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.

22 Oct 2018

Wordless Ants left me speechless and still do!

An Ants production photo. A performer in an ant costume holds a crumb while two children holding crumbs and wearing antenna headpieces constructed from paper follow the performer from behind.

I remember sitting in Fed square polishing off a hot miso soup at Chocolate Buddha when something on the big screen caught my eye. The screen showed giant human sized ants passing bread crumb cushions to young children, the ants spoke no words to the children yet huge spirals and long lines developed across the Fed square cobble stones with hundreds of these crumbs. I watched in awe as the kids quickly developed a way of communicating with the ants. My miso soup went cold, I sent a quick email to this ‘Polyglot Theatre Company’ and for three and a half years I’ve been working with the wonderful people at Polyglot and still watch the Ants in astonishment (even though I have to do their laundry).

  • Hannah Murphy
    Swanston St & Flinders St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia