Winter 2021


Live arts in your living room—welcome to Hop@Home.

The Hop's new season represents musicians that vault over the boundaries of genre and geography, stirring works by a new generation of dancers and theatre-makers, and conversations about the arts and issues of the day. We're starting off with compelling new movies, dynamic DJ sets and album release parties, and powerful perspectives on our current moment. 

Each week, our virtual stage brings adventurous artistry into your living room.  The Hop offers a varied weekly line-up of online programming including live-streamed performances, film recommendations and live chat, digital dance parties for kids and grown-ups, and projects cooked up by our Ensemble directors.

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Upcoming Hop@Home Events

Upcoming Hop@Home Events

In case you missed it

MLK 2021 Celebration

2021 MLK Keynote with Dr. Shamell Bell

Mon, Jan 18

A radical embodied dialogue to imagine shared liberation.

Missed the stream? Watch it here>

SITI and Urban Bush Women

SITI and Urban Bush Women: Talking Into the Future

Tue, Jan 12

Imagining the future of theatrical ensemble work with arts leaders.

Missesd the livestream? Watch it here>

Taylor Mac

Taylor Mac: Holiday Sauce...Pandemic!

Sat, Dec 12

Christmas as calamity.

In The Spirit: Landa Lakes

In the Spirit—Landa Lakes: The Wisdom of Long Nails

Thu, Nov 12

Traditional and contemporary Native American storytelling.

Faith, Hope, and Charity

Department of Theater: Faith, Hope, and Charity

Sat–Mon, Oct 31–Nov 2

A young woman struggles against despair during the Great Depression in this 3-part radio play.

Anna Deavere Smith

Who We Are with DBR: Anna Deavere Smith

Wed, Oct 28

Join artist-activists for their insights on this critical moment of pandemic and protest along with original collaborative performances.

Dartmouth Symphony Orchestra: Bartók Watch Party

Dartmouth Symphony Orchestra: Bartók Watch Party

Wed, Oct 14

Join the DSO in this rerun of their performance of Bartók's Concerto for Orchestra.

In The Spirit: Artist Roundtable

In the Spirit: Artist Roundtable

Wed, Sep 30

Celebrating queer and two-spirit performing arts in Native America.

Coast Jazz Orchestra Album Release Party

Coast Jazz Orchestra Album Release Party

Wed, Sep 23

Join members of the Coast and its director Taylor Ho Bynum to watch and live-chat about their journey recording an album.

Hop@Home: New York Theatre Workshop

New York Theatre Workshop: You Don't Know the Lonely One

Tue, Aug 18

Written & performed by Dael Orlandersmith, David Cale and Matthew Dean Marsh. A theatrical and musical collage about loneliness and isolation.

Jawole Willa Jo Zollar

Who We Are with DBR: Jawole Willa Jo Zollar

Thu, Aug 6

An Artistic Exchange with Daniel Bernard Roumain. In 1984, Jawole Willa Jo Zollar founded Urban Bush Women (UBW) to explore the use of cultural expression as a catalyst for social change.

Filippo and Friends

Classical Salon Series: Filippo Ciabatti & Friends

Thu, July 30

Dartmouth Symphony Orchestra Director Filippo Ciabatti is joined by four members of the talented Horak family. Featuring distinct short pieces and classical suites, this "buffet of appetizers" will satisfy your musical cravings.

Hop@Home: Who We Are with DBR with Rachel Barton Pine

Who We Are with DBR: Rachel Barton Pine

Thu, July 23

An Artistic Exchange with Daniel Bernard Roumain. Join artist-activists for their insights on this critical moment of pandemic and protest along with original collaborative performances.

Hop@Home: The Gottabees

HopStop@Home: Puppetry Play w/The Gottabees

Tue, July 21

Join the adventure inside a rainbow pop-up book and learn how to puppeteer from wherever you are!

Hop@Home: Sally Pinkas and Friends

Classical Salon Series: Sally Pinkas & Friends

Wed, July 15

Enjoy an intimate classical duets with the Hop's musical mavens.

In case you missed it: Black Violin

Who We Are with DBR: Black Violin

Wed, July 1

In Conversation with Daniel Bernard Roumain. Join Black artists-activists for their insights on this critical moment of pandemic and protest along with original collaborative performances.

Pico Iyer and Ranee and Aparna Ramaswamy updates

Pico Iyer in conversation with Ranee and Aparna Ramaswamy

Thu, May 21

Join renowned essayist, TED talk favorite and upcoming Montgomery Fellow Pico Iyer, an eloquent observer of global art and culture; and Ragamala Dance Company Co-Artistic Directors and Guggenheim Fellows, Bharatanatayam artists Ranee Ramaswamy and Aparna Ramaswamy.

Live Chat with Lana Wilson updates

Live Chat with Lana Wilson

Wed, May 20

Meet a director whose fearless and insightful films include the Taylor Swift documentary Miss Americana, which opened the 2020 Sundance film festival.

Patrick Ross updates

HopStop@Home: Kid Jam with Patrick Ross

May 15 & 16

Sing along with this fifth-generation fiddler and his daughter Ophelia.

Live Chat with Aisha Tyler '92 updates

Live Chat with Aisha Tyler ’92

Thu, May 14

Sit down with this stereotype-busting, award-winning, multi-disciplinary artistic force.

Julian Fellowes updates

Live Chat with Julian Fellowes

Sat, May 9

A virtual brunch with the creator of Downton Abbey

Simon Brooks HopStop updates

HopStop@Home Storytelling by Simon Brooks

Fri & Sat, May 1 & 2

A beloved NH-based storyteller tells mythical tales and stories from around our world—and yours!

Simon Brooks Thursday Night Live updates

Thursday Night Live: Tales with Simon Brooks

Thu, Apr 30

An expert yarn-spinner brings to life "adult-friendly" stories of hope and inspiration.

Booksmart updates

Booksmart Live Chat with screenwriter Katie Silberman '09

Tue, Apr 28

Watch this hysterical nerds'-night-out comedy, then watch the chat with screenwriter Katie Silberman '09!

Hop to Broadway with Rachel Chavkin update

Hop to Broadway: A Talk Show with guest Rachel Chavkin

Wed, Apr 22

Hear from Tony-winning director Rachel Chavkin, one of the most interesting directors on the scene today, in the first episode of the Hop's new video series.

HopStop: DJ Sean Dance Party updates

HopStop@Home: Dance Party with DJ Sean

Fri & Sat, Apr 17 & 18

DJ Sean led an at-home dance party for kids and families.

DSO Prokofiev Watch Party update

A Prokofiev Watch Party with the Dartmouth Symphony Orchestra

Thu, Apr 16

Watch this exclusive broadcast of the DSO's February 21 performance of Prokofiev's ballet score for Romeo and Juliet

Catalyst Quartet

Catalyst Quartet

Thu, Jan 14

A genre-defying ensemble that reimagines the classical music experience.

Idol Semi-Finals

Dartmouth Idol Semi-Finals

Sat, Jan 9

Join Walt Cunningham and the contestants as they begin the journey toward Dartmouth Idol Finals in an exciting, reimagined virtual way.

Missed the show? You can still get a ticket to watch on demand here>

Artist Talk with Ann Cooper Albright

Artist-Scholar Talk: Ann Cooper Albright

Sat, Nov 14

A timely conversation on cultivating resilience and resistance through dance.

Aga Khan Master Musicians

Aga Khan Master Musicians

Tue, Nov 10

A musical and cultural exchange with esteemed global musicians.

Small Screen Fun: The Hate U Give

"The Hate U Give" Live Chat

Fri, Oct 30

Dr. Shamell Bell hosts a conversation around the bestselling novel and film with director George Tillman, Jr., author Angie Thomas and actress Karan Kendrick.

Nicole Heaston

An Evening with Nicole Heaston

Tue, Oct 27

An intimate evening with a world-renowned soprano.

Hop to Broadway: D. Zisl Slepovitch

Hop to Broadway: D. Zisl Slepovitch

Tue, Oct 13

Exploring Yiddish Theater's contributions to the Broadway stage.

Gospel Choir Live Highlight Show

Gospel Choir Live Highlight Show

Wed, Oct 7

Join host Walt Cunningham and members of the Gospel Choir as we look back at segments of the Choir's performances over the last 14 years.

Live Chat with Jake Tapper '91

Live Chat with Jake Tapper '91

Thu, Sep 24

Meet the award-winning CNN anchor, journalist and author and learn about the adaptation of his 2012 bestseller The Outpost to the big screen.

Lord and Miller

Live Chat with Lord & Miller

Thu, Sep 17

Oscar-winning animators (Spider-Verse, The Lego Movie) Phil Lord '97 & Chris Miller '97 share tales from the Hollywood trenches with Dartmouth student filmmakers.

Hop@Home: Miwa Matreyek

Clips & Conversation: Miwa Matreyek

Wed, Aug 12

On Animation, Live Performance and the Climate Crisis

James C. Nicola

Hop to Broadway: A Talk Show with guest James C. Nicola

Wed, Aug 5

Learn more about the Hop's long-standing partner, James C. Nicola, and his innovative work with New York Theatre Workshop.

Hop@Home: DTH Virtual Ballet

Dance Theatre of Harlem Virtual Ballet: Dougla

Sat, July 25

Watch the online premiere of Dance Theatre of Harlem's Dougla.

Hop@Home: Villalobos Brothers

Living Room Concert: Villalobos Brothers

Wed, July 22

This group of virtuosic string instrumentalists expresses their belief in brotherhood and shared humanity through Mexican folk, jazz and classical music.

Hop@Home: Live Chat with Alex Horwitz

Live Chat with Alex Horwitz

Tue, July 7

Get an exclusive, behind-the-scenes look at the musical phenomenon, Hamilton with the director of the making-of documentary Hamilton's America.

A Day in the Light Watch Party update

A Day in the Light Watch Party with the Dartmouth College Wind Ensemble

Tue, May 26

Join DCWE conductor Brian Messier and members of the ensemble in watching a replay of the ensemble's musical trip from dawn to dusk.

Kids Stories with Chris Myers updates

Hop@Home: Kids Stories with Chris Myers

Wed–Fri, May 20–22

Award-winning author, illustrator and fine artist Myers shares three of his transformative books for young people.

Rabbit Rabbit Radio update

Live Living Room Concert with Rabbit Rabbit Radio

Tue, May 19

Raw, sparse, beautiful music by a song-spinning husband-wife duo, Carla Kihlstedt and Matthias Bossi.

Patrick Ross

Thursday Night Live: Jam Session with Patrick Ross

May 14

Combining live and recorded music, this fifth-generation fiddler and multi-instrumentalist recreates from home the great music and joie de vivre of his band Atlas Key.

Hop@Home: A Mahler Watch Party updates

A Mahler Watch Party

Tue, May 12

Hear the DSO and the Orchestra Toscana dei Conservatori perform together in Siena's stunning Teatro dei Rinnovati, with DSO members and conductor Filippo Ciabatti offering musical insights and memories of a history-making tour.

Live with the Idols updates

Dartmouth Idol 2020: Live with the Idols

Thu, May 7

Enjoy some of the highlights of the 2020 Dartmouth Idol Finals, and hear live chat by some of the contestants and director Walt Cunningham.

Aida updates

Aida, the Met & Leontyne Price

Fri, May 1

Whet your appetite for an iconic performance of this Verdi masterpiece with a conversation with Dartmouth's own opera expert, Prof. Steve Swayne.

Hop@Home: Hop to Broadway with Ali Stroker updates

Hop to Broadway: A Talk Show with guest Ali Stroker

Wed, Apr 29

Get to know Tony winner Ali Stroker in a conversation with the Hop's (and Broadway's) John Heginbotham.

Amir ElSaffar Living Room Concert updates

Living Room Concert with Amir ElSaffar

Thu, Apr 23

An online concert fusing Arabic music and jazz.

The Boy Who Harnessed The Wind updates

Boy Who Harnessed The Wind Chat

Tue, Apr 21

Watch this uplifting tale of ingenuity and determination, then watch a virtual conversation with the story's real-life hero William Kamkwamba '14.

DJ Sean Dance Party updates

Thursday Night Live: Digital Dance Party with DJ Sean

Thu, Apr 16

Join DJ Sean for an at-home dance party.

Portrait of a Lady on Fire update

A Chat with Prof. Padmanabhan

Tue, Apr 14

Watch Céline Sciamma's exquisite period romance, then watch the chat with film studies Prof. Lakshmi Padmanabhan!

Olympic Dreams updates

Chat with "Olympic Dreams" director Jeremy Teicher '10

Tue, Apr 7

Our weekly watch-and-chat series debuted with a charming comedy-drama by Dartmouth talent, and a live chat with director Jeremy Teicher '10!

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