From the Director

August 3, 2021

Dear Hop Friends,

Welcome back to shared experiences and live performances at the Hop. This season is a vibrant and packed year featuring artists, faculty and students who will be exploring, performing and sharing ideas. Together, these visionary creators place the arts back where they belong: at the center of our lives and understanding.

Some of these projects will sound familiar—with good reason! With your continued support throughout the pandemic, we were able to commit to artists who needed us, and now we are able to enjoy the richness of their work. You will experience many "firsts" this season including premieres, commissions and works-in-progress.

Throughout this season, you will meet some "artists-in-residence." We are excited to help them make their work and share their creative process by bringing them to campus for longer periods and with greater frequency. By building relationships with artists, we get to know each other better and experience a deeper joy and understanding of the artistic work shared.

Lastly, if you sense a quality of transcendence in the collection of programs offered here, you are right! Truth be told, each and every one of us has transcended in some way this past year. The transcendent nature of the season ahead is something that evolved organically and that we will make together. We are here for each other and grateful for the results. Looking forward to seeing you all soon!



Mary Lou Aleskie
Howard L. Gilman '44 Director of the Hopkins Center for the Arts
on behalf of the Hop staff & faculty

While we celebrate our ability to continue sharing the arts at Dartmouth, we acknowledge that the Hopkins Center is situated upon the ancestral and unceded lands of the Abenaki people. We seek to honor and amplify their contributions to our region and to build deeper relationships with the Indigenous peoples who call these lands home.