Akira Takayama/Port B
A School of Hip Hop – Day 8
- 06.12.2019, 4–5.15 p.m.All-day-Ticket: € 10 / red. € 5 / € 7 for f.f.m. members, Workshop „Very Rare” mit Reza & Uzi
- 06.12.2019, 5.45–7 p.m.All-day-Ticket: € 10 / red. € 5 / € 7 for f.f.m. members, Workshop „DJ Hacks” mit DJ Kitsune
- 06.12.2019, 7.30–10 p.m.All-day-Ticket: € 10 / red. € 5 / € 7 for f.f.m. members, Live Act: „Hidden Hills Open Air” mit Reza & Uzi, NKSN, Rola, DJ Kitsune
16–17.15 Uhr Workshop „Very Rare” mit Reza & Uzi
17.45–19 Uhr Workshop „DJ Hacks” mit DJ Kitsune
19.30–22 Uhr Live Act: „Hidden Hills Open Air” mit Reza & Uzi, NKSN, Rola, DJ Kitsune
Reza was born in Zurich with Iranian roots. In 2016, he moved to Frankfurt, where he achieved his breakthrough in 2018 with the track “Alte Seele”. Rapper and beatmaker Uzi was born in Turkey. He already gained notorious fame in school for his battlerap abilities: he writes, records, mixes and masters his tracks completely by himself. In their workshop, the two of them will be teaching everything that is needed to produce a song from the idea up to the finished track, including the music video. (in German)
DJ Kitsune, music producer, DJ, publisher, founder and CEO of an independent label, is part of Frankfurt’s hip hop scene and best known for his radio shows, mix tapes, DJ gigs and tours with rappers such as Azad, Curse, Jonesmann or Pal One. As candidate for the title “Hardest Working Men in German Hip Hop Business“ (Jetzt.de), he’ll be presenting his DJ techniques and beat making on the computer. (in German)
Friday evening will be spent celebrating with the Hidden Hills Open Air Festival, founded in Offenbach in 2018.
Aktive Teilnahme an den Workshops nur für WAGNER CREW, Publikum erwünscht
Cast & Credits
„WAGNER PROJECT – Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg“ ist eine Produktion von Künstlerhaus Mousonturm und Port B. Gefördert durch die Kulturstiftung des Bundes, die Japan Foundation und die Stiftung Polytechnische Gesellschaft. Präsentiert von FRIZZ.
Akira Takayama (born 1969) founded Port B in 2002. He develops projects together with this collective that break the existing theatrical framework and interact collaboratively with other media. His work aspires to a contemporary form of the so-called “architecture of the theatre” in which he extends the practice of the theatre and the audience into society and the urban space. Takayama’s audience-focussed works are an attempt to experience a theatre that transcends the physical theatre space to establish itself as a new platform with an altered function in society. In recent years he has developed works in diverse genres including tourism, urban planning, art, literature, fashion and mass media. In these, he uses theatrical ideas to open up new potential across a broad spectrum of media and disciplines.
Akira Takayama created his first theatrical works as a stage director – these included the Japanese premieres of several pieces by Elfriede Jelinek. The projects that he develops in collaboration with the collective PortB are usually devised in close collaboration with prestigious cultural institutions around the world, such as the recent large-scale participatory project ‘Our Songs’ for the Biennale of Sydney in 2018 and the ongoing research project ‘Heterotopia’ for the Onassis Cultural Centre in Athens and the Sharjah Biennial in Beirut.
In 2014 Akira Takayama / Port B developed the project ‘EVACUATE FRANKFURT’ together with the Mousonturm, in which 30 S- and U-Bahn stations across the entire Rhine-Main region became starting points for individual evacuation tours of a range of social communities and theatrical ready-mades. www.evakuieren.de
In 2017 Takayama, once again working in close co-operation with the Mousonturm to develop and produce a work over a long period, was able to realise his vision of a ‘McDonald’s Radio University’: people who had come to Germany as refugees shortly beforehand acted as “professors”, presenting a comprehensive programme of lectures lasting several weeks based on their highly diverse educational backgrounds, working and life experiences. www.mru.global
Then in 2019 in the ‘WAGNER PROJECT – Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg’ Takayama brought one of Richard Wagner’s most famous operas to the Mousonturm stage: ‘Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg’. Based on the fictional narrative of Wagner’s opera and its historical references – a competition between singers during the time of the Reformation – Takayama founded a School of Hip-Hop.
Akira Takayama has been Associate Artist at the Mousonturm since 2014.