UPCOMING EVENTS


ANIPLEX OF AMERICA PRESENTS: DEmON SLAYER PREmiERE
SUNDAY, march 31, 2019
3 PM

It is the Taisho Period in Japan. Tanjiro, a kindhearted boy who sells charcoal for a living,finds his family slaughtered by a demon. To make matters worse, his younger sister Nezuko, the sole survivor, has been transformed into a demon herself.

Though devastated by this grim reality, Tanjiro resolves to become a “demon slayer” so that he can turn his sister back into a human, and kill the demon that massacred his family. A sorrowful-tale of siblings in which the fates of humans and demons intertwine…begins now!

Join us for the Special Premiere of DEMON SLAYER: KIMETSU NO YAIBA!


MADAMA BUTTERFLY
APRIL 6, 13, AND 14, 2019
7 PM SATURDAY PERFORMANCES
2 PM SUNDAY PERFORMANCE

What if? ... What if a brash American naval officer and a young Japanese girl met and fell in love? How would they communicate? (Certainly not an Italian!)  In POP's most ambitious production to date, Artistic Director Josh Shaw's long-time dream of a bilingual interpretation of Puccini's Madama Butterfly comes to life at the Aratani Theatre in Little Tokyo. All Japanese roles will be sung in Japanese (by Japanese American artists), and all American roles will be sung in English. Subtitles in both languages will be projected throughout the performance. This is a co-production with Opera in the Heights (Houston) and will be presented fully staged and costumed, with orchestra and chorus.

「蝶々夫人」

プッチーニの代表作のひとつであり、日本を舞台にした「蝶々夫人」がPOP(パシフィックオペラプロジェクト)史上最も大胆なプロジェクトとして豪華な総演出、衣装、オーケストラに合唱団を用いて小東京のアラタニ劇場で上演されます。この作品はPOPとヒューストンのオペラインザハイツとの共同制作です。もし明治時代に米国海軍士官と日本人の少女が出会い恋に落ちたらどのような会話がされたのか。。今回の見所はジョシュ•シャウ監督の長年の夢である新たな日英のバイリンガル演出で、日英両方の字幕の表示と共に日本人役は日系アメリカ人歌手が日本語で、米国人役はアメリカ人歌手が英語で演じます。

Read press release here.

For more information about Madama Butterfly, click here.


ArtChangeUS REMAP: LA Cultural Equity Summit
Wednesday, april 17, 2019
9 Am - 1:30 pm summit
1:30 - 7 pm community centered activities

ArtChangeUS REMAP: LA Cultural Equity Summit will gather cultural leaders, artists, grantmakers, and community members to advance cultural equity strategies and innovative practices at the Aratani Theatre on Wednesday, April 17, 2019.

The United States is being remapped by its people. By 2042, the population of US communities of color will eclipse the historic white majority. While the population has shifted on the ground, institutional leadership and funding across the arts and all sectors have not kept pace. Leading the nation, Los Angeles and New York City have implemented major studies of diversity, equity, and inclusion in their cultural communities. The Summit asks: What role do we each play in moving towards a shared future?

Join a public sector discussion led by heads of city arts agencies moving research into action from Los Angeles, New York, Oakland, San Francisco, and Seattle.

Click here for more information.


PAST EVENTS


lolaland: the grandmother of all shows!
Saturday, march 9, 2019
7 PM

LolaLand: The Grandmother of all shows

This much-anticipated team up of Filipina-American artists make its way to Los Angeles! Starring singer-comedienne Fe De Los Reyes, “LolaLand” was sold out in Manila (Philippines), and soon restaged in New York and the Bay Area. Special guest performers include songwriter Cecile Azarcon, singers Jam Morales and Chiqui Pineda, and singer-songwriter Odette Quesada.  

Ticket Sales
Reserved Seats
$100 - VIP
$60 - Orchestra
$45 - Orchestra (side & rear seats)
$35 - Balcony

Service/Handling Fee Applicable
All Sales are Final

No Refunds or Exchanges 

Box Office hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 12 PM - 5PM


japan house los angeles Presents:
vivaldi’s “the four seasons”
live animation Concert
Sunday, january 13, 2019
5 pm

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JAPAN HOUSE Los Angeles is excited to partner with premier music and arts universities Tokyo University of the Arts (Tokyo Geidai) and the University of Southern California (USC), in presenting “Vivaldi ‘The Four Seasons’ Live Animation Concert,’” bringing together emerging talent in the fields of music and animation from both Japan and the United States.

Students and faculty from the music departments of Tokyo Geidai and USC, two of the most prestigious music programs in the world, will perform a free musical program of “The Four Seasons” by Vivaldi at the Aratani Theatre.

This event will feature a true visual euphony performance of Vivaldi’s “The Four Seasons.’” Using Yamaha “score following” technology, an AI program that listens and continually synchronizes the animation with music, each season will be accompanied by animated films by renowned independent animators.

This is the North American premiere of this exciting multimedia collaboration between two of the finest music and arts universities in the world.

Event Hosted by: Tokyo University of the Arts (Tokyo Geidai), University of Southern California, and JAPAN HOUSE Los Angeles; Supported by: Japanese American Cultural and Community Center (JACCC); Technical Support by: Center of Innovation Tokyo University of the Arts (Tokyo Geidai); Sponsored by: All Nippon Airways Co., Ltd.


Realization of Dreams Foundation Presents:
GIVE LOVE ON CHRISTMAS
Charity Concert
Sunday, December 2, 2018
5 pm

All-4-One, The Jets, Surface, together with Ryan Gallagher, Geneva Cruz, Thor, Vingo “April Boy” Regino, and Airspoken.

Realization of Dreams Foundation, a non-profit organization, invites you to our first annual “Give Love on Christmas” charity concert to raise funds for College Scholarships for less privileged and high achieving students.

For the first time, three of the biggest hit makers in the 80’s and 90’s - All-4-One, The Jets and Surface will perform together on one stage at this charity concert.These groups were best known for their hits "I Swear", ”I Can Love You Like That”, “You Got It All”, “Crush on You”, “The First Time”, "Shower Me with Your Love" and many more.

However, the night does not stop there. We will also be graced with the talents of Ryan Gallagher,  Airspoken, Geneva Cruz, Thor, and April Boys Vingo Regino. 

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live talks la presents: AN EVENING WITH TOM HANKS
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2018

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US Kabuki kenkyū kai presents: Shinsei Kai
SunDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 2018
2 PM

A performance that allows young Japanese-American and Japanese artists of California to collaborate and showcase their talents.

Founded by the first non-Japanese kabuki actor, Nakamura Gankyō, “Shinsei Kai” will bring together various emerging artists from various art forms, featuring taiko artist Walter Nishinaka, calligrapher Kunihara Yoshida, and koto musician Brian Mitsuhiro Wong. The concept behind “Shinsei Kai” is to allow young artists an opportunity to expand their artistic boundaries and have master artists give their support and guidance. Joining us from Japan is master artist Bandō Ai (Japanese classical dance), and from the San Francisco Bay area, koto master Shirely Muramoto Wong.

In addition, “Shinsei Kai” will feature the presentation of official name taking, or natori hiro, of Los Angeles local Bandō Kyōharumi (AKA Cheryl Ikegami). This is the first presentation of official name taking presented by local Japanese dance artist, Bandō Hirohichirō. The official name can only be granted by the headmaster of the Bandō school, then Bandō Mitsugorō X, and only after the dancer has undergone vigorous training of the mind, body and soul.

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For more information or inquiries, please contact Carol Onaga at (213) 628-2725 or onaga@jaccc.org.