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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
Notes
Funding: Khmer Dance Project funded by Anne H. Bass Foundation.
Date: Copyright date: 2012
Biographical/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 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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  • 2009: Created
  • 2013: Digitized
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MLA Format

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 26, 2020. 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