Wakakirri Challenge

Wednesday 25 July, 7.15pm
2 days from now

Presented by Wakakirri

Does your school have a story to tell?  A great story can change the way people think about the world around them. Wakakirri is a performing arts festival where schools aim to do just that.

Each year hundreds of 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’.
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.  Wakakirri is for every School in Australia and has categories for all levels of experience. Every school can enter.  
The aim of Wakakirri is to teach students about themselves and others through the creating and sharing of stories and by this process develop students’ educational outcomes, lifestyle choices and community awareness.
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 each year.

Participating schools:

Medowie Public School Believe Our story begins in a modern-day classroom, where students are discussing what they want to be when they grow up. This story shows the nature of a young Aboriginal women who feels as though her identity is lost but realises she can be the person she wants to be and stay true to her cultural values
Tarro Public School Giraffes Can't Dance Gerald is a giraffe. He attends a jungle party where he joins in the dancing but the other animals stop and laugh at his dancing. Gerald is feeling very sad when a cricket tells him that everyone can dance they just have to find their own beat.
Berkeley Vale Public School To soar, it is better with support 2 best friends auditioning for a role and being told no. #1 gets the part soaks up all the fame and ignores #2 who then gets the role. #2 surrounded by friends & #1 jealous because she is all alone. Both friends are now helping reach their goals as well as achieving their own goals.
Our Lady of the Rosary Catholic School Wyoming Fly, Little Birdy, Fly Nancy-Bird Walton always dreamed of flying. Forced to leave school at 17 to help her family survive The Great Depression, she worked tirelessly to become Australia’s first female commercial pilot. Set to a modern Australian soundtrack, Our Lady of the Rosary Wyoming presents, Fly, Little Birdy, Fly.
Maitland High School Sadako and the thousand paper cranes 10 years after surviving the Hiroshima bomb, Sadako was diagnosed with leukemia. While in hospital she heard a legend that if you folded 1000 paper cranes you would be granted a wish. Her wish was to live. She folded 644 cranes before she passed away and her friends completed them in memory of her.

90mins no interval


  • Wednesday 25 July 2018 7:15 PM

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  • All $36


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Civic Theatre
375 Hunter Street