Date: Sunday, January 26, 2014, 4:30 PM
Venue: San Jose Center for the Performing Arts
255 Almaden Blvd., San Jose, CA 95113 (map)
Tickets: $25, $38, $50, VIP $100 (tax deductible)
10% off for 10+ tickets and 20% off for 40+ tickets
Phone: (408) 973-8276 (order online)
Welcome to the 6th Spring Festival Silicon Valley (SFSV) on January 26, 2014. 2014 marks the Chinese Performing Arts of America (CPAA)'s 23rd Anniversary as well as the Year of the Horse in the Chinese calendar. This is a triple-celebration with CPAA’s world premiere, The Chinese Emperor and the Nightingale in addition to the beautiful dance and music of Chinese, Indian, Korean, and Flamenco. Our special guests will be the spectacular Mask Change from China as well as the magical performance of Michael Stroud and Sheryl’s Acrobatics Troupe. We thank Michael Stroud, Hong Zhou, and TV anchorwoman Diana Ding to host this performance. We hope the New Year celebration will bring you all the luck and prosperity to your business.
Starting from Chinese New Year's Eve, spring festivities such as parades, parties, and visiting friends last for several weeks. The tradition can be traced back 8,000 years, to when the Chinese tribesmen settled down to grow crops. Spring was determined as the right season to plan for a bumper harvest. This tradition was later introduced to other Asians like Japanese, Korean, and Vietnamese, many centuries ago. Now in the 21st Century, one-quarter of humanity is celebrating the spring to hope for a better future. As one of the most ancient legacy in human history, the Spring Festival has indeed a universal and timeless value.
CPAA, known for its creativity in the production of high artistic spectacles, presents the 6th SFSV, a variety show of dance, music, kung fu, magic, acrobatics, and the spectacular fluorescent 60' Dragon to entertain audiences of all ages and different cultural backgrounds. Our goal is to establish the Spring Festival similar to Christmas, joy to the world. We are grateful to many sponsors including City of San Jose, David N. K. Wang and Aileen Wang Family Foundation, San Jose Mercury News, World Channel, DingDing TV, 99People, private corporations, individuals, and over 20 community organizations to build this cultural high point in the Bay Area. Through artistic expression, the Spring Festival Silicon Valley truly celebrates the Chinese New Year as well as America's diversity and inclusiveness that make America great and strong.