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.
SUPPORT THE PERFORMING ARTS
These funds help build a stronger creative community through the arts and historical preservation.
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.