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[Past Event] Bees

When

9 to 12 April 2022
Three sessions each day
10.30am to 11.15am
12pm to 12.45pm
2.30pm to 3.15pm

Where

Heritage Garden

Cost

Free! No bookings required

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Website

polyglot.org.au/

When

9 to 12 April 2022
Three sessions each day
10.30am to 11.15am
12pm to 12.45pm
2.30pm to 3.15pm

Where

Heritage Garden

Cost

Free! No bookings required

Follow

InstagramFacebookTwitter

Website

polyglot.org.au/

Presented by Polyglot Theatre x Convent Kids

Bees is a joyful interactive work in which children are welcomed into a world of community, communication, wonder and imagination.

Explore a buzzing, humming hive of activity, as three human-sized bees busy themselves in the creation of a community, alongside children who transform into bees as they play. The bees are fascinating, strange and beautiful, traversing invisible pathways and mapping delicate patterns across the performance space.

Inspired by the mysterious life and work of bees, this re-imagining of public space involves the slow uncovering of an intricate unseen world. Children are immersed in the sounds, shapes and scents of the bee world, from their familiar buzz to honeycomb houses and vibrant pollen. Bees uses ritual, non-verbal communication and the secret world of bee movement to provide a range of access points for children to participate.

Bees is a universally accessible experience. The performers do not use spoken language – there is no English language barrier. Children and families choose how they engage with the performers and the space, moving around as they like.  Please note that non-toxic, colourful, powder will be used during Bees, and audiences choose whether they touch it. Small amounts will wash out.

Watch our video for more information.

A visual story (PDF) is available to view and download here.

Bees at home

Discover our Bees Activity Pack, which will keep your kids entertained these school holidays!

Acknowledgements
Bees was developed through Polyglot’s Generator program, with support from the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria, and the Sidney Myer Fund. This season is supported by the City of Yarra.

About

Polyglot Theatre is a world-renowned contemporary theatre company based in Melbourne making exceptional arts experiences for children and families. Its unique brand of theatre encompasses a wide variety of forms and is shared with audiences everywhere, from the world’s most prestigious theatres to the football grounds of regional Australia.

Polyglot’s artistic and philosophical approach of child-centred practice has earned the company a strong reputation at home and abroad 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.

Accessibility

The Convent’s outdoor spaces are wheelchair accessible. Gender-neutral and accessible toilets are available at several locations within the Abbotsford Convent Precinct.

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