ESTABLISHED IN 2001
Producing and promoting Chinese Opera/Theatre and cultural events in Silicon Valley since 2001
Cantonese Opera Association-Silicon Valley is a non-profit organization based in Santa Clara County, California. COASV’s mission is to preserve and promote the fine art of Chinese Opera-Theatre. Using the language, drama, history, music and dance, traditions and symbolism of the traditional performing art of ancient China, the vision is to inspire the diverse ethnic communities of the United States to foster an appreciation of Chinese Opera-Theatre.
The multi-ethnic communities of Santa Clara County have brought many interesting cultural art forms to the area. COASV 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 150-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.