"This piece will resonate with all ages and intends to stimulate discussion to change behaviour and encourage more positive use of technology to enhance our wellbeing."
- Debbie Harbin
Sleep will be a dance theatre production aimed at age 11+ exploring the effect technology has on sleep. The project will be created in collaboration with Neuroscientist Wei Xu, (Postdoctoral researcher in neuroscience at Newcastle University) who will provide insight on sleep patterns and the effects of technology on sleep.
Technology has many benefits and can both help and hinder sleep; In toddlers we see increased use of iPads before bed, in teenagers we see the use of video games until the early hours and in adults the use of mobile phones. This piece will resonate with all ages and intends to stimulate discussion to change behaviour and encourage more positive use of technology to enhance our wellbeing.
Real life experiences will be at the forefront of this research. Debbie makes work for CYP WITH CYP. This will be done through discussion and interactive dance workshops.
The D Project has been successful in receiving a Dance City Bursary for the early stages of research for this work and is looking for businesses and funding to contribute to interactive workshop consultation, the production and tour of Sleep across multiple venues.