JACCC’s performing arts program includes performances by local, national and international artists. For more than three decades, the 880-seat Aratani Theatre has presented top Asian American performing arts talent and many outstanding, internationally-known performing artists from Japan, including the Grand Kabuki of Japan to Kazuo Ohno, the co-founder of the avent garde butoh movement. Other notable performances include: Noh: Kanze school, Bunraku National Puppet Theater and JACCC’s signature, annual New Year celebration, Kotohajime featuring JACCC’s Artistic Director, Hirokazu Kosaka.
MARK DE CLIVE-LOWE’S
TRANSMISSIONS FROM THE PAST TO THE FUTURE
ALBUM RELEASE CONCERT
Half-Japanese composer, jazz pianist and live electronic artist Mark de Clive-Lowe makes his Aratani Theatre debut celebrating the complete release of his two-album series Heritage – a deep dive into his Japanese ancestry and cultural roots through the lens of jazz, electronic soundscapes, live visuals and dance. Featuring original compositions inspired by ancient folk tales, martial arts, Shintoism and his personal experiences in Japan, along with interpretations of traditional folk songs, the musical polymath takes us on a vibrant journey through his own search for identity and belonging. Joined by his ensemble of world-class musicians, live projectionist and guest dancers, de Clive-Lowe invites us into his personal interpretation of what Japan means to him.