Dream Collectors is a group of four fabulous performers who provide quality entertainment and and education to schools and seniors facilities in the Dallas Area. Incorporating the instruments of oboe, percussion, accordion, clarinet, flute and voice, these performers will wow you with their talent, whimsy and passion for dreaming and learning with various art forms.
The Music of Poetry
This program integrates poetry, classical music, Native American sign language, silk juggling, sketching, ecology awareness and more! This program is suitable for grades 1 – 5. The program lasts about 45 minutes and includes audience participation.
Students will hear classical music by Bach, Rossini, Bizet, Rodrigo and Tarrega, along with traditional folk melodies and jazz performed on oboe, clarinet, flute, guitar, accordion, xylophone and drums. They will experience poetry spoken in Chinese, Italian, Spanish and English; and one poem performed with authentic Native American sign language accompanied by traditional Sioux music. The program includes poetry by Carl Sandburg, Shel Silverstein, Langston Hughes, Nikki Giovanni, Federico Garcia Lorca, Joy Harjo and Ke Yan. Dream Collectors illustrates the poetry with music, storytelling, magic, puppetry, hula hoops, painting, comedy and silk juggling. When time permits, the Dream Collectors present a short musical instrument demonstration following the performance.
Each performance is customized with grade-appropriate curriculum in compliance with State of Texas mandated TEKS (Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills). Teacher Guides are provided.
This program is a variety show of songs from all over the world, suitable for seniors in assisted-living facilities. Audience members can sing along to America the Beautiful while hearing phrases from the Declaration of Independence. They can marvel at the grace of silk juggling while listening to Chinese poetry and music. Dream Collectors will perform the musical salute to Italy and Opera on accordion and clarinet, and make their way then to the Old West through sounds of guitar, harmonica, and cowboy poems. Finally, Native American Indian poetry makes an appearance while performers integrate sign language, music and hoops into the show.