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Big Move

Big Move is a new series of dance experiences and discussions that pairs inventive dance artists with wide-ranging areas of research here at Dartmouth.

Breaking the boundaries between disparate forms of knowledge, Big Move reveals the deeper connections between inquiry in the arts, humanities and sciences. The series is part of the Hop's ongoing initiative to integrate the arts across Dartmouth's academic programs, leveraging artists and their work as springboards for interdisciplinary learning. 

Over the next year, we dive into the work of a dozen dance artists, following threads through neuroscience, ecology, astronomy, engineering and beyond. Each Big Move offering includes an embodied movement workshop coupled with a conversation involving an expert embedded in a related field.

Photo by Christopher Duggan

The Big Move Series is generously supported by Claire Foerster and Daniel S. Bernstein 1987.

Upcoming Big Move Experiences

Upcoming Big Move Experiences

Join us for these wide-ranging forrays into dance and related fields of study, with more Big Move offerings to be announced later this summer.

Past Big Move Events

Alice Sheppard hovers upside down, suspended from the ceiling in her wheelchair, in a brown leotard and black leggings. She is a light-skinned, multiracial Black woman with short curly hair. Her arms extend as if caught mid-flight. Photo by Mengwen Cao.

Alice Sheppard

May 19, 2021

A virtual workshop on human-centered design, dance and disability aesthetics.

Pictured above, Alice Sheppard hovers upside down, suspended from the ceiling in her wheelchair, wearing a brown leotard and black leggings. She is a light-skinned, multiracial Black woman with short curly hair. Her arms extend from her torso as if caught mid-flight. Natural light from large windows fills the all-white room. Photo by Mengwen Cao.