21 Jun 2019

Ants

Life-sized ‘ants’ roam the Harbourfront spaces encouraging young kids to leave ‘bread-crumbs’ all over the area. Several performers wear huge black headgear that look like the exaggerated head of an ant, with antennae, two large feelers, black tights with puffy knees, thighs and ankles. The feet are a regular person’s feet wearing black shoes. And the ants click when they walk; their hands are covered with black stretchy material and they hide castanets or something similar in their hands and click as they walk, letting people know they are coming. They are never intrusive. They lay down large pillow things (bread crumbs) and create a pattern. The kids then follow suit or not. The ants are industrious, always working, walking, clicking and creating.

http://slotkinletter.com/2019/05/reviews-woogie-boogie-and-lots-of-free-stuff-at-the-junior-festival-at-harbourfront

 

  • Lynn Slotkin
    Harbourfront Centre, Queens Quay West, Toronto, ON, Canada

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.