Dance based on the University’s research into Alzheimer’s disease. The default mode network is an area of the brain affected in the early stages of the disease. The performance dramatises the process and our efforts to stop it.
Hype Dance is a Sheffield-based dance company on a mission to engage and entertain. Under the artistic direction of Anna Olejnicki, they specialise in dance theatre staged in unusual places.
Professor Annalena Venneri and Dr Paul Blackburn are members of the University’s Sheffield Institute for Translational Neuroscience (SITrAN). Their research looks for ways to maintain connectivity in the default mode network in order to slow and possible prevent Alzheimer’s.