Interview with Ros Kong, 2009-12-23Additional title: Khmer Dance Project moving image
NamesPrum Mésa (Videographer)Nut, Suppya (Director)Ros Kong (Interviewee)Nut, Suppya (Interviewer)Majjhamanḍal Khmersiksā (Associated name)
Khmer Dance Project
Dates / OriginDate Created: 2009
Library locationsJerome Robbins Dance DivisionShelf locator: *MGZIDF 1283
TopicsDance -- CambodiaBallet -- CambodiaDance -- Study and teachingDancersRos Kong -- InterviewsMom YenCostume -- CambodiaBallet -- Costume
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.Venue: Recorded 23 December 2009 Ros Kong's house, Phnom Penh, Cambodia.Acquisition: Khmer Dance Project is a program created by Anne H. Bass in conjunction with the Center for Khmer Studies and the Jerome Robbins Dance DivisionLanguage: Khmer, with English titles, credits, and subtitles.
Physical DescriptionVideocassetteExtent: 1 videocassette (DVCam) (35 min.) : sound, color ; 1/4 in.
DescriptionRos Kong speaks about costumes worn by dancers in the past and how they differ from those of the present; she recalls various elderly dancers including Mrs. Den and Dok Por; she speaks about how the Queen (Kossomak) gave pensions to elderly dancers and financially supported young dancers. She recalls how the queen came to watch rehearsals. She discusses the translation of lyrics from Thai into Khmer; how dance manuscripts were kept and used; the loss of manuscripts and props and accessories under the Khmer Rouge; differences between accessories in the past and the present. She speaks about ballets created by Mom Yann, and Mom Yann's other activities and talents. She recalls others who created ballets; her first teacher, Mom Yen, and dance uniforms worn when she was young.
Type of ResourceMoving image
IdentifiersNYPL catalog ID (B-number): b19949007Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 99a550b0-0821-0131-35f0-3c075448cc4b
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