In 2006 UC Davis signed an Agreement of Cooperation with Shanghai
Theatre Academy to develop an educational and research exchange.
The Department now has a healthy exchange of faculty and
performance that has created a ring of international theatre
school contacts not only with China but also with Russia, the UK,
Hong Kong, Korea and elsewhere in the USA. There are increasing
opportunities for student exchange.
The Chinese Opera Troupe from the Academy has played to sold-out
audiences, and Chinese Opera movement specialists have given
exchange of practice workshops with the Chinese Movement courses
in Theatre & Dance, for both faculty and students. Through the
Academy connection alumni have developed performance projects
with Shanghai-based production companies, including Speaking
Chinese, a dance theatre piece by Epiphany Productions San
Francisco and Creative Futures in Shanghai.