An Ode to the Golden Tang - a cultural feast of dance and music

About this event
The Chinese Performing Arts Center (CPAA) is proud to present An Ode to the Golden Tang, a grand show celebrating the beauty and grandeur of the Tang Dynasty, an epic era in China when poetry and art flourished, music and dance prevailed, and cultural diversity was valued and embraced.

Experience an unforgettable evening of cultural splendor with beautifully composed music and original choreography, directed by renowned art director Feng Han.

An Ode to the Golden Tang is a professionally produced theme gala that will dazzle your senses and refresh your spirit.

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When the pandemic winds down and the weather warms up, the California-based Chinese Performing Arts of America (CPAA) will proudly present a professionally produced show at the San Jose Center for the Performing Arts at 7 pm Apr 16th, 2022, to celebrate the organization’s 30th anniversary. It will be a dazzling spring night of music and dances that will mesmerizingly bring you to the golden days of the Tang Dynasty (AD 618-907).

Tang was a golden era in Chinese history thanks to a booming economy, thriving arts, and multicultural society.  Later generations have always admired the glory of Tang, so CPAA is striving to take you through the time tunnel, to get you there.

Tang’s China was a multicultural legend. Its capital Chang‘an (today’s Xi’an) with a population of 1,000,000 was the largest city in the world. Chang’an residents included people from all over the world, such as Arabians, Indians, Jews, Christians, Bangladeshis, Cambodians, Persians, and Malaysians. Tang culture, therefore, influenced other countries, certainly including neighboring countries such as Japan and Korea. You will have the opportunity to enjoy multi-ethnic cultural performances at the show.

Promoting original arts and providing a platform for artists to showcase their work has been a key goal for CPAA. This show features many original dance pieces and music compositions from local artists, performed by renowned performance artists. Professional stage lighting and production complete the finishing touch.

There are four units in the show: Poetic and Artistic Legend, Superb Songs from Chinese Theater, Cultural Melting Pot, and the Splendor of Tang Silk. In addition to the magnificent Chinese classical dance, you will also enjoy eastern and western instruments, such as pipa (lute), er’hu, dulcimer, Chinese flute, cello, and more. You will appreciate that culture will thrive if it keeps growing and embraces others with an inclusive mindset.



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