Strike Anywhere's POP UP will proceed outdoors as planned: today at 1 & 5 PM
Strike Anywhere Performance Ensemble
Strike Anywhere Performance Ensemble


October 02 - 03, 2021

This event occurred as part of the 21/22 Hop Presents season. This is an archived view.

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Playful, imaginative and inspirational, POP UP is inspired by the personal stories, memories and anecdotes of a community. The one-of-a-kind performances are the outcome of Strike Anywhere Performance Ensemble's summer residency with the Hop this year during which they talked to scores of Upper Valley residents and students in preparation. During their stay, the ensemble also led workshops on Soundpainting—a universal sign language developed by composer Walter Thompson for live composition with improvisers.

Directed by Dartmouth alum Leese Walker '91, these short improvised apparitions of music, dance, theater and/or visual art will be sprouting up in the most unexpected of places–windows, plazas and balconies–throughout Hanover and campus over the course of two days this Fall. Spectators will be guided on the search for the performances through clues on a hand-painted map. You may even notice some familiar faces; Strike Anywhere invites local community members to be part of the Soundpainting choir in the show. You'll see your neighborhood in a new light!

POP UP- An Artistic Adventure (US Premiere) Teaser

Generously supported by the Lewis Crickard Visiting Performing Artists Fund and the Patricia S. and Robert A. Levinson 1946 Fund

POP UP was developed by the Strike Anywhere Performance Ensemble and the Tours Soundpainting Orchestra

Photo: Stefano Giovannini

Learn more about Strike Anywhere's 2021-22 Residency at the Hop >

Established in 1997, the Strike Anywhere Performance Ensemble is an interdisciplinary collective of world-class improvisers. The company creates provocative performances and innovative education programs that promote empathy, creativity and civic engagement. SA performances always feature live music, physical theater and dance. Strike Anywhere is the preeminent theatre company in the United States practicing Soundpainting. Strike Anywhere has performed and taught in over 200 venues in 16 states and eight countries.  Learn more about Strike Anywhere >

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