Kumnooh: Cambodia arts for week commencing 21 February, 2017

Greetings,

On Wednesday 22, collaborating artists Amy Lien and Enzo Camacho will present their works-in-progress produced over the course of the past six weeks of their Pisaot residency with Sa Sa Art Projects at The White Building.  An artists’ talk at 6 pm will be followed by an open studio until 8.30 pm.
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Also on Wednesday 22, from 6.30 pm, the opening of Krama Spirit by Andre-Louis Becht at the Lotus Pond Gallery at The Plantation, 12 canvasses inspired by the traditional Cambodian garment and statement of Khmer identity, the krama.
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At the National Library of Cambodia on Wednesday 22, at 7 pm, the Khmer puppet theatre company Kok Thlok will perform some episodes of the Reamker with large shadow puppets (sbek thom). A 55 minute show in Khmer with English subtitles. Free entrance.
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On Thursday 23, from 6.30 pm, at Sa Sa Bassac, the first event in the READ! programme will feature the launch of a new Khmer-language book, Vitheavy 2016, published by Kampu-Mera Editions. Editor and contributing author So Phina will lead a series of readings, a discussion and Q&A. Khmer event with English interpretation.
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On Friday 24 and Saturday 25 at 7 pm, at the Department of Performing Arts, the Phnom Penh Players present a production of Terry Pratchett’s Wyrd Sisters – a take on Macbeth. Tickets available from Box Office, Show Box, Eleven One Kitchen and Tusk. Two more shows on the follow weekend, March 3 and 4.
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Two workshops this weekend at N o w h e r e art studio/gallery: Basics of Calligraphy on Saturday 25 at 1 pm and Block Printing on Fabric on Sunday 26 at 12 noon.
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On Sunday 26 Khmer Architecture Tours presents 1960s Houses and Villas in Toul Kork, including the White Building in Bassac. 8.30 am start, reservations essential.
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On Monday 27 at CloudDrink and Draw: two hours with a life model for $3. Starts 7.30 pm, after additional drawing class at 7 pm for $1.
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Coming soon:

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 22, 6 pm, artists’ talk and open studio by Amy Lien and Enzo Camacho with Sa Sa Art Projects at The White Building.
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Wednesday 22, 6.30 pm, the opening of Krama Spirit by Andre-Louis Becht at the Lotus Pond Gallery at The Plantation.
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Wednesday 22, 7 pm at the National Library of Cambodia Kok Thlok will perform some episodes of the Reamker with large shadow puppets (sbek thom).
More info

Thursday 23, 6.30 pm at Sa Sa Bassac, the launch of a new Khmer-language book, Vitheavy 2016, published by Kampu-Mera Editions. Readings, a discussion and Q&A.
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Friday 24 and Saturday 25 at 7 pm, at the Department of Performing Arts, the Phnom Penh Players present a production of Terry Pratchett’s Wyrd Sisters.
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Saturday 25, 1 pm, N o w h e r e art studio/gallery offers Basics of Calligraphy workshop.
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Sunday 26, 12 noon, N o w h e r e art studio/gallery offers Basics of Calligraphy workshop.
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Sunday 26, 8.30 am, Khmer Architecture Tours presents 1960s Houses and Villas in Toul Kork, including the White Building in Bassac.
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Monday 27, 7.30 pm at CloudDrink 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 French Institute presents the opening of From the studio to fine art, an exhibition by Sopheap Pich which features a partial re-creation of the artist’s studio inside the gallery space. Until March 18.
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Performing arts courses at Brighton International School (#79 street 310) for ages 4 – 6 and 7 – 11 – singing, dancing, acting, every Saturday.
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Java Café Independence presents There’s A Ghost In My House, Drawings and Paper Cuts by Philip Faulks.
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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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