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Qi Shu Fang Peking Opera Company



Biography

The Qi Shu Fang Peking Opera Company is dedicated to the preservation and performance of traditional Chinese Peking Opera. Formed in 1988, the company performs in theaters, universities, and festivals throughout the country. The company also provides rigorous training to the next generation of performers, so as to ensure the survival of this art form as part of America’s diverse artistic heritage.

Highlights from the extensive list of successful performances given by the Qi Shu Fang Peking Opera Company include: 11 years (2000-2011) of performances at our annual Peking Opera Festival; a sold-out performance at Symphony Space in New York City in 1990; a 1999 12-city tour of Florida; a 2002 performance at the Smithsonian Folklife Festival; a 2003 premier on Broadway at the New Victory Theatre; and two 2005 performances at NYU’s Jack H. Skirball Center for the Performing Arts as part of their World Music Institute series. Internationally, the company has toured in both Poland and Canada.

Watch Past Performances

Video 10/13/2011: Qi Shu Fang Peking Opera Company

A performance of the Chinese theatrical tradition of Peking Opera.

Qi Shu Fang Peking Opera Association