Price Suddarth is a choreographer and dancer.
Price Suddarth is a dancer and choreographer. Courtesy of Price Suddarth

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.

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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.

Price Suddarth joined Pacific Northwest Ballet as an apprentice in 2010. He was promoted to corps de ballet in 2011 and soloist in 2018.
Price Suddarth joined Pacific Northwest Ballet as an apprentice in 2010. He was promoted to corps de ballet in 2011 and soloist in 2018. Photo by Lindsay Thomas/Courtesy of PNB

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.


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Previously in this series:


Ellen Forneys message to the city on March 30.
Ellen Forney's message to the city on March 30.

Major Scaless message to the city on March 29.
Major Scales's message to the city on March 29.

E. J. Kohs message to the city on March 28.
E. J. Koh's message to the city on March 28.

Ken Jenningss message to the city on March 27.
Ken Jennings's message to the city on March 27.

Demarre McGills message to the city on March 26.
Demarre McGill's message to the city on March 26.

Lynn Sheltons Message to the City on March 25th.
Lynn Shelton's Message to the City on March 25th.

Timothy White Eagles message to the city on March 24.
Timothy White Eagle's message to the city on March 24.

Cookie Coutures message to the city on March 23.
Cookie Couture's message to the city on March 23.

Sarah Rudinoffs message to the city on March 22.
Sarah Rudinoff's message to the city on March 22.

John Osebolds message to the city on March 21.
John Osebold's message to the city on March 21.


Ben Gibbards message to the city on March 21.
Ben Gibbard's message to the city on March 20.

Nathan Chans message to the city on March 19.
Nathan Chan's message to the city on March 19.