Interview with Proeung Chhieng: Khmer dance project, 2008-01-15Additional title: Khmer Dance Project moving image
NamesPrum Mésa (Videographer)Bru-nut, Hélène Suppya (Director)Proeung Chhieng (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: 2008
Library locationsJerome Robbins Dance DivisionShelf locator: *MGZIDF 1304
TopicsDance -- CambodiaBallet -- CambodiaDancersProeung Chhieng -- InterviewsSisowath Kossomak, Queen of CambodiaKhrushchev, Nikita Sergeevich, 1894-1971
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 15 January 2008 Angkor Wat, Siem Reap, 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) (40 min.) : sound, color ; 1/4 in.
DescriptionProeung Chhieng speaks about his family background, how he became interested in dance and how he began studying. He discusses studying and performing the monkey role, and touring as a child dancer, including an anecdote about meeting Nikita Krushchev. He speaks about how he became a teacher. He discusses his relationship with Queen Sisowath Kossomak and her reactions to the political situation following the coup d'etat; his decision to leave the country during the civil war and his studies in China and North Korea. Finally, he speaks about returning to Cambodia and his work to rebuild the country.
Type of ResourceMoving image
IdentifiersNYPL catalog ID (B-number): b19972574Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): ad102b80-352a-0131-569f-3c075448cc4b
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