30 pm. Two hours with a life model for $3. Additional drawing class at 7 pm for $1.
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Later in the month, on November 20, Ragamuffin Cambodia is offering a one day workshop, Writing from the Heart, on story making, poetry and letters.

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…


 

Wednesday 2, from 4 pm, the opening event for the Kampot Writers and Readers Festival, An evening with the writers, takes place at Raffles Le Royale in Phnom Penh. Local and international writers will be attending, along with a special performance by the Bou’Sra Arts & Culture Troupe of Mondulkiri.
More info

Thursday 3, 7 pm, ARTillery Café’s Easels in the Alley returns with a sketch edition, hosted by Laura Emily of Lau Le Miray Art. Spaces limited.
More info

Thursday 3 – Sunday 6, Kampot Writers and Readers Festival features readings, discussions, panels, workshops, music, screenings and more.
More info
Thursday 3 – Monday 7, the 13th Phnom Penh International Music Festival, SHAKESPEARE 400, at the Intercontinental, the National Museum and Meta House.
More info

Thursday 3, 8.30 pm, at Sundance, St 172, Full Metal Comics presents UK comedian Graham Wooding.
More info
Friday 4 at 7.30 pm, the Central School of Ballet Phnom Penh presents an evening of three original dance works at the Blackbox Theatre, ISPP, Hun Neang Boulevard.
More info

On Sunday 6, Khmer Architecture Tours offers Front du Bassac, the Chaktomuk Theatre and White Building. 8.30 am start. Reservations required, email contact [@] ka-tours.org.
More info

Sunday 6, 2.30 pm and 6.30 pm, the Central School of Ballet Phnom Penh presents an evening of three original dance works at the Blackbox Theatre, ISPP, Hun Neang Boulevard.
More info

On Monday 7, Drink and Draw at Cloud from 7.30 pm. Two hours with a life model for $3. Additional drawing class at 7 pm for $1.
More info

 


Ongoing….


Every Tuesday, 6.30 – 7.30 pm, body music classes at Eurêka (#63, St 88) 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 third Wednesday, 7.30 pm at The Harbour in Siem Reap, the Spoken Arts night invites writers and readers to share.
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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. If you would like to be involved, please contact Claire (clairemarchantcollier [ @ ] gmail.com or John john.christopher.brown [ @ ] gmail.com.

N o w h e r e  hosts an experimental three-dimensional art show, Strange Creatures, the work of a variety of artists exploring our individual strangenesses. Until 11 November.
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At Sa Sa Bassac, is Decomposition, an exhibition of paintings by Yim Maline, that “imaginatively prods and ponders expanded notions of landscape and its representation.”
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Java Café Independence presents Influence: The New Ages, a special presentation of new work by Leang Seckon, curated by Yean Reaksmey.
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The Lotus Pond Gallery at The Plantation presents Tioulong, Echoes from a Golden Past, an exhibition of photographs by Kim Hak uncovering the lost villas of the village of Tioulong in Kirirom National Park.
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At the Asia Foundation Community Art Gallery on St 242, Envisioning the Future of the Post Office Square, an exhibition of architectural models designed by seven groups of university students from Norton University, Pannasastra University of Cambodia and Royal University of Fine Arts, who participated in a competition to re-design the future for the square.
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The FCC presents Kambuja, by Em Riem, a new series of works inspired by Cambodian portraits from the early twentieth century, produced on burlap.
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Romcheik Pram brings to Battambang the recent Meta House show by hometown artist Hour Seyha, Phum Sakadey som swa kum! (Welcome to my village!). “Sakadey is the name of an imaginary village, living removed from time, whose inhabitants and various characters (ghosts, historical figures, stone statues, cartoon characters, animals, and even creatures that combine all these forms…) tell a timeless but also contemporary tale.”
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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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The Traditional Dance Show, presented by Cambodian Living Arts, takes place at the National Museum stage. The hour-long performance showcases classical and folk dances from across Cambodia, including the famous Apsara. Every night Monday-Saturday (October-April) and every Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday (May to September).

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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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