Polyglot Theatre tours to Denmark this month premiering We Built This City at Aprilfestival in Frederikssund from 25 – 26 April, an event celebrating its 45th year of showcasing contemporary theatre for young audiences in 2015.
We Built This City is one of Polyglot’s key signature play space installations. Danish children will encounter a large scale construction site with thousands of cardboard boxes where they create a city of their own making. Together with their adults, they build towers of the highest heights, sprawling gardens, tunnels and monuments. At the end of the season, they crumble the city to the ground.
Aprilfestival is one of the largest children’s festivals in the world, and a prominent showcase event for the European market. It moves around the country each year aiming to ensure that all children in the region experience theatre for young people at least once during the festival period.
“We are honoured to finally be able to bring Polyglot to one of the most famous and respected children’s theatre festivals in the world. 2015 is presenting many new performance opportunities for Polyglot across Europe, and the experience that this gives our Australian artists is truly significant,” says Tamara Harrison, Polyglot Theatre’s Executive Producer.
Previous to Aprilfestival, Polyglot Theatre premieres Paper Planet at Fratz Festival in Berlin, Germany from 19-20 April.
Polyglot Theatre is a producer of creative, innovative experiences for children and families that engages Victorian artists in the global export of our creative industries. Our unique focus on children’s play as a theatrical device and the celebration of children’s creativity and energy, has positioned the company 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, the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria, the City of Melbourne and the City of Stonnington.