Chinese Theatre Works’ traditional performing arts variety programs present a broad cross- section of classical and folk performing arts including scenes from Chinese operas, music, and dance. All programs feature our company of extraordinary Chinese opera performers and musicians, who are highly skilled in performing the traditional repertoire. They also include entertaining and informative introductions for each presentation.
These including scintillating and exciting segments from well-known traditional opera pieces such as “Monkey King”, “Legend of White Snake” “The Peony Pavillion” as well as operatic spectacles such as the ribbon dance and sword dance. Additionally, our repertoire includes stylized “Qi Ba” performances and related acrobatic and martial arts-based dance pieces. In all cases, the actor wears traditional embroidered silk costume and painted face make-up.
Past presenters include: Lincoln Center, American Museum of Natural History, Indianapolis International Festival, Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival, NYC Multicultural Festival, NYU, Emerson College, Brooklyn Botanical Gardens, PS 169 (Brooklyn), PS 122 (Queens), & Queens Central Library.