Kumnooh: Cambodia arts for week commencing 19 February, 2019

Greetings,

Wednesday 20, 6.30 pm at Cloud, a poetry writing workshop hosted by Jessica of Feminist Voices Phnom Penh for anyone looking to expand their writing, find their voice and build confidence. Please bring something to write with.
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On Thursday 21 Meta House is hosting a night of poetry, Bluebird, with a long list of readers and an open mic as well. 8 pm start.
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Saturday 23 at Cloud, Feminist Voices Phnom Penh hosts a spoken word open mic on the topic everyday sexism. All forms of spoken word are encouraged. From 7.45 pm.
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Saturday 23, 6.30 pm at the Institute of Foreign Languages (Russian Blvd), presented by Cambodian Living Arts, a performance by Harpeth Rising, a chamberfolk trio from Cincinnati, Ohio. “Three classically trained musicians playing original music, as intricately arranged as a string quartet, lyrically rooted in the singer/songwriter tradition, and wrapped in three-part vocal harmonies reminiscent of both Appalachia and Medieval Europe. Building from the tonal depth of the cello (or is it a bass?), layer in the shimmering sounds of a violin and the strikingly natural addition of banjo to create a sound at once familiar and impossible to categorize.”   In performance with Sam Rocker, Chamroeun Sophea and Chheng Heang. On Sunday they play Epic Arts in Kampot, and on the following Tuesday at the University of South-East Asia in Siem Reap.
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Monday 25 at Cloud, Drink & Draw Masterclass – beginner/intermediate with Sarah Marcni: a live model in multiple poses. From 7.30 pm. BYO materials.
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New art programmes for children from three years old and up is now underway at Ocarina School led by a certified art teacher, Océane. “Ocarina is the first and only French-speaking activities center offering French standard after-school music and art curriculums for children from 6 months to 17 years old.”
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See you about…

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 20, 6.30 pm at Cloud, a poetry writing workshop hosted by Jessica of Feminist Voices Phnom Penh.
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Thursday 21, 8 pm at Meta House, a night of poetry, Bluebird.
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Saturday 23, 7.45 pm at Cloud, Feminist Voices Phnom Penh hosts a spoken word open mic on the topic everyday sexism.
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Saturday 23, 6.30 pm at the Institute of Foreign Languages (Russian Blvd), a performance by Harpeth Rising, a chamberfolk trio from Cincinnati, Ohio.
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Monday 25, 7.30 pm at Cloud, Drink & Draw Masterclass – beginner/intermediate with Sarah Marcni.
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Ongoing…. exhibitions, dance performances and others



Exhibitions:

At Meta House, Digital Apsara, an exhibition of works by Italian Siem Reap-based digital artist Claudio Fiori, “a collection of figurative and esoteric digital works, inspired by his dreams, thoughts, moods and sentiments, as well as Cambodia’s rich cultural heritage.”
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At Bong the Gallery, Boys Food and Toys, a joint exhibition by Mariune, Falcon, and Dr0pd3d.
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At Meta House, Deep Inside – Phnom Penh Streets, an exhibition of Phnom Penh street photographs by Jean-Francois Perigois. “Behind main streets and busy boulevards overcrowded during rush hours, another face of Phnom Penh can be discovered for those who want to travel into small dark alleys behind the buildings of the “old city”, such as Kandal area and O’Russei.”
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At Sa Sa Art Projects, Thread by Pen Robit. “Thread presents two new series of painting by Pen Robit, marking a new step in the artist’s ongoing investigation of his artistic language with identity, iconography, and abstraction. Anchoring on krama, traditional Cambodian scarf, as an object of study, Robit uses painting to weave, fold, and reconstruct forms in search for expressions that are freed from the boundary of the textile and nationalist imagination.”   Until April 5.
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At Java Creative Café Independence Monument, That Which is Hidden, an exhibition of sculptures by Bor Hak and paintings by Hour Seyha. “The works of both Bor Hak and Hour Seyha seek to reveal the hidden meaning in the world around us. Seyha, as he explains, is a “child of forest” and grew up in the Forest of Athor in Oddar Meanchey. There he encountered the forest spirits and the ghosts of lives lost. In this series of paintings he makes visible apparitions that like their living counterparts seek safety from the threatening environment. In the sculptures of Bor Hak, he finds the hidden figure inside a piece of wood. Once revealed, it carries a message to the viewer to look beyond what we know, or what we think we know.”   Until February 28.
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At Java Creative Café Tuol Kork, a solo exhibition, Women of the Edge of Time by Tum Yuryphal, a Creative Generation awardee, curated by Meta Moeng. “The title of this exhibition, Women of the Edge of Time, comes from Yuryphal’s deeply personal experiences as a woman in Cambodia. Yuryphal develops her works reflecting on her experiences as a woman in this society but also as a reflection from the experiences of other women as well. Yuryphal relies on local materials, especially cotton string, which are conceptually loaded from her experiences and thought.” Until February 28.
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At the Kampot Art Gallery, Kampot: The Changing Landscape. “Neak Sophal and Kong Vollak have created a unique exhibition looking at Kampot and the impact of past, present and future.”
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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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Dance:

Every Thursday and Friday, 6.30 pm at Counterspace Theatre, Java Creative Café Tuol Tom Pong, the dance company Sophiline Arts Ensemble presents performances of Cambodian dance. “Featuring a stellar cast dressed in fanciful costumes, The Lives of Giants is a contemporary meditation on bullying, cycles of violence, and the responsibilities of wielding power.” Tickets $18.
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Saturdays and Sundays, 6.30 pm at Counterspace Theatre, Java Creative Café Tuol Tom Pong, Prumsodun Ok and NATYARASA present performances of Vajramala – Spirit of Khmer Dance. Tickets $25.
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Dance Academy Cambodia has a wide range of dance classes through the week at Urban Tower, 5th Floor, #20 Street 51 (opposite Blue Dog, near The Place).
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New Cambodian Artists in Siem Reap present weekly performances of contemporary dance every Saturday.
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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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Other:

The theatrical group the Francophone Troupe of Phnom Penh is holding a theatre workshops at 6.30 pm every Wednesday at Restaurant 63 Bassac, on St 308. Sessions are in French but perfect French is not required. $10/session (2 hours).
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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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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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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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