Music and Dance – Traditional

2018 / Contemporary Art: Yayoi Kusama related performance series – Gifts of the Spirit – at Vibiana, Jan. 25

The Broad’s Yayoi Kusama exhibition related Performance Gifts of the Spirit: Prophecy, Automatism and Discernment January 25, 2018, 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. Location: Vibiana, 241 South Main Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012 Tickets: $25 on sale, Nov. 15, 2017 at thebroad.org/programs The Broad “Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors” opening Oct. 21 Yayoi Kusama related...
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2017 / Play: “Little Women” by Velina Hasu Houston / Chromolume Theater, Oct. 27 – Nov. 20

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Playwrights’ Arena presents the world premiere of LITTLE WOMEN by Velina Hasu Houston directed by Jon Lawrence Rivera Inspired by Louisa May Alcott’s novel, it is 1949, Josephine Mayeda and her sisters Meg, Amy, and Beth are emerging in the midst of the history of Japanese Americans who found a place...
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2017 / Little Tokyo: “Kocarina” special concert at Union Church of Los Angeles, Nov. 14

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Kocarina Special Concert Door-open at 5:30pm, Concert at 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, November 14, 2017 Suggested donation: $20 Supported by Love to Nippon Project Union Church of Los Angeles in Little Tokyo presents the Kocarina Special Concert to commemorate the centennial anniversary of its church. Union Church of Los Angeles 401 East 3rd Street, Los...
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2017 / Folk Song: Matsutoyo Kai recital with guest performer form Tokyo, Nov. 12

Matsutoyo Kai, Japanese folk music group active throughout California for more than 50 years, will present annual folk and traditional song recital with guest performer Mme. Tayafumi Mochizuki from Japan on Sunday, Nov. 12 at 1 p.m. at Ken Nakaoka Community Center in Gardena. This is a rare opportunity to not only catch group...
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2017 / Honolulu: Taiko Drum & Dance concerts at Manoa campus, Nov. 3, 4 & 10, 11, 12

Taiko Drum & Dance: Hana Hou! University of Hawaii at Manoa Kennedy Theatre November 3, 4, 10, 11, 12, 2017 Friday/Saturday 7:30pm & Sunday 2:00pm Directed by Betsy Fisher A Hana Hou! performance of one of most popular dance concerts presented at Kennedy Theatre. World-renowned taiko artist Kenny Endo and Taiko Center of the...
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2017 / Little Tokyo: Leading Irish Band from Japan “O’Jizo” concert, Nov. 2

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Leading Irish Band from Japan O’Jizo First Live Concert in Los Angeles Nov. 2. 2017, 7:00 PM Aomori Kaikan, 320 Crocker Street, Los Angeles, CA90013 Suggested donation $20 Supported by American Association of Japanese University Women & LA Nebuta Bayashi Hozon Kai For reservation & inquiries: Fusako Toyota at (310) 650-7259, toyotaflute@gmail.com O’Jizo is...
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2017 / Los Angeles-based koto master Yoko Awaya with violinist Sachiyo Yoshimoto to perform at Japanese garden event in Phoenix, Oct. 6-7

Video: Koto music “Kojo no Tsuki” (Moon over the Ruined Castle) by Yoko Awaya, left, and Sachiyo Yoshimoto at the Japanese Friendship Garden of Phoenix on Oct. 7, 2017. Los Angeles-based koto master Yoko Awaya and violinist Sachiyo Yoshimoto were invited to perform at “Otsukimi: Moon-viewing Festival” in the Japanese Friendship Garden of Phoenix...
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2017 / Japanese Dance: “An Afternoon of Japanese Dance” at Nishi Hongwanji Kaikan building, Sept. 23

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  “An Afternoon of Japanese Dance” showcases the beauty and grace of Japanese and Okinawan traditional and classical dance at the Kaikain building of Nishi Hongwanji Buddhist Temple, 815 East 1st Street in Little Tokyo, Downtown Los Angeles, 90012, on Saturday, Sept. 23 from 1:00 pm – 3:00pm. Tickets are $15. Organized by non-profit...
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2017 / WizStars kids dance group to perform at dance program by Japan Foundation in Hollywood, Sep. 2

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WizStars kids dance group will perform at “Dance Dance L’Asia” program at MI Concert Hall, Musicians Institute, 1655 North McCadden Place, Hollywood, CA 90028, on Saturday, Sept. 2 from 4 – 6 pm. The dance program is sponsored by the Japan Foundation Los Angeles to share Asian culture through dance. The WizStars is a...
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