Theater of Olonkho in Yakutsk
In 2005, UNESCO declared Yakutia’s national heroic epic, called Olonkho, a masterpiece of human heritage. And ten years ago this theatre, named after the epic, opened in Yakutsk. Its repertoire includes plays largely based on the Yakut national epic tradition (a combination of speech and song). However, this doesn’t prevent them from being understood and appreciated elsewhere, and the theatre has successfully performed internationally – in Spain and Belgium.