Interview with Yit Sarin: Khmer dance project, 2009-12-27Additional title: Khmer Dance Project moving image
NamesPrum Mésa (Videographer)Bru-nut, Hélène Suppya (Director)Yit Sarin (Interviewee)Bru-nut, Hélène Suppya (Interviewer)Sea Vissal (Engineer)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 1309
TopicsDance -- CambodiaBallet -- CambodiaYit Sarin -- InterviewsParti communiste du KampucheaTheater -- CambodiaMasks -- CambodiaDrama -- Study and teaching
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 27 December 2009 Wat Svay Andet, Kandal Province, 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) (43 min.) : sound, color ; 1/4 in.
DescriptionFormer dancer and teacher Yit Sarin speaks about how he began studying Lokhon Khol theater; being invited to live at the Royal Palace as a child; dancing the white monkey role; starting to teach after the Khmer Rouge era; his students; and the origins of Lokhon Khol theater. Yit Sarin displays and speaks about masks from Lokhon Khol theater; he places masks on child students while offering prayers to the spirit of dance. Students of Wat Svay Andet demonstrate Lokhon Khol theater: monkey gestures, "Hanuman and his soldiers," giant gestures; "the army of monkeys," and "combat between monkeys and giants." Yit Sarin speaks to students about how to wear the masks.
Type of ResourceMoving image
IdentifiersNYPL catalog ID (B-number): b19972583Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): afb580f0-352a-0131-61dd-3c075448cc4b
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