June 12 - 15, 2024

FREE Performance Schedule

Wednesday, June 12 
10:00 AM, 11:15 AM - Drake Park - Des Moines
6:30 PM - Town Square - Polk City

Thursday, June 13
6:30 PM - Dewey Park - Johnston

Friday, June 14
10:00 AM - MLK Park - Des Moines
4:30 PM, 6:30 PM - Heritage Park - Grimes

Saturday, June 15
10:00 AM, 11:15 AM - Walker Johnston Park - Urbandale

Ants is an interactive performance which brings children together to explore the landscape around them.  

Ants as big as humans work together intently with hundreds of giant bread crumbs, using sound and movement to communicate, and children are irresistibly drawn closer to find out how they can join in. Gradually a world of meaning unfolds, with children's movement making lines and patterns, transforming public space and disrupting the everyday. Children choose how they interact with the big insects, becoming Ant-like creatures themselves and taking part in their world. This is an enchanting and unusual experience that everyone can enjoy at their own pace.  

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