Stories, poetry and words for the European day of languages

On Sunday the 23rd of September, a unique combination of slam poetry, storytelling, music and video saw the light at the Città dell’Altra Economia in the heart of Testaccio, a historical area of Rome. Racconti d’Europa chose to celebrate the European day of languages by bringing together 9 international performers who create and narrate worlds through words. The event took place both outdoors and indoors on a sunny Sunday afternoon.

All storytellers and slam poets were chosen for their international background. They are all polyglots that travel around the world, transmitting stories and poems in different social, linguistic and cultural contexts.

At 4 pm, three storytellers captured the attention of a group of 25 children at the Tana Liberi Tutti. Sophilia Tsorteki, Sophie Heydel and Angela Sajeva told stories in Greek, English and Italian to their young audience.

In the meantime, the outdoor stage was kept alive with a DJ set by Marco Bonetti, and visitors could stream through the informational material that was distributed at the EuropeanCommission-Representation in Italy stand.