Aratani Theatre at the JACCC

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

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

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.

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Critically acclaimed and loved by the L.A. community, Kayamanan Ng Lahi Philippine Folk Arts is committed to presenting, promoting and preserving the richness and diversity of Philippine culture through dance and music. Recognized in the Philippines as well as in the United States, their artistic vision is based on culturally informed research which transforms traditional Philippine dance and music — from the village to the stage. Respected for their diverse repertoire, costumes and music ensembles, their mission is to educate, entertain and enlighten.

www.kayamanan.org

Kayamanan Ng Lahi

presents “Mana”

Saturday / March 21, 2015 / 7:00pm

MANA – Music & Dance of the Philippines & Hawai’i
Featuring Kayamanan Ng Lahi with Patrick Landeza, Abe Lagrimas, Jr.

Kayamanan Ng Lahi celebrates its 25th anniversary year in the Aratani World Series. Under the leadership of Joel Jacinto, Barbara Ele and Ave Jacinto, Kayamanan is one of the most distinguished Philippine Dance company in the US. Their new program MANA will premiere in the Aratani and then go on, by invitation, to the 2015 Merrie Monarch Festival in Hilo, Hawaii.

In collaboration with Filipino-Americans Patrick Landeza (Slack Key Guitarist) and Abe Lagrimas Jr. (Ukelele), MANA speaks to the ancestral ties between Filipino and Hawaiian culture. The concept of “mana” comes from the shared lexicon of the Pacific and Southeast Asian region. In the Philippines, “mana” refers to the precious things learned and inherited from ancestors, in Hawai’i “mana” is the spiritual energy that can exist in places, objects and persons. In this new production, Kayamanan Ng Lahi speaks to the shared spirit of mana that is within us all, defining and strengthening us as keepers of our heritage and cultural heirlooms.

Pre-performance Conversation: Joel Jacinto

Aratani Theatre

Japanese American Cultural & Community Center (JACCC)
244 South San Pedro Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012

213-628-2725

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