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Interview with Sim Muntha, 2008-07-24

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Title
Interview with Sim Muntha, 2008-07-24
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 1267
Topics
Dance -- Cambodia
Ballet -- Cambodia
Dance -- Study and teaching
Dancers
Sim Muntha -- Interviews
Sisowath Kossamak, Queen consort of Cambodia, 1904-1975
Ballet -- Costume
Costume -- Cambodia
Genres
Interviews
Filmed interviews
Notes
Funding: Khmer Dance Project funded by Anne H. Bass Foundation.
Date: Copyright date: 2012
There are no subtitles from ca. 10-12 min. From ca. 38 min. to the end of the tape there is footage of Muntha with family members, and of the house and surrounding streets; there are no subtitles on this section.
Venue: Recorded 24 July 2008 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) (46 min.) : sound, color ; 1/4 in.
Description
Sim Muntha discusses her childhood dance training, her teachers, the roles she danced (switching from the female to the male role). She speaks about how ballets were created in the past, how singing in the past differs from the present methods. Muntha discusses offerings that must be made to teachers and to the spirits of dance; Queen Kossomak -- how she dressed, her skill at correcting musicians and dancers, and creating ballets, her supervision of rehearsals and her love of dance. Muntha speaks about her experience under the Khmer Rouge, her evacuation from Phnom Penh, the deaths of her children and husband, her survival and recovery. She gives her opinion of the current state of dance; the economic hardships she and other artists face; her work making embroidery. She discusses how she learned embroidery; costume patterns; how Khmer costumes differ from Thai costumes; how long it takes to make costumes; materials they are made from.
Type of Resource
Moving image
Languages
Central Khmer
English
Identifiers
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b19944669
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 9eaf7d00-0821-0131-0d00-3c075448cc4b
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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, 2008-07-24" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 2008. http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/fcd8d6a0-0380-0131-43d9-3c075448cc4b

Chicago/Turabian Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Interview with Sim Muntha, 2008-07-24" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed August 25, 2019. http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/fcd8d6a0-0380-0131-43d9-3c075448cc4b

APA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (2008). Interview with Sim Muntha, 2008-07-24 Retrieved from http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/fcd8d6a0-0380-0131-43d9-3c075448cc4b

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Interview with Sim Muntha, 2008-07-24