From the Director

May 21, 2021

Dear Hop Friends,

Together! Something we have all been yearning for, is now on the horizon. With conditions for safe gathering becoming a reality, I am so pleased to share that we are preparing to welcome you to live performances with the Hop this summer. 

In this challenging year of distances and isolation your ongoing support gave us hope. You made it possible for so many artists to tell their stories even through the most turbulent of times. 

This summer we look forward to showing our gratitude with performance experiences that are more accessible than ever. We will lean into the abundant beauty of the outdoors with dance and music set in the natural landscapes we love. We will share artistic explorations and works in progress in small-scale and amply distanced indoor events. And we will team up with our vital cultural partners to bring the arts out beyond the campus to parks and studios around the Upper Valley. 

This summer brings the promise of celebrating warmer days as we witness art forms unfurl together: live music, a new series that pairs dance practitioners with ideas and research across disciplines, a lineup of fresh films, new plays in development and residencies with high-caliber artists and thinkers that bring you inside their creation.

We are excited to share space with all of you again.



Mary Lou Aleskie
Howard L. Gilman '44 Director of the Hopkins Center for the Arts
on behalf of the Hop staff & faculty

While we celebrate our ability to continue sharing the arts at Dartmouth, we acknowledge that the Hopkins Center is situated upon the ancestral and unceded lands of the Abenaki people. We seek to honor and amplify their contributions to our region and to build deeper relationships with the Indigenous peoples who call these lands home.