June 28, 2005 > Bright lights and action, ACPA is spectacular
Bright lights and action, ACPA is spectacular
For the past ten years, Academy of Chinese Performing Arts (ACPA) Artistic Director and President David Chen has coordinated student recitals that combine elegant costumes, pageantry, energy and the precision of traditional Chinese and modern dance. Since opening a dance studio 13 years ago, his goal has been the same, "To secure a solid foundation for Chinese culture in American society. Judging by student (and instructor) presentations at a recent student recital and performance held at Ohlone College, ACPA is achieving its purpose while thriving as an important cultural asset in Fremont and the south Bay Area.
ACPA is located at 40900 Fremont Blvd., Ste. C in Fremont and 1015-1019 S. De Anza Blvd., San Jose. They can be reached at www.acpausa.com or (510) 683-8701 (Fremont); (408) 865-0981 (Cupertino/San Jose).
ACPA brings Classic "Malan Flower" to South Bay
The Academy is planning to bring a classic dance and music drama, Malan Flower, to the stage September 30 - October 2, 2005. This ambitious project will test the skill and fortitude of students and instructors and represent the epitome of the school's goals to enrich student overall character by "teaching them perseverance, consistency and conscientiousness."
Malan Flower is a Chinese classical musical fairy tale that has been performed in movies, plays, musicals and ballets in China, Japan, Russia and many other countries. ACPA will present an adaptation featuring "new twists and turns for a new generation of viewers." This large budget, opulent production featuring an international cast will be presented in four performances, two in English and two in Chinese.
Friday, September 30
7:30 p.m. (in Chinese)
Saturday, October 1
2:30 p.m. (in English)
7:30 p.m. (in English)
Sunday, October 2
2:30 p.m. (in Chinese)
Flint Center for the Performing Arts
21250 Stevens Creek Blvd., Cupertino
General Admission, $50, $40, $30
Reservations and Information:
Limited School Group Sales with Advance Reservation, $20 and $15
(Available through July 2005)