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The Petrushka Project

Joined by simulcast technology from opposite ends of the Hop, the Dartmouth Dance Ensemble and Dartmouth Symphony Orchestra together perform an iconic Stravinsky work—and also present their own programs.


Pre-Show Talks: Fri & Sat, May 25 & 26


Download Playbill: The Petrushka Project

Dartmouth Symphony Orchestra

Filippo Ciabatti, conductor

Stravinsky  Circus Polka (for a young elephant)
Ravel  Pavane pour une infante défunte
Ravel  Ma mère l'Oye
Stravinsky  Petrushka

The Hop’s resident orchestra features student and community instrumentalists from all walks of life, performing major symphonic works. Sophisticated repertoire, high musical standards and outstanding soloists contribute to the DSO’s regional reputation for excellence.
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Fri May 25 2018 - 8:00 PM Buy
Sat May 26 2018 - 8:00 PM Buy
Spaulding Auditorium

Dartmouth Dance Ensemble

John Heginbotham, director
Rebecca Stenn, choreographer-in-residence

Led by two New York City-based choreographers who direct their own busy companies, this ensemble brings together dedicated dancers from throughout the campus in a collaborative, creative environment that invites dancer input. Performance opportunities throughout the academic year include a range of informal appearances and a mainstage production—which this year includes a new version of Stravinsky’s captivating ballet Petrushka, in an innovative collaboration with the Dartmouth Symphony Orchestra.
Learn more about the Dance Ensemble


Fri May 25 2018 - 8:00 PM Buy
Sat May 26 2018 - 8:00 PM Buy
The Moore Theater

Let’s Talk Petrushka
Pre-Show Talks in the Top of the Hop, 7 pm - 7:45 pm, Free

Beverages available from the Top of the Hop bar

Fri, May 25 - Filippo Ciabatti, John Heginbotham and Rebecca Stenn discuss and answer your questions about the why, where and how of the Petrushka Project.

Sat, May 26 - John Heginbotham talks about the Petrushka Project and also introduces composer Tyondai Braxton, “one of the most acclaimed experimental musicians of the last decade” (Washington Post), who will collaborate with the Dartmouth Dance Ensemble in 2018-19.


Linked by cutting-edge simulcast technology, two Hop Ensembles perform together, from opposite ends of the Hop! While the Dartmouth Symphony Orchestra plays Stravinsky’s Petrushka in Spaulding Auditorium, the Dartmouth Dance Ensemble dances to that iconic work in The Moore Theater—with thrilling new choreography by DDE Director John Heginbotham and Choreographer-in-Residence Rebecca Stenn. Spaulding audiences watch the DDE in large-scale projection, and Moore audiences hear the DSO through state-of-the-art audio. Each ensemble begins the evening with a set of its own works—so attend performances in both venues for the full effect!