DSDT Presents: The Sleepwatchers at ODC Theatre,
made possible in part by the Rainin Opportunity Fund at ODC.
Directed by Deborah Slater with Jim Cave, Assis. Director Derek Harris
The Sleepwatchers is inspired by the writings and research of Stanford sleep specialist Dr. William Dement. These excerpts look at sleep metaphorically and literally, examining how it affects society’s mental and physical well-being.
‘To try and resolve the irresolvable, say the unspeakable, is something only possible maybe in dreams (or in gesture, the non-verbal language of dance. Slater’s choreography is magnificent in this respect). The dancers manage to manipulate the sublime through the physical, depicting with their bodies the illusive nature of dreams, how by trying to capture them, you ensure their disappearance.’ Criticaldance