This evening, the normally peaceful Green will be awash with music, food and students as The Mowgli’s perform on the Green as the featured act in Collis Center and Programming Board’s House Kickoff.
Last year, students were exposed to a wide range of artistic projects, from the Hopkins Center’s “World War I Revisited” exhibit to a screening of the movie “The Hunting Ground” (2015) to “Merrily We Roll Along,” a student-directed spring musical.
The Dartmouth Film Society, which chooses and oversees many of the films screened at the Hopkins Center, has two main programs: the Hop Film Program, which screens a variety of films, and the Dartmouth film series. The latter screens films that follow a predetermined theme, including time periods, genres, or nationalities. The Dartmouth sat down with Johanna Evans ’10, director of the Dartmouth Film Society, to find out more about the society and its summer programming.
Vox Theater, a company run by Dartmouth alumni Kate Mulley ’05, Matthew Cohn ’08 and Thom Pasculli ’05, will be returning this weekend to showcase several pieces-in-work at the Hopkins Center in a series titled VoxFest. After just one week of rehearsals, the Company will stage five free performances that stretch the boundaries of “typical” theater.
Shawn Ahernis the dance captain of Pilobolus Dance Theatre, a modern dance company founded in 1971 at the College. The group now consists of seven full company members and two apprentices. Pilobolus is known for its diverse repertoire, ranging from theatrical pieces to abstract ones. The company has performed in 64 countries, and on programs including the 79th Annual Academy Awards, “The Oprah Winfrey Show” and “Late Night with Conan O’Brien.” Ahern, who has been with the company for five years, performed with the group at the Hopkins Center twice this week.
The few hundred students and community members who crowded the Green Thursday evening cheered as Plena Libre, the four-time Grammy nominated Latin and jazz band, yelled “Are we ready?” several times at the kick off of their concert.
Upon the advice of an upperclassman, Chris Gallerani ’15 took “Acting 1” with theater professor James Rice his freshman fall, not realizing that it would change his course at the college toward theater. Four years later, Gallerani performed his senior thesis “#werq: a queer journey” on May 1-3, a solo production of over an hour where he bared his soul, and his body, to the audience.
This Saturday, the Dartmouth Gospel Choir will take the Spaulding Auditorium stage for its only concert this term, performing more than 10 songs. Highlights among the various pieces slated for the performance include a call-and-response rendition of the Lord’s Prayer and a cover of “Glory,” the Academy Award-winning track from the film “Selma” (2014), according to performers interviewed.