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Music, Dance, Architecture at Meta House

This Tuesday (7th) and Wednesday (8th) you can enjoy double bills at Meta House: Great films plus special presentations with a special focus on Cambodia.

We welcome Phnom Penh’s KHMER ARTS ENSEMBLE – presenting the dance documentary THE TENTH DANCER on Tuesday, 8PM – as well as the architecture working group KOMITU from Helsinki (Wednesday, 6PM), which is building a Phnom Penh youth center.

More infos below:

* TUE, 07/12
HERBERT VON KARAJAN, SCHUMANN AND “THE TENTH DANCER”
6.30PM: Austrian Herbert von Karajan (1908 –1989) was described as “the world’s best-known conductor and one of the most powerful figures in classical music”. In the mid-1960’s Karajan collaborated with French film director, Henri-Georges Clouzot. The documentary ART OF CONDUCTING (1965, 90min) follows the rehearsal and the performance of Robert Schumann’s “Symphony No.4”.

8PM: Khmer Arts Ensemble presents the film “The 10th Dancer” with an introduction by Toni Phim-Shapiro. The riveting documentary is an intimate portrait of the relationship between a teacher and her pupil set against the backdrop of war torn Cambodia. The film weaves between the past and the present, memory and dream, to reveal a story of human dignity and survival.

* WED, 08/12
DEATH AND REBIRTH: CAMBODIA’S PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE
6PM: “Komitu” is an architectural workgroup from Helsinki, Finland. Its members are currently designing a youth center in Phnom Penh in collaboration with a local NGO, Cambodian Volunteers for Society
(CVS). They will hold a presentation for local students and architects, as well as the expat community.

7PM: The first documentary film (1979, 90min) after the Khmer Rouge was shot by famous GDR filmmakers Walter Heynowski and Gerhard Scheumann. The scenes filmed during spring 1979 are part of history: Phnom Penh left to rampant nature, heaps of skulls and destroyed faces. The reports from the survivors are moving and harrowing.

Where: Meta House Phnom Penh
#37, Sothearos Blvd.
Tel. 010 – 312 333

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