Acknowledgment of country

Polyglot acknowledges that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are the Traditional Custodians of the lands on which we live and create, and we pay our respects to Elders past and present. For more than 65,000 years, children and families have created and played here, and we are grateful to make our art on this country too.

August 16 - August 18 2024

Bees at Breckenridge International Festival of Arts (USA)

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

A Bees production photo. A Polyglot artist in an intricate Bee costume stands in a stylised position. In the background are children and other artists in Bee costumes. They are on a green lawn, with trees and blue sky in the background. Photo: Theresa Harrison

Explore a buzzing, humming hive of activity, as three human-sized bees busy themselves in the creation of a community. Join them by transforming into bees as you play.

Inspired by the mysterious life and work of bees, this interactive experience immerses you in the sounds, shapes and scents of the bee world, from their familiar buzz to their honeycomb houses. Using ritual, non-verbal communication and the secret world of bee movement, Bees provides a range of ways to engage and participate.

Polyglot Theatre is working in partnership with Inlet Dance Theatre to deliver this season. 

Friday 16 August

Saturday 17 – Sunday 18 August

  • Children and families choose how they interact with the performers and the landscape. Some participants may prefer a gentle experience, others may be more energetic.
  • Bees does not use bright or flashing lights.
  • Bees contains amplified sound and music that is played through portable speakers.
  • A visual story to help your family prepare for the experience is available to view/download here.


How to prepare

  • When you come to a Polyglot show we recommend you wear comfortable clothing that allows you to enjoy moving. Remember that you have come for an adventure and there are many ways to begin finding your play. You are curious and this space is yours. Just as you might at the beach, do you take your time and dip your toe in to warm up, or do you run and jump right in? The worlds we set up welcome you to take your time and find your own way to your imaginative play; and our performers are there to join you, or play alongside you, and look after these worlds and their inhabitants.
  • Learn more about parking and transportation at BIFA here.

Breckenridge International Festival of Arts, or BIFA for short, is a 10-day celebration of adventure, creativity, nature and play. Local, national and international artists create an eclectic mix of music, dance, film, visual arts and family entertainment rooted in mountain culture and the natural environment. Throughout the festival, Breck Create produces dozens of events in the cultural venues, public parks, trails and open spaces of Breckenridge.

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