2020/21 Season

2020/21 Season

The arts are on at the Hop! Welcome to a season packed with riveting concerts, dance celebrations, genre-smashing premieres, artist-activist talks, participatory activities and creative gatherings.

We are proud to present an array of talented artists making the kind of work we need now—work that challenges us, broadens our understanding, and brings us back together. Whether online or in person, we hope you will join us ardently and often. 

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Fall Film

Hop Film welcomes the fall with a curated mix of on demand Hop exclusive and acclaimed arthouse titles. We are also bringing back our popular #SmallScreenFun series, featuring live chats with filmmakers and actors.

Upcoming Live Arts

Upcoming Live Arts

2020/21 Season

Lord and Miller

#SmallScreenFun - Live Chat with Lord & Miller '97

Thu, Sep 17, 8 pm
Oscar-winning animators ("Spider-Verse," "The Lego Movie") Phil Lord '97 & Chris Miller '97 share tales from the Hollywood trenches with Dartmouth student filmmakers.

Missed the live stream? Watch on YouTube >

Coast Jazz Orchestra Album Release Party

Coast Jazz Orchestra Album Release Party

Wed, Sep 23, 8 pm
Join members of the Coast and its director Taylor Ho Bynum to watch and live-chat about their journey recording an album.

Missed the live stream? Watch on YouTube >

In The Spirit: Artist Roundtable

In the Spirit: Celebrating Queer and Two-Spirit Performing Arts in Native America

In the Spirit Artist Roundtable
Wed, Sep 30, 8 pm

A dynamic kick-off to our "In the Spirit" series.
Missed the live stream? Watch on YouTube >

Landa Lakes: The Wisdom of Long Nails
Thur, Nov 12, 8 pm

An evening of traditional and contemporary Native American storytelling.

Gospel Choir Live Highlight Show

Gospel Choir Live Highlight Show

Wed, Oct 7, 8 pm
Join Dartmouth College's Gospel Choir, Popular Music Ensembles and guest artists as they virtually celebrate the life of R&B and soul legend Bill Withers and use his music to spread sentiments of hope, solidarity and inspiration through a new virtual performance and video tributes.

Missed the live stream? Watch on YouTube >

Chris Thile

Chris Thile with special guest Aoife O'Donovan

Wed, Oct 21, 8 pm
MacArthur Fellow and virtuosic mandolinist, composer and vocalist Chris Thile performs and welcomes guest singer-songwriter Aoife O’Donovan. Known for his work in the Grammy-winning bands Nickel Creek and Punch Brothers, Thile transcends the borders of conventional genres to create a distinct new music aesthetic.

Watch the Rebroadcast On Demand

Aga Khan Masters

Aga Khan Master Musicians

Tue, Nov 10, 8 pm
This lively performance features esteemed global musicians, including award-winning pipa player Wu Man and doira player Abbos Kosimov. They play unique musical selections and share their creative and cultural heritage.
Co-sponsored by the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Asian Art and Aga Khan Museum.

Anthony McGill

Anthony McGill with Gloria Chein, piano

Sat, Nov 21, 8 pm
Anthony McGill, principal clarinet of the New York Philharmonic, joins forces with award-winning pianist Gloria Chien. They perform
shimmering selections of Brahms and Weber with a contemporary spin.
Co-presented with Da Camera

Member Cocktails with Anthony McGill
Sat, Nov 21, 7 pm RSVP required

Taylor Mac

Taylor Mac's Holiday Sauce...Pandemic!

December 2020
Bringing you the latest incarnation of Holiday Sauce - a virtual extravaganza to suit the moment.
A Hop co-commission.

Dance Heginbotham

Dance Heginbotham: Paganini's Caprices

Thu, Jan 28, 7:30 pm
Dartmouth Dance Ensemble Director John Heginbotham’s company teams up with violinist Colin Jacobsen. Inspired by Niccolò Paganini’s 24 Caprices for Solo Violin, this original dance theater work reflects on our current times of challenge and renewal with intimate video vignettes.

The Ritual of Breath Is the Rite to Resist

The Ritual of Breath Is the Rite to Resist

Spring 2021 
A Hop Original Production
An opera, a participatory action, a community ritual. Rooted in seven poetic movements and the driving musicality of an inventive score, this bold, activist opera invites audiences to rise up against the theft of Black breath, to meditate on our shared humanity and to join in the agency of shared resistance. 
Co-commissioned with Stanford Live.



Fri & Sat, Apr 2 & 3, 7:30pm
This ensemble creates moving optical illusions, carefully crafting its production elements to absorb audiences in a fantasy world. MOMIX invites you to sit back, suspend your disbelief and enjoy the magic of movement.

Alisa Weilerstein

Alisa Weilerstein, cello

Fri, Apr 23, 7:30 pm
MacArthur Fellow Alisa Weilerstein delivers a program of classical and contemporary music with her trademark technique and passion. Balancing intensity and sensitivity, her performance immerses us in each of the works she interprets.

Trevor Noah

Trevor Noah: A Dartmouth Fireside Chat

Tue, Sep 22, 9 pm
Over 1800 folks tuned in live to our fireside chat with Trevor Noah to hear The Daily Show host answer questions from Dartmouth students on how we can rise to the challenges of the moment. If you missed the event, we are making it available for Hop Members, Dartmouth students, faculty and staff to watch on demand anytime before October 22.

Live Chat with Jake Tapper '91

#SmallScreenFun - Live Chat with Jake Tapper '91

Thu, Sep 24, 8 pm
Meet the award-winning CNN anchor, journalist and author and learn about the adaptation of his 2012 bestseller The Outpost to the big screen.

Missed the live stream? Watch on YouTube >



Thu, Oct 1, 8 pm 
Sewn from stories of young refugees, this theater piece fuses dance,  film, map-making and projections to explore the tragedy and wonder of young lives in motion.

Missed the live stream? RSVP to Watch on YouTube >

Arts Education On Demand
Register for FREE, on demand access to a video of the production along with an educational study guide and lesson plans corresponding with curriculum standards. Available for the 20/21 Season.

Hopkins Center Ensembles

Dartmouth Symphony Orchestra: A Bartók Watch Party

Wed, Oct 14, 8 pm 
Join conductor Filippo Ciabatti for the performance along with DSO musicians who provide deeper insight in the live chat.

Pre-show chat with Prof. Ted Levin
Wed, Oct 14, 7:15 pm

Noche De Los Muertos: Ozomatli

Ozomatli: Noche de los Muertos

Thu, Oct 29, 8 pm
Celebrate this Mexican tradition with Grammy-winning band Ozomatli.  The group’s blend of Latin, urban and hip-hop music styles promotes global unity and peace as well as the rights of youth, workers and Latinx people.

Idol Semi-Finals

Dartmouth Idol Semi-Finals

Fri, Nov 13, 8 pm
This popular performance will showcase the talent of Dartmouth students from across campus, singing a variety of classical and contemporary hits. This year, go behind-the-scenes and watch the process as students audition to become the next Dartmouth Idol!



Thu, Dec 3, 8 pm
Ring in the holidays with this Grammy-winning ensemble of  twelve male voices. Their tight musical adaptations offer fresh 
interpretations of classic Renaissance, jazz and gospel as well as venturesome new music.

Holiday Cheer with Chanticleer
Thu, Dec 3, 7 pm RSVP required

Catalyst Quartet

Catalyst Quartet

Thu, Jan 14, 7:30 pm
Top laureates and alumni of the acclaimed Sphinx Competition share excerpts from their “Uncovered” program. Performing compositions from artists such as Samuel Coleridge-Taylor and George Walker, they honor the forgotten roots of classical music.

Anne-Sophie Mutter

Anne-Sophie Mutter and Friends

Sun, Jan 31, 7:30 pm
Four-time Grammy Award-winner and violin phenomenon Anne-Sophie Mutter joins us for an unforgettable experience. Known for “her trademark rich tone and flamboyant expressiveness” (The New York Times), Mutter has shaped the field of classical music for over 40 years. 



Tue & Wed, Mar 30 & 31, 7:30 pm
In its 50th season, this innovative company tests the limits of human physicality. Pilobolus forwards diverse people, ideas and ways of moving with boundless creativity.

Cuarteto Latinoamericana

Cuarteto Latinoamericano with Sally Pinkas

Fri, Apr 16, 7:30 pm
This string ensemble centers composers from countries south of the Rio Bravo. The group celebrates Latin American music that is as varied as its culture, geography and history, including a new commissioned work by composer Miguel del Águila.

Nicole Heaston

Nicole Heaston, soprano

Starting later this fall
Soprano Nicole Heaston graces the Hop with a series of enchanting events, including a radiant and expressive concert performance with a lively discussion about her road to becoming an award-winning opera star.