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.


California Gharana with the Leela Dance Collective

The California Gharana takes us back in India’s history – a time when music, dance, theater and poetry flourished in the opulent courts of the Muslim and Hindu maharajas. This Indo-Islamic syncretic culture was at its heights with the arts leading the way for a rich and enduring exchange between Hindu and Islamic traditions.

Today the progenitors of KATHAK dance culture live all across the world from India to California. California Gharana unites –Rina Mehta, Rachna Nivas and Shefali Jain– disciples of the late legendary artist and guru, Pandit Chitresh Das. Percussive feet, articulate hand gestures and dramatic movements create a performance that is a living connection between many different eras and worlds.