Saturday, 25th November 2017
WCOPA (World Championships of Performing Arts) is often cited as the official “Olympics” for aspiring performing artists.
Celebrating its 22nd year, this is the only international meet of its kind annually held in “Hollywood, California,” the entertainment capital of the world. Contestants from the USA and over 50 countries compete for the “GOLD” in dancing, singing, modeling, acting, instruments and variety artists. A total of $380,000 in scholarships is awarded. Team New Zealand (Black Stars) has been part of this exciting event for the past 10 years.
The competition is hosted in Long Beach Los Angeles. The venue is at the beach front which makes it a wonderful holiday experience with many restaurants and things to do in the area.
Over one hundred persons from the entertainment industry (agents, managers, producers, casting directors, music industry reps) are invited to judge. Headlining the prestigious global event is a one-ofa-kind “World Stars Boot Camp,” featuring top entertainment industry experts providing priceless entertainment industry information and tips exclusively to these chosen competitors. A colourful Opening Ceremonies Parade of Nations features contestants in each of the countries proudly marching in their respective national costumes. Through rounds of eliminations, the best of the best will compete for the coveted world titles in a spectacular live global webcast! All in all, this indeed is a rare opportunity for a privileged few. Team New Zealand (Black Stars) will represent New Zealand for the 12th time at the 22nd World Championships for the Performing Arts in Los Angeles, California. The Black Stars will be leaving for Hollywood on 02 July 2018 and return to New Zealand on the 15th of July 2018. This is a very special opportunity to compete internationally. Why audition & attend WCOPA:
1. Network with like-minded performing artists from over 50 countries
Develop relationships and have fun with people of different cultural backgrounds from other countries. Many past contestants have developed and maintained meaningful relationships, and stay in touch with friends they met at WCOPA from a range of other countries.
2. Perform on a World Stage in the ‘entertainment capital of the world’
Test your performance capabilities against the best in your age group from diverse countries. How good am I in the global context? What new skills can I learn from international competitors? How do I stay at the top?
3. Personal growth and development.
Experience international travel to USA as part of a high spirited New Zealand Team, visiting Hollywood, Long Beach, Santa Monica, Universal Studios, Walk of Fame, Disneyland and NY Film Academy to name a few.
4. Attend International standard Boot Camp conducted by world renowned professionals
Professionals from Millennium Dance Complex, LA Models, New York Film Academy, New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts – Film, Television & Theatre, Top vocal coaches, CSM Records, etc. conduct workshops and boot camps to sharpen your skills and teach new techniques.
5. Potential to win Scholarships – NY Film Academy, NYCDA and Millennium Dance Complex.
Over the past 11 years, New Zealand contestants have won over 60 scholarships to attend these prestigious institutions in USA for world class training.
6. Be seen by, and potential to meet Industry Professionals from New York, Nashville, Los Angeles:
Casting Directors, Film Producers and Directors – Talent Managers & Agents – Music Producers, Music publishers, recording studios, engineers – Talent Scouts for Actors, Singers, Dancers, Models, Musicians – Performing Arts Coaches and Mentors – Entertainment Lawyers
7. Develop an understanding of the USA Entertainment Industry
Meet with professionals from Las Vegas, New York, Miami, Houston, Nashville and Los Angeles- Hollywood and talent scouts representing companies such as Disneyland, Cirque De Soleil, Warner Brothers to name a few.
For further information visit the website of WCOPA – www.wcopa.com as well as the New Zealand Facebook Page: Aimtofame NZ(WCOPA).