Wakakirri continues to attract the support of Australia’s professional performing arts community and they invite schools to participate in a new year of story dance with 2021 registrations now open.
National Panel member Emma Watkins says that the online performances in 2020 were still amazing and wants schools to come back larger, louder and live, but safely in ‘21.
View her address to schools here https://www.facebook.com/136838476343552/videos/2798552397094903
The show will go on next year, with some COVID safe changes; Wakakkirri performances will adopt the format of a TV show and keep the energy and atmosphere of a live audience intact.
Each school will have an allocated time on stage to rehearse, prepare and then immediately, an audience made up of other participating schools will be brought in, the judges will appear and each school will perform while being filmed for WakaTV and live streamed for the first time.
The new format will allow managed school flow and regular cleaning of touch points within the theatre throughout the performance day and a rotation system for schools will ensure limited numbers in the venue at any one time with no inter-school contact.
Each school will be at the venue for approximately 3–4 hours. This time will be spent rehearsing, performing and participating in the live audience.
Parents will save time and money by watching online and, potentially, the live and virtual audience numbers will exceed previous theatre only audience numbers as there’s no limit on how many can log in and see the show.
Live streaming will also mean that students can watch other schools perform which is a first.