SHIFT ... the Conversation at the Hop

SHIFT 2019

Start summer with live arts that shift how we think.



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. The festival 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:

Amy Garapic, Director, Performance Lab in Contemporary Music, music lecturer
John Heginbotham, Director, Dartmouth Dance Ensemble, theater lecturer
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

SHIFT in the Media

Cory Henry & The Funk Apostles - Billie Jean

Cory Henry performs his own arrangement of Michael Jackson's classic hit "Billie Jean" with Jacob Collier and Jules Buckley for Quincy Jones and BBC Proms. August 22nd, 2016 | London UK | Royal Albert Hall

Caoimhin O Raghallaigh of "The Gloaming" talks process of his specialized 10-string fiddle

See Caoimhin O Raghallaigh in person performing the music for Gare St. Lazare's Moby Dick! 

Circa at the Hop

Circus for the 21st Century

Melissa Strong of the Broad Street Review discusses Circa's new show Humans. 

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