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September 23

Faculty Lunches Begin


September 27-November 8 (Tuesday Mornings)

Breakfast with the Arts


October 5

Persepolis: A film based on Marjane Satrapi's graphic novel


October 6

A Conversation with Marjane Satrapi


October 9

Homeland: Iraq Year Zero (2015) will be screened by the Dartmouth Film Society


October 20

Marlon James


 January 24-25

Miranda July


 April 17

Jonathan Franzen


 May 3

Naomi Shahib Rye   


Fall 2016 Newsletter



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2009 summer arts festival


Different locations on campus throughout the summer

PLAY CUBE is a site-specific mobile exhibition space created in response to the needs of faculty and students engaged in novel kinds of media projects that require portability and the capacity for movement. As a mobile design and exhibition studio created to fit into the needs of the campus arts activities, PLAY CUBE is a space for experimentation. Cosponsored by the William H. Neukom Institute for Computational Science.

Sierra Leone Refugees

Friday, June 26, 5pm


Hanover Green. Free and open to all.

With uplifting spirit,  Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars perform an irresistible mix of West African and reggae dance rhythms in this free outdoor concert for the entire family. For parking info and same-day rain rescheduling, check or call the Box Office 603.646.2422. Presented by the Hopkins Center and cosponsored by the Student Programming Board and the Dickey center for International Understanding, in support of the Dartmouth Centers Forum theme Conflict & Reconciliation.

Friday, June 26, 7pm & 9pm. Saturday, June 27, 2pm, 7pm & 9pm. Sunday, June 28, 7pm

TPO Farfalle Teatro Di Piazza o D'OccasioneTEATRO DI PIAZZA O D'OCCASIONE (TPO) Farfalle (Butterflies)

The Moore Theater

Music, video, dance and digital technology merge in this spellbinding show about a butterfly's metamorphosis. This original theater company uses a specially engineered "carpet" fitted  with sensors which, triggered by the movements of dancers, unleash kaleidoscopic changes in color, light, sound, even air movement. , Great for all ages. Presented by the Hopkins Center. General Admission $26. Dartmouth Students $10. 18 and under $14. For tickets call the Box Office 603.646.2422.

Sunday, June 28, 12-4pm


The Moore Theater Stage. Free and open to the public

Take off your shoes and surround yourself in TPO's astonishing digital environment: a new reality in which your movements trigger sound, light and images.  All ages welcome, no registration required. For more info, call Hop Outreach at 603.646.2010.

screening emotions

Tuesday July 30 - Tuesday July 7

SCREENING OF EMOTIONS an installation by Si Jie Loo

Interactive Art project in Carson/Novack Corridor.





Porta Hedge mobile observation lab

Monday, July 6 & Tuesday, July 7


Mass Row.  Free and open to all.

The Porta Hedge - Mobile Observation Lab, on a national tour, surveys the contemporary American landscape and conducts observation workshops to study our human interaction with nature and our representation of it.

Thursday, July 9, 5.30pm

SETTING THE STAGE: The Intersection of Movement and Emotion

A lecture by Prof. Thalia Wheatley, in conjuction with the Aspen Santa Fe Ballet

Faulkner Recital Hall

Prof. Thalia Wheatley (Psychological and Brain Sciences) discusses her research into the ways humans associate movements with specific emotions. Prof. Wheatley is joined by Ford Evans, Director of Hop Dance. No registration required. For more info, call Hop Outreach at 603.646.2010.

Free and open to the public

Thursday, July 9, 7pm & Friday, July 10, 8pm

ASPEN SANTA FE BALLETAspen San Francisco Ballet

The Moore Theater

Modern dance partners with ballet in this company that's skyrocketed to international star status since its founding in '96. Sleek, chic and smooth, its dozen members embrace an eclectic repertoire by today's most sought-after choreographers, reshaping classical dance with an intensity that's thrilled audiences at such venues as The Joyce Theater, Jacob's Pillow and The Kennedy Center. Performing Twyla Tharp's 1975 classic Sue's Leg, a buoyant pastiche of 1930s dance-hall styles set to music by Fats Waller--as well as Fugaz (Fleeting) by Cayetano Soto, Slingerland Pas de Deux by William Forsythe and Red Sweet by Jorma Elo--Aspen Santa Fe Ballet proves its reputation as a "jewel of a company...a refreshing surprise" (

Presented by the Hopkins Center. This performance is made possible by the National Endowment for the Arts American Masterpieces Dance Initiative, administered by the New England Foundation for the Arts. General Admission $26. Dartmouth Students $10. 18 and under $14. For tickets call the Box Office 603.646.2422.

Friday, July 10

Feed the cube game picture


When the sun is away, the lights will play...

I'M LOOKING FOR YOU: Are you the proprietor of pernicious phalanges? The bamboozler of absurd reason? Do you sometimes bungle through Dartmouth's pine jungle? Join the Cartographic Merrymakers! With camera in hand, you might fulfill a delicate mission. The cube is hungry and the game must go on. To avoid ignominy and failure, Blitz

Saturday, July 18


cHRISTO is an alternate reality game that enables Dartmouth students to interact with the campus' historical environment through simplified versions of sculptor Christo's large-scale installations. There is also a hidden, deeper bonus. Each of the three sites—the Green, Dartmouth Hall, and The Sphinx—illustrates a hidden message relating to the history of Dartmouth and student experience.

Charming AugustineFriday, July 24. 4.00pm and 6.30pm


Three-dimensional meditations on film, history, and emotion.

4.00pm - Carpenter 13 - Shadow Land: A 3D film based on the 1897 autobiography of Elizabeth D’Espérance, a materialization medium who could produce full body apparitions. Stereoscopic 16mm B/W Film Sound 32 minutes. 2000. Cast: Kate Valk, Paul Lazar, Gen Ken Montgomery, Luna Montgomery, Shelley Hirsch.

6.30pm - Carpenter 13 - Charming Augustine: Augustine was the most extensively photographed of the young women hysterics at the Salpêtrière in Paris of the 1870's She was 'the Sarah Bernhardt' of the asylum. This is her story. Stereoscopic 16mm B/W Film Sound 40 minutes. Cast: Tea Alagic, Greg Mehrten, Josh Stark, Steven Rattazi, Kevin Maher, Eileen White, Eliza Fernbach. Original Music: Miguel Frasconi.

This event coincides with Parents' Weekend. In cooperation with Film & Media Studies.

Saturday, 25 July, 3–5pm


Free and open to all.

Students from Professor Rosenthal's Sculpture course (Art History 16) will be stationed at sculptures on campus to give brief talks. Pick up your tour map at the Hood's main entrance. Downloadable Campus Sculpture Tour Map.

Friday, August 7, 7.00pm


The Courtyard/Kemeny/Haldeman amphitheater. In cooperation with Women's and Gender Studies. Free and open to all.

A multimedia performance inspired by the history and impact of feminist movement

Led by independent theater practitioner and activist, Pati Hernández, students from Professor  Doug Moody's WGST 10 Class, "Sex, Gender, and Society," and other classes will produce an original theater, dance, and multimedia performance in the outdoor venue of the Courtyard. Please bring blankets and chairs for seating. Q & A will follow.

Wednesday, August 26, Haldeman 041 5.30pm.


I ♥ Dartmouth (Grey Cusack, Kyle Nicholas, Kobi Tirey, Alex Black, David Watson, and Dylan Leavitt)

Short films that capture the dynamism of Dartmouth through interlocking narratives.

Memories (Zach Mason)

It’s Graduation Day, what’s on your mind?

Screening Emotions -  Captured moments from an installation by Si Jie Loo


See DESIREE DESCHENIE' 11 website  - Summer Arts Student Fellowship 2009




Last Updated: 8/24/09