Interview with Chhem Sok: Khmer dance project, 2009-08-12Additional title: Khmer Dance Project moving image
NamesPrum Mésa (Videographer)Bru-nut, Hélène Suppya (Director)Chhem Sok (Interviewee)Chhem Sok (Performer)Bru-nut, Hélène Suppya (Interviewer)Ratany, Koh (Editor of a moving image work)Bru-nut, Hélène Suppya (Editor of a moving image work)Rhodes, Gillian (Translator)Bru-nut, Hélène Suppya (Translator)Majjhamanḍal Khmersiksā (Associated name)
Khmer Dance Project
Dates / OriginDate Created: 2009
Library locationsJerome Robbins Dance DivisionShelf locator: *MGZIDF 1299
TopicsDance -- CambodiaBallet -- CambodiaDancersChhem Sok -- InterviewsParti communiste du KampucheaPercussion music -- CambodiaDrum makers
NotesFunding: Khmer Dance Project funded by Anne H. Bass Foundation.Date: Copyright date: 2012Biographical/historical: Funded by a grant from the Anne Hendricks Bass Foundation, the KDP began in 2008 when the Center for Khmer Studies partnered with the Jerome Robbins Dance Division to interview and film the three generations of artists - including dancers, musicians and singers, as well as embroiderers and dressers - who kept dance alive during and in the wake of the Khmer Rouge regime.Creation/production credits: Recorded by Bophana Audiovisual Resources Center; cameraman, Prum Mesa; sound engineer, Sea Vissal; editors, Koh Rathany, Suppya Nut; translators, Suppya Nut, Gillian Rhodes; director, Khmer Dance Project, Suppya Nut.Venue: Recorded 12 August 2009 The French Institute, Phnom Penh, Cambodia.Acquisition: A production of the Khmer Dance Project, initiated by the Center for Khmer Studies in partnership with the Jerome Robbins Dance Division of The New York Public Library, with a grant from the Anne Hendricks Bass Foundation.Language: Khmer, with English titles, credits, and subtitles.Content: No subtitles 10-16 min.
Physical DescriptionVideocassetteExtent: 1 videocassette (DVCam) (41 min.) : sound, color ; 1/4 in.
DescriptionMusician Chhem Sok speaks about his family background in music; his studies in drumming; the importance of drummers knowing dance gestures in order to play for dance performances. He discusses the loss of knowledge in the younger generation; speaks about making drums; and describes performing in the orchestra in the Royal Palace. He speaks about his experiences during the Khmer Rouge era and how he came back to music after this period; he articulates his views on the future of music and dance. From 36 min. to the end of the recording, Chhem Sok demonstrates drumming.
Type of ResourceMoving image
IdentifiersNYPL catalog ID (B-number): b19972551Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): a32df0a0-352b-0131-2301-3c075448cc4b
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