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SHIFT 2019

Across the globe, humans struggle to find balance in our relationship with nature. How can a quest for dominance transform into a sustainable collaboration? In SHIFT 2019, artists take on the Anthropocene with 10 days of events that explore the push and pull of that Human/Nature bond.

Fri, June 21

SHIFT…the Conversation

5:30 pm, Free, Loew Auditorium
Hear how the arts and sciences can work together in exciting ways! In this SHIFT keynote presentation, research ecologist Dr. Lindsey Rustad of New Hampshire’s Hubbard Brook Experimental Forest talks about integrating art and cutting-edge scientific research. Data sensors embedded all over Hubbard Brook offer a bounty of scientific material, and projects by renowned artists and Dartmouth faculty offer new angles on climate change, breaking open scientific research and communicating it in new and powerful ways. Come see what can happen when art and science merge.

Dr. Lindsey Rustad Dr. Lindsey Rustad
keynote speaker

Kick-Off Party

6:30 pm, Free, Maffei Plaza
Rain location: Hop Cafe Patio

Enjoy snacks and refreshments to celebrate SHIFT and the start of summer. Sustainability is a major theme, so plan to learn, create and interact with green themes throughout the party. RSVP by email to save your spot at the party.

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Fri, June 21
Cory Henry and the Funk Apostles

Cory Henry & the Funk Apostles

Grammy-winning Snarky Puppy Hammond organist blends R&B, Afrobeat, gospel and jazz.
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Sat & Sun, June 22 & 23
Moby Dick Gare St. Lazare Players

Moby Dick
Gare St. Lazare Players

One actor. One musician. One white whale. One heck of a show.
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Mon, June 24
A Portal to the Sky: Cinema and Space

A Portal to the Sky: Cinema and Space

Travel among the moon and stars with an evening of singular short films presented by professors Jodie Mack and Dan Rockmore.
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Tue, June 25
Sing for the Earth

Sing for the Earth

Join a large pop-up chorus singing music related to nature, led by Handel’s Robert Duff.
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Stargazing with Astronomy Prof. Ryan Hickox
Mon, June 24, After Portal to the Sky, Maffei Plaza, Free

The Uncommon Collaboration of Common Fate, a conversation between John Heginbotham and Tyondai Braxton
Wed, June 26, 6:30 pm, Top of the Hop, Free

Wed, June 26
Dance Heginbotham and Alarm Will Sound

Dance Heginbotham and Alarm Will Sound

Acclaimed contemporary dance company collaborates with Tyondai Braxton and innovative new music ensemble.
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Thu, June 27
International Ocean Film Tour

International Ocean Film Tour

Short films of adventure and eco-activism on the Earth’s major water bodies.
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Public Master Class with Circa
Tue, June 25, 6 to 7:30 pm, $10, Register
Straus Dance Studio, Berry Sports Complex

Drop-in Circus Skills Workshop
Saturday, June 29, 1-2pm, Dartmouth Green, Free

Fri–Sun, June 28–30
Humans by Circa

Humans by Circa

Australian circus’s heart-stopping show of body, space, force and balance.
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Sat, June 29


Percussionists interact with natural ambient sound in outdoor sound installation.
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Free Interactive Sound/Landscape Game
Sat, June 29, 1:30 pm, Top of the Hop, Free

Dartmouth musicologist Ted Levin on DeMent’s place in American music
Sat, Jun 29, 6:30 pm, Top of the Hop, Free

Sat, June 29
Iris DeMent

Iris DeMent

Singer-songwriter brings modern sensibility to Americana roots music.
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SHIFT is bookended by two powerful musicians who speak to what it means to be an American in 2019

—a theme we’ll return to in our 2019/20 season programming.


Celebrate arts in dialogue throughout SHIFT with Dartmouth faculty collaborators:

Randall Balmer, John Phillips Professor in Religion, Director, Society of Fellows
Celia Chen, Director, Dartmouth Toxic Metals Superfund Research Program
Amy Garapic, Director, Performance Lab in Contemporary Music, music lecturer
John Heginbotham, Director, Dartmouth Dance Ensemble, theater lecturer
Ryan Hickox, Associate Professor of Physics and Astronomy
Theodore Levin, Arthur R. Virgin Professor of Music
Jodie Mack, Associate Professor of Film & Media Studies
Donald E. Pease, The Ted & Helen Geisel Third Century Professor in the Humanities
Daniel Rockmore, Associate Dean for the Sciences
Elizabeth Wilson, Director, Arthur L. Irving Institute for Energy & Society

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Shift 2019 Schedule

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Monday–Friday: 10 am–6 pm
Saturday: 1–6 pm

Phone: 603.646.2422
Email: hop.box@dartmouth.edu