Polyglot in the United Kingdom

Polyglot Theatre tours to the United Kingdom this month premiering Tangle at Greenwich and Docklands International Festival, from 3 – 5 July, an event celebrating the best international outdoor performing arts across dance, theatre and street arts.

Tangle is one of Polyglot’s key signature play space installations using coloured elastic to create a vibrant, live interactive artwork made by children and their families. A giant elastic ball is given to each participant to weave around golden poles. Before long the children create a dense, multi-coloured landscape to play, explore and bounce in. Featuring live music, Tangle is an event where children take the lead, building and contributing to an amazing and enchanting public artwork, which adults can also enjoy.

Accompanying this tour are community workshops in Greenwich, facilitated by the Victoria and Albert Museum, London.

Debuting at Greenwich and Docklands International Festival, Polyglot then embarks on a three week tour to Leicester City Festival (23 -26 August), Birmingham Summer in Southside Festival (28 – 30 August), and Hull Freedom Festival (3-6 September). This tour follows on from significant market development meetings across Europe last year.

“We are delighted to return to the United Kingdom with Tangle being presented at some of the largest outdoor festivals across England. With recent international touring to Germany, Denmark, Singapore, Indonesia and Japan, Polyglot is continuing to focus on touring internationally, and presenting Australian artists on the world’s stages! In 2014 we played to over 68,000 people across the world,” says Tamara Harrison, Polyglot Theatre’s Executive Producer.

Polyglot Theatre is a producer of creative, innovative experiences for children and families that engages independent artists in the global export of our creative industries. The company’s unique focus on children’s play as a theatrical device and the celebration of children’s creativity and energy, has positioned Polyglot as international leaders in contemporary theatre experiences for children.

This international activity is assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body. Tangle is presented as part of an Arts Council England funded Strategic Touring programme, in partnership between Greenwich and Docklands International Festival, Watermans, Barking and Dagenham CPP, Leicester City Council, The Spark Festival, Hull Freedom Festival and Cast.

See here for Tangle: http://www.polyglot.org.au/performances/tangle/

Festival websites:

Greenwich and Docklands International Festival: http://www.festival.org/whatson/199/tangle/
Leicester City Festival: http://www.visitleicester.info/things-to-see-and-do/festivals-celebrations/city-festival/
Birmingham Summer in Southside Festival: https://summerinsouthside.wordpress.com/about-2/
Hull Freedom Festival: http://www.freedomfestival.co.uk/project/freedomfest_2015.php

For further information: Catherine French | Polyglot Theatre | catherine@polyglot.org.au | + 61 3 9826 3301

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