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Registrations are Open for Wakakirri 2022

Posted by Wakakirri | Nov 10, 2021

Wakakirri has opened their 2022 registrations!

This is your school’s chance to creatively share and express their experiences, feeling values and attitudes by creating a Story-Dance.

2022 is Wakakirri’s 30th birthday. That’s 30 years of working with Australian schools, helping them deliver Story-Dance performances using movement, music, story-telling, dance and drama.

Great Stories Inspire Change

The Wakakirri Story-Dance Festival is a national program for schools that develops student engagement and wellbeing through participation in the performing arts.  Schools participate by creating Story-Dances which they perform in live theatres in capital cities and selected regional areas around Australia. Schools in remote and regional areas can participate via Wakakirri Video.

Schools’ performances are inspired by the Wakakirri ethos ‘great stories inspire change’. Environmental, social, cultural, health, historical & reconciliation stories are all popular themes. Each year hundreds of schools across Australia create and perform Story-Dances for Wakakirri that reflect students’ thoughts, ideas and aspirations.

Wakakirri is here to help

The Wakakirri Inspiration Fund assists schools by subsidising Wakakirri student participation fees. Applications must be received before funding cycles close so please head to the link to find out applicable dates.

Free online Careers Day for secondary and dance school students.

Teacher Masterclass – Thursday 5 May 2022.

The Head Start, Kick Start, Best Start, and Online Start Programs are Wakakirri’s Artist in Residence programs. Providing Wakakirri Performing Arts Facilitators through packages that best suit your school’s needs, they can be a great help when it comes to creation and participation in Wakakirri.

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