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Upcoming: A Play And A Dance

Upcoming: A Play And A Dance


Friday, June 21, 2013 - 1:00pm

Christopher Caines Dance Company

Dear Friend,              

I have a busy summer ahead, directing a new play and creating a new dance, and I hope you can see them both!
FIRST, THE PLAY: I am thrilled to be directing SEXTORTION, by Patrick Thomas McCarthy, a powerful and moving script I heard in development last year about an outcast whose desperate desire for "Something warm, something human, something now" drives him to hatch a scheme that draws his entire high school and its surrounding  community into a harrowing vortex. Inspired by a recent true-life "sexting"-and-extortion scandal, the play digs deep beneath the superficial, sensationalistic treatments such events receive in the media to explore adolescents' fluid sexual identity, reckless experimentation, bullying, and hidden violence. When a community chooses scapegoating over self-examination, who pays the price?

As director and designer (of lights, set, and sound), and in collaboration with fight director Galway McCullough (CombatInc.com), I am creating a highly physical, intensely choreographed production, featuring projections design by Katherine Hammond (projection designer for McCarthy's Pride RiverCrossing, winner of the 2012 festival's prizes for Best Ensemble and Best Play), and music adapted from by L.A.-based singer-songwriter Ethan Gold's 2011 release Songs from a Toxic Apartment. The extraordinary cast includes Joshua David Bishop, Justin Garascia, Andrew Gelles, Julia Hochner, Jeff Ronan, Spencer Scott, Seth Shirley, Chantal Thomson, and Joshua Warr.   


Can't Sleep, Inc. presents
sExtOrtiOn by Patrick Thomas McCarthy 
Directed by Christopher Caines
At the ALL OUT ARTS Fresh Fruit Festival,
at The Wild Project, 195 E. 3rd St @ Ave. B
(near Ave. B and Houston St.; F train to 2nd Ave.)
Monday, July 8, 7pm; Tuesday, July 9, 9pm; Sunday, July 14, 2pm
Tickets: 8 click HERE

NEXT, THE DANCE: I am excited to tell you that I will be performing a new duet created in collaboration with champion Irish step dancer (and member of Graham II) Timothy Kochka during a one-week residency at The Yard. This work will fulfill a longtime dream of mine, to bring together Scots Gaelic mouth music (unaccompanied songs for dancing, arranged and sung by myself) and Irish traditional step dance. More details to follow in my next newsletter.

Tap The Yard 2: A Vineyard Festival of Rhythm and Beats
Curated by David Parker and Alison Manning
eaturing the best tap and percussive artists from across the country:

Week 1, with David Parker, Jeff Kazin and The Bang Group,
The Wonder Twins, and Christopher Caines/Timothy Kochka

At The Yard, Patricia N. Nanon Theater

Thursday, July 25, 8pm
Friday, July 26, 8pm
Saturday, July 27, 11am (family matinée) & 6:30pm
Tickets: 5 click HERE 

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