Last week I went to watch the Place Prize finalists, h2dance premier the work Duet and I thought the piece was intelligently crafted, truthfully hilarious and beautifully touching. The piece deals with relationships, particularly drawing from their experience in couples therapy, whilst uncovering some truths (and some lies) about their lives as a pair. The piece addressed some parallel issues within dance and daily life, in an accessible, honest and entertaining way. Both performers committed whole heartedly and we even witnessed a repetitive sequence of almost-painful sit ups and press ups, sharing light of the determination and difficulties within their work and lives, which are both easily relatable to contemporary society. The evening was made up of an interdisciplinary array of musical instruments, costume changes, smoke machines, laughter, dancing, video and sequins. Duet was made alongside an evidently strong collaborative team, with dramaturgy by Wendy Houston and Mark Whitelaw, music by Sylvia Hallett and Andy Hammond as lighting designer. Above is a tiny snippet of the work, definitely try to catch it if you can!