Curricular Connections

Curricular Connections Guide

Winter 2020

And So We Walked

Friday, January 10 & Saturday, January 11, 7:30 pm

Drawing from interviews, historical research, and personal experience, writer and performer DeLanna Studi takes her audience through the 5,000-mile journey that her ancestors endured: The Trail of Tears. And So We Walked tells the story of Studi's journey with her father along a 900-mile portion of the Trail while exploring the event's impact on her own identity as a Native American.

Of particular interest to Native American Studies classes, History classes, as well as those examining contemporary socio-political trends and performance practices.

ENGL 053.25/NAS 47.01: Contemporary Native American Poetry
ENGL 53.44/NAS 031.01: Indians in American Literature
HIST 020: American Thought and Culture to 1865
HIST 038.03: Pan-Indianism in American History
HIST 096.33: Global History of Human Rights
NAS 016: 20th Century Native American History
NAS 022: Native American Lives
NAS 81.03: Pen and Ink Witchcraft: Native American History in Treaties

The Just and the Blind

Thursday, January 16, 7:30 pm

In this new interdisciplinary work, a series of vignettes takes us into the experiences of incarcerated youth and their families. As "fathers of brown sons," composer-violinist Daniel Bernard Roumain and spoken-word poet Marc Bamuthi Joseph have created this multi-media work in reaction to the tragedies of racial profiling and the prison-industrial complex. The longtime collaborators are joined by flexing street dance pioneer Drew Dollaz, bringing mind-blowing movement to the mix of music, words and innovative video.

Of particular interest to African & African-American studies classes, Sociology students, and those studying contemporary media and performance.

AAAS 010: Introduction to African American Studies
AAAS 024: The Black Radical Tradition in America
COLT 007.17: Literature and Urban Spaces
FILM 003: Digital Arts and Culture
FILM 007.18: Special Effects
FILM 044.07: Docu-Fantasy
HIST 7.28: Gender and Urban Transformation
SOCY 002: Social Problems
SOCY 007.01: Race and Ethnicity
SOCY 031: Youth and Society
SOCY 053: Power, Politics & The State
THEA 028: Dance Composition

Martha Graham Dance Company

Friday, January 17, 7:30 pm
& Saturday, January 18, 2 pm and 7:30 pm

Martha Graham Dance Company is an American institution and a formidable influence on modern dance. An emblem of female-driven art, the company presents the EVE project, with work commissioned by today's distinctive women choreographers in honor of the 2020 centennial of the 19th Amendment. They will also present Graham classics, including Appalachian Spring. The music is performed in collaboration with the Dartmouth Symphony Orchestra.

Of interest to Music, Dance, Theater, and Women's, Gender, & Sexuality Studies students.

MUS 027: Sound Design
THEA 028: Dance Composition
THEA 010.25: Music, Design, and Creativity
WGSS 010: Sex, Gender, and Society

Kronos Quartet

Thursday, January 23, 7:30 pm

Presented in collaboration with the Music Department, the influential Kronos Quartet plays fearless, exploratory music with a commitment to continually re-imagining the string quartet. Composer Terry Riley joins the quartet at the Hop; the influence of Riley's hypnotic, multi-layered, polymetric, brightly orchestrated Eastern-flavored improvisations and compositions can be heard across the span of contemporary and popular music.

Of primary interest to Music students.

ENGS 017.04/MUS 017.04: Musical Instruments: Arts and Science
MUS 002: The Music of Today
MUS 003.02: Covers, Theft & Music Borrowing
MUS 007: The Power of Music
MUS 016.02: Music, Media, and Everyday Life

Wu Man and Friends

Saturday, January 25, 7:30 pm

Wu Man is the world's premier pipa virtuoso. She is recognized for revitalizing the pipa's role in traditional music and giving her lute-like instrument—which has a history of over 2,000 years in China—a place in contemporary music as well. Presented on Lunar New Year, Man and her ensemble play music from the Tang Dynasty, China's Golden Age.

Of interest to Asian Societies Cultures Languages students, as well as Music students.

ASCL 060.04: Modern Chinese Literature and Media
ASCL 060.05: Love and Desire in Modern Chinese Literature
ASCL 062.01: Chinese Calligraphy
ASCL 080.05: Regional Identity in China
ASCL 080.06: Chinese Calligraphy and Manuscript
MUS 002: The Music of Today

Jordi Savall

Thursday, February 6, 7:30 pm

A master player of the cello-like gamba, Savall has been one of the world's most beloved figures in early music for 50 years. In this performance, Savall leads musicians of Hesperion XXI and singers of La Capella Reial de Cataluyna in a program of Baroque gems from the Iberian Peninsula.

Of primary interest to Music, History, and Spanish students.

HIST 004.01: The Crusades
SPAN 007.07: Don Quixote in Literature and Film
SPAN 040.01: Novelistic Discourse: Early Modern
THEA 016: Theater and Society II

Saul Bitrán & Sally Pinkas

Tuesday, February 11, 7:30 pm

Hop pianist-in-residence Sally Pinkas is joined by her frequent collaborator, Saul Bitrán, first violinist with the Latin Grammy-winning Cuarteto Latinoamericano. This program includes three Latin American composers who were among the Latin American artists that flocked to Paris in the 20th Century, as well as sonatas by Maurice Ravel and Gabriel Faure, two of the French composers they rubbed shoulders with.

Of interest to students of French and Latin American culture, as well as Music.

FREN 008: Exploring French Culture and Language
FREN 023: Neoclassicism & the 18th Century
LACS 024.3: Latspolitation
LATS 007.2: Latinxs in Media and Arts

Winter Films

The Hop Experiential Learning Fund provides support for classes to attend one live performance AND one film each term! Several of the films in the winter slate have been programmed in collaboration with Dartmouth classes (Harriet, For Sama, Bombshell, Parasite), but every title on the list is curated with students' academic interests in mind. Check out the full line-up here