Interview with Lim Sylvain: Khmer dance project, 2009-08-13Additional title: Khmer Dance Project moving image
NamesPrum Mésa (Videographer)Bru-nut, Hélène Suppya (Director)Lim Sylvain (Interviewee)Bru-nut, Hélène Suppya (Interviewer)Ratany, Koh (Editor of a moving image work)Bru-nut, Hélène Suppya (Editor of a moving image work)Bru-nut, Hélène Suppya (Translator)Foelster, Jacqueline (Translator)Majjhamanḍal Khmersiksā (Associated name)
Khmer Dance Project
Dates / OriginDate Created: 2009
Library locationsJerome Robbins Dance DivisionShelf locator: *MGZIDF 1301
TopicsDance -- CambodiaBallet -- CambodiaDance -- Study and teachingDancersLim Sylvain -- InterviewsParti communiste du KampucheaCostume -- CambodiaEmbroidery -- Cambodia
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; editor, Koh Rathany, Suppya Nut; translator, Suppya Nut, Jacqueline Foelster; director, Khmer Dance Project, Suppya Nut.Venue: Recorded 13 August 2009 Lim Sylvain's home, 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.
Physical DescriptionVideocassetteExtent: 1 videocassette (DVCam) (68 min.) : sound, color ; 1/4 in.There are no subtitles from 57 min. to the end of the recording.
DescriptionDesigner Lim Sylvain speaks about how he began dancing, his attraction to dance costumes, and how he began making costumes. He describes his study of embroidery, and changes in the style of costumes over time. He shows accessories for making costumes, explains where they comes from, and comments on the difficulty and cost of getting materials. He discusses the loss of costumes under the Khmer Rouge. He displays and discusses embroidery patterns; he displays and discusses jewelry pieces.
Type of ResourceMoving image
IdentifiersNYPL catalog ID (B-number): b19972569Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): a3210170-352b-0131-f3db-3c075448cc4b
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