Good morning. It's April, which T. S. Eliot called "the cruellest month," and which promises to be gloomier than March, if you can believe it. But we will make it through this. We still have art. We still have creativity and we are still finding ways of connecting, despite everything.
Today's message comes from the choreographer Price Suddarth, who is also a soloist dancer at Pacific Northwest Ballet.
With his message, Price wanted to share a piece he choreographed a couple years ago. "This was something that was solely meant to be experienced alone. Completely in isolation. A very different idea than a normal performance," he explains in his introduction. "The work, entitled 'Silent Resonance,' was meant to evoke isolation." And it is presented in 360 degrees, so you can move around inside the piece.
"While we're all isolating ourselves and quarantining ourselves," Price points out in his message, "we're actually taking part in one of the greatest shared experiences that I can ever think of."
Here's the piece. You can move around inside it just by grabbing the screen:
Or you can watch it in VR on your smartphone. "To watch this in VR on your smartphone, all you have to do is follow the link," Price says, "and be sure to explore the 360 world around you. The team at Pixvana always suggested sitting in a swivel chair and holding the phone at eye level so you can spin through the space like you are really there."
Price is from Westfield, Indiana. He studied at Central Indiana Dance Ensemble, the School of American Ballet, and Pacific Northwest Ballet School, and he attended summer courses on scholarship at Pacific Northwest Ballet School, the Rock School, the School of American Ballet, and Miami City Ballet.
You can find out more about him here or on his website. You can also follow him on Instagram.
Thank you so much for your message, Price, and for sharing your beautiful and intensely relaxing work with us.
Have a good day in quarantine, everyone.
Previously in this series: