The vibrant energy of Joshua Daniels and Valerie Chamess immediately filled the gymnasium of Hope Valley Elementary. Eager students absorbed the poetry recitations of this dynamic duo with a buzzing voracity. Bringing to life the words of famous poets, Daniels and Chamess successfully incorporated the best of literature, theatre, and even a little dance. Choreographed steps, a range of hilarious voices and accents, and even incorporation of students and teachers into the performance made for a great show. Afterwards, the two visited individual classrooms to lead interactive workshops for a more in-depth look at how to turn poetry into performance art.
Written by Rebecca Pham (Education Intern)