In true Shearwater style, the Phoenix (and the Dragon) have risen from the ashes of the pandemic in a remarkable display of reinvention, creativity and resilience, as students and staff from the High School, alongside community volunteers, come together to bring our 2020 Wearable Arts Performance event to the people, in an exciting new format.
Not to be undone by COVID-19 restrictions, Dragon Days (Plan C) will see the much-loved annual community event make its film debut, instead of the four-night performance format we have grown to know and love.
Director Josh Rushton describes the challenge of reinventing the twenty-year old event as a "wonderful opportunity" for the almost 300 High School students currently singing, scripting, building, dancing, designing, sewing, filming, documenting, catering and playing a myriad of roles, minor and major in this epic production.
The competition garments have arrived and are hidden behind closed doors until next week's judging day. A Parisian laneway to rival Baz Luhrman has sprung up outside the High School workshop and the performers are perfecting their moves in the Hall (see a sneak peek above).
Our Year 9 and 10 Visual Design elective students have been busy on the merch front, with limited edition hand-drawn and screen-printed WAVE 2020 T-shirts now available to purchase from the Office for $10.
Our budding Year 8 and 9 journos are keeping everyone abreast of the latest news in their WAVE Weekly broadsheet. Watch this space for updates!