Kumnooh: Cambodia arts for week commencing 9 April, 2019

Greetings,

Tonight, Tuesday 9, a photojournalism exhibition by Grade 9 students from East-West International School on the theme Local Issues of Global Relevance at Tapas 240 Rooftop Lounge. 5 pm – 7 pm.
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Also tonight, Tuesday 9, at Cloud, a French language Cabaret d’impro based on the work of the Disney Corporation. From 7.30 pm.
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Thursday 11, 6 pm at Bong the Gallery, Pepe & the Artist, an exhibition dedicated to Japanese culture, food and art – offering different forms of Japanese tapas during the Kenichiro Takamatsu exhibition Zombie Museum.
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Also on Thursday 11, 7 pm at The Art Shop (St 118, between Riverside and Street 5), a showing of a series of photographs by Steve Porte covering the Cham fishing fleet in Kampot – music photography is only a fraction of his work. The evening will repeat on April 18 and 25.
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The long running Kok Thlok arts organisation, dedicated to the furtherance of Khmer theatre and shadow puppetry, who recently began presenting twice weekly performances at the National Library, St 61, every Friday and Sunday, are offering a membership card for lovers of Khmer culture. The card, with an annual fee of $30, will provide unlimited access (including for family members or two friends) to the rolling programme planned over the next four years to present the 24 forms of traditional theatre.

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 9, 5 pm at Tapas 240 Rooftop Lounge, a photojournalism exhibition by Grade 9 students from East-West International School on the theme Local Issues of Global Relevance.
More info

Tuesday 9, 7.30 pm at Cloud, a French language Cabaret d’impro based on the work of the Disney Corporation.
More info

Thursday 11, 6 pm at Bong the Gallery, Pepe & the Artist, an exhibition dedicated to Japanese culture, food and art.
More info

Thursday 11, 7 pm at The Art Shop (St 118), a showing of a series of photographs by Steve Porte covering the Cham fishing fleet in Kampot.
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Ongoing…. exhibitions, dance performances and others


Exhibitions:

Chinese House hosts ELEMENTS, a “paintography” exhibition by Jean-Francois Perigois and Dominique Tricoire, “celebrating the four elements of life and surrealism between water and sky in the Kingdom of Wonder’s beautiful countryside.”
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At Bophana Centre, an exhibition commemorating 15 years of NyoNyum, the oldest lifestyle free magazine in Cambodia, written in Japanese and English, which has been published since 2003. Until 12 April.
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At Cloud, a joint exhibition by Marika Els and Emily Marques, My Portal, My Abyss. “Some portals lead to more darkness, and an escape seems impossible. Other portals offer glimpses of Light, and offers you a place of rest. My Portal, My Abyss is an eclectic selection of paintings by Marika Els and Emily Marques portraying their experiences with the concepts of movement, change, as well as the instability of stability.” Until April 25.
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At Bong the Gallery, Zombie Museum by Japanese artist Kenichiro Takamatsu.
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At The Plantation, 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.” Until April 15.
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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 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 Kok Thlok arts organisation is presenting twice weekly shadow puppet and Khmer theatre performances at the National Library, St 61, every Friday and Sunday at 6.30 pm.
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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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