Interview with Pech Tum Kravel: Khmer dance project, 2009-08-20Additional title: Khmer Dance Project moving image
NamesPrum Mésa (Videographer)Bru-nut, Hélène Suppya (Director)Pech Tum Kravel (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)Rhodes, Gillian (Translator)Majjhamanḍal Khmersiksā (Associated name)
Khmer Dance Project
Dates / OriginDate Created: 2009
Library locationsJerome Robbins Dance DivisionShelf locator: *MGZIDF 1303
TopicsKravel, Pech Tum -- InterviewsParti communiste du KampucheaTheater -- CambodiaShadow shows
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 20 August 2009 Pech Tum Kravel'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) (55 min.) : sound, color ; 1/4 in.
DescriptionPech Tum Kravel discusses his career in theater, as an actor, playwright, scholar, and administrator. He speaks about touring and performing as an actor; his study of modern and traditional theater; and the genres of theater he has written for. He describes his experience during the Khmer Rouge period, his emotional response, and the deaths of various teachers and friends. He discusses his efforts to revive Khmer culture after the fall of the Khmer Rouge; how cultural items were recovered. He displays books he has written about shadow puppet theater and other aspects of dance and theater, and books of poetry and plays. He speaks about the response to globalization and the importance of preserving Khmer culture and identity. He recalls his teachers and speaks about his research into sources of Khmer theater; he discusses the meaning of hand gestures in dance. Finally, he recites an original poem about his desire to see Khmer culture and identity preserved.
Type of ResourceMoving image
IdentifiersNYPL catalog ID (B-number): b19972572Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): ac9ef1b0-352a-0131-bed2-3c075448cc4b
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