JACCC and Entity Contemporary Dance present seed

JACCC and Entity Contemporary Dance present seed



Thu, Jul 20, 2023  - Fri, Jul 21, 2023


James Irvine Japanese Garden & George J. Doizaki Gallery
244 S. San Pedro St. Los Angeles, CA 90012


seed is a multidisciplinary, multilocational, multigenerational performance piece that explores the collision of contemporary dance, projection mapping, and ikebana–the Japanese art of flower arranging. How can we honor and embody traditional art forms to reconnect with our cultural histories, the seed of our existence? Performed by Entity Contemporary Dance and Sogetsu Ikebana master artist Haruko Takeichi, seed examines the ephemerality of beauty and the cycles of fragmentation, destruction, and rebirth within both nature and society.


  • July 20, 2023 @ 8 pm (doors at 7 pm)
  • July 21, 2023 @ 8 pm (doors at 7 pm)

TICKET PRICES (limited seating):

  • Premium* = $45
  • General = $28
  • *NEW* Student Rush = $20 (Limited availability; available in-person at the Box Office with valid student ID)

*Premium includes access to the best seating and 15% off merchandise.

Directors/Choreographers: Will Johnston + Marissa Osato
Ikebana Master Artist: Haruko Takeichi
Projection Artist: Caroline Marks
Composer: Matt Cady

Things To Know

Paid parking is available nearby at Joe's Auto Parks/Sho Tokyo on 350 East 2nd Street for $15 (rates may vary). Metered parking in Little Tokyo is also available and free after 8 pm.

We will have a cash-free bar with select Japanese whiskey, beer, and wine for your enjoyment.

Audience members will be required to walk between two spaces at JACCC during the performance, which includes using stairs. If this presents any accessibility issues, please contact us at Elevator access can be available upon request.

Based in Los Angeles and directed by Will Johnston and Marissa Osato, Entity Contemporary Dance is a professional contemporary dance company that interweaves modern, jazz, and hip-hop dance techniques to explore the nuances of emotionality and intercultural connectivity. Comprised of working professionals in LA’s commercial dance industry, Entity creates live stage, site-specific, and film/TV work that prioritizes rhythm, dynamism, power, and vulnerability. Through its educational outreach programs geared towards young artists and pre-professional students, Entity cultivates connection points to various dance career pathways in performance, choreography, education, and production. Entity has performed and hosted workshops across the U.S., Mexico, Asia, and Australia.

Entity Contemporary Dance:

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