Newtown North has participated in Wakakirri for the past 3 years. All students from Year 1 - 6 are invited to participate. Students spend two terms having after school rehearsals to prepare for performance day at NIDA theatres. It is a fantastic experience for all involved.
What Is Wakakirri? Established in 1992, Wakakirri is Australia’s largest Story Dance Festival, involving over 20,000 students across every State and Territory each year.
Each year hundreds of schools across Australia create Story Dances for Wakakirri that reflect their students’ 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’. Over 1 million people watch Wakakirri performances each year.
Performing in Wakakirri is an experience students never forget. Schools spend show day rehearsing and meeting other schools and that same night walk the red carpet with the Wakakirri Panel and perform on the big stage.