Located on the campus of Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire, the Hopkins Center is a multidisciplinary center for the arts. It has been host to the Mark Morris Dance Group for multiple mixed repertory performances since 1988. Pepperland marks The Hop’s second evening-length commission with the Dance Group, following Layla and Majnun in 2017.
The Hop’s mission is to ignite and sustain a passion for the arts within Dartmouth and its greater community and to provide the core educational environment for the study, creation, and presentation of the arts.
The Hop thrives as a laboratory for artistic experimentation and has a long tradition of supporting the development and creation of new work. Each year, the Hop presents a spectrum of artistic excellence through 100+ live events in virtually all genres of music, theater and dance, plus well over 200 film screenings, high-definition video broadcasts, and campus events. The Hop is the home of the Departments of Music and Theater and presents the work of eight professionally directed student music and dance ensembles. The Hop’s Student Workshops program provides professional instruction in woodworking, jewelry design and ceramics.