Wakakirri is the Ultimate Performing Arts endeavor for schools proven to develop student’s creative thinking, school- and self- pride, teamwork, self-worth and life skills. Ultimately, the aim is to develop students’ career aspirations via an appreciation of the commitment needed to create a successful production.
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, creative movement, acting, music, live singing, props, costumes, sets and film projections.
The Wakakirri Secondary School Challenge is an opportunity for students to explore career pathways in Performing and Creative Arts, Design, and Event Management. Secondary Students participating in Wakakirri can also earn a Certificate 2 in Dance. At the beginning of the rehearsal process, representatives from every participating school attend ‘Careers Day’ workshops (Note: Currently Careers Day is run in Victoria only) run by Industry Professionals where students learn what it takes to produce a Professional Event. Ongoing consultation is available via the Wakakirri Mentor program.
The Wakakirri Secondary School Challenge has Award Categories from Art-House through to Blockbuster Productions making it possible for every school to enter. There are also loads of prizes and different Category Awards (e.g. Best Makeup, Best Costume Design etc.) for individual students to win for their résumé.
For more information visit the official website here.
Any secondary school can participate
Wakakirri Secondary Challenge costs $30 per student
No technical skills needed
One off event
School registration through the website at https://www.wakakirri.com/mainsite/register-for-2020/