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)Bru-nut, Hélène Suppya (Director)Ros Kong (Interviewee)Hun Pen (Interviewer)Bru-nut, Hélène Suppya (Interviewer)Sea Vissal (Sound designer)Ratany, Koh (Editor of a moving image work)Bru-nut, Hélène Suppya (Editor of a moving image work)Bru-nut, Hélène 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: 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, 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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