The Zhuang people (Chinese: 壮族; pinyin: Zhuàngzú; Zhuang: Bouxcuengh) are an ethnic group who mostly live in the Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region in southern China. Some also live in the Yunnan, Guangdong, Guizhou and Hunan provinces. They form one of the 56 ethnic groups officially recognized by the People's Republic of China. With the Buyi,Tay–Nùng, and other northern Tai speakers, they are sometimes known as the Rau or Rao. Their population, estimated at 18 million people, puts them second only to the Han Chinese and makes the Zhuang the largest minority in China.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zhuang_people
NYPL’s Jerome Robbins Dance Division and the Center for Khmer Studies teamed up in 2008 for the Khmer Dance Project (KDP), which interviewed the three generations of artists - dancers, musicians and singers, as well as embroiderers and dressers - who kept dance alive despite the Khmer Rouge regime. Today, the KDP will be unveiled in Cambodia as part of UNESCO World Audiovisual Heritage Day. You can see interviews, full performances and rehearsals of the Royal Ballet of Cambodia, and more from the KDP through the Library’s Digital Collections here.
The KDP video above shows some behind-the-scenes footage of costume and makeup preparations before a rehearsal of Sovannahong by the Royal Ballet of Cambodia in 2008. You can watch the full performance here.