Kumnooh: arts guide for Cambodia, week commencing 18 October 2016

Greetings,

Thursday 20, from 6.30 pm, Cloud presents Exodus, a photographic exhibition with film screenings based on the refugee crisis on Lesbos in 2015, featuring the photography of of Isabelle Serro, Juan Carlos Mohr and Cèsar Lopez Balan. The opening night will feature two short documentaries: 53 Moons, directed by Balan, and White Helmets recently released by Netflix.  Exhibition runs until November 2.
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At Meta House on Friday 21 from 2 pm, the opening of an exhibition, Beyond “Tolerance” – Living Together With Migrants presented by the Mekong Migration Network (MMN): a multimedia presentation and photo exhibition as part of an ongoing project, in collaboration with documentary photographer John Hulme. The photos will be exhibited from 21-23 October. The exhibition includes a broad range of photos capturing the aspirations and struggles of migrants in destination and home countries, including Thailand, Myanmar, Cambodia, and Japan.
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Friday 21 from 7 pm, Spoken Word Open Mic #2 at The L Bar in the Lakeside district. Jenny and Morgan host and invite spoken word performers of all types – writers and readers – to participate.
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Friday 21 (7 pm) and Saturday 22 (5 pm and 8 pm), The Phnom Penh Players present an original short play, Kill Friar: The Enduring Ballad of Juliet’s Revenge, a sequel to their production earlier this year of Romeo y Juliet, to mark the 400th anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare.   Performances are at the Department of Performing Arts (St 173, Tuol Tom Pong). Tickets are $10 and available at Box Office (#76, Street 244), Long After Dark (Street 450), and The Flicks Community House 1 (#39B, Street 95).
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Friday 21 from 8.30 pm at Show Box, The Comedy Club Cambodia presents Canadian comic Brian Aylward, Sam Thomas of the US and Englishman Dan Riley, with Nik Coppin as MC.
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N o w h e r e is offering a workshop on Saturday 22 entitled Self portrait: acrylic on canvas, offering instruction on portraiture basics, acrylic technique and brush types. 1 pm – 5 pm.
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On Sunday 23, Khmer Architecture Tours offers 1960s Houses and Villas in Toul Kork and the White Building in Bassac. 8.30 am start. Reservations required, email contact [@] ka-tours.org.
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On Sunday 23Drink and Draw at Show Box from 7 pm. Two hours with a life model for $3.
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Sunday 23 at 5.30 pm, Constable Gallery at Large in Siem Reap hosts the opening of Resilience, a photographic exhibition to mark the 25th anniversary of the Paris Peace Accords that ended the Cambodian civil war.
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On Monday 24Drink 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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Last call for submissions for Microgallery N o w h e r e’s  experimental three-dimensional art show, Strange Creatures, to run from 26 October until 11 November. Deadline: 21 October.
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Coming up:

  • The Kampot Writers and Readers Festival, 3 – 7 November. A comprehensive list of the many visitors to the KWRF is now available on-line. More on the KWRF next week.
  • On the same weekend, the 13th Phnom Penh International Music Festival, 3 – 7 November, entitled SHAKESPEARE 400, featuring music, songs and poetry from the Renaissance to mark the 400th anniversary English writer’s death. The programme is on-line now.
  • On the same weekend, Sophiline Arts Ensemble presents return performances of the groundbreaking A Bend in the River, choreographed by Sophiline Cheam Shapiro, featuring an original score by Him Sophy, puppets by Pich Sopheap, costumes by San Vannary and sets by the artists of Char RUFA. Friday 4 to Sunday 6 at 7 pm at the Khmer Arts Theater, Street 115, Takhmao. (Roundtrip bus service available from Phnom Penh for $2.50 per seat.)   Entry at the door: $2.50

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…


Thursday 20, 6.30 pm at Cloud, Exodus, a photographic exhibition with film screenings based on the refugee crisis on Lesbos in 2015, plus two short documentaries: 53 Moons, and White Helmets. Exhibition runs until November 2.
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Friday 21, 2 pm at Meta House the opening of an exhibition, Beyond “Tolerance” – Living Together With Migrants presented by the Mekong Migration Network (MMN): a multimedia presentation and photo exhibition as part of an ongoing project, in collaboration with documentary photographer John Hulme. This weekend only.
More info

Friday 21, 7 pm, Spoken Word Open Mic #2 at The L Bar in the Lakeside district. All types of writers and readers are invited to participate.
More info

Friday 21, 7 pm, at the Department of Performing Arts, The Phnom Penh Players present an original short play, Kill Friar: The Enduring Ballad of Juliet’s Revenge.
More info

Friday 21, 8.30 pm at Show Box, The Comedy Club Cambodia presents Brian Aylward, Sam Thomas, and Dan Riley, with Nik Coppin as MC.
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Saturday 22, 1 pm, N o w h e r e is offering a workshop entitled Self portrait: acrylic on canvas.
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Saturday 22, 5 pm and 8 pm, at the Department of Performing Arts, The Phnom Penh Players present an original short play, Kill Friar: The Enduring Ballad of Juliet’s Revenge.
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Sunday 23, 8.30 am, Khmer Architecture Tours offers 1960s Houses and Villas in Toul Kork and the White Building in Bassac. Reservations required, email contact [@] ka-tours.org.
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Sunday 23, 7 pm, Drink and Draw at Show Box . Two hours with a life model for $3.
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Sunday 23, 5.30 pm, Constable Gallery at Large in Siem Reap hosts the opening of Resilience, a photographic exhibition to mark the 25th anniversary of the Paris Peace Accords that ended the Cambodian civil war.
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Monday 24, 7.30 pm, Drink and Draw at Cloud. Two hours with a life model for $3. Additional drawing class at 7 pm for $1.
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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.

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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The French Institute hosts an exhibition, For those who are no longer here, by Phnom Penh born artist Sera, focusing on the preparation of a Khmer Rouge memorial that will be constructed near the French Embassy. Run through to November 3.
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Meta House presents an exhibition of arts and crafts put together by the Department of Fine Arts and Handicrafts at the Ministry of Culture, an annual showcase of works by artists and artisans from Siem Reap, Battambang, Kampong Thom, Prey Veng and Phnom Penh.
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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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