Roppongi Hills

Akira Takayama / Port B, “McDonald’s Radio University”

5/25(Sat) 20:00 – 5/26(Sun) 10:00
McDonald’s Roppongi Hills
*This time, we will do this program at McDonald's with special cooperation. Please check the details at the store.
Takayama Akira is a director/artist who works beyond the conventional method of theater to expand the notion of performance art in real urban spaces. This work, first premiered in Frankfurt, drew inspiration from the current European refugee crisis, in which McDonald’s branches became something like shelters for immigrants. Here, customers are invited to “attend” the lectures delivered by immigrants and refugees from around the world, who will share their expertise through radio transmitters.


Akira Takayama/Port B

Born in 1969. In 2002, he formed the theater company Port B, and since then has been producing installations, touring performances and social experiments utilizing urban spaces as a way of engaging with cities and societies across the world. In recent years, collaboration with those from other fields including visual art, tourism, literature, architecture, and urban researches has seen the scope of his practice broadening further, and he has applied his theatrical philosophy and methodology to opening up new possibilities in a variety of fields.