Stage Challenge, J Rock returning
Excitement has been steadily brewing for this year’s Stage Challenge and J Rock national tour. Stage Challenge aims to give young Kiwis the opportunity to showcase their skills in dance, drama and design in a dynamic environment.
The 2017 tour will see 16,000 participants from up to 200 schools perform for an array of titles.
Last year, Hamilton’s Sacred Heart Girls’ College won The Edge National Award of Excellence for Soundtrack.
Students work together by combining their creativity to portray social or political messages, significant community concepts, and pure fantasy through their performances.
Stage Challenge also has scope for teachers to use elements for NCEA assessments in subjects such as dance, drama, woodwork, art and textiles.
Event manager Olivia Kinane said it makes a positive impact on young people’s lives.
Students, teachers and parents have been working for months to perfect their performances, and now Hamiltonians will be able to witness their local talent.
Stage Challenge and J Rock will be on at Hamilton’s Clarence Street Theatre, 7pm on Tuesday, June 6 and Wednesday, June 7. Ngatea Primary School, performing at the 2015 Smokefree Stage Challenge, at the Claudelands Arena, Hamilton, on June 16.