The Dartmouth Dance Theater Ensemble, under the artistic direction of Ford Evans, professor of Theater, is the Hopkins Center Dance Program’s student performing group. The focus of the Dance Ensemble is to provide a showcase for student and professional choreographers, exposing ensemble members to a breadth of styles and content representing the scope of contemporary modern dance. Ensemble dancers are selected by audition in the fall term based on potential, individual versatility and technical range. Required to take daily classes and rehearse approximately two hours per evening Monday through Friday, Dance Ensemble members can receive one academic credit for three consecutive terms of participation in the Ensemble.
Since the group’s inception in 1999, student members as well as guest and faculty choreographers have created more than 25 new works including 5 evening length premieres at Dartmouth. The Ensemble has toured New York City and Montreal and performed in New Zealand, Costa Rica and in community education and outreach in New England. In the last decade, ten members of the Dance Ensemble have gone on to prestigious U.S. university dance programs to pursue advanced degrees in modern dance. The Dance Ensemble roster consists of both undergraduate and graduate Dartmouth students.
For additional information about any aspect of the Hopkins Center Dance Program, contact Ford Evans, Director of Dance, Hopkins Center, HB 6041, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH, 03755 or call the Straus Dance Studio at 603.646.3438.Email: Thomas.F.Evans@Dartmouth.edu
Last updated on Apr 19 by Diana M. Pechter