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Interview with Sim Muntha, 2008-07-18

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Title
Interview with Sim Muntha, 2008-07-18
Additional title: Khmer Dance Project moving image
Names
Prum Mésa (Videographer)
Nut, Suppya (Director)
Sim Muntha (Interviewee)
Nut, Suppya (Interviewer)
Majjhamanḍal Khmersiksā (Associated name)
Collection

Khmer Dance Project

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 2008
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZIDF 1266
Topics
Dance -- Cambodia
Ballet -- Cambodia
Dance -- Study and teaching
Dancers
Sim Muntha -- Interviews
Choreographers
Costume -- Cambodia
Theatrical makeup
Genres
Interviews
Filmed interviews
Notes
Funding: Khmer Dance Project funded by Anne H. Bass Foundation.
Date: Copyright date: 2012
Performers: Sim Muntha, interviewee ; Suppya Nut, interviewer.
Venue: Recorded 18 July 2008 Chatomukh Theatre, 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 Division
Language: Khmer and English, with English titles, credits, and subtitles.
Physical Description
Videocassette
Extent: 1 videocassette (DVCam) (53 min.) : sound, color ; 1/4 in.
There are no subtitles from ca. 40-42 min.
Description
The video opens with footage of women embroidering. Suppya Nut introduces the interview in English. Sim Muntha talks about her background and training; how she came to be in charge of props and costumes. What ballets she performed, differences in methods of teaching and schedules of performance before the Khmer Rouge; Queen Kossomak's involvement in supervising rehearsals, creating ballets, changing costumes. She talks about how ballets have been shortened and adapted over time, and about the occasions when dance was performed in her youth: festivals, ceremonies, delegations. Muntha shows embroidery and talks about how the Queen helped to preserve classical dance during the French regime, and about the long-houses that were built for artists to live in. Starting around 28 min., Muntha and Nut look at archival photographs and Muntha identifies dancers. She talks about the make-up worn by dancers in the past, dressers in the past, and her opinion of current students. Muntha discusses the cost of costumes, jewelry and headdresses, and changes in how headdresses were made. Finally, Muntha talks about books recording ballets and song lyrics, what happened to them, and how books were bought from Thailand and translated into Khmer to replace those lost.
Type of Resource
Moving image
Languages
Central Khmer
English
Identifiers
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b19944667
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 9f53cff0-0821-0131-ca51-3c075448cc4b
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  • 2008: Created
  • 2013: Digitized
  • 2019: Found by you!
  • 2020

MLA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Interview with Sim Muntha, 2008-07-18" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 2008. http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/065e7090-0381-0131-0f58-3c075448cc4b

Chicago/Turabian Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Interview with Sim Muntha, 2008-07-18" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed October 16, 2019. http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/065e7090-0381-0131-0f58-3c075448cc4b

APA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (2008). Interview with Sim Muntha, 2008-07-18 Retrieved from http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/065e7090-0381-0131-0f58-3c075448cc4b

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Interview with Sim Muntha, 2008-07-18