Dark Drop


16 min.
3 dancers; string quartet, mezzo-soprano

Paul Hindemith — Viola Sonata, op. 25, no. 1, mvt. 4 (1922); Melancholie, op. 13 [four-song cycle with texts by poet Christian Morgenstern];

Irving Berlin — "Let Yourself Go" (1936)

"Christopher Caines.... draws on his solid Cecchetti ballet training and his grasp of European history. He's a maximilist.... he offers expansive, expressive movement. His dramatic and musical extravaganzas, as redolent of human passion and tragedy as the poetry of Wilfred Owen and A. E. Housman."
— Elizabeth Zimmer, The Village Voice