Kumnooh: Cambodia arts for week commencing 28 March, 2017

Greetings,

Tonight, Tuesday 28, The Asia Foundation Community Art Gallery (St 242) presents Waterworks, an installation by Phe Sophon. “Sophon fuses plastic water bottles together into larger than life water drops, elliptical shapes and flowing vessels echoing argyle-esque motifs awoken from Khmer script.” From 6 pm.
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At The Plantation, Wednesday 29, Hospitality, an exhibition by the Yamada School of Art. “Hospitality? “The shade of the forest after hard work in the sun.” “The blue and green pool of an urban resort. “A sleeping beauty seen from above, relaxed and safe.” “A piano awaiting someone to sit in front of it and play.” “The visual gift of the world from a hotel room”… 9 young Khmer artists and their tutor in a stimulating art show.”  From 6.30 pm.
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On Thursday 30 at the French Institute, Christian Milovanoff, photographer and former professor at Ecole Nationale Supérieure de la Photographie in Arles, France, presents Terrific Movie Moments, “a re-reading of old classics and new movies, from all genre and of all types.” 6.30 pm.
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On Friday 31, Bophana Centre presents the opening of Phnom Penh Before the Fall: Snapshots from a Beseiged City, an exhibition by Colin Grafton made up of photographs from the city in 1975. From 6.30 pm.
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On Friday 31 at 7 pm and Saturday 1 on 8.30 pm at Skateistan (Russian Market), the performance of Between Tiny Cities, a new Australian-Cambodian hip hop dance work, the result of a three-year dance exchange between Darwin’s D*City Rockers and Phnom Penh’s Tiny Toones youth program, created by award-winning Sydney choreographer and b*boy, Nick Power.
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Friday 31 and Saturday 1 at Meta House, 7 pm, a theatre performance by students from ISPP, Where is Aylan, a refugee drama featuring nine scenes based on true stories.
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From Friday 31 through to Sunday 2 at the French Institute, cinema director Chou Davy will be presenting a weekend of his choice picks from the world of cinema, including a roundtable on Sunday afternoon.
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Sophiline Arts Ensemble’s celebrated A Bend in the River dance piece returns to Chaktomuk Theatre Friday 31 and Saturday 1 at 7 pm, then Sunday 2 at 4 pm.  Tickets are $25, $20, $15, $10 and $5 and are available at the theatre.
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On Saturday 1, N o w h e r e art studio/gallery is holding a workshop: self portrait – acrylic on canvas. 1 pm start.
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On Saturday 1, 8 pm, special performance at Raffles Hotel Le Royal by baritone Martin Ng, mezzo-soprano Laura Baker and pianist Natalya Khon of works by Tosti, Schubert, Mozart, Verdi, Giordano and Donizetti. In September Ng will be in Phnom Penh to sing the role of Papageno in a production of Mozart’s opera The Magic Flute.
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On Sunday 2 Khmer Architecture Tours presents Front du Bassac, the Chaktomuk Theatre and White Building. 8.30 am start, reservations essential.
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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…


Tuesday 28, 6 pm The Asia Foundation Community Art Gallery (St 242) presents Waterworks, an installation by Phe Sophon.
More info

Wednesday 29, 6.30 pm at The Plantation, Hospitality, an exhibition by the Yamada School of Art featuring Nine young Khmer artists and their tutor.
More info

Thursday 30, 6.30 pm, at the French Institute, Christian Milovanoff, photographer and former professor presents Terrific Movie Moments.
More info

Friday 31- Sunday 2, multiple times at the French Institute, carte blanche for French Cambodian director Chou Davy.
More info

Friday 31, 6.30 pm, Bophana Centre presents the opening of Phnom Penh Before the Fall: Snapshots from a Beseiged City, an exhibition by Colin Grafton.
More info

Friday 31, 7 pm at Skateistan (Russian Market), the performance of Between Tiny Cities, a new Australian-Cambodian hip hop dance work.
More info

Friday 31, 7 pm at Meta House, 7 pm, a theatre performance by students from ISPP, Where is Aylan, a refugee drama.
More info

Friday 31, 7 pm, Sophiline Arts Ensemble’s celebrated A Bend in the River dance piece returns to Chaktomuk Theatre. Tickets are available at the theatre.
More info

Saturday 1, 1 pm, N o w h e r e art studio/gallery is holding a workshop: self portrait – acrylic on canvas.
More info

Saturday 1, 7 pm, Sophiline Arts Ensemble’s celebrated A Bend in the River dance piece returns to Chaktomuk Theatre. Tickets are available at the theatre.
More info

Saturday 1, 7 pm at Meta House, a theatre performance by students from ISPP, Where is Aylan, a refugee drama.
More info

Saturday 1, 8 pm, special performance at Raffles Hotel Le Royal by baritone Martin Ng, mezzo-soprano Laura Baker and pianist Natalya Khon of works by Tosti, Schubert, Mozart, Verdi, Giordano and Donizetti.
More info

Saturday 1,  8.30 pm at Skateistan (Russian Market), the performance of Between Tiny Cities, a new Australian-Cambodian hip hop dance work created by award-winning Sydney choreographer and b*boy, Nick Power.
More info

Sunday 2, 8.30 am, Khmer Architecture Tours presents Front du Bassac, the Chaktomuk Theatre and White Building. Reservations essential.
More info

Sunday 2, 4 pm, Sophiline Arts Ensemble’s celebrated A Bend in the River dance piece returns to Chaktomuk Theatre. Tickets are available at the theatre.
More info


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.

At Meta House an exhibition, Polish Women With Dyed Red Hair by American photographer Jeremiah Overman.
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Cloud presents At the market, an exhibition by Svenja Burgwinkel, a German photographer living in Phnom Penh, inspired by Phnom Penh markets Psar Orussey, Psar Thmei and Psar Chas.
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Java Café Independence presents The Object(s) of Collecting, a exhibition made up of items from the collections of Cambodian arts collectors “to share their love, passion, taste, and their (hi)stories […] promoting collectorship, patronage, and art appreciation.”
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Meta House hosts People in the City, a new exhibition by German photographer Astrid Schulz, Phnom Penh: Capital City, “a collection of enticing insights into homes and workplaces spanning rich and poor, younger and older generations, migrants and those who have lived there all their lives and helped shaping the city.”
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At Chinese House, Sticky Fingers Gallery presents Yesterday Once More, an exhibition of paintings and collages by Julien Poulson (founder of the Cambodian Space Project), images in preparation for a music theatre production of the same name, based on the disappearance of Golden Era singer Pov Vannary.
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At the French Institute, Studio Images et la francophonie, in which students of Studio Images, the Institute’s photography workshop, explore the concepts of the French speaking world.
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A new exhibition by Frederikke Tu, Deconstruct+ at The Insider Gallery Intercontinental Phnom Penh, based on observations of daily life in Phnom Penh. Runs until April 15.
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The FCC presents an exhibition by photographer Johan Bünger, The Soul of Cambodia, showing the daily life of the Cambodian people in all its diversity.
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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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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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