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Interview with Soth Somaly, 2009-01-09

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Title
Interview with Soth Somaly, 2009-01-09
Additional title: Khmer Dance Project moving image
Names
Prum Mésa (Videographer)
Nut, Suppya (Director)
Soth Somaly (Interviewee)
Nut, Suppya (Interviewer)
Majjhamanḍal Khmersiksā (Associated name)
Collection

Khmer Dance Project

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 2009
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZIDF 1269
Topics
Dance -- Cambodia
Ballet -- Cambodia
Dance -- Study and teaching
Dancers
Soth Somaly -- Interviews
Norodom Buppha Devi, Princess of Cambodia
Enao Bosseba (Choreographic work)
Ballet royal (Cambodia)
Genres
Interviews
Filmed interviews
Notes
Funding: Khmer Dance Project funded by Anne H. Bass Foundation.
Date: Copyright date: 2012
Venue: Recorded 9 January 2009 Exhibition Center, 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, with English titles, credits, and subtitles.
Physical Description
Videocassette
Extent: 1 videocassette (DVCam) (31 min.) : sound, color ; 1/4 in.
Description
Soth Somaly speaks about the ballet Enao Bosseba: how she researched the story; the ballet's Indonesian influences; its performance history; the story of the ballet and how it was adapted and shortened for the new version; gestures used in the ballet. Somaly comments on the importance of preserving traditional dance gestures. She speaks about the talents and contributions of the Princess Norodom Buppha Devi; the Royal Ballet's lack of resources; the problems at the School of Fine Arts -- shortage of dancers and employment opportunities for them, distance from the city; the dedication of the dancers in the face of these challenges. She speaks about rewriting the libretto of the ballet and how she selected melodies for the score; she comments on the need to revive and preserve old melodies.
Type of Resource
Moving image
Languages
Central Khmer
English
Identifiers
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b19944670
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 9e4740e0-0821-0131-fa28-3c075448cc4b
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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Interview with Soth Somaly, 2009-01-09" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 2009. http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/f7f90a20-0380-0131-6c72-3c075448cc4b

Chicago/Turabian Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Interview with Soth Somaly, 2009-01-09" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed October 17, 2019. http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/f7f90a20-0380-0131-6c72-3c075448cc4b

APA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (2009). Interview with Soth Somaly, 2009-01-09 Retrieved from http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/f7f90a20-0380-0131-6c72-3c075448cc4b

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Interview with Soth Somaly, 2009-01-09