Stunning show a ‘dream’ for teens
Fifteen Cannons Creek teenagers got the chance of a lifetime to see the world-famous Cirque du Soleil in Auckland last week. The Spirit of Rangatahi art-based holiday programme was given free tickets to a Michael Jackson- themed show at Vector Arena on November 3.
They raised $3000 to travel to and from Auckland by bus and stay in the city for the performance.
Leader Joan Buchanan said the show would inspire many of the group’s creative performers to aim high.
‘‘It’s so important for the kids who are so talented from Cannons Creek to raise the bar.’’
The show was ‘‘epic and crazy’’, Porirua College student Shalom Vaauli Vaafusvaga said.
‘‘Our trip to Auckland was like a dream come true to see such an amazing show.’’
‘‘This was the first concert I have ever been to,’’ Alysshah Tatupu said. ‘‘ We were totally stoked. What’s next?’’