Kumnooh: Cambodia arts for week commencing 22 November, 2016

Greetings,

On Wednesday 23, Java Café Independence presents the opening of Striving, by photo realist style painter Chov Theanly. “In this new body of work he constructs contemporary narratives of everyday lives and individual pursuit of success and beauty in contradiction with a neglected and failed environment.”
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On Wednesday 23 from 6.30 pm, The Lotus Pond Gallery at The Plantation hosts the opening of Another time, Another train, a photographic exhibition by South African Bruce dv exploring the lost railways and locomotives of Cambodia.
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In conjunction with the second annual City for All! urban planning conference in Phnom Penh this week, on Wednesday 23 from 6.30 pm Meta House presents a screening of the documentary The Man Who Built Cambodia by Christopher Rompre and Haig Baillan, with Q&A to follow.
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Wednesday 23 at 8 pm, Comedy Club Cambodia presents Back to the Comedy Roots at Roots & Burgers, featuring international and local acts.
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On Friday 25, the French Institute presents a performance by the contemporary dance company New Cambodian Artists, a pioneer in an artistic approach mixing traditional Apsara dance and modern influences. Show starts at 6.30 pm, in the IFC movie theatre. $10/$5. Tickets on sale now at IFC reception desk.
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At Meta House on Friday 25 from 7 pm, NYC author and U5 member Jay Torres and local author/U5 member Richard Crasta team up to hold a double-author book signing event, “providing readers the equivalent of a literary roller-coaster ride through the human emotions.”
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On Friday 25 at the ISPP Black Box, Devenir Juliette (Becoming Juliet), an all ages French comedy with English subtitles. Tickets $10/$5, with proceeds to go to French NGO Pour un Sourire d’Enfant. Show at 7 pm, venue opens 6.30 pm.
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On Friday 25, Comedy Club Cambodia #38 at Show Box at 7 pm, and Comedy Club Cambodia #39 at 3Mangos Guesthouse both feature Scottish comedian Stephen Carlin, Jacky Ng from Singapore and MC Scotty Muldoon. $5 entry.
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Phnom Penh Community College is hosting a double photography workshop on Saturday 26 from 9 am and 1.30 pm. Bookings essential.
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N o w h e r e  hosts a workshop on rubber stamping for beginners on Saturday 26 from 1 pm. Bookings essential.
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On Saturday 26, performers and audience are invited to Spoken Word #3 at the L Bar on the lakeside.  From 7 pm.
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On Sunday 27Khmer Architecture Tours presents New Khmer Architecture of the 1960s. 8.30 am start, reservations essential.
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On Sunday 27, 7 pm at Show Box, come Drink and Draw: two hours with a life model for $3, BYO materials.
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The annual Christmas pantomime by the Phnom Penh Players, The Wizard of Odd, will play three times next weekend: evenings of Friday 2 and Saturday 3 with a Saturday matinee, at Le Grand Palais.  Tickets are $10 and all proceeds go to Pour un Sourire d’Enfant (PSE) in Cambodia.
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Opening on Friday 2 is a photo exhibition entitled Thai Border Cambodian Refugee Camps at Bophana Center, the work of Stefan A. Ellis.

Serey Siv, a Cambodian-Canadian street photographer based in Siem Reap, has recently organized and curated a photo exhibition, The Mirage Collective, now open at The 1961 Co-Working and Art Space in Siem Reap, featuring the work of five street photographers, running through to December 19. On December 11, as part of the exhibition, a Q&A will be held to discuss what makes a winning photo, and the wider world of street photography
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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…



Wednesday 23
, 6.30 pm, Java Café Independence presents the opening of Striving, by photo realist style painter Chov Theanly.
More info

Wednesday 23, 6.30 pm, The Lotus Pond Gallery at The Plantation hosts the opening of Another time, Another train, a photographic exhibition by South African Bruce dv.
More info

Wednesday 23, 6.30 pm Meta House presents a screening of the documentary The Man Who Built Cambodia by Christopher Rompre and Haig Baillan, with Q&A to follow.
More info

Wednesday 23, 8 pm, Comedy Club Cambodia presents Back to the Comedy Roots at Roots & Burgers.
More info

Friday 25, 6.30 pm, the French Institute presents a performance by the contemporary dance company New Cambodian Artists. $10/$5. Tickets on sale now at IFC reception desk.
More info

Friday 25, 7 pm, at Meta House, NYC author and U5 member Jay Torres and local author/U5 member Richard Crasta team up to hold a double-author book signing event.
More info

Friday 25, 7 pm, at the ISPP Black Box, Devenir Juliette (Becoming Juliet), an all ages French comedy with English subtitles.
More info

Friday 25, 7 pm, Comedy Club Cambodia #38 at Show Box features Scottish comedian Stephen Carlin, Jacky Ng from Singapore and MC Scotty Muldoon. $5 entry.
More info

Friday 25, 9 pm Comedy Club Cambodia #39 at 3Mangos Guesthouse both features Scottish comedian Stephen Carlin, Jacky Ng from Singapore and MC Scotty Muldoon. $5 entry.
More info

Saturday 26, 9 am and 1.30 pm, Phnom Penh Community College is hosting a double photography workshop. Bookings essential.
More info

Saturday 26, 1 pm, N o w h e r e  hosts a workshop on rubber stamping for beginners. Bookings essential.
More info

Saturday 26, 7 pm, performers and audience are invited to Spoken Word #3 at the L Bar on the lakeside.
More info

Sunday 27, 8.30 am, Khmer Architecture Tours presents New Khmer Architecture of the 1960s. Reservations essential.
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Sunday 27, 7 pm at Show Box, come Drink and Draw: two hours with a life model for $3, BYO materials.
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Ongoing….


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.

Bophana Centre presents Community, Development, Freedom, a community photographic exhibition by Building Community Voices, featuring 30 photographs from nine Cambodian provinces.
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Meta House hosts a photographic exhibition, November 9 – Day of Fate, a collection of images reflecting five significant historical events that occurred on this day, including the proclamation of the Republic and the fall of the Berlin Wall.
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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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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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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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