Interview with Voan Savay and Voeun Amrit: Khmer dance project, 2009-08-22Additional title: Khmer Dance Project moving image
NamesPrum Mésa (Videographer)Nut, Suppya (Director)Voan Savay (Interviewee)Voeun Amrit (Interviewee)Nut, Suppya (Interviewer)Sea Vissal (Engineer)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 1310
TopicsDance -- CambodiaBallet -- CambodiaDance -- Study and teachingVoan Savay -- InterviewsVoeun Amrit -- InterviewsParti communiste du Kampuchea
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 22 August 2009 Chatomukh Theater, 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) (27 min.) : sound, color ; 1/4 in.
DescriptionFormer dancer and teacher Voan Savay speaks about her background as a dancer at the Royal Palace, her studies and roles she danced. She discusses her experiences under the Khmer Rouge, and her attempts to conceal her identity; her foundation and management of a dance troupe for children in refugee camps, and her efforts to instill correct dance style in refugee troupes. She speaks about being repatriated to Cambodia, and the loss of her dance materials in a fire; her immigration to France, and the dance groups she has trained there. Voeun Amrit speaks about how he began dancing, his immigration to France and work as a dancer there. Voan Savay speaks about her grandmother's role in translating dance manuscripts from Thai into Khmer, and discusses the past relationship between Thailand and Cambodia.
Type of ResourceMoving image
IdentifiersNYPL catalog ID (B-number): b19972584Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): b0476ee0-352a-0131-5bc9-3c075448cc4b
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