Spring Hop@Home

Spring 2021

With the spring thaw, we are finding new inspiration in the works and words of adventurous artists from afar and here on campus.

We are excited to share inventive works created right here at Dartmouth and tailored to the digital stage. These include new works by the Wind Ensemble, the culmination of the ever-popular Dartmouth Idol, and a multimedia opera by the Dartmouth Opera Lab. To celebrate the rich cultural context of jazz music, Taylor Ho Bynum has launched a series of performative conversations with leading minds working in creative music.

The Hop has a legacy of bringing artists from around the globe and the peaks of their fields to the Upper Valley. This spring, Hop@Home will feature virtual concerts by MacArthur-winning cellist Alisa Weilerstein in partnership with Inon Barnatan on piano, and kamancheh player Kayhan Kalhor. In the Spirit, our year-long commissioned series exploring Queer and Two-Spirit performing arts in Native America culminates in two captivating works and an artist roundtable.

Our conversations continue with wide-ranging artists from dance legend Dianne McIntyre to a live drawing session with Harry Bliss of the New Yorker. Next week, we are proud to be co-hosting an international Police Violence Symposium and providing a platform for artists to share their work addressing this critical issue.

These are just some of the 20+ events unfolding on Hop@Home this spring, with a slate of on-demand films available now. We hope you will join us.

Spring 2021 at the Hop

Dartmouth Symphony Orchestra

Hop Originals

Our student ensembles are busy creating compelling performances and wide-ranging discussions. The Wind Ensemble brings us the Culley Concerto Competition, a continued exploration of composer Leroy Anderson and their annual spring concert. The Coast invites us to a new Creative Music Conversation series. And Dartmouth Idol Finals rounds out the season with a bang.

In a co-production with the Music Department and Dartmouth Opera Lab, The Medium immerses us into the lyrical, lurid world of Madame Flora. The Department of Theater presents a unique combination of music, theater and movement in The Radical Joy Project. Broadway legend Dianne McIntyre talks about her expansive career in the next Hop to Broadway.And the Hop Workshops continue to provide free woodworking and jewelry demonstrations.

Police Violence Symposium

Police Violence Symposium

A week-long, international symposium, featuring 50+ artists, activists, alumni, students and scholars exploring this complex, global and urgent issue. Speakers include Daniel Bernard Roumain, who has been in residence at the Hop this year, and actor Roger Guenveur Smith in a timely talk about his theatrical work on Rodney King.
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As the world takes a collective deep breath, storytelling remains as vital as ever. Whether experienced on a phone or a big-screen TV, tales of our fellow man bind us and remind us of our capacity for curiosity, empathy and joy. To this end, the Spring Film Slate explores human connections.

Warmer weather also signals the return of two beloved shorts programs: the 2021 Women's Adventure Film Tour and The Oscar-Nominated Shorts (Live Action, Animation and Documentary). The latter provides an exclusive opportunity to see these wonderful cinematic nuggets before the Oscar ceremony on April 25.

Kayhan Kalhor

Live Arts in Your Living Room

Acclaimed artists Alisa Weilerstein and Inon Barnatan join forces for an impassioned performance. Kayhan Kalhor brings us Lost in the Desert Sky, a celebration and memoriam of vocalist Mohammad Reza Shajarian. Create your own family adventure with Australia’s Mountain Goat Mountain’s interactive virtual event.

In The Spirit

In the Spirit

We continue our celebration of Queer and Two-Spirit performing arts in Native America, with Storme Webber’s tale of an Indigenous refugee family, DeLesslin George-Warren’s new work, weaving artistry and scholarship. The series culminates with an artist roundtable that reflects on Indigenous activism, acknowledging the land and artistic and personal journeys. Alongside this year-long series is a transformative panel discussion on the state of Indigenous jewelry today hosted by the Donald Claflin Jewelry Studio and The Hood Museum of Art.