Kumnooh: Cambodia arts for week commencing 15 May, 2018

Greetings,

Friday 18 through to Sunday 20, the Phnom Penh Players are auditioning for their September production Animal Farm at 3Mangos Guesthouse.   Ages 13+.
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On Saturday 19 and Sunday 20, the Azahar Foundation Center for Peace, Yoga and Arts present Sister, a photographic and video exhibition, “portraying young Khmer women who are bending old gender patterns, and shaping new opportunities for their fellow sisters in Cambodia.” Both days 10 am to 8 pm.
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On Saturday 19, the opening of the Counterspace Theatre at Java Creative Café Toul Tom Poung (Street 468 near the corner of Street 163), “a new addition to the Phnom Penh performing arts scene that plans to present a regular program of dance, music, poetry, film, talks and more.” The evening will include a programme of dance and performance by the resident dance company NATYARASA, choreographed by Prumsodun Ok. Entry is free but you must reserve your seat at https://www.last2ticket.com/en/events/863/
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Sunday 20 at Meta House, from 5 pm, the Concord Ensemble present a chamber concert of Massenet, Brahms, Mozart and Dvorak featuring Nathan Harmon, Verity Van Rooyen, Ashley Pensinger-Sok and Zoe Dayan.
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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…


Friday 18, 6 pm at 3Mangos Guesthouse: Phnom Penh Players auditions for Animal Farm.
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Saturday 19, 10 am – 8 pm, at the Azahar Foundation Center for Peace, Yoga and Arts present Sister, a photographic and video exhibition.
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Saturday 19, 2 pm at 3Mangos Guesthouse: Phnom Penh Players auditions for Animal Farm.
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Saturday 19, 6.30 pm, the opening of the Counterspace Theatre at Java Creative Café Toul Tom Poung with dance performance. Entry is free but you must reserve your seat at https://www.last2ticket.com/en/events/863/
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Sunday 20, 10 am – 8 pm, at the Azahar Foundation Center for Peace, Yoga and Arts present Sister, a photographic and video exhibition.
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Sunday 20, 2 pm at 3Mangos Guesthouse: Phnom Penh Players auditions for Animal Farm.
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Sunday 20 at Meta House, from 5 pm, the Concord Ensemble present a chamber concert of Massenet, Brahms, Mozart and Dvorak.
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Ongoing….


Bophana Center presents Phnom Penh Cyclo Drivers – Kings on the Streets, a photographic exhibition by Japanese expatriate Eiichiro Hayashi, taken during the period 1996 to 1999.
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At Meta House, an exhibition, Work-In-Progess, by French photographer Marion Napolitano, documenting Phnom Penh’s changing cityscape, “a testimony of the perpetual changes of modern South-East-Asia.”
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At Sa Sa Art Projects, Stride, Khun Vannak’s first solo exhibition, “which brings together two bodies of his work, marking the artist’s developing practice in photography and performance making. Stride presents a journey of an artist in learning about oneself and his relationships with others through the body and actions. Until 14 July.
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At Java Independence, Drunk Nude II, an exhibition of paintings by Heng Ravuth. “For the first time in several years he departs from the use of his own body as a model. He works with images of both male and female bodies and composes them in various positions of intimacy as well as social physicality.”
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In the garden of the French Institute, Art in the Park, featuring works from a recent exhibition at the French Embassy by seven Cambodian artists. “These 7 artists of very different aesthetic registers have in common their questioning of identity. Their own, first, and on a wider scale, the one of the community to which they belong. Their answers inextricably mix tensions between cultural traditions, contemporary reality and recollection of their own personal mythologies.” Until June 30.
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At Meta House, to mark the 200th birthday of Karl Marx, the opening of an exhibition, Marx Still Matters: The Poor, The Rich And The Bicentenary Of The Father Of Communism. The show includes works by Mil Chankrim, Chea Kor, Sous Sodavy, Rath Soly, Saen Samnang,Choun Sopheap, Chhim Sothy, Ernst Altmann, Lena Braun, Nick Gray, Alex Pettiford, Bjela Proßowsky, Janelle Retka and Julien Sellon.
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New Cambodian Artists in Siem Reap present weekly performances of contemporary dance every Saturday.
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At the French Institute, an exhibition, New Works, by one of Cambodia’s finest artists, Leang Seckon. “His composition puts together objects, incense, maps, and bits of advertising posters.”   Until May 26.
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At Java Creative Café, Tuol Kork, the first of the 2018 Creative Generation exhibitions, this one featuring the work of Sosoth Sovankong.
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At ARTillery, These Walls by Jenna Hang, a look at the walls of Phnom Penh.
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At For Art’s Sake at Thaddeus Gallery, Siem Reap, Decomposition, an exhibition of work by Maline Yim: cardboard, with graphite, charcoal, ink and acrylic pencil.
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At The Kampot Art Gallery (located on the corner of the salt workers roundabout), a collection of works from the Battambang gallery Romcheik 5.
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SaSaBassac presents a new solo exhibition by Tith Kanitha, Instinct.   The exhibition “brings together sixteen steel wire sculptures of varying sizes and distinctive, biomorphic forms. The artist has playfully staged them as characters throughout the exhibition space in both conventional and surprising ways – they hang, drape and dangle at different levels from the ceiling and walls, and rest on or slightly off open-ended pedestals.”
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Every Saturday at 5 pm, Bophana Center presents Cine Saturday. Programme changes every week, across a wide range of cinema experiences.
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Every Saturday morning at 10 am Coin Café presents free apsara dance classes for children.
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Most Sundays (and occasionally Saturdays) Khmer Architecture Tours presents a range of the architectural wonders of Phnom Penh. 8.30 am start, reservations essential.
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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.

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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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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