Aratani Theatre at the JACCC

Japanese American Cultural & Community Center (JACCC)
244 S. San Pedro St. Los Angeles, CA 90012
Tickets: 213-680-3700 /

Getting Here

The Aratani Theatre is conveniently located in the heart of Little Tokyo, Downtown Los Angeles via the 101, 110 and 5 freeways.


Parking is adjacent to the Aratani Theatre at Joe’s Auto Parks / Sho Tokyo Garage at 350 E. 2nd St. The garage is open until 12:30am.

Metro Rail

Take the Metro Gold Line to the Little Tokyo/Artist District station, three blocks from the Aratani Theatre.


Navarasa has performed at the Bates Dance Festival, Lincoln Center, NJPAC and East West Players, Teesri Duniya Theater- Canada, Amol Palekhar’s Theatre Festival and Bahuroopi- India, and Cirque du Soleil’s Franco Dragone’s theatrical work in Germany.

“A tree that has come to flower or fruit will not be cut down; it is treated as a mother, a woman who has given birth” — Indian poet AK Ramanujan on the Flowering Tree.

“I have never seen anything quite like Aparna Sindhoor’s company, Navarasa Dance Theatre, in action. There is not only a fusing of dance and theatre, here, but even within the different arts an explosive fusion of cultures.The dance is definitely rooted in the traditional, but they have incorporated into the movement elements from occidental modern dance (there is a stunning pas de deux that would be at home with Alvin Ailey’s company) and even more eclectic suggestions than that.” — Gaëtan L. Charlebois’s review, Montreal, Canada