Interview with Yit Sarin: Khmer dance project, 2009-12-27Additional title: Khmer Dance Project moving image
NamesPrum Mésa (Videographer)Nut, Suppya (Director)Yit Sarin (Interviewee)Nut, Suppya (Interviewer)Sea Vissal (Engineer)Ratany, Koh (Editor of a moving image work)Nut, Suppya (Editor of a moving image work)Nut, Suppya (Translator)Rhodes, Gillian (Translator)Majjhamanḍal Khmersiksā (Associated name)
Khmer Dance Project
Dates / OriginDate Created: 2009
Library locationsJerome Robbins Dance DivisionShelf locator: *MGZIDF 1309
TopicsDance -- CambodiaBallet -- CambodiaYit Sarin -- InterviewsParti communiste du KampucheaTheater -- CambodiaMasks -- CambodiaDrama -- Study and teaching
GenresInterviewsFilmed interviewsFilmed performances
NotesFunding: Khmer Dance Project funded by Anne H. Bass Foundation.Date: Copyright date: 2012Creation/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 27 December 2009 Wat Svay Andet, Kandal Province, 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) (43 min.) : sound, color ; 1/4 in.
DescriptionFormer dancer and teacher Yit Sarin speaks about how he began studying Lokhon Khol theater; being invited to live at the Royal Palace as a child; dancing the white monkey role; starting to teach after the Khmer Rouge era; his students; and the origins of Lokhon Khol theater. Yit Sarin displays and speaks about masks from Lokhon Khol theater; he places masks on child students while offering prayers to the spirit of dance. Students of Wat Svay Andet demonstrate Lokhon Khol theater: monkey gestures, "Hanuman and his soldiers," giant gestures; "the army of monkeys," and "combat between monkeys and giants." Yit Sarin speaks to students about how to wear the masks.
Type of ResourceMoving image
IdentifiersNYPL catalog ID (B-number): b19972583Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): afb580f0-352a-0131-61dd-3c075448cc4b
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