"Genuinely fun and affirms that Suddarth is a budding talent with range."- Vanguard Seattle
We always seem to sing louder, dance harder, and dream bigger when we find the chance to steal ourselves away from the world—even if just for a moment. This work, "Duet," is a solo, deviating from its title as it is created for one man. He begins, charging out of the wings and dancing a flurry of steps; it’s almost as if he has shut the door to his room and put his favorite music—not a soul is watching. He pauses only for a moment when he discovers an intriguing new companion... a tennis ball. Although initially apprehensive, he warms up, tremendously enjoying the latest game. Eventually he finds himself ready to move on; he attempts to discard the ball, only to realize that his new toy may not yet be finished with him. Set to music by Prokofiev, the work is a lighthearted expression of the limitlessness of our own imaginations.