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Jumping straight from tuning to playing, bassist John Clayton treated an audience of a dozen students, music professors and community members to an original movement spliced with excerpts of a Koussevitzky concerto during his recent Hop Garage performance.
Two actors, 25 cardboard boxes and an audience bursting with imagination: these are the ingredients for a new spin on the classic tale of “The Adventures Robin Hood,” featuring the beloved outlaw who robbed from the rich to give to the poor.
At the entrance of the Hopkins Center for the Arts, six figures line the perimeter of the Barrows Rotunda. One wears a flannel shirt, another a light blue North Face jacket. Their arms, thin strips of wood, are outstretched, forming a barrier between onlookers and the conglomeration of cameras, cables and other assorted materials in the display’s center. The rotunda will display “Big Brother Watched This Summer: Raise Your Hands,” a multimedia installation by Matt Sturm ’13, from Sept. 19 to Oct. 20.?
Figures donned in black dance with extraordinary energy to heavy drum beats on screens speckled through the halls of the Hopkins Center for the Arts. The clips preview the upcoming visit of the Compagnie Marie Chouinard, a premier dance troupe from Montreal. A convergence of artistic media and efforts, the performance, pre-show talk and dance master class will bring to life India ink drawings of surrealist artist and poet Henri Michaux.
Each year, 100 Thousand Poets for Change chooses a day when poets, musicians and artists from around the world gather at local events to share poetry and their passion for social, political and environmental change. This year’s events will take place on Saturday at locations spread across 450 cities and about 100 countries.
Eight such events take place close to Hanover, including at the Kilton Library in Lebanon and First Unitarian Universalist Society in Exeter.
Alexander Stockton ’15 planned what he wanted to accomplish at Dartmouth even before he set foot on campus. As a junior in high school, the McAllen, Texas resident knew he wanted to study and produce feature-length films. And he has stuck to that plan.
Imagine hiking for the first time, with a backpack equaling you in weight, being afraid of the wilderness and leaving your home behind. This sounds like the worst Dartmouth Outing Club first-year trip ever, or the premise of Jean-Marc Vallée’s latest film, “Wild” (2014). If there was a theme at last year’s Telluride Film Festival, it was the survival tale, captured in big hits like “All Is Lost,” “Gravity” and “Tracks.” Adapting Cheryl Strayed’s national bestselling autobiography “Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail,” Vallée rides this wave of survivalist success.
The 21st century has left many living through their electronics rather than in real time. Since the Internet is now a person’s go-to advisor on most matters, why not take the physical world of art to the digital?
Feeling nostalgic for 2nd century B.C.? Wondering on what material the U.S. Constitution, Declaration of Independence and the Bill of Rights were written? Look no further than Baker Library’s Book Arts Workshop, where Jesse Meyer, founder of parchment making business Pergamena, will lead a hands-on parchment making event, “Skins to Draw On,” tomorrow.
Beginning tomorrow, the Hopkins Center for the Arts will celebrate the 29th anniversary of its Telluride at Dartmouth program. Six films from the annual festival, now in its 41st year, will travel to Hanover for the event.
The Hopkins Center kicks off its “World War I Reconsidered” series this evening with “An Iliad,” a one-person dramatic reading based on Homer’s epic poem. “An Iliad” is one of several works that will mark the Great War’s centennial anniversary and prompt audiences to consider the war in new ways.
The leaves may be dusted with golden brown, but staff members at the Northern Stage theater company in White River Junction are preparing for a different kind of scenery change. Having outgrown its current venue, the Briggs Opera House, the theater launched a $9 million fundraising campaign in February and plans to begin construction on a new space in October.
Society has tended to conceptualize art as a release, but these days, more artists are using their work to capitalize on social issues rather than simply represent their emotional effect.
He has been compared to popular comedians like Margaret Cho and Dave Chappelle. He hosted a show on FX for more than a year. But unless you are tuned into San Francisco’s comedy scene, you may never have heard of W. Kamau Bell, who opens the Hopkins Center’s fall season tonight.
From playing street performances in Provincetown, Massachusetts, to attending screenings at the Edinburgh International Film Festival, Dartmouth students engaged in various summer arts activities.
Robert Christgau ’62 is the definitive music critic for rock ’n’ roll. He began his career as a music columnist for Esquire in 1967 and was a music editor at The Village Voice for 37 years. He is best known for publishing “capsule reviews,” or short album reviews, in his “Consumer Guide” columns from 1969 to 2013.
This film boils down to an off-brand version of “Annie Hall” (1977), adding magicians and subtracting the big laughs.
Arts and entertainment editor Caela Murphy talked to three Dartmouth students about finding and developing their artistic passions and how Dartmouth has shaped their interests — from digital arts to jazz.
The Hopkins Center for the Arts begins a packed year on Thursday with its “Exploring the Arts at Dartmouth” marketplace, a teaser of the student ensembles, award-winning theater performances, dance troupes, world-renowned vocalists and films it will host this year.
Even if his allegations are true, towing readers through this slogfest feels like an act of hazing itself. Lohse becomes our pledgemaster.