Ants is an interactive performance in which giant Ants bring children together in a gentle and unusual experience. Faced with remarkable human-sized insects and hundreds of giant bread crumbs, children are irresistibly drawn in and must figure out what the Ants want them to do. Gradually a world of meaning unfolds, illustrating the human desire for order with children's movement making lines and patterns, transforming public space and disrupting the everyday. Ants is an enchanting investigation into children’s ability to forge relationships, create imaginary worlds and make meaning with what is around them.
Polyglot Theatre is a world-renowned contemporary theatre company based in Melbourne, Australia making exceptional arts experiences for children and families. Their unique work encompasses a wide variety of forms and is shared with audiences everywhere, from the world’s most prestigious theatres to football grounds in regional Australia.
Polyglot’s artistic and philosophical approach of child-centred practice has earned their strong reputation as a leader in the Theatre for Young Audiences sector, celebrated for creating distinctive, participatory works that are playful and conceptually rigorous. Access is central to Polyglot’s work, driven by the right of all children to experience growth and resilience through creative play.