Chinese Performing Artists of America (CPAA) is
a nouprofit organization founded in 1991 in the
beart of the Silicon Valley,CPAA'S mission is to
introduce American society tbrougb performing arts.
■ To present performances of dance music and other
disciplines of Chinese performing arts at the professionallevel.
■ To conduct educational programs so as to promote
community awareness and appreciation of Chinese
arts and culture.
■ To provide a training ground for local talents
to learn and participate in these disciplines.
CPAA'S principal artists are highly-trained professional
dancers,musicians and martial artists from China.They
form the core of the performing company under the
direction of the team:
■ Artistic Director Yong Yao
Awand winning choreographer/master teacher
■ Mnsic Director Phil Yong
Award winning composer
■ Execative Director Ann Woo Executive producer
■ Chinese Performing Arts Festival飛揚藝術節
Full\scale production that showcases the company's
best efforts and premieres new owrks by CPAAresident
artists.World-renowned artists from China and the
United States participate as guest performers.This
event takes place annually in February or March,the
Chinese New Year celebration season.
■Cultural Celebration for youth:
One-hour professional perform ance offered free
to youth under the age of 17.
■Journey of Art:
CPAAon tour with Dragon2000,a theatrical extravaganza,and
our extensive repertoire throughout the country
Annual recital performance featuring dance students.
■Chinese New Year Banquet:
CPAA'S annual fundraising gala in January.The banquet
in 2000was held at the Sheraton Gateway Hotel in
Burlingame on January 22,featuring exquisite cuisine
and uniqe entertainment-The Celestial Dragon,Act
III of Dragon2000.
CPAA'S repertoire includes more than 70
pieces of dance,music and martial arts.For contracted
sevices such as educational,community,or corporate
events,CPAA customizes programs from one solo perform
ance to a two -hour full-scale production.Fox more
inform ation,please call Tel:408-973-8276
CPAA is proud to have continuously provided an artistic
forum for Artistic Director Yong Yao and Music Director
Phil Young,whose new works of dance and music uniquely
integrate the essence of traditional Chinese culture
with today's artistic expression.
CPAA‘S multim edia spectacle based on Chinese mythology,will
be presented in 2000 as the company's signature
production.This is the newest creation of Mr.Yong
Yao and Mr.Phil Young.
CPAA Has established
itselfas a highly-regarded performing arts company
and a Chinese dance training center,Every Year,40,000
Sit-down audience experience the richness of Chinese
performing arts.CPAA is the only company on the
West Coast with the expertise and artistic resources
to produce high qualty and diverse Chinese performing
arts programs on an on-going basis.