Polyglot Theatre’s Ants
Ages15 months - 2 years 2-3 years 4-5 years 6-8 years 9-12 years Teenagers
Australia’s Polyglot Theatre is an internationally known leader in site-specific, interactive spectacle for children. Their artistic experiments encourage creative confidence and participation in a barrier-free spectacle. The children in Ants, in essence, control how the performance unfolds, using their authority and purpose to determine play. What results is the smallest humans taking the lead, becoming the actors, and transforming public space beautifully. Drifting from their parents, children invite onlooking adults to shift perceptions about capability and the beauty of exploring “work” with focus, seriousness, and fun.
Polyglot Theatre is Australia’s leading creator of experiential, interactive and installation theatre for children and families, encouraging kids to turn the simplest things into extraordinary creations. Inspired by the artwork, play and ideas of children, Polyglot creates imagined worlds where audiences actively participate in performance through touch, play, and encounter. At Polyglot, theatre is child’s play.
Ants recently performed in Victoria, Sydney, and at the Darwin Festival; in Cleveland and Fayetteville, USA; in Sao Paulo and Singapore. It was originally commissioned by Federation Square, Melbourne.
Polyglot Theatre previously brought their messy, fun interactive weaving event Tangle to Top of the Park in 2011, which was enjoyed by thousands of children over 11 performances.