Interviews with Sin Sama Deuk Chho, 2008-03-30, 2008-07-15Additional title: Khmer Dance Project moving image
NamesPrum Mésa (Videographer)Bru-nut, Hélène Suppya (Director)Sin Sama Deuk Chho (Performer)Bru-nut, Hélène Suppya (Interviewer)Majjhamanḍal Khmersiksā (Associated name)Ratany, Koh (Editor of a moving image work)
Khmer Dance Project
Dates / OriginDate Created: 2008
Table of Contents30 March 2008 interview with Sin Sama Deuk Chho (55 min.) -- 15 July 2008 interview with Sin Sama Deuk Chho (22 min.)
Library locationsJerome Robbins Dance DivisionShelf locator: *MGZIDF 1276
TopicsDance -- CambodiaDance -- Study and teachingDancersSin Sama Deuk Chho -- 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.Venue: Recorded 30 March 2008, 15 July 2008 Sin Sama Deuk Chho'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) (77 min.) : sound, color ; 1/4 in.
DescriptionIn March interview, Sin Sama Deuk Chho speaks about her family background and early life; the long-houses where singers and dancers lived after they were made to leave the Royal Palace; how her mother taught her dance, and teaching methods of her youth. She discusses how new dances were created; dance manuscripts; methods of singing, famous singers, the types of voices suited to different roles, how dancers become singers, and how singers are now responsible for dressing dancers, whereas in the past the jobs were separate. She recalls serving the Queen at the Royal Palace. She talks about what dances she teaches. She sings songs. She discusses the gestures of the monkey role, and the dance her mother created in which Hanuman seduces the mermaid, from the Reamkar story, and then speaks about "Ngos" roles. In July interview, Sin Sama Deuk Chho speaks about songs and singing, with demonstrations. She discusses various melodies; the difference between Mahori songs and Pinpeat songs; the types of voices suited to different roles; the make-up of singing groups; the process of preparing for a ballet; how she learned to sing, and her teachers; the difficulty of singing in the ballet style.
Type of ResourceMoving image
IdentifiersNYPL catalog ID (B-number): b19944679Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 9bcdbef0-0821-0131-bc4f-3c075448cc4b
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