Ants is an interactive roving performance which has giant Ants bringing children together in a gentle and intriguing landscaping project.
Faced with hundreds of giant bread crumbs and three big insects, children are irresistibly drawn in to discover what the Ants want them to do. Gradually a world of meaning unfolds, illustrating the human desire for order by transforming any public space with wavering lines and patterns, crossing adult lines and disrupting the everyday.
Ants is an enchanting investigation into the nature of work and children’s relationship with their environment.
FREE 30-minute performances will be presented each day in different outdoor parks around the Des Moines Metro.
Thursday, August 5 – Haines Park, Altoona
Friday, August 6 – Raccoon River Park, West Des Moines
Saturday, August 7 – Pappajohn Sculpture Park, Des Moines
Sunday, August 8 – Walker Johnston Park, Urbandale
Presented in a different local park for each performance in partnership with the parks and recreation departments of Des Moines, Urbandale and West Des Moines.
For this engagement, Polyglot Theatre is working in partnership with Inlet Dance Theatre to deliver Ants.
9:30 AM – Antennae-Making Activity Begins for Morning Session
10 AM – Performance #1 (10 AM -10:30 AM)
11:30 AM – Performance #2 (11:30 AM – 12 PM)
1:30 PM – Antennae-Making Activity Begins for Afternoon Session
2 PM – Performance #3 (2-2:30 PM)
3:30 PM – Performance #4 (3:30-4:00 PM)