Kumnooh: Cambodia arts for week commencing 12 March, 2019

Greetings,

Today, Tuesday 12 at Bophana Centre, from 4 pm, a panel discussion, Reflection on Khmer Rouge History from Perspective of Younger Generation, featuring classical dance instructor Om Yuvanna, Keo Seyha of the Karuna organization, history student Oem Sela and painter Sang Nan, as part of Sang Nan’s exhibition Four Decades since the Fall of the Khmer Rouge that opened over the weekend.
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Wednesday 13, from 6.30 pm at Sa Sa Art Projects, a dance performance by Jory Horn, When Smoke Escapes the Body. “Including the elements of fire as an ignition to release a trapped soul and water as the metaphor for rebirth, this piece speaks of spirituality through the lens of Jory’s Cambodian mother’s past traumas and the strength it has taken to build a new life and raise a family of eight on foreign soil.”
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Wednesday 13 through to Saturday 16, nightly at 7.30 pm, performances of Shanghai Cabaret by the Phnom Penh Players, at Chinese House. Tickets $10 on sale from the venue, Rambutan Resort, Lot 369 Cafe & Bar – both TTP and BOOK. Proceeds will go to Chouk Sar clinic, an organisation that supports the local LGBTI community.
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Thursday 14, 5 pm at Meta House, finissage of the exhibition project 3-8-20 by German artist Ingrid Heuser, who attempts to honor the nameless victims of the Khmer Rouge, including a special performance.
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On Saturday 16, the Street 93 Festival at the old Boeng Kak Lakeside, “11 hours of art and music in the street,” including activities for children, DJs, live music and more. From 3 pm.
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Saturday 16 at The Plantation, the opening of Flying Higher, a new exhibition of works by painter Chhan Dina. “The paintings in Dina’s latest exhibition are in striking contrast to her previous work. She has been using Chinese ink, almost monochrome, but still showcasing her characteristic themes – birds and the natural world as a metaphor for human life. Along with Dina’s creations, about 20 paintings by her art students from Symphony Music and Art school will be on display.” From 6 pm.
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On Sunday 17, 6 pm at Meta House, a classical concert featuring performances by IBLA prizewinners. Each summer hundreds of musicians and composers from all over the world join the IBLA international music competitions. $10/$3
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From Monday 18 through to early April, Phnom Penh art and urban project Currents 19 at multiple locations in the city. No details of events as yet, but “the interdisciplinary program brings together artists, architects, urbanists, performers, academics, students, filmmakers and city residents to engage, share, and propose the ways we understand the communities and the cities we inhabit and ourselves, which are still in a process of forming and being formed.”
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Monday 18 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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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…


 

Tuesday 12, 4 pm at Bophana Centre, a panel discussion, Reflection on Khmer Rouge History from Perspective of Younger Generation, featuring classical dance instructor Om Yuvanna, Keo Seyha of the Karuna organization, history student Oem Sela and painter Sang Nan.
More info

Wednesday 13, 6.30 pm at Sa Sa Art Projects, a dance performance by Jory Horn, When Smoke Escapes the Body.
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Wednesday 13, 7.30 pm, Shanghai Cabaret by the Phnom Penh Players, at Chinese House.
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Thursday 14, 5 pm at Meta House, finissage of the exhibition project 3-8-20 by German artist Ingrid Heuser.
More info

Thursday 14, 7.30 pm, Shanghai Cabaret by the Phnom Penh Players, at Chinese House.
More info

Friday 15, 7.30 pm, Shanghai Cabaret by the Phnom Penh Players, at Chinese House.
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Saturday 16, 3 pm, Street 93 Festival at the old Boeng Kak Lakeside, “11 hours of art and music in the street.”
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Saturday 16, 6 pm at The Plantation, the opening of Flying Higher, a new exhibition of works by painter Chhan Dina and her students.
More info

Saturday 16, 7.30 pm, Shanghai Cabaret by the Phnom Penh Players, at Chinese House.
More info

Sunday 17, 6 pm at Meta House, a classical concert featuring performances by IBLA prizewinners.
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Monday 18, 7.30 pm at CloudDrink & Draw Masterclass – beginner/intermediate with Sarah Marcni.
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Ongoing…. exhibitions, dance performances and others


Exhibitions:

At the French Institute, a new exhibition by Em Riem at the French Institute. “His polymorphous work is often uncategorisable, evolving between visual arts, installations, sculptures or performances. It questions, by the use of local materials, the essential relationship between man and the many cycles of Nature. For this exhibition, Em Riem made the decision to create his installation as a spectacular, lyrical and mysterious environment.” Until March 30.
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At Java Independence Monument, Counterfeit Narratives, an exhibition by Nicolas C. Grey. “In an age that has been called “post-truth” due to the exposure of social media manipulation by political and corporate agendas, this exhibition, Counterfeit Narratives, Nicolas C. Grey cuts through to the immediacy of the human experience. But post-truthism is not a new idea to the art world. Artists have long drawn attention to our subjective reality and psychological conditioning.”
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At Meta House, Tokyo Story, an exhibition by young German photographer Niclas Vincent Morgenthal.  “In September 2018 he traveled Japan with his analog camera as a street photographer. During his four months stay in Tokyo, he has been capturing the beauty of the city, as well as its downsides such as homelessness and the prostitution industry.”
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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 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:

N o w h e r e Gallery presents frequent workshops such as Self Portrait Acrylic on Canvas, Bookbinding for beginners and Brush lettering for beginners. Bookings always essential, spaces limited. Mostly Saturdays and Sundays although occasionally midweek.

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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Fortnightly on Wednesdays, 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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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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