Spring 2020 Student Projects in the Arts

Spring Student Projects in the Arts

Missing all those spring performances and exhibits that showcase Dartmouth student talent? Here are their performances and screenings on digital stages—from classical arias to tap-dance innovations to live-streamed play readings to engaging short films.

Check the by-department listings below to see how you can enjoy these students' artistic accomplishments.

Quick Links: Dance | Film & Media Studies | Music | Theater | Workshops


Watch the work of student dancers led by Dartmouth Dance Ensemble directors and theater instructors John Heginbotham and Rebecca Stenn.

THEA 29: Dance Theater Performance Final Projects
Sat, May 30, 4 pm ET
Check here starting Fri, May 29, for a Zoom link and more details
See the culminating performances for this course on movement theories and techniques. Featuring performances by Roviel Arquiza '20, Annabelle Buttenwieser '22, Grace Carney GR, Samantha Goncalves '20, Diana Niles '21 and Brianna Seidel '21.

Dartmouth Dance Ensemble Video Shorts
John and Rebecca present three short videos featuring DDE members: a tap quartet that takes on the classic vaudevillian number The B.S. Chorus, and two excerpts from the DDE's current Radiohead project, Everything in Its Right Place and Kid A. (For further dance-spiration, check out the tap quartet "outtakes" and full-length video!)


Film & Media Studies

Film & Media Studies majors present their culminating projects in two sessions on Fri, June 12, both followed by a virtual conversation with the student artists. Full details and links

Makers Presentation
Fri, June 12, 4 pm ET
Elinor Dooley '20 presents her text-based game Existential Bummer, a chapter of which will be played live by a guest. Moderated by Prof. Mary Flanagan, Elinor will discuss her game design and respond to questions from Professor Flanagan and the guest- as well as any questions from viewers

Student Media Presentation
Fri, June 12, 5 pm ET
Four students present their culminating projects. Anthony Robles '20 and Nick Gutierrez '20 share excerpts from their screenplays; Yumi Naruke '20 creates and compares narrative and non-traditional movie trailers and Sebastian Wurzrainer '20 connects the science of dreaming with classic Hollywood cinema. Q&A follows.

Student Film Screening
Fri, June 12, 7 pm ET
Gamers, time-travelers and eco-conscious activists populate this showcase of seven short films by Elisabeth Sanson '20, Sia Peng '20, Paula Kutschera '20, Sophie Whittemore '20, Ileana Sung '20 and Nick Windham '20. Q&A follows.



Hear Handel, Ravel, Afro-pop and more in these video recitals you can view on the Department of Music YouTube channel or through links provided here.

Caitlin McGrail '20, mezzo-soprano 
Accompanied by Noriko Yasuda, piano
Works by Schumann, Handel, Gluck and Bizet

James Flood '20, baritone 
Fri, May 29, 5 pm ET
Works by Ravel, Mozart, Korngold and more

Isabelle Brick '20, soprano 
Accompanied by David Brick
Sat, May 30, 4 pm ET
Works by Fauré, Debussy, Puccini, Menotti and more

Anna Matusewicz '20, bassoon
Accompanied by Annemieke McLane, piano
Sat, June 6, 5 pm ET.
Works by Hindemith, Hsu, Steinmetz and von Weber

Zachary Gottschall '20, baritone
Accompanied by Annemieke McLane, piano
Works by Ralph Vaughn Williams, Gerald Finzi and more

Dartmouth Virtual Guitar Ensemble performs Salif Keita's Africa
Featuring Music 56 students of Jason Ennis with special guests Yayo Serka, drum set; Ben Zwerin, bass; and Tendai Muparutsa, percussion



Art decisions in End Times, a female retelling of Samson, and a compendium of Dartmouth student voices are among these productions conceived, created, performed and/or produced by Dartmouth theater students. Full details and links

Sat, May 30, 5 pm ET
Written by Nicholas Gutierrez '20, produced by Giovanna Boyle '20, directed by Adam Riegler '20
As the world reaches its final days, three scholars are tasked with deciding which art to preserve forever, and which to leave behind. Followed by discussion.

So Over The Moon
Tue, May 26, 8 pm ET
Previously performed; view on YouTube
Created and performed by Sophia Kinne '20
An original, solo-performance radio play of words and music—some original, some borrowed—about friendship, love and acceptance.

Eight Colors: Black Female Choreography On Broadway
Sat, May 30, 2 pm ET
Created by Hannah Haile '20
Highlighting the work of the eight groundbreaking Black female Broadway choreographers, and featuring original choreography. Followed by discussion. An honors thesis project.

Sing the Body Politic
Sun, May 31, 2 pm ET
Written by Sam West '20
A female reimagining of the Biblical narrative of Samson that explores faith, power, activism, and claiming your place in this world. Live-streamed reading. Followed by discussion. An honors thesis project.

Vox Clamantis in Covid
Release Date TBD 
Produced by Naomi Lam '21
An audio collection of Dartmouth students' stories, monologues and other original pieces documenting personal experiences of and reactions to the Covid-19 pandemic. 

Fri, May 29; invited audience only
Written and performed by Kerrigan Quenemoen '20
A senior in high school grapples with her past while stuck in isolation in this original one-woman work-in-progress. An honors thesis project.



We hope you've been making amazing things with your hands while you've had more time at home. Whenever you return to campus, the Hop Workshops await. Here's a video of the beautiful work in metal, wood and clay that students made in the Workshops this year.

You can browse more videos about the detailed and delicate processes involved in making beautiful things here.

What about wood? Join Hop Woodshop instructors Greg Elder and Janet Collins for an informational session. Ask questions and get advice about your woodworking projects via Zoom on Thu, May 28, from 5 to 6 pm. Email Janet at janet.a.collins@dartmouth.edu by 4 pm on Thu, May 28, for a Zoom link for this event.