They’re here! Seven new Dartmouth interns will be working with and for various Hop departments throughout this year. Representing a range of majors and extracurricular interests, both in and beyond the arts, these folks are stationed throughout the Hop departments where they’ll learn the ropes, help generate new ideas, and, through this blog and other avenues, share what gets them excited about the arts and the Hop’s mission.
By way of an introduction, here’s what four of them recommend that you not miss this fall, and why! (Tomorrow, see Part 2 for tips from the other three!)
St. Paul Chamber Orchestra (October 14): A fantastic ensemble premiering a Hop commission… need I say more?
Intimate Apparel (November 4-13): Every Dartmouth theater show I’ve seen has been thought-provoking and entertaining.
Dartmouth College Wind Ensemble (November 11): Director Matthew Marsit is among the most visionary people I know, and the ensemble’s performances consistently amaze and inspire.
Villiers Quartet with Sally Pinkas (November 12): Purcell, Saxton, Sibelius, and Bridge brought right to our doorstep!
Karim Nagi (November 12): Having grown up in Oman, I’m eager to hear live music from the Middle East.
Bandaloop (September 16): As a Studio Art minor, I spend a lot of time in the Black Family Visual Arts Center and I’ve seen a lot of really cool art inside—but turning the building itself into a vertical stage takes things to a whole new level.
La La Land (September 17): I’m a sucker for a musical in any form, and the chance to see this film before it hits theaters in December is one I don’t want to miss!
Motherstruck! (September 21): While working as a house manager for the Hop Events Staff, I had the opportunity to see Zahra Noorbakhsh’s one-woman show and really enjoyed the ingenious format. I’m looking forward to seeing how Staceyann Chin uses a solo play to tell her story as well.
Dartmouth College Gospel Choir (October 29): The Gospel Choir brings such joyful energy to every performance, and I can’t wait to clap along with them again!
Intimate Apparel (November 4-13): I always love seeing the theater students showcasing their talent, but I’m especially excited to watch them perform this fall a story not often told.
Bandaloop (September 16): I grew up going with my mother and grandmother to performances by this group, and Bandaloop brings together my love for the performing arts with my affinity for pushing art to new heights (literally!) with grace and a bit of adrenaline.
Dance master class with FLEXN (September 13): I’m always dancing, whether or not in actually good at it. With all levels welcome, maybe I can learn a thing or two! I will be sure to go to their show as well.
The Capitol Steps (October 27): In a home split between red and blue, I have learned to stay away from politics, unless it’s a satirical show of bipartisan political mockery. Just in time for election season, too!
Mountainfilm (October 8): An outdoorswoman myself, I look forward to watching and celebrating those with the same spirit as the earth and courage to paraglide, tightrope walk and more in the series of short films.
La La Land (September 17): I love musicals. I had a crush on Ryan Gosling in middle school, and I think Emma Stone is the bomb. What more could you ask for?
Bandaloop (September 16): This is a free performance in front of the Black Family Visual Arts Center. It is going to be a dance performance from a different perspective than I am used too. I’m excited to see these “vertical dancers” suspended through the air.
Telluride Film Festival (September 16-22): This year I’m particularly excited for the musical La La Land , but the festival will also include a biopic about Pablo Neruda (Neruda) and a sci-fi thriller (Arrival).
Motherstruck! (September 21): A one woman play that tackles issues of motherhood, sexual orientation and gentrification. I’m very excited to see how Chin weaves these themes together into a cohesive work.
Exhibition on Screen: Hermitage Revealed (October 2 & November 6): This film will offer a unique opportunity to travel through one of the oldest museums without actually going to Russia, and it will include some of the most famous treasures from Russia’s tumultuous history.
Dartmouth Symphony Orchestra (November 5): This is a great student ensemble to see. Their performances are always dynamic and joyful.