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Wakakirri Registrations for 2024 Are Now Open!

Posted by APATA Published By Wakakirri | Feb 3, 2024

Team Wakakirri are thrilled to share the latest news as they unveil their much-anticipated festival motif for the 2024 season: ‘Belonging.’ In the spirit of fostering connection, unity, and the power of shared narratives, Wakakirri invites schools from across Australia to explore the theme of ‘Belonging’ in their Story-Dances.

Why ‘Belonging’?  Belonging is a concept that resonates deeply with all of us. It encapsulates the essence of community, the bonds that tie us together, and the stories that make us feel at home. In a world that often celebrates diversity, ‘Belonging’ becomes the common thread that weaves through the rich tapestry of our experiences.

What Does ‘Belonging’ Mean for Wakakirri 2024?  For the upcoming season, Wakakirri encourages participating schools to delve into the myriad interpretations of ‘Belonging.’ Whether it’s exploring cultural heritage, environmental interconnectedness, building a sense of belonging in a community, or personal journeys of self-discovery, team Wakakiirri want your stories to reflect the diverse facets of what it means to belong.

Wakakirri has always believed in the transformative power of storytelling through dance. By choosing ‘Belonging’ as their motif, the aim is to create a tapestry of narratives that celebrate inclusivity, embrace diversity, and inspire positive change. This theme provides a unique opportunity for schools to express their thoughts, ideas, and aspirations about the sense of belonging in their lives.

Does your school have a story to tell?

Register your spot now or book a consultation with one of our team members who can guide you through the best ways to get involved. Registration is free, confirmation and payment is due at the beginning of term 2. To reach out to the team at Wakakirri CLICK HERE

What is Wakakirri?

Wakakirri is an award winning performing arts program and national festival for Australian schools that provides a platform for students to express their thoughts, ideas, and aspirations through the art of storytelling and dance. Inspired by the belief that great stories can inspire change, Wakakirri is designed to promote student engagement and well-being in schools through the creation and performance of captivating Story-Dances.

Wakakirri is accessible and affordable for every school and every student in Australia.

Established in 1992, the Wakakirri Story-Dance Festival is Australia’s largest performing arts event for schools. Held in term 3, this grand celebration showcases the Story-Dances from schools all across the country. With prestigious theatres in major cities and carefully selected regional areas serving as our venues, we ensure a special experience for every school and student.

Wakakirri is open to all schools: primary, secondary, government, catholic, independent, community groups (i.e dance studios). Even schools in remote and regional areas can participate through our innovative Wakakirri Video platform. At the end of the season, we recognise and honour outstanding schools for their remarkable efforts in promoting positive social change through their Story-Dances.

Artist in Residence program for schools who need help.

The Wakakirri Artist in Residence Program provides qualified Performing Arts Facilitators that can come to your school and help create your story-dance performance in Wakakirri Live or Video events. Teachers can still be involved in the creative process but without the pressure of doing it all on their own!

Does Your School Have A Story To Tell?




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