Dream catchers are often believed to have originated from the Ojibwa Chippewa Indian tribe. These sacred wooden hoops had magical power of protection over sleeping children. Native Americans believe that the night air is filled with dreams. When hung above the bed in a place where the morning sunlight can hit it, the dream catcher attracts and catches all sorts of dreams and thoughts into its webs that are loosely woven to cover the hoop. Good dreams pass through and gently slide down the feathers to comfort the sleeper below. Bad dreams, however, are caught up in its protective net and destroyed, burned up in the light of day.
This is a story about dreams, percussion, theater and friendship. It is a musical play introducing theatrical elements which is important for beginners, helping them to relief performance anxiety and work on the imagination, improvisation and contact with the audience.
The players enter the scene, wearing pyjamas and some small accessory, each one already in his dream, in a different role and particular mood. They approach the instruments and surround them in a ritualistic posture. All the instruments are in the center. The sounds are like pieces of dreams floating in the air. Each player tells his own story. The final awakening chases the nightmares, keeps the good memories and celebrates friendship.
Level : easy