Interview with Pen Sokhuon: Khmer dance project, 2009-08-14Additional title: Khmer Dance Project moving image
NamesPrum Mésa (Videographer)Nut, Suppya (Director)Pen Sokhuon (Interviewee)Nut, Suppya (Interviewer)Ratany, Koh (Editor of a moving image work)Nut, Suppya (Editor of a moving image work)Nut, Suppya (Translator)Rhodes, Gillian (Translator)Majjhamanḍal Khmersiksā (Associated name)
Khmer Dance Project
Dates / OriginDate Created: 2009
Library locationsJerome Robbins Dance DivisionShelf locator: *MGZIDF 1302
TopicsDance -- CambodiaBallet -- CambodiaDance -- Study and teachingPen Sokhuon -- InterviewsParti communiste du KampucheaChoreographers -- CambodiaDancers -- 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; editors, Koh Rathany, Suppya Nut; translators, Suppya Nut, Gillian Rhodes; director, Khmer Dance Project, Suppya Nut.Venue: Recorded 14 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: Questions are not included in this interview.
Physical DescriptionVideocassetteExtent: 1 videocassette (DVCam) (16 min.) : sound, color ; 1/4 in.
DescriptionFormer dancer and choreographer Pen Sokhuon speaks about her background and how she began dancing, her studies and teachers. She describes performing at the Royal Palace, and the contributions of the Queen in creating and supervising ballets. She speaks about her experiences under the Khmer Rouge. She talks about recreating old ballets; and changes in the attitude and behavior of younger dancers.
Type of ResourceMoving image
IdentifiersNYPL catalog ID (B-number): b19972571Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): ac407df0-352a-0131-b8b7-3c075448cc4b
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