Interview with Lim Sylvain and Sim Montha: Khmer Dance Project, 2009-08-09Additional title: Khmer Dance Project moving image
NamesPrum Mésa (Videographer)Bru-nut, Hélène Suppya (Director)Lim Sylvain (Interviewee)Sim Muntha (Interviewee)Bru-nut, Hélène Suppya (Interviewer)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 1298
TopicsDance -- CambodiaBallet -- CambodiaDance -- Study and teachingDancersLim Sylvain -- InterviewsSim Muntha -- InterviewsBallet -- CostumeCostume -- CambodiaEmbroidery -- 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.Content: Some portions of the video have no subtitles.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.Performers: Lim Sylvain, Sim Montha (additional spelling Muntha), interviewees ; Suppya Nut, interviewer.Venue: Recorded 9 August 2009 Chatomukh Theatre, 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) (55 min.) : sound, color ; 1/4 in.
DescriptionThis video shows Sim Montha (additional spelling Muntha) working on embroidery of a costume for the ballet. She discusses the difficulty of finding wood to make the frames for embroidery. Showing how costumes are created, she talks about the process, discusses how patterns were used in the past and the different methods today; where materials come from; who does embroidery for dance costumes; and how she began embroidering after her dance career. She displays embroidery patterns and discusses the colors of costumes.
Type of ResourceMoving image
IdentifiersNYPL catalog ID (B-number): b19972548Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): a32ca150-352b-0131-d4f7-3c075448cc4b
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