May 17, 1998 |
In America, couples first fall in love, then get married. In Japan, traditionally, a marriage is arranged and the love grows afterward. Hirokazu Kosaka says that he and Oguri have something of an arranged marriage. When Kosaka proposed that he and Oguri join forces artistically three years ago, they knew little about one another. In one respect, the match seemed ideal: Both are Los Angeles performers who hail from Japan.
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.