Connecticut
Profile Type: Artist
Artist
Somaly Hay

My artistic work began when I was a child in LCambodia. I was taken into the Cambodian royal palace at a very young age, where I was trained as a Court Dancer by the great Master dancer South Sam On. I performed for the royal palace until the country being captured by the Khmer Rouge--The Killing Field. After I arrived in the U.S.A. I performed throughout the country and Canada. Now I teach and choreograph here and in Cambodia, and in artist residencies in deucaitional settings,
I talk about Cambodian arts and craft, teach dance and gestures/movement. My approach is hads-on and experiential. I often perform demonstation dance sequences and then explain the meaning of the movements. I then involve all the participants in the related activities. I enjoy teaching the geography, history and culture of Cambodia as part of classroom curicular connections.
My presentation is to improve the knowledge of Audiences of all ages to have the awareness of the diversity culture.

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Contact Information

First Name: 
Somaly
Fax: 
860-444-6390
Mailing Address: 
6 EAST BISHOP STREET
WATERFORD, CT 06386
Physical Address: 
6 East Bishop St.
Waterford, CT 06386
Last Name: 
Hay
Phone: 
860-444-6390

About

Profile Type: 
Artist
Primary Discipline: 
Dance - Jazz
Additional Disciplines: 
Dance - Ethnic
Dance - Traditional
Populations Served: 
Adults
Families
School Groups
Teens
Languages Available: 
Cambodian
Institution/Business Type: 
Artist (Individual)

Affiliations and Accomplishments

Awards: 
Awards From: Connecticut commission on the Arts and Tourism, Institute for Community Research, Urban Artistsw Initiative Program, Travel Grants Pilot Finder.

I am a Touring Artist

Technical Requirements: 
Sound systems, lights, microphone, dressingroom
Fee Range Minimum: 
$1,200
Fee Range Maximum: 
$2,000
State of Residence: 
Connecticut

I am a Teaching Artist

Subject Areas: 
Arts Integration - History and Social Science
Ages Served: 
Pre-Kindergarten-age
Elementary School-age
Middle School-age
High School-age
College-Age
Adults