January 19, 2012
ART The Getty's 11-day Pacific Standard Time Performance and Public Art Festival includes the unveiling of "Kalpa," a site-specific sculptural and performative installation by Hirokazu Kosaka. The piece, which takes its name from the Sanskrit word for "eon," incorporates Butoh dancers, live and recorded music, hundreds of spools of colorful thread, and a wall designed by architect Michael Rotondi. Getty Center, 1200 Getty Center Drive, L.A. 7 p.m. Fri. Free, reservations required.
May 14, 1998
* Film. Festival Hong Kong starts May 22 at the Nuart, 11272 Santa Monica Blvd., with a new 25th anniversary print of Bruce Lee's "Enter the Dragon." Nightly at 5, 7:20, 9:40; midnight shows on Friday, May 22 and 29; Saturdays, Sundays, 12:20 p.m. and 2:40 p.m. Ends May 31. (310) 478-6379. * Theater. Marie Osmond and Victor Talmadge headline in Rodgers and Hammerstein's "The King and I," opening May 19 at the Pantages Theatre, 6233 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood, playing Tuesdays-Saturdays, 8 p.m.
November 22, 2001
* "Swing!," the Broadway musical celebrating the music and dance of the 1930s and '40s, runs Tuesday-Dec. 2 at the Orange County Performing Arts Center, 600 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa, (714) 740-7878, (213) 365-3500, (714) 556-ARTS. $20 to $55. * "Sanders Family Christmas," a down-home musical comedy set in 1941, is playing Nov. 30-Dec. 16 at the La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts, 14900 La Mirada Blvd., La Mirada, (562) 944-9801. $35.
June 16, 2003 |
Many people may not comprehend the sound of one hand clapping, but 184 privileged persons were witness to a 45-minute mind-boggling performance by butoh master Oguri at Japan America Theater's George J. Doizaki Gallery on Saturday night. His collaborators? Wadada Leo Smith, blowing the baddest trumpet and fluegelhorn this side of Miles Davis; Zen archer-artist Hirokazu Kosaka; and three tons of wet clay that not only functioned as a stage but served as a paradisiacal tableau.
June 7, 2004 |
Stark white walls and floor with a square black platform in the center transformed the George J. Doizaki Gallery at the Japan America Theatre plaza Friday into an abstraction of apocalypse for the intense improvisational duet "Earthbeat '04: Lightning." Designer Hirokazu Kosaka topped the knee-high platform with broken bits of charcoal, evoking a desolate, burnt-out landscape.
May 30, 2008 |
For its 20th round of fellowships to Los Angeles County visual artists, the California Community Foundation is awarding $280,000 in one-year fellowships to 15 emerging and mid-career artists in painting, photography, collage, drawing, sculpture and multimedia. "L.A. is sort of considered the creative capital of the world, and yet we cannot sustain creativity," foundation President and Chief Executive Antonia Hernandez said this week.