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29–31 July

National Story-Dance festival for Australian schools.

Wakakirri is a nationwide 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. ​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 that no school is left behind. Even those 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. Featured Schools: Monday 29 July 2024, 7.15pm Daramalan College, Margaret Hendry School, Merici College, Murrumbateman Public School, Rosary Primary School, Southern Cross Early Childhood, St John Paul II College. Tuesday 30 July 2024, 7.15pm Canberra Girls Grammar School, Cooma North Public School, Majura Primary School, Melba Copland Secondary School, Mulwaree High School, Wodonga Senior Secondary. Wednesday 31 July 2024, 7.15pm Charnwood-Dunlop School, Jerrabomberra High School, Miles Franklin Primary School, Telopea Park School, The Scots School Albury, Wanniassa School - Junior Campus.

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29–31 July

National Story-Dance festival for Australian schools.

Wakakirri is a nationwide 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.

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 that no school is left behind. Even those 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.

Featured Schools:

Monday 29 July 2024, 7.15pm
Daramalan College, Margaret Hendry School, Merici College, Murrumbateman Public School, Rosary Primary School, Southern Cross Early Childhood, St John Paul II College.

Tuesday 30 July 2024, 7.15pm
Canberra Girls Grammar School, Cooma North Public School, Majura Primary School, Melba Copland Secondary School, Mulwaree High School, Wodonga Senior Secondary.

Wednesday 31 July 2024, 7.15pm
Charnwood-Dunlop School, Jerrabomberra High School, Miles Franklin Primary School, Telopea Park School, The Scots School Albury, Wanniassa School – Junior Campus.

Dates & Times

Monday 29 July 2024, 7.15pm

Tuesday 30 July 2024, 7.15pm

Wednesday 31 July 2024, 7.15pm

Details

PRESENTED BY:
Wakakirri Association Inc.

DURATION:
Approximately 1hr 45mins, with no interval.

WARNINGS:
This performance contains strobe lighting and haze effects.

AGE SUITABILITY:
This performance is suitable for audiences of all ages.

LATECOMERS:
For most performances, latecomers cannot be admitted until a break in the performance. Please allow plenty of time to cover traffic and parking delays.

VENUE:
Canberra Theatre
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