Archive for November, 2008

Puthou!, the new circus show of Phare Ponleu Selpak

Tuesday, November 25th, 2008

Puthou!, the new circus show of Phare Ponleu Selpak

Java Arts: Exhibitions – Book Launches – New Promotions

Monday, November 24th, 2008

JAVA CAFE & GALLERY NEWSLETTER

Locations

EXHIBITIONS

Participant in PhotoPhnomPenh, the first annual photography festival organized in Phnom Penh! Organized the French Cultural Center (more info http://www.ccf-cambodge.org)

A Dream

Java Café & Gallery: …A Dream, photography by Heng Ravuth
Opening 6 – 9pm, Friday, December 5, 2008
Showing: 29 November, 2008 – 4 January, 2009

In the Closet: A Chinese Mystery, by Nic C. Grey

 


BOOK LAUNCHES
>>“Cambodian Dance: Celebration of the Gods” by Denise Heywood
There will be free food & refreshment during a performance of traditional Cambodian dance.
6-8pm, Wednesday, 26 November, 2008 
Java TeaRoom/Monument Books, 111 Norodom Blvd, Phnom Penh

Invitation download

>>“Golden Bones: An Extraordinary Journey from Hell in Cambodia to a New Life in America”
Sichan Siv, former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, will be signing copies of his autobiography
6pm Saturday, 29th November
Java TeaRoom/Monument Books, 111 Norodom Blvd, Phnom Penh

Invitation download


Holiday Specials
Pumpkin Pie
$12
Apple Pie
$15
Gingerbread Cookies
$10/kg
Christmas Cake
(Brandy-soaked Fruit Cake)
$19/kg
Please order one day in advance!

 


TICKET GIVEAWAY!

2 Tickets to the Gala Performance on Saturday, November 29, Exclusive seating (valued at $150). Includes the performance and cocktail reception.

ALL Java customers who spend more than $20 are qualified to enter, and can enter as many times as you want!

Provide your name card (or contact details) to the staff who will then staple it to your qualifying receipt and add it to the raffle box.

The winner will be selected by random on 28 November and contacted by phone.

WHERE ELEPHANTS WEEP
A First Ever Khmer Rock Opera
Where Elephants Weep
 
WHERE ELEPHANTS WEEP is a modern Khmer love story, merging local traditions with Western musical structures.

www.whereelephantsweep.net

 

 

Java Café & Gallery

56 E1 Sihanouk Blvd
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Tel: 023 987 420
HP: 012 833 512
Open everyday: 7am – 10pm

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56 E1 Sihanouk Blvd
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
HP: 092 289 126
Open Mon – Sat: 7am – 3pm

Java TeaRoom

(At Monument Books)
111 Norodom Blvd
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
HP: 092 451 462
Open everyday 8am – 8pm

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The Rubbish Project join Bob Passion’s BHOR Art Centre celebration Saturday- Sihanoukville

Thursday, November 20th, 2008

The Rubbish Project shows new Recycled Fashion creations this Saturday night, 22nd November at Bob Passion's BHOR Art Centre in Sihanoukville as part of BHOR's "Kids and Rubbish Garbage Shows" opening extravaganza.

Bob, partnering with Mlop Tapang, has turned his centre into a huge work of art to raise awareness of recycling, and environmental degradation.  Visitors to the transformed BHOR Art Centre, will be hosted by a team of actors on a journey to how Cambodia will be if the environment becomes destroyed, through transformed BHOR environments such as "Toxic Town", and "Under the Tonle Sap Lake".

The opening Extravaganza on Saturday night will feature hours of shows and music on a large stage in the street in front of BHOR, and will include our Rubbish Project team modelling many new designs.

For this event The Rubbish Project are very happy to be supported by The Centre for Social Development, as well as The Bophana Centre, Scandinavia Hotel, and a private donor.  Coordinators Leang Seckon and Fleur Smith recently returned from the Dialogue on Art and Culture in Beijing, organised by the Asia-Europe Foundation, and are working on ideas for a big project in 2009.

Contacts

Bob Passion 012 172 4500
Leang Seckon 012 294 731
Fleur Smith 012 683 040

links
http://www.bobpassion.net/
http://www.therubbishproject.blogspot.com/

The Rubbish Project shows new Recycled Fashion creations this Saturday
night, 22nd November at Bob Passion's BHOR Art Centre in Sihanoukville as
part of BHOR's "Kids and Rubbish Garbage Shows" opening extravaganza.

Bob, partnering with Mlop Tapang, has turned his centre into a huge work of
art to raise awareness of recycling, and environmental degradation.
Visitors to the transformed BHOR Art Centre, will be hosted by a team of
actors on a journey to how Cambodia will be if the environment becomes
destroyed, through transformed BHOR environments such as "Toxic Town", and
"Under the Tonle Sap Lake".

The opening Extravaganza on Saturday night will feature hours of shows and
music on a large stage in the street in front of BHOR, and will include our
Rubbish Project team modelling many new designs.

For this event The Rubbish Project are very happy to be supported by The
Centre for Social Development, as well as The Bophana Centre, Scandinavia
Hotel, and a private donor. Coordinators Leang Seckon and Fleur Smith
recently returned from the Dialogue on Art and Culture in Beijing, organised
by the Asia-Europe Foundation, and are working on ideas for a big project in
2009.

Contacts

Bob Passion 012 172 4500
Leang Seckon 012 294 731
Fleur Smith 012 683 040

links
http://www.bobpassion.net/
http://www.therubbishproject.blogspot.com/

WHERE ELEPHANTS WEEP @ META & CHENLA

Monday, November 17th, 2008

Dear Friends of Meta House!

After Water Festival we’d like to present to you our new program for this
week –
starting with this Tuesday’s presentation (8 PM) of Cambodian Living Art’s
“WHERE
ELEPHANTS WEEP”: The first Cambodian rock opera to be premiered in Phnom
Penh.

At Meta House you can meet the project makers. The opera itself will be
staged at
Chenla Theatre from 28th Nov. on. Please also read the attached PDF invite
for this
exciting event.

Hope to see you soon,
All the best – Nico Mesterharm, Lydia Parusol

******

TUES, 18/11, 8PM “WHERE ELEPHANTS WHEEP”
Amrita Performing Arts and Cambodian Living Arts give a foretaste of the
world
premiere of the first Khmer Rock Opera (from November 28 until December 07
2008 @
Chenla Theatre). Meet the people behind it @ MH.

WED, 19/11, 8PM “TERROR’S ADVOCATE”
Powerful documentary by Barbet Schroeder on the controversial lawyer
Jacques Vergès,
who has defended Nazi war criminal Klaus Barbie and super-terrorist Carlos
“The
Jackal”. His latest case brings Vergès to Cambodia’s Khmer Rouge Trial.
(2007,
135min)

THUR, 20/11, 8PM “WHY WE FIGHT”
Excellent documentary by Eugene Jarecki on America’s war policies, Iraq
and what is
termed “the Bush doctrine”. (2005, 99min.)

FRI, 21/11, 8PM “SAVE THE ECOSYSTEMS!”
Cambodia’s ecosystems provide rural Cambodia with its main source of
income. Despite
their importance, ecosystems are degraded and species are threatened –
feat. doc
films “Prey Lang” by Jocelyn & Ben Pederick (Winner of the Environmental
Film Fest
2008), “Serengeti of Asia” by Allan Michaud a.m.m.

SAT, 22/11, 8PM “THE NEW KHMER KIDZ”
Meta House presents a selection of documentaries on the daily life of
Cambodian kids
and their struggle for a better future – including “VIDEO POSTCARDS” by
Christine
Bouteillier and “LIFES A BEACH” by N. Mesterharm about the life of a
teenage fruit
seller from Sihanoukville.

SUN, 23/11, 8PM “THE CROSS & THE BODDHI TREE”
Two documentaries about Christian-Buddhist Encounters in Cambodia plus the
feature
film “SPRING SUMMER, FALL, WINTER AND SPRING” by Korean director Kim
Ki-duk, who has
crafted a universal story about human spirit and its evolution – taking
place on an
isolated lake, where an old monk lives on a small floating temple. (2003,
103min.)

OperaEvite.pdf

SEASSI 2009 Heritage Language Classes: Filipino, Hmong, Khmer, Lao, Vietnamese

Friday, November 14th, 2008

The Southeast Asian Studies Summer Institute (SEASSI) offers intensive
language and culture instruction from Beginning to Advanced level
(enrollment numbers permitting) for Burmese, Filipino, Indonesian,
Hmong, Khmer, Javanese, Lao, Thai and Vietnamese. The program is open
to both non-native and native speakers of these languages. The
following announcement concerns a special focus on Heritage learners,
available for five of the above languages.

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SEASSI offers university-level instruction in Filipino, Hmong, Khmer,
Lao and Vietnamese language and culture at multiple levels. Instruction
is specifically geared toward native-speakers of those languages who
wish to learn to read or write and/or improve their formal speaking
skills. If you already possess basic or intermediate-level reading and
writing skills in your language, there are several higher level classes
available at SEASSI in all of these five languages. If you cannot speak
or understand the language of your parents/grandparents at all, SEASSI
also offers beginning level classes, for which no previous knowledge of
the language is required.

To see examples of Filipino, Hmong, Khmer, Lao and Vietnamese teaching
materials used at SEASSI, student work, photos, and videos of classroom
activities and student projects, visit our website:

http://www.seassi.wisc.edu/heritage/index.html

Check back at the above website frequently; within the next few weeks,
new videos and photos from SEASSI 2008 will be added.

You can also view the end-of-summer "Culture Night" performances by all
2008 SEASSI language groups, in addition to videos of some performances
from SEASSI Poetry Night 2008, here:

http://www.youtube.com/seassi

SEASSI will take place at the University of Wisconsin-Madison from June
15 to August 7, 2009. SEASSI is an intensive language program where
students have an opportunity to study only Southeast Asian languages,
five days a week, for two months. Students receive one year (2 full
semesters) of foreign language credit for the program.

Several types of financial aid are available for SEASSI students,
including the Heritage Fellowship, which is of particular interest to
students of Filipino, Hmong, Khmer, Lao and Vietnamese family
background. It's not too early to think about applying for next
summer! To read more about applying for the program and receiving
financial aid (including important application deadlines), see:

http://www.seassi.wisc.edu

Please forward this announcement to anyone whom you think might be
interested in studying at SEASSI next year. If you do forward this
e-mail, however, please be sure to include the entire message, including
the short header (above the line of asterisks) which begins the e-mail.

yours,

Frank Smith
SEASSI Heritage Language Facilitator