Mare Vaporum

Sea of Vapour

Hirokazu Kosaka, Artistic Director

Time: 8:00pm - 10:00pm

Cost: $20 general admission; $18 JACCC members

Venture outdoors to the grounds of the Japanese American Cultural and Community Center to celebrate the harvest moon with Mare Vaporum. Conceived and directed by artist and Zen archer Hirokazu Kosaka, this performance features: choreographer and Butoh dancer Oguri; harmonica player Tetsuya Nakamura; singer Rafael Lopez-Barrantes; The Colburn School’s Trudl Zipper Dance Institute; Vox Dance Theatre; and Ethan Margolis; with live and recorded music by Yuval Ron. Kosaka’s vision blends traditional Japanese rites of purification with classical and contemporary Western sensibilities. Named after a dark plain on the south side of the moon, Mare Vaporum reflects our personal journeys towards purity in the darkness of night.

Born in Japan, Hirokazu Kosaka is an ordained Shingon Buddhist priest; a master in the art of Japanese Zen archery; and Artistic Director of the Japanese American Cultural and Community Center (JACCC). After graduating from the Chouinard Art Institute in 1970, he continued to study in the fields of esoteric Buddhist art. He has been actively advocating Japanese culture and art at JACCC since 1984.

Students from the MFA Documentary Program at the New York Film Academy, Los Angeles, will be documenting the following World Festival of Sacred Music events: Omo Aché Afro-Cuban Music & Dance Co., Emerging Voices: Spirit of the Child, and Mare Vaporum.

Presented by Japanese American Cultural and Community Center.

Cost: $20 general admission; $18 JACCC members

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