Choreographer with PASS, Edinburgh College

Choreographer with PASS, Edinburgh College

Monday 8  - Friday 12 January

Dance Base and PASS are thrilled to have Jack Webb & Kayla Collymore as this year’s PASS Choreographers!

Dance Base is supporting Performing Arts Studio Scotland (PASS) at Edinburgh College in bringing in Choreographers Jack Webb and Kayla Collymore. Together, they will work with Edinburgh College Dance and Drama degree students on a physical performance project.

Following two R&D days in December, this Residency Week will see the Choreographers work with a mixed student cohort. Together they will create a 30-minute ensemble piece, to be performed publicly at the Traverse Theatre.


About Kayla and Jack’s work with the students

Kayla Collymore will be analysing the strange and enigmatic phenomenon of meaningful coincidence, known as synchronicity. Inspired by the insights of psychologist Carl Jung, the students and Kayla will dive into the collective unconscious. They will explore the path to self-realisation can be found in knowledge beyond our current comprehension.

When looking ahead to the project Kayla said, “I am excited to rally the diverse talents of the BA Dance and Drama students at Edinburgh College to present a narrative that captures some of the most daring Jungian concepts. “


Jack Webb will be creating a new work inspired by his solo Sense of Centre. They will explore themes around home, nature, loneliness and belonging in the 21st century. From this, they will create a work that is bold and yet full of softness and introspection.

“I’m looking forward to immersing myself in creativity, risk taking, invention and discovery with the PASS students. I’m hoping that we can, through our collaboration, expand our sense of possibility, skill and ambition. By placing dance and movement at the forefront of this exploration to discover new languages to speak to an audience, I’m hoping that this exploration will be a rich, challenging, rewarding and stimulating creative and learning experience for all.” – Jack Webb


About this collaboration

This is the second year that Dance Base & PASS have collaborated together. We are excited to continue this partnership.

Eleanor Morrison from PASS said: “We feel incredibly lucky and excited for our BA Dance and Drama students to be collaborating with Kayla and Jack to make two new ensemble performance works.  The opportunity to rehearse at Dance Base and perform at The Traverse is second to none, providing real industry experience for PASS’s emerging artists.”


The PASS Students will be working with Jack and Kayla from the 8 – 12 January 2024 and performing at The Traverse theatre on 13 January 2024.


Supported through our In-Kind Studio Space & Support programme as part of our collaboration with PASS.


Performance | Saturday 13 January | 19:30 | BOOK HERE

A dynamic double bill from PASS’s BA Dance and Drama Students produced in partnership with Dance Base. Greater Than Themselves and Time Language have been devised and choreographed with artists Jack Webb and Kayla Collymore.7

PLEASE NOTE: This performance will take place at the Traverse Theatre.