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Founded in Silicon Valley as a nonprofit organization since 1991, CPAA is chartered to introduce Chinese culture as an integral part of the American society through performing arts. CPAA presents these arts of exceptional beauty and richness so that these cultural treasures can be shared by the world. Entertainment as well as education is the criteria for CPAA’s performances. Audience will find the programs delightful, enchanting, and inspiring. It’s a wonderful way to experience the highlights of the Chinese culture without traveling to China.

CPAA is the only company in the US with the artistic resources to produce professional and diverse Chinese performing arts programs on an ongoing basis. In the last two decades, CPAA has served over 20,000 audiences every year in the Bay Area. To expand CPAA’s audience beyond the Bay Area, the company’s flagship production Dances of China – a Journey of 5,000 Years which comprises Dragon King and other CPAA’s original works is on national tours including California, Hawaii, Nevada, Florida, Texas, Idaho, Washington State, New York, Massachusetts, Alaska, British Columbia, and Ontario, winning the standing ovation to establish CPAA an acclaimed arts company at a national level.


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