Bees by Polyglot Theatre

  • | IA
  • Presented By: Des Moines Performing Arts
  • Dates: 7/7/2022, 7/8/2022, 7/9/2022, 7/10/2022
  • Location: Parks and Recreation Depts of Altoona, Des Moines, Urbandale, Waukee
  • Price: FREE AND OPEN TO ANYONE Presented in a different local park for each performance in partnership with the parks and recreation departments of Altoona, Des Moines, Urbandale and Waukee
  • Overview


    Thursday, July 7 
    10 AM, 11:30 AM, 2 PM, 3:30 PM - Des Moines Sculpture Park - 1330 Grand Ave, Des Moines, IA 50309

    Friday, July 8
    10 AM, 11:30 AM, 2 PM, 3:30 PM - Haines Park - 3rd Ave SE, Altoona, IA 50009

    Saturday, July 9
    10 AM, 11:30 AM, 2 PM, 3:30 PM - Centennial Park - 1255 Warrior Lane, Waukee, Iowa 50263

    Sunday, July 10
    10 AM, 11:30 AM, 2 PM, 3:30 PM - Walker Johnston Park - 9000 Douglas Avenue, Urbandale, IA 50322

    Explore a buzzing, humming hive of activity, as three human-sized Bees busy themselves in the creation of a community alongside children who transform into bees as they play. The bees are fascinating, strange and beautiful, traversing invisible pathways and mapping delicate patterns across the performance space.

    Inspired by the mysterious life and work of bees, this re-imagining of public space involves the slow uncovering of an intricate unseen world. Children are immersed in the sounds, shapes and scents of the bee world, from their familiar buzz to honeycomb houses. Bees uses ritual, non-verbal communication and the secret world of bee movement to provide a range of access points for children to participate.

    Polyglot is working in partnership with Inlet Dance Theatre to deliver this season. Polyglot Theatre is supported by the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria.