Get Your Groove On

26 Mar , 2015  

Photo credit: Ander Jiras

Two years ago the New Cambodian Artists dance team performed at the 1961 Coworking Space and Art Gallery. Now they’re back, only this time you are hitting the dance floor!

For the past three weeks Alex Hitchmough, Organizational and Artistic Assistant at New Cambodian Artists, has been teaching contemporary dance classes to benefit the organization and give Siem Reap residents a creative fitness outlet.

Photo credit: Ander Jiras

Photo credit: Ander Jiras

New Cambodian Artists believes in female empowerment through dance. The team, made up of four girls and one leader puts together contemporary dance performances for local communities. Each performance is followed by a Q & A session and a dance workshop.

“We like breaking social norms. For example, why can’t Cambodians perform contemporary dance? We take traditional ideas and create something new.” Alex explains.

True to their mission, the girls take the lead teaching the workshop and sharing their experiences with dance.

And now they are bringing dance to you.

Photo credit: Ander Jiras

Photo credit: Ander Jiras

“I’ve always taught dance and noticed there was a lack of opportunities in Siem Reap,” Alex said.

But if you’re worried about your rusty box step, have no fear.

“It’s all about having fun and a little bit of fitness, not putting on a show,” Alex reassures.

Piqued your interest?

The classes are held at the 1961 Coworking Space every Thursday starting 6:45 p.m. and last an hour and a half. Classes are $7 ($2 for locals) and proceeds will go towards purchasing a mobile sound system for the New Cambodian Artists dance team to use during their performances.

So if you’re looking for something do fill your Thursday nights, why not get your groove on while supporting New Cambodian Artists!


Dine-in Movie Night

14 Feb , 2015  


Come join us at The 1961 Coworking and Art Space for a special viewing of Wes Anderson’s highly acclaimed “The Grand Budapest Hotel”. We will be serving drinks and an excellent selection of food during the movie.

Thu 19 Feb – 7.00pm
The 1961 Coworking and Art Space

After the movie we will also be serving drinks in the front of the gallery.

Tickets are $10 and include food and one drink.

To reserve a seat contact Kyle

Phone: 077 809 302
Email: kyle@the1961.com
or via facebook message

Seating is limited so reserve your seat as soon as possible.


Be a Host – Airbnb Meetup

23 Dec , 2014   Video

The 1961 will be hosting the very first Airbnb meetup in Cambodia on Saturday 27 Dec, 5pm-8pm. We are very excited about this as we have tremendous respect for the success this young company has achieved since it was founded in 2008. As a coworking space we also stand alongside Airbnb in the so-called Sharing Economy

If you are not familiar with Airbnb, here’s a brief description:

Airbnb is a trusted community marketplace for people to list, discover, and book unique accommodations around the world — online or from a mobile phone.

Airbnb is looking to develop an array of interesting places to stay in Cambodia to provide unique experiences for travelers. We’ll be making a bit of cash on the side with this which is not bad either! This meetup will be all about hosting: the philosophy of Airbnb, how to set up an account and how to create a listing, hosting standards and tips and trick on how to become an amazing host!

It’s free to join but you’ll need to register as the number of attendees is limited. Here’s the link to the event http://bit.ly/1z6zoRj

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Urban Beats – The Buddhist Bug

15 Dec , 2014  

Urban Beats BBug

Sat 20 Dec 2014 – 8pm until late

Art, Music, Fashion and Cocktails to celebrate our city.

This is our night. Our city. Our home.


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The Buddhist Bug Exhibition

15 Dec , 2014  


The Buddhist Bug by Anida Yoeu Ali
Showing December 21, 2014 – Jan 20, 2015
Viewing hours: 10am-5pm, everyday
The 1961 Coworking and Art Space


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Kim Hak Exhibition

1 Dec , 2014  

Kim Hak

As a young boy, Kim Hak has seen his mother boil water, and sometimes a wild chicken in a kettle the family have been using during the turbulent years of the Khmer Rouge regime.

His fascination towards objects and heirlooms that Cambodians kept, sometimes secretly, during the civil unrests, has now become photographs in an ongoing series called “Alive”. Each image in “Alive” is the possession of a Cambodian that has endured years of hardship under the Khmer Rouge regime.

Original article appeared on angkor-photo.com


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20 Nov , 2014   Video

Our friend Darren Jensen has just launched an Indiegogo campaign for the launch of his startup DevBootstrap. By providing professional training, this new venture will be a strong driver in building up a Cambodian Software Development and Startup Ecosystem.

Visit the website devbootstrap.com and feel free to contribute to the campaign to make this happen!

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Startup Weekend Phnom Penh 2014

18 Nov , 2014  


This weekend, The 1961 sponsored Startup Weekend Phnom Penh 2014 and we sent our very own ambassador Phil to help facilitate.


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Urban Beats Loft

13 Nov , 2014  


A chic loft party to celebrate the launch of the Art Archives.

Exhibition by Jorge Rodriguez. Music by DJ Passion Fingers and Blayche. Fashion “Trunk Show” by Trunkh. New York Cocktails by The Hive.

This is our night. Our city. Our home.


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17 Oct , 2014  


Choices | A Conversation Installation by Dipika Kohli

Wednesday 7pm-9pm
The 1961 Coworking and Art Space
Participation Fee 5 USD – RSVP

Register here


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