Before the Curtain: Arts on Campus Week 10

The final week of showcases and performances highlights the work that students have prepared throughout the term.

by Elle Muller
| 11/11/22 02:15

Friday November 11

The Hood Museum of Art is hosting a talk on the “No Gold Can Remain” exhibit at 4 p.m. The lecture will introduce grief and the range of experiences it can bring. The exhibit, curated by Amy Zaretsky ’23, highlights how grief and loss are wildly different for each person, yet can connect us all. The conference is free and open to the public and will also be broadcast live on the museum’s Facebook page.

The English Department is hosting a lecture, “Politics and Literature at the Dawn of World War II”, by English Professor James Heffernan at 4:00 p.m. The talk, which will be held in the Wren Room of Sanborn House, is based on Heffernan’s book by the same title, which was published Nov. 3. This conference is free and open to the public.

The Dartmouth Rockapellas, a campus a capella group, will perform at the Hood Museum at 6 p.m. The performance will accompany an introduction to the current exhibitions “Femme is Fierce: Femme Queer Gender Performance in Photography” and “Embodied: Artist as Medium. “Audience members can stay after the performance to explore the Hood exhibits. This event is free and open to the public.

“Fool For Love,” a student production directed by David Katz ’24, opens at the Bentley Theater this weekend. The play focuses on May and Eddie, former lovers who find themselves in a cramped motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert. The play will run all weekend with performances on Friday, November 11 and Saturday, November 12 at 8 p.m. in addition to Sunday, November 13 at 7 p.m. This show is free and open to the public.

“Pippin” returns to the Moore Theater for three more shows. The MainStage musical takes a fresh take on the classic story. The musical will run on Friday, November 11 and Saturday, November 12 at 8 p.m., in addition to November 13 at 2 p.m. Tickets can be purchased online or through the Hopkins Center for the Arts box office.

Saturday November 12

The Hopkins Center is hosting a public lecture, “The Hop: tonight and beyond,” at Top of the Hop at 6 p.m. Filippo Ciabbati, Director of the Dartmouth Symphony Orchestra, will preview the fall concert. Additionally, General Manager Mary Lou Aleskie will present plans for the renovation of the Hopkins Center. This event is free and open to the public.

The Dartmouth Symphony Orchestra has its last performance of the quarter at Spaulding Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. This performance will celebrate both the 60th anniversary of the Hopkins Center and the 50th anniversary of coeducation. Guest artist Karen Walwyn will perform “Piano Concerto in One Movement”. Walwyn is a pioneering pianist and composer and the first black woman to have a symphony performed by a major American orchestra. Sharon Washington ’81, a member of the Hop Board of Advisors, will also accompany the DSO. Tickets can be purchased online or through the Hopkins Center box office.

Sunday November 13

The Hopkins Center celebrates its 60th anniversary with an open house at Top of the Hop at noon. With an afternoon filled with events, the celebration marks both the anniversary and the upcoming renovation of the Hopkins Center. From 12 p.m. to 2 p.m., several student groups will perform, including a capella, jazz and vogue. From 1 to 2 p.m., César Alvarez and Emily Orling will perform songs and ceramics live in the Hopkins Center Garage 131. From 2 to 6 p.m., the Hop will host the self-guided Digital Musics Student Art Walk at various locations. All of these events are free and open to the public.

The Student Film Showcase will be held at Loew Auditorium at noon. The collection of shorts to be screened were made by Dartmouth students in classes ranging from FILM 44.07, “Docu-Fantasy”, to MUS 27, “Sound Design”. The showcase is free and open to the public.

The New York International Children’s Film Festival takes place at Loew Auditorium at 2 p.m. These short films come from all over the world and capture the imagination and creativity of childhood. Tickets for the festival can be purchased online.

Tuesday, November 15

The Handel Society of Dartmouth College will hold its final performance of the term at Spaulding Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. Its collection of choral music will be accompanied by a full orchestra. Four renowned guest soloists will also perform: Mary Bonhag, Sophie Michaux, Gene Stenger and Chris Talbot. Tickets can be purchased online or through the Hopkins Center box office.

The Dartmouth Dance Showcase will bring dance groups from across campus to the Moore Theater at 8 p.m. Hosted by the Dartmouth Dance Ensemble, the showcase will feature performances by the Dartmouth Dance Ensemble, Dartmouth Classical Ballet/Wild Things Dance Workshop, Dartmouth College Dance Team, House of Lewan, Raaz, Sheba, Street Soul, Sugarplum, Fusion and Ujima. The show is free but tickets are required, which can be booked online or at the box office.

Wednesday, November 16

The Hood Museum of Art is hosting a “Hood Highlights Tour” at 12:30 p.m. Participants will be guided through an in-person tour of the museum’s galleries and various exhibits. This event is free and open to the public; participants can meet in the museum’s Russo Atrium five minutes before the start of the visit.