Year 6 | Wakakirri

29 May 2019

The Year Six children have commenced the Wakakirri during their music lessons. They rehearse for approximately 12-14 weeks. A Wakakirri Story Dance is a 3-7 minute performance by a group of students who theatrically tell a story using a combination of dancing, creative movement and acting to pre-recorded music. Schools can tell any story and use any combination of dance, acting, music, sets, props and costumes.

Wakakirri performance days are in term 3 at the Frankston Arts Centre in August.There will be more information about tickets as soon as the information comes to hand.

What is Wakakirri?

  • Wakakirri is Australia’s Largest Performing Arts Event for Schools with separate events for Primary and Secondary schools.
  • Each year schools across Australia create Story Dances for Wakakirri that reflect student’s thoughts, ideas and aspirations. These stories are performed in professional theatres in front of the official ‘Wakakirri Panel’ who are searching for ‘Story of the Year’.
  • Emphasis in Wakakirri is on participation and creativity not expensive and extravagant productions. An emphasis is also placed on creative movement and drama not on technical dance meaning every student can participate.
  • Wakakirri encourages schools to minimise their footprint when creating props and costumes for their performance and offers special awards for schools that excel in this area.
  • Established in 1992, Wakakirri is Australia’s largest Performing Arts Event for schools, involving over 20,000 students across every State and Territory. Over 1 million people watch Wakakirri performances live, online or via Wakakirri TV each year