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

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 this 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.

Rina Mehta (California Gharana)

Rina Mehta

Rachna Nivas

Rachna Nivas

Shefali Jain

Shefali Jain