Cantonese Opera Association Silicon Valley

A non-profit organization est. 2001 based in Santa Clara County, California

Our mission is to preserve and promote the fine art of Chinese Opera-Theatre. Using the language, drama, history, music, dance, traditions and symbolism of the traditional performing art of ancient China. Inspire the diverse ethnic communities of the United States and foster an appreciation of Chinese Opera-Theatre.

Inspire

Providing the community a learning environment for the Chinese cultural arts, through events, classes and workshops.

Educate

Traditional theatre performances play crucial roles in culture and society. Education in the performing arts is a key part of preservation.

Preserve

Ensuring the viability of traditional forms of performing arts by developing audiences and raising awareness amongst the general public.
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SUPPORT THE PERFORMING ARTS

These funds help build a stronger creative community through the arts and historical preservation.

A MAGICAL WORLD OF ENCHANTMENT THAT IS TRULY UNIQUE

CHINESE OPERA COMBINES SINGING, DANCING, ACROBATS, CLOWNING, PANTOMIME, AND MARTIAL ARTS

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A 160-Year History in California

The multi-ethnic communities of Santa Clara County have brought many interesting cultural art forms to the area. COA aspires to promote and present the unique, multi-disciplined art of the wondrous world of Chinese Theatre to cultivate cross-cultural art appreciation in the community. The Chinese society in California began in 1851 with the immigrant Cantonese laborers of Guangdong province. The Cantonese dialect society is a significant part of the 160-year history and growth of California. COA was founded to basically serve this particular community. Today, the multi-lingual Chinese represent approximately 28 percent of the total population in Santa Clara County.