A language is a system of signs used for communication. The human language made of words is one example. However, almost everything conjures up associatons, meanings and emotions and can be used a language. If everything that is part of a piece works synergically with everything else, it will be easier for the audience to access its code and its world of ideas. Sometimes we are saying something with our words while everything else about us says something completely different. Could this contradiction be pointing at a more complex picture? Or is one of our languages betraying our truth?
In a duet, the two performers have equal importance. This balance does not imply that they both do the same thing, or that they do different things for an equal amount of time each. Duality pervades the way we perceive reality and often we see one of the poles as positive and the other as negative. However, in a duet no such vision is possible, because both performers are working at the service of the composition. Sometimes it can be difficult to accept that someone has a different way of going about things. It might be useful to approach whatever we are doing together as a duet, letting differences exist and finding the synergy between them.