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Akira Takayama


Our Songs

Location: Alte Oper


According to official figures, the city of Frankfurt is home to people from 178 nations. And yet the number of languages and dialects spoken and sung in the city is even higher. For “Our Songs”, Japanese director Akira Takayama invites people from across the region to share songs, poems and stories from the past with the audience in their own languages. For one afternoon in this world premiere of the Frankfurt version, the Great Hall of the Alte Oper is transformed into a traditional Japanese Kabuki stage: a long, raised walkway leads the participants one by one across the auditorium to the stage, where they give voice to the city and sing, speak and recite for all those who cannot be here (anymore).

More informations on the projekt and the participants: oursongs.site



Duration: 4 hours (Entrance and exit are possible at any time)
Public Viewing on the B-Level of the Hauptwache