Kumnooh: Cambodia arts for week commencing 29 November, 2016

Greetings,

Opening on Friday 2 at 6.30 pm is a photo exhibition entitled Thai Border Cambodian Refugee Camps at Bophana Center, the work of Stefan A. Ellis.
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The annual Christmas pantomime by the Phnom Penh Players, The Wizard of Odd, will play three times this weekend: 7 pm on Friday 2 and Saturday 3, with a 2 pm 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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On Friday 2 at 8.30 pm, Comedy Club Cambodia presents a comedy night at Box Office (St 244) featuring headliner Nathan Jaiyeola.
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Two workshops this weekend at N o w h e r e:  self portrait acrylic on canvas on Saturday 3 from 1 pm, and block printing on fabric on Sunday 4 at 12 noon. Bookings essential.
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On Sunday morning, Khmer Architecture Tours presents Front du Bassac, the Chaktomuk Theatre and White Building. 8.30 am start, reservations essential.
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On Monday 5, 7.30 pm at Cloud, come Drink and Draw: two hours with a life model for $3. Additional drawing class at 7 pm for $1.
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The Phnom Penh Players are holding auditions on Sunday 4 to Tuesday 6 for a production of Terry Pratchett’s Wyrd Sisters to be presented in February. Read all about it.

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…


Friday 2, 6.30 pm at Bophana Center, a photo exhibition entitled Thai Border Cambodian Refugee Camps, the work of Stefan A. Ellis.
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Friday 2, 7 pm, the annual Christmas pantomime by the Phnom Penh Players, The Wizard of Odd, at Le Grand Palais.
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Friday 2, 8.30 pm, Comedy Club Cambodia presents a comedy night at Box Office (St 244) featuring headliner Nathan Jaiyeola.
More info

Saturday 3, 2 pm, matinee performance of the annual Christmas pantomime by the Phnom Penh Players, The Wizard of Odd, at Le Grand Palais.
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Saturday 3, 1 pm at N o w h e r e:  self portrait acrylic on canvas workshop. Bookings essential.
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Saturday 3, 7 pm, the final performance of the annual Christmas pantomime by the Phnom Penh Players, The Wizard of Odd, at Le Grand Palais.
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Sunday 4, 8.30 am, Khmer Architecture Tours presents Front du Bassac, the Chaktomuk Theatre and White Building. Reservations essential.
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Sunday 4, 12 noon, block printing on fabric workshop at N o w h e r e. Bookings essential.
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Monday 5, 7.30 pm at Cloud, Drink and Draw: two hours with a life model for $3. Additional drawing class at 7 pm for $1.
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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.

The 1961 Co-Working and Art Space in Siem Reap hosts a photo exhibition, The Mirage Collective, 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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Java Café Independence
presents 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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The Lotus Pond Gallery at The Plantation hosts Another time, Another train, a photographic exhibition by South African Bruce dv exploring the lost railways and locomotives of Cambodia.
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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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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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