Chinese New Year Gala 2014 硅谷春晚  (flyer)

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)
                40% off for children 4-10 or seniors 60+ (kid 3- not recommended)
                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.



2014年也适逢飞扬艺术团二十三周年大庆。为庆祝盛会,飛揚与湾区众多的艺术团体200多演员共同推出一台辉煌巨制。这台《第六届硅谷春晚》定于2014年1月26日在世界高科技中心的硅谷,也是多元文化之國際大都會,請各界如聖荷西市政府,國際媒體,商業公司等等, 共同举办《硅谷春晚》展现了有数千年历史的中华文化艺术,有戲劇、武術、歌舞、雜技,魔术等,老少咸宜,欢度春节。

慶祝春節這一傳統可上溯八千年,自華夏部落定居開始建立農業社會時期,认定一年之計在於春。而今,全世界百分之二十五的人口都在歡慶春節。春節已成為中華民族充滿著希望的節日,蘊含了萬事更新,以及一切美好的祝愿與禮慶,慶祝春節確實是具有普世同慶之恆久價值。希望 2014年为大家带来新好運和新財富。