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Performance Ants by Polyglot Theatre

Ants by Polyglot Theatre, Melbourne Museum, 2017, photo: Theresa Harrison

Ants by Polyglot Theatre, photo: Theresa Harrison

Ants, by Polyglot Theatre, brings children together to explore the landscape around them.

In this interactive performance, ants as big as humans work together intently with hundreds of giant breadcrumbs, using sound and movement to communicate, and children are irresistibly drawn closer to find out how they can join in. Gradually a world of meaning unfolds, with children’s movement making lines and patterns, transforming public space and disrupting the everyday. Children choose how they interact with the big insects, becoming ant-like creatures themselves and taking part in their world.

Designed for children aged 2–10 years with their families, this is an enchanting and unusual experience that everyone can enjoy at their own pace.

Arrive 10 minutes before the start if you’d like to create your own ant antennas to wear during the performance. All materials and instructions provided.

This event is part of the Art Gallery of New South Wales program Make it May

On 25 May, the 1.30pm performance will be audio described

Polyglot Theatre is supported by the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria.

Performance Ants by Polyglot Theatre

Saturday 25, Sunday 26 May 2024
10.30am, 11.30am, 1.30pm, 2.30pm

Duration 30 minutes

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This event takes place outdoors under cover. Comfortable clothing and shoes are recommended.