What happens when you put 41 dedicated students with a love of The Arts, together with a great story? A winning Wakakirri performance! Sunshine Beach State School was declared joint National Story nominees from the Sunshine Coast Regional finals.
With Wakakirri being Australia’s largest Performing Arts event for schools, involving over 20,000 students across the country, the team can be proud of their success.
A Wakakirri Story Dance theatrically tells a story using a combination of dancing, acting and creative movement to pre-recorded music. This year, Sunshine Beach told the heart-warming story of Saroo Brierley who became lost as a child in India, and was adopted by Australian parents. ‘A Long Way Home’ is the story of his search for home.
Students from Years 4 to 6 dedicated months of rehearsals to ensure their performance was perfect. With all the images of India and a Bollywood finale, the story took life on the stage of the Caloundra Events Centre. Judge, James Lee said it was “truly one of the best Wakakirri pieces I have seen” and congratulated the team on the “beautiful staging and choreography”.The Wakakirri team looks forward to showcasing their Story Dance to the community at the school’s annual concert, the ‘Sunshine Spectacular’.