Monash University Performing Arts Centres
Polyglot fills the foyer with a FEAST at this year’s Family Fiesta. A long table is set with a white cloth, paper plates, and a centre piece of paper flowers. The ingredients are all in place. Children are invited to fill their imaginations on creating the dishes of their dreams – food fit for a top restaurant, or a very hungry punter. Gradually the table starts to fill – stringy string pasta, tomato cellophane sauce with a spray of green fabric basil, paper pizza, tissue sushi. Waiters impeccably dressed in black and white hover to encourage and assist, writing up the mouth-watering menu.
This installation lets children play with materials other than food to make truly delicious, and sometimes really horrible, culinary creations.
Polyglot Theatre is a world-renowned contemporary theatre company based in Melbourne making exceptional arts experiences for children and families. Their unique brand of theatre encompasses a wide variety of forms and is shared with audiences everywhere, from the world’s most prestigious theatres to the football grounds of regional Australia. Polyglot’s artistic and philosophical approach of child-centred practice has earned the company a strong reputation at home and abroad as a leader in the Theatre for Young Audiences sector, celebrated for creating distinctive, participatory works that are playful and conceptually rigorous. Access is central to Polyglot’s work, driven by the right of all children to experience growth and resilience through creative play.
Part of Family Fiesta – 29 June – 2 July 2022 – a jam-packed celebration of Australian children’s literature, theatre, art and music for kids 0-12 years old and their families. Tickets + more: https://monash.edu/family-fiesta
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