Wakakirri 2015 By Charli

On Tuesday the 4th of August all the Wakakirri students performed at Frankston Arts Centre. When we arrived  Deb ( Wakakirri leader ) showed us to our dressing room. When we got into our dressing room we got into the rest of our costumes for rehearsals. Every school had at least two rehearsals on stage, but we were actually judged during our second rehearsal. By the time we finished rehearsals it was about 3 o’clock . By now everyone was doing their hair and makeup touch ups, that took about one hour . When everyone finished doing their makeup and  hair we had dinner. Just for this night we had to provide a cold dinner so I had chicken and coleslaw. Then we had 3 hours and 30 minutes  to spare. Then at about seven thirty we performed our story which was called ” Together Divided “.  Basically the story was about  twins who were born as their mother passed away  so they twins were passed on to their father. Then their father had to go to war and had died so the twins had been sent to an orphanage and they had been taken by two different mums one poor and one rich then the two sides had a fight but then the twins thought it was useless so they gave up the fight  and they all came together. On the night we had won the best public speaking award.

Wakakirri By Jordy

On Tuesday the 4th of August, some of the grade 4, 5 and 6 students arrived at the Frankston Art Centre to perform their Wakakirri routine.

Once we found our dressing room, everyone put their bags somewhere and then we were off to do our dress rehearsal. Basically, what we do at a dress rehearsal is, well, you would run through your routine twice. The first time you dance it, you would do it without the lights and the smoke and on the second time you dance it (last time) you would do it full out with the lighting and the smoke.

Wakakirri is where lots of different schools come to a competition and compete against each other and they have to tell a story through dance. The signature item this year was a chicken and not many schools used it but we did.
Our story all starts when twins were born but sadly the mother doesn’t make it, so the father takes custody of the twins, but then the father gets sentenced to war, so the children got sent to an orphanage and get taken away by two different mothers (one rich, one poor) with each child not knowing that they have a twin sister.
Ten years later the rich and the poor have a street fight and the twins have no idea that they are fighting against each other. Luckily, the twins realise that the are twins and finally the war ends and everyone thought that “it doesn’t matter who you are or what you look like, we are all the same.” Our story was called “Together Divided”.
When it was time to perform, everybody was really, really excited to go on stage. We were so excited that we wouldn’t be quiet.
It was an magnificent experience to perform with all of my friends. I had a wonderful day and I hope everyone else who participated in Wakakirri did too.
We would like to thank Mrs Montgomery for being an awesome choreographer and for being there on the day and to Miss Quelch for also being a great choreographer as well, and last but not least Mr Kelly for encouraging us and being there on the day.
I hope everyone had a magnificent day!!!