Interview with Pen Sok Chea: Khmer dance project, 2009-01-16Additional title: Khmer Dance Project moving image
NamesPrum Mésa (Videographer)Bru-nut, Hélène Suppya (Director)Pen Sok Chea (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 1312
TopicsDance -- CambodiaBallet -- CambodiaDance -- Study and teachingPen Sok Chea -- InterviewsBallet royal (Cambodia)Sākalvidyāľay Bhūmind Vicitrsilpaḥ (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 16 January 2009 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) (12 min.) : sound, color ; 1/4 in.
DescriptionTeacher and former dancer Pen Sok Chea discusses the challenges faced by artists of the Royal Ballet and the challenges of maintaining classical dance, including low salaries, the remote location of the School of Fine Arts, the difficulties of attracting good students, and lack of rehearsal time for ballets. She discusses her views on the future of classical Khmer dance.
Type of ResourceMoving image
IdentifiersNYPL catalog ID (B-number): b19972590Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): b16d30c0-352a-0131-57c0-3c075448cc4b
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