Durham Arts Council CAPS: Poetry Alive! with Joshua Daniels and Valerie Chamess

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)