Summer at the Hop

Summer 2022

The world grows green, and this summer we open ourselves to artists who traverse boundaries of form and culture, tug at the threads of the past and show us the ways forward together.

With electrifying Artistic Director Rhiannon Giddens at the helm, Silkroad Ensemble reminds us of our cultural commonalities through new music. Seth Parker Woods weaves poetry and history into a sonic and visual tapestry with an evocative, genre-bending performance.
Dance artist residencies continue with iconic Dance Theatre of Harlem back for a third summer to continue choreographing the Hazel Scott Project and enliven campus with performances and master classes. Emily Coates and Emmanuèle Phuon join forces to follow threads connecting tree stories and ecological rituals, star dances and scientific instrumentation.

And our sizzling outdoor concerts with Nth Power and Pascuala y Fauna will have you dancing under the open sky.

Summer films offer a sizzling mix of new comedies, indie dramas, heart-pounding docs and adventure on the high seas. Music, animation, shorts, comedies and freebies dominate the slate with the connective theme of fun and deliver a good time for all.

Upcoming Summer Films

Upcoming Summer Films

Summer 2022

Pascuala Ilabaca and Fuana

Pascuala Ilabaca y Fauna

June 24
With joyous and electric energy, the band fuses Chilean folkloric songs and global sounds.

Modern Times Theater

HopStop Family Show: Modern Times Theater "The Perils of Mr. Punch"

June 25
An absurdist delight featuring puppetry favorites Punch and Judy, presented live, and updated for the 21st century.

The Nth Power

The Nth Power

July 6
Jazz. Funk. Rock. Soul. Music that pulses with hope and love.

Silkroad Ensemble with Rhiannon Giddens

Silkroad Ensemble with Rhiannon Giddens "Phoenix Rising"

July 19
A musical rebirth from the culture-crossing ensemble, featuring reimagined arrangements and four new commissions.

Dance Theatre of Harlem: Blake Works II with William Forsythe

Dance Theatre of Harlem

July 20, 27 & August 3
Master Classes

Dive into the intricacies of ballet styles and techniques with the groundbreaking company. Part of DTH's third summer residency.

July 21
Choreographers in Conversation with Virginia Johnson and William Forsythe

The groundbreaking choreographer and DTH Artistic Director take us behind the scenes of the new iteration of playful and scintillating "Barre Project"

July 28
Artistic Encounter at the Hood

What does it mean to draw a line? Explore perspectives from dancers and visual artists.

Aug 4 & 5
Preview: Hazel Scott Project

A first look at the new ballet that brings to life the passionate piano virtuoso who risked her life and career to break racial barriers.

Frost & Dodd Student Play Festival: Tell Me More, Tell Me More

Frost & Dodd Student Play Festival

July 29
by Lila Hovey '23

Two siblings take us on a music-infused murder ballad of a story.

July 30
Tell Me More, Tell Me More
by Katie Devin Orenstein '22

Dramatic revelations surface as a group of friends go on a weekend getaway.

The Ranch

Summer Films

A sizzling mix of new comedies, indie dramas, heart-pounding docs and adventure on the high seas. Music, animation, shorts, comedies and freebies dominate the slate with the connective theme of FUN and deliver a good time for all.

Seth Parker Woods

Seth Parker Woods “Difficult Grace”

June 25
Poetry, history and the Great Migration. Stories from the past inspire a sonic and visual tapestry, woven by Woods as cellist, narrator, movement artist and guide.

Member: Summer Soiree & Fall Preview

Summer Celebrations

July 19
Member Soirée:
Enjoy hors d’oeuvres and a drink under the beautiful summer sky and hear about what’s in store for fall and beyond at 6 pm at the Hop Courtyard.

Everyone is invited to join us in the Hop Courtyard after Silkroad’s Phoenix Rising to grab a drink, hang with other arts lovers and take a sneak peek at our fall events.

Big Move: Emmanuèle Phuon

Big Move Workshop: Dancing Trees, Dancing Words

July 22–23
with Emmanuèle Phuon and Pascal Lemaitre

Drawing, dancing, nature—lines, space, rhythm: feel what it is to be a tree and transpose these reflections onto paper.

WE - a black and white illustration depicting a planet type object being held up by a row of trees.

Emily Coates & Emmanuèle Phuon "We"

July 29–31
Tree stories and ecological rituals. Star dances and scientific instrumentation. These interlocking dance journeys by two choreographers take us inside out, outside in, and face to face with our planetary crisis.