Interview with Dong Marey: Khmer dance project, 2009-01-15Additional title: Khmer Dance Project moving image
NamesPrum Mésa (Videographer)Bru-nut, Hélène Suppya (Director)Dong Marey (Interviewee)Dong Marey (Performer)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 1313
TopicsDance -- CambodiaBallet -- CambodiaDance -- Study and teachingDancersDong Marey -- InterviewsParti communiste du KampucheaSinging -- CambodiaMusic -- Instruction and studySingers -- 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 15 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) (42 min.) : sound, color ; 1/4 in.
DescriptionSinger and teacher Dong Marey speaks about how she started studying music, initially singing modern songs; her arrival in Phnom Penh and recordings she made there; why she switched to singing classical songs. She discusses singing with military and police bands; her experiences under the Khmer Rouge and the death of her husband; how she returned to singing after the fall of the Khmer Rouge. She speaks about teaching; her view that singers are underpaid; why singing classical songs is difficult. Dong Marey sings excerpts from several songs and speaks about different types of songs. She discusses the loss of knowledge and lack of experienced singers in the present.
Type of ResourceMoving image
IdentifiersNYPL catalog ID (B-number): b19972592Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): b2118c20-352a-0131-a6ac-3c075448cc4b
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