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Polyglot Theatre

  • Venue: Terrace
  • When: Tue 28 Feb 10:30 AM - 10:55 AM
  • Genre: Large Scale / Site Specific and/or Outdoor
  • Main Audience: Children/Primary
  • Producer: Simon Abrahams
  • No. in touring party: 6


Tangle is a huge, messy, fun, interactive elastic weaving event created live by children and their families. It’s part mass visual arts installation, part performance, part playground, part dance party and all chaos.

Children and families create a multicoloured landscape together, using their bodies to tangle and weave stretchy elastic through tall poles. The result is like a massive squiggly line drawing in three dimensions, fuelled by live music and filled with small bodies. Tangle is a giant experiment where children take control and create an abstract tangled artwork, following Polyglot's philosophy that theatre is child's play.
Polyglot Theatre
Australia’s Polyglot Theatre is an internationally renowned creator of interactive theatre and installation art for children.

Polyglot’s artists are inspired by the artwork, play and ideas of children, and our performances feature active participation from audience members through touch, play and encounter. Our artistic works respond to the childhood need for experiences that encourage free artistic expression and an imaginative interpretation of the world. We seek to challenge, to foster curiosity and to inspire. For over 30 years, Polyglot has been recognised as one of Australia’s leading children’s arts companies, and in recent years the company has been in demand internationally, playing to over one hundred thousand children annually, on four continents, in five different languages. 

Recent tours include We Built This City at the Royal National Theatre as part of the London International Festival of Theatre, Kennedy Center, Kujimuna Festa in Japan and Taipei International Children’s Theatre Festival, Check Out! at the Hong Kong International Arts Carnival and National Theatre of Korea, Muckheap at China’s National Centre for the Performing Arts, Wild Things at the World Expo in Shanghai and The Big Game at the Singapore Arts Festival.
Photo: Wendy Kimpton


Simon Abrahams
Executive Producer, Polyglot Theatre
27a Cromwell Road
South Yarra VIC 3141