21 May 2022
Bees at Bayside Autumn Fest 2022
Bees is a joyful interactive work in which children are welcomed into a world of community, communication, wonder and imagination....
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.
Please note: non-toxic, colourful, powder will be used during Bees, and audiences choose whether they touch it. Small amounts will wash out.
This season is possible with funding from the Victorian Government’s COVIDSafe Outdoor Activation Fund 2021.
Bees was developed through Polyglot’s Generator program, with support from the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria, and the Sidney Myer Fund.