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Interview with Bendoro Pangeran Haryo Suryobrongto.

Interview with Bendoro Pangeran Haryo Suryobrongto.
Suryobrongto, B. P. H.

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Additional Authors
Toth, Danielle
2 streaming audio files (approximately one hour and seven minutes): digital
  • Streaming audio file 1 (approximately 52 minutes). Danielle Toth introduces Prince Suryobrongto [Bendoro Pangeran Haryo Suryobrongto; director of the Palace Dance School, Ameng Bekso, in Yogyakarta] and the format of the interview, namely that she will ask questions in English, and he will reply in Indonesian. In response to Danielle Toth's questions, Bendoro Pangeran Haryo Suryobrongto discusses his early dance training, contrasting it with that now given to pupils at Ameng Bekso; the history of the Ameng Bekso dance troupe; spiritual training for the dance; how everyone in the family of the Sultan [of the Yogyakarta Sultanate] received dance training; what was permitted and what was not; other arts that the family of the Sultan learned; what palace performances were like; wayang wong performances; differences in the Yogyanese and Solo style of dancing; and principal dances performed in Central Java [ends abruptly but continues on streaming file 2].
  • Streaming audio file 2 (approximately 15 minutes). Prince Suryobrongto [Bendoro Pangeran Haryo Suryobrongto continues to speak with Danielle Toth about the principal dances performed in Central Java.
Asia Dance Project, JDR 3rd Fund.
Alternative Title
  • Dance Audio Archive
  • Interview with B. P. H. Suryobrongto
Sound recordings.
  • Interview with Bendoro Pangeran Haryo Suryobrongto conducted by Danielle Toth, in English and Indonesian, on March 22, 1976 in Yogyakarta, Indonesia.
  • In English and Indonesian.
  • Title supplied by cataloger.
  • The sound quality is fair. Volume is low, and the recording is marred by extraneous noise. However, the speakers' voices are easily intelligible.
  • The processing and cataloging of this recording was made possible in part by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature. The support of the National Endowment for the Arts is also gratefully acknowledged.
Access (note)
  • Access only on site at the research libraries of The New York Public Library.
Call Number
*MGZTO 7-577
Suryobrongto, B. P. H., interviewee.
Interview with Bendoro Pangeran Haryo Suryobrongto.
Type of Content
spoken word
Type of Carrier
online resource
Digital File Characteristics
audio file
Recorded by Danielle Toth March 22, 1976 Yogyakarta (Indonesia)
Restricted Access
Access only on site at the research libraries of The New York Public Library.
Original Version
Original format: one sound reel (approximately one hour and seven minutes); full-track, 3.75 ips; 7 in.; transferred to wav file and streaming file format in 2015: myd_mgzto7577_v01f01p01_sc and myd_mgzto7577_v01f01p02_sc.
Local Note
The summary in this record of Bendoro Pangeran Haryo Suryobrongto's replies to Danielle Toth's questions relies in large part on the summary in the record extant as of October 1, 2018 as well as the assumption that the interviewee's answers are responsive to the questions.
Former call number: *MGZT 7-577
Archive original: *MGZTO 7-577. Restored and rehoused in 2015 following water damage.
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Added Author
Toth, Danielle, interviewer.
Research Call Number
*MGZTO 7-577
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