E3: Engage. Experience. Explore.

Bring diverse performance experiences into your school. Ideal for K-12 educators.

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E3 programs at Bethel Woods bring visiting performance artists to your school to inspire, education and empower students (K-12) and educators.

If you would like to participate as a partner or attendee, please email us or call (845) 583-2036.

Three Ways To Get Involved

In-School Partnerships 

For a small honorarium to support the cost of the program our partners receive a school-wide assembly and classroom-based workshops for select classes. Please note: Final schedule based on visiting E3 performance group lesson plans.

Attend an Out-of-School Performance at Bethel Woods

Bring your class for a free, educational field trip to the Event Gallery for an hour-long school day performance by an E3 Artist-in-Residence. Transportation assistance available. 

Attend a Free E3 Community Performance

Community performances provide an opportunity for everyone to join in the fun! Artists-in-Residence share their work and provide a glimpse into the E3 experience to bring inspiration, a feeling of empowerment and entertainment for the whole family. E3 community performances are for all ages.

Announcing our 2020 E3: Engage, Experience, Explore Artists-in-Residence!

Bethel Woods’ E3 program is excited to bring the following Artists in Residence to Sullivan County schools for spring 2020/Fall:

Camille A. Brown and Dancers

April 26-May 2 | Grades 9-12 The Camille A. Brown & Dancers community engagement platform is called EVERY BODY MOVE (EBM) and works to inspire and incite ambitious collective action fueled by the art of social dance. Built on the belief that social dance works as a powerful tool for social change, EBM works to cultivate the creative capacity of its participants through innovative workshops, artistic encounters, educational experiences, public actions, and celebrations for people of diverse abilities, identities, and ages.

The Story Pirates

November 1-November 7 | Grades K-5 The Story Pirates believe that every child has a story to tell. They aim to motivate kids to write more and to express themselves, and to excite teachers and parents about the creative potential of their children. The mission of the Story Pirates Changemakers is to celebrate the words and ideas of young people and to create confident, literate students equipped with a variety of tools for written, verbal, and artistic self-expression.

Soul Inscribed

December 14-19 | Grades 5-8 The New York-based, six-piece band Soul Inscribed, brews up a mix of Hip Hop poetics and soulful vocals, propelled by a sonic blend of jazz, funk, and dub instrumentals. Soul Inscribed members are all veteran arts educators and have brought their music to young audiences across the world. Their educational programming uses the allure of hip-hop related art forms to get kids writing, expressing, moving, and thinking. Their educational performances share their music and bring participants up to perform as the band’s producer, as guest beatboxers, to program beats on drum machines, and provide topics for freestyle and improvisation.