Photo by Brigid Pierce, courtesy of Pilobolus.

Summer 2021

Welcome back! After more than a year of virtual events, live arts are making a big comeback this summer.

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A slew of dance performances, live concerts and thought-provoking films will unfold across the open air as various spots are transformed into outdoor stages. We'll dive into the creative process of resident artists, sharing plays and dances in development and unique experiences created in collaboration with experts across various fields of study.

As a thank you to you, our arts-loving community, we are offering most of our summer events for free. Tickets to some events will have a pick-your-price structure with $5 or $10 minimums. We are also reaching beyond our campus and teaming up with fantastic cultural partners in the Upper Valley to make the arts more accessible around the region.

Learn more about our health and safety measures and what to expect when attending Hop events this summer on our Visitor Information page.

Summer 2021



Join us in celebration of the company's 50th anniversary and the decades of dance at Dartmouth.

Thu, Jun 24, 7 pm
Fri, Jun 25, 4:30 & 7 pm
Sat, Jun 26, 2 & 7 pm
Sun, Jun 27, 2 pm

Balance Class
Tue, Jun 22, 5:30 pm

Big Move Workshop
Thu, Jun 24, 5:30 pm

Big Move Talk
Thu, Jun 24, 6:30 pm

Strike Anywhere

Strike Anywhere Residency

Neighborhood stories are transformed into art.

Soundpainting Workshop
Experience a unique form of live composition and improvisation.
Thur, Jul 8, 6:30pm
Sat, Jul 10, 5:00pm

Small Screen Fun: Ken Burns

#SmallScreenFun Virtual Chat: Ken Burns and “Muhammad Ali”

Sat, Jul 17, 7 pm

Join co-directors Ken Burns, Sarah Burns and David McMahon for clips and live conversation with the creative team behind the upcoming PBS series Muhammad Ali.

Emily Coates

Emily Coates

Big Move Workshop
Fri, Jul 23, 8 pm

Stargazing and astronomical inquiry guides the creation of movement in this evening workshop.

PG Tango

Summer Concert Series: Pedro Giraudo Tango Quartet

Thu, Aug 5, 7 pm, Hanover
Fri, Aug 6, 6 pm, Claremont

A live outdoor performance led by the virtuoso bassist and composer Pedro Giraudo, who spices up the form while retaining all the lushness and beauty of tango.

you don't know the lonely one

New York Theatre Workshop

New York Theatre Workshop empowers visionary theater makers and brings their work to adventurous audiences through productions, artist workshops and educational programs.

You Don't Know the Lonely One
Sat, Aug 14, 4pm

A New Project
Sat, Aug 21, 4pm

Fujiwara/Halvorson/Bynum Trio

Summer Concert Series: Fujiwara/Halvorson/Bynum Trio

Fri, Jun 25, 6 pm, Claremont
Sat, Jun 26, 3 pm & 5 pm, Hanover

Improvisation and imagination on drums, guitar & cornet.

DJ Sean

Summer Concert Series: DJ Sean: Livemixkings

Thu, Jul 8, 6 pm, Hanover
Fri, Jul 9, 6 pm, Claremont

After months in hibernation, it's time to party!

Contra Tiempo


Thu, Jul 15, 6 pm
Fri, Jul 16, 6 pm
Sat, Jul 17, 2 pm

Joy is the ultimate expression of resistance in this outdoor, dance theatre experience

Kali Stoddard-Imari

Summer Concert Series: Kali Stoddard-Imari

Thu, Jul 22, 6 pm, Hanover
Fri, Jul 22, 6 pm, Claremont

Are you ready for an eclectic mix of folk, pop, rhythm & rock, with a little blues, reggae fusion and soul?

Emmanuèle Phuon

Manou Phuon and Tom Wessels

Big Move Workshop
Stay tuned for dates

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

One Ocean

Summer Film

The world is heading outside this summer and Hop Film joins the fun with in-person, outdoor movies!

Frost & Dodd Play Festival 2019

Frost & Dodd Student Play Festival

2021 One-Acts
See the winning student entries of the Eleanor Frost Playwright Competitions.
Sat, Aug 7, 8pm
Sun, Aug 8, 4pm

See the winning student entry of the Ruth and Loring Dodd Playwriting Contest.
Fri, Aug 6, 8pm
Sun, Aug 8, 8pm