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. Schools can tell any story and use any combination of dance, creative movement, acting, music, live singing, props, costumes, sets and film projections. Each year schools in Victoria and NSW create a Story Dance to perform in Professional Theatres for audiences of family, friends and the official National Panel searching for ‘Story of the Year’.
Rosebud Secondary College has an outstanding record in Wakakirri having won the National Title in 2015. On Monday 1st August, 62 students performed a Wakakirri piece titled “Hanging Rock” at Frankston Arts Centre. Their dance ability, acting skills and passion for performance again received them outstanding feedback from the judges and the Wakakirri crew. Congratulations to our 4 choreographers: Molly Faulkner, Justine Topp, Sophie Gains and Holly Jordan. A big thank you to Brea Low for her continued support and coordination of these students.
Thank you to Bridget Verwey, Anthea McKenzie, Heidi Purnomo, other staff and parents who assisted and supported our students. We now await to hear of we make the finals to be held later this term.