6 Dec 2018

How High the Sky?

2011 was a big year for Polyglot, with the premiere seasons of Tangle and Paper Planet, but also the development of Polyglots’s first work for the very young – How High The Sky.

We took HHTS to the Junction Arts Festival in Launceston to test ideas with helium filled balloons and streamers. One of the most beautiful moments in the show was when all the adults momentarily stepped out of the space, leaving the baby audience behind, and we all got to observe these tiny humans on their own as a community of individuals.

During our tech day we were suddenly called to evacuate the theatre when the fire alarm went off. We all made our way out and down the street.

“How annoying”, we said, as we waited to be let back inside to continue our setup. “Probably just a false alarm. Now we’re losing our tech day!”

Turns out one of our helium balloons had floated up to the ceiling and tripped a fire sensor. Oops!

  • Nick Barlow
    Launceston TAS, Australia

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.