Performers take stage soon

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TWO groups of Frankston based performers have progressed to the finals of the statewide Wakakirri performing arts competition.

Performers from Mount Erin Secondary College and BAM Arts Inc will hit the stage on 11 September for Wakakirri’s Victorian Secondary Awards night. BAM Arts Inc is a Frankston South based performers group for people with disabilities.

As part of the Wakakirri competition performers put together a three to seven minute production, incorporating elements of dance and drama. Performances this year centre around themes of the environment, mental health, technology, and more.

Mount Erin Secondary College advanced to the final with their performance about refugees. Their performance has already taken out an award for best social/current affair story. BAM Arts Inc’s Jumanji inspired performance advanced to the finals after winning best adapted story.

More than 280 schools took place in the competition, including McClelland College. They made their debut with a performance inspired by climate change activist Greta Thunberg.

The overall winner of Wakakirri’s story of the year award will be announced on 17 October.

More information at wakakirri.com/what-is-wakakirri

First published in the Frankston Times – 2 September 2019

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