No, that picture is not a still from a new J-horror movie that’s bound to be remade for US audiences, and Mare Nubium is more than just a trench on the moon; there’s a new show opening soon at the Japanese American Cultural and Community Center in Little Tokyo, and we have FIVE pairs of tickets to give away! Here’s a description of the show:
Mare Nubium is the abbreviated performance of the kalpa, which was performed at the kick off of Pacific Standard Time at the Getty. In Sanskrit, kalpa means eons, or a long period of time. It’s said that once every hundred years, an angel comes down from heavens and swipes the surface of a stone with her silk sleeves until the rock disappears. Hiro Kosaka creates a symbolic parallel between the kalpa and the inevitable passage of time that slowly transforms our lives and the memories that we hold onto. Performers include Butoh (Japanese dancer) master Oguri, who leads a small company of dancers.
Find out more about the opening night show and how to win tickets after the jump.
The opening night show of Mare Nubium takes place on Friday, 27 April 2012 at 8 PM. General admission tickets are $30, but you can win a pair by leaving a comment below by noon on Wednesday, 25 April with the name of your favorite place to eat in Little Tokyo. (And if you don’t yet have a favorite place to eat in Little Tokyo, then leave a good excuse as to why!)
Commenters who don’t win tickets can get $5 off the price of Mare Nubium tickets (and membership to the JACCC).