Film buffs head to Kampot
Talking of films, Meta House has another showing of Lost Loves, the film by Chhay Bora set during the Khmer Rouge period, this evening. 7pm start, it costs $5 and the director will be available for a Q&A after the screening. This Thursday Enemies of the People gets another screening at the same location, but the event I'll be at will be another contemporary dance offering on Friday (25 Feb) evening at 7pm. Three dancers from the collective New Cambodian Artists, Yon Davy, Yon Chantha and Nget Rady will be presenting the second half of their People in Buildings show, egged on by facilitator Bob Ruijzendaal. It's on again the following night as well. These artists are pushing the edge of the envelope in contemporary dance in Cambodia and deserve as much support as possible in my opinion. There I go again, who cares what I think.
Late news: I've just heard that Khmer Arts Ensemble will be holding an open stage event this coming Saturday (26 Feb) at their Takhmao headquarters from 9.30am. Billed as discussions, demonstrations and presentations, it will involve KAE founder Sophiline Cheam Shapiro and resident choreographer Amanda Miller as well as the cast of the dance company. It is open to all, so think of your questions beforehand, it's free admission, but don't take your camera. Well worth a look-see if you have time.