CTW’s extensive selection original theatrical productions, stretch the boundaries of traditional and modern genres of performance and create connections across continents and ages.
Preserving and nurturing the Chinese classic performing arts– opera, puppetry, dance and music, these feature some of the finest classically trained Chinese performing artists.
Workshops and Lectures
A wide range of hands-on workshops and Lecture/demos designed to give participants a rich immersion into specific aspects Chinese performing arts culture are available to fit any age or skill level, from pre-school to grad-school and professional training.
CTW is possesses one of the largest private collections of traditional shadow figures in North America. Many of the finest antique shadow figures have been mounted on panels for display.
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Preserve, Create, Foster Chinese Theatre Culture
To preserve and promote the traditional Chinese performing arts (including opera, shadow theatre, puppetry, dance and music).
To create new performance works that bridge Eastern and Western aesthetics and forms.
To foster understanding and appreciation of Chinese culture in audiences, artists, students, scholars and educators around the globe.