Interviews with Ros Kong [and] student rehearsal footage: Khmer dance project, 2008-03-23, 2009-03-29, 2009-12-23Additional title: Khmer Dance Project moving image
NamesPrum Mésa (Videographer)Nut, Suppya (Director)Ros Kong (Interviewee)Hun Pen (Interviewer)Nut, Suppya (Interviewer)Sea Vissal (Sound designer)Ratany, Koh (Editor of a moving image work)Nut, Suppya (Editor of a moving image work)Nut, Suppya (Translator)Foelster, Jacqueline (Translator)Majjhamanḍal Khmersiksā (Associated name)
Khmer Dance Project
Dates / OriginDate Created: 2008 - 2009
Table of ContentsInterview with Ros Kong, 2008-03-23 (33 min) -- no footage (28 min) -- Students rehearsing dance gestures, Ros Kong correcting students (10 min) -- Interview with Ros Kong, 2009-12-23 (13 min) -- Interview with Ros Kong, 2009-03-24 (15 min) -- Interview with Ros Kong continued, 2009-12-23 (25 min) -- Students rehearsing stretches (3 min)
Library locationsJerome Robbins Dance DivisionShelf locator: *MGZIDF 1282
TopicsDance -- CambodiaBallet -- CambodiaDance -- Study and teachingDancersRos Kong -- Interviews
NotesFunding: Khmer Dance Project funded by Anne H. Bass Foundation.Date: Copyright date: 2012Creation/production credits: Recorded by Bophana Audiovisual Resources Center; cameraman, Prum Mesa; sound engineer, Sea Vissal; editors, Koh Rathany, Suppya Nut; translators, Suppya Nut, Jacqueline Foelster; director, Khmer Dance Project, Suppya Nut. Venue: Recorded 23 March 2009, 24 March, 23 December 2009 National Museum, 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) (130 min.) : sound, color ; 1/4 in.Subtitles only on the first interview.
DescriptionRos Kong speaks about how she started dancing, her training in the male role; the aunt who raised her as a child; her experience under the Khmer Rouge, and why she hid the fact that she was an artist; returning to Phnom Penh after the Khmer Rouge era and becoming a teacher; her children; countries she has visited. She discusses serving the Queen at the Royal Palace; the process by which ballets were created; the short and long forms of basic dance gestures; the manuscripts that existed for ballets, and how they were lost.
Type of ResourceMoving image
IdentifiersNYPL catalog ID (B-number): b19952567Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): a32676c0-352b-0131-8219-3c075448cc4b
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