As part of Bethel Woods’ in-school residency program E3: Engage. Experience. Explore, Monticello High School dance students had the opportunity to engage with Tony-nominated choreographer Camille A. Brown’s teaching artists from her community engagement platform, EVERY BODY MOVE(EBM). According to the Bethel Woods website, EVERY BODY MOVE (EBM) works to inspire and incite ambitious collective action fueled by the art of social dance. Built on our belief that social dance works as a powerful tool for social change, EBM cultivates the creative capacity of its participants through innovative workshops and celebrations for people of diverse abilities, identities and ages.
On Oct. 7, teaching artists visited Lisa Lombardo’s dance students at Monticello High School. After watching a performance by the artists, students then had the opportunity to participate in dance workshops and learn new choreography.