Big Move: Pilobolus Workshop

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.

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

Past Big Move Events

Ragamala Dance Company: Ritual, Gender and the Dance of Shiva

Sep 13, 2021

A virtual conversation between the artistic directors of the Ragamala Dance Company and Sara Swenson of the Dartmouth Religion Department.

Emily Coates

Emily Coates

July 23, 2021

Stargazing and astronomical inquiry guide the creation of movement in this evening workshop set on the grounds of the Shattuck Observatory.

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.

Emmanuèle Phuon

Emmanuèle Phuon

July 24, 2021

An immersive forest experience that interweaves a terrestrial ecology tour with nature-inspired movement explorations.

Pilobolus

Pilobolus Workshop & Talk

June 24, 2021

Grace, awareness and economy of movement. A live workshop and cross-disciplinary discussion on somatics.