“Amidst all the disruptions of COVID, students and staff pulled off two incredible events over the past two years,” says WAVE Director Josh Rushton. “But in 2022, eyes firmly on the horizon, we look forward to welcoming our audiences back on site to experience WAVE in all its transcendent glory.”
For the first four weeks of Term 4, every year, the Shearwater high school begins to look and sound like an episode of 80s TV drama Fame (or Glee for our milennials).
A highlight of the school’s performing arts calendar, WAVE is embedded in the curriculum (and also a ton of fun!), with around 200 students taking on roles as dancers, musicians, actors, writers, filmmakers and editors, lighting and audio technicians, carpenters, tailors, set and prop designers and builders, choreographers, photographers, stage hands, models and caterers.
“It's always an exciting moment when the competition garments, created by students, staff and the wider creative community, begin arriving at the school,” says Rushton.
“In this sense, Shearwater’s Wearable Arts event has built, over more than two decades, a true artistic interface between high school and world. A competition that goes out to the community; a high school production that builds an incredible show around an inspiring theme; and finally the integration of competition entries that brings the show to life.”
The performances will take place in the Shearwater Hall from November 2 to 5. Wed, Thu and Sat performances will commence at 8pm, with refreshments available from 6.30pm. The Fri performance will commence at 6pm. Winners will be announced on opening night.
Tickets are $35 for adults and $20 for school students, with family options available (not suitable for children under eight years). Book early to avoid disappointment!
Book your tickets via the WAVE website at shearwaterperformingarts.com. All ticketing enquiries to email@example.com or phone Shearwater on (02) 6684 3223.