Khmer Student Association (KhSA) at the University of Washington Seattle is celebrating Khmer/Cambodian New Year on April 15th, 2017 at University of Washington (UW) Husky Union Building (HUB) Ballroom from 6pm to 11pm.
Every year around this time, KhSA at UW always put up a show for the Cambodian community in the Seattle Washington for Khmer New Year celebration. It's not only KhSA at UW, but also other Khmer or Cambodian Student Association at various university in the United States are doing show to celebrate Cambodian new year. For a list of Khmer student associations in the USA, visit this post.
The performers are no body but the officers and members of the Khmer Student Association at the University of Washington. Sometimes, however, the students bring in the professional dancers in the area to help them with dance performances that they might not know how to do or they don't have time to practice them or they don't have enough people to perform the dances.
The show usually includes a few dances and one main event, the show, which usually is a modified Khmer/Cambodian folk tale story with a twist of taste for the modern viewers. This year there will be four dances, Apsara, Fishing, Kraw-ma, and Coconut dances. The main store will be the tale of two mountains Phnom Pros Phnom Srey. Toward the end of the show there will be price drawing, scholarship award. After everything is all done, the live music and performance will start around 10pm and everyone can start dancing away. Mostly it is Khmer/Cambodian traditional music and dances.
Let's go and support them.
This year Facebook event is here https://www.facebook.com/events/1452267354848439/.
For more information about KhSA at UW, check out their website at http://students.washington.edu/khmer.