Walking Lecture on Ants

Performing arts meets brain- and ants scientist: An ant experience with talks, walking, sensory inputs, taste experiences and soundscapes, created and presented by Secret Hotel.

Together with ant scientist Hans Joachim Offenberg and brain researcher & anthropologist Andreas Roepstorff, Secret Hotel’s Christine Fentz with Betina Birkjær create a unique walking lecture about one of the tiniest, oldest creatures on Earth – the ant.

Did you know that ants uses solar-panels, can undertake coup d’stat, and get as old as human beings?

With our Walking Lecture on Ants you will learn about the ants and their fascinating world. Some of the questions we’ll examine are how their social structures operate, compared to ours. We’ll also explore how their world sounds, smells and tastes. All in a unique blend of performing arts, walking and lecturing elements. 

The performance is presented during Little Rebellions, a part of 2017 Aarhus Capital City of Culture’s program and as part of Folkeuniversitetets programme, Hearts & Minds Festival.

Generalprøve August 21st, 4pm (Free admission, email info@secrethotel.dk)
Pilotpremiere August 22th, 5pm (SOLD OUT)
Showing August 27th, 4pm (In English)

Premiere September 22nd, 4pm
Showing September 23nd, 4pm
Showing September 24th, 4pm

Place: Botanical Garden, by the bicycle parking, Aarhus.
Tickets: Folkeuniversitet Aarhus  (search for “vandringsforelæsning om myrer”)

Scenekunstnere: Christine Fentz og Betina Birkjær
Forskere: Hans Joachim Offenberg og Andreas Roepstorff
Lydkunstner & kemiker: Maiken Vibe Bauer

NOTE! Arrive in practical clothes and footwear according to the weather. Please do not bring big bags, as there is no locker room available. The performance lasts 90 min. 

Questions? Email os here: info@secrethotel.dk