The Point’s Associate Artist Katie Dale-Everett Dance has secured an Arts Council England Project Grant to research and develop new work Virtual You.
Virtual You is for young people aged 11-16 years old and their teachers and parents, and explores vital themes around online safety. The work follows Digital Tattoo; a duet fusing dance and projection to discuss the level of information we share about ourselves online. The production formed part of The Point’s autumn 2017 season and was performed in the venue’s Creation Space as support to Protein Dance’s Border Tales.
A work-in-development, Virtual You fuses shadow puppetry, projection mapping and audience interaction to highlight the importance of staying safe online for young people regularly using social media and the internet. Alongside the performance aspect, it will be taken into schools to support young people’s wellbeing through the arts.
Virtual You is supported by Arts Council England National Lottery Funding, The Point and DanceEast.
Katie Dale-Everett Dance's focus is on fusing contemporary dance with digital aspects to create exciting, relatable and colourful work. To find out more about the company follow them on Twitter @KatieDEdance or visit their website here.