Jack Webb

Member

My work

Jack's work is strongly routed in dance, physical performance and improvisation. It is concerend with the exploration of transformation and deconstruction of the body, states of conciousness, hightened emotional states and distortion of the body, objects, costume and surroundings. It is often influenced by and attempts to conncect to the goings on in nature and society, human and animal behaviour and the similarities between the two as well as zooming in on and confronting inner/outer emotional and physical landscapes of the performer and audience.

Latest news

Video Your video will be ready shortly.

No news yet. Add your first news item!

Contact member

Bio

www.jackwebbperformance.com

Winner of the 'One to Watch' award at the Sunday Herald Scottish Culture awards 2016, Jack is one of Scotland's leading dancers, choreographers and teachers who has worked and performed internationally with various companies and choreographers over the past decade, recently with the world renowned fashion designer Hussein Chalayan and choreographer Damien Jalet on the major production 'Gravity Fatigue' at Sadler's Well's, London as well as recently appearing in the centenary edition of British Vogue for Hussein Chalayan, photographed by Tim Walker. Other companies David Hughes Dance Scotland (works by Kylie Walters and Tanja Leidtke), the Curve Foundation (works by Hofesh Schecter, Henri Oguike, Jonathan Watkins), Coiscem Dance Theatre, Alan Greig Dance Theatre, Croiglan Integrated Dance (work by Adam Benjamin and David Bolger), Jose Vidal Company, Dance Theatre Luxembourg, Via Negativa, Company Chordelia Dance Theatre, Charles Linehan, Simon Vincenzi, Ben Wright and Matthew Hawkins amongst many others. Major TV and film projects include appearances in RTE's 'Centenary', Ireland, choreography by David Bolger and Sunshine on Leith, UK, choreography by Arthur Pita.

As a choreographer he has created an acclaimed body of choreographic work, establishing a bold and distinctive choreographic voice which has been presented extensively in major theatres and festivals internationally. Most recently he has created Drawn to Drone, remounted on Scottish Ballet and has toured extnesively to audience and critical acclaim the major new work THE END.

Jack is an associate artist at Tramway, Glasgow.

BODY OF WORK

THE END (2016) A TRAMWAY/BALTIC CENTRE FOR CONTEMPORARY ART CO-PRODUCTION

DRAWN TO DRONE (2016) REMOUNTED ON SCOTTISH BALLET, 2016

INSIDE OPULENCE (2014) A WILTON'S MUSIC HALL COMMISSION

IN A LEISURELY OR AIMLESS WAY (2014)

QUARTET (2013) - A TRAMWAY CO-PRODUCTION

FLESHNOTE (2013)

TOGETHER IN SELF SCALE. (2012)

GLITTERGRID. (2012)

BETA WAVE TRANSPORT (2011)

IT'S A GRAND THING TO GET LEAVE TO LIVE (2010)

THE BRAVEST THING YOU CAN DO IS BE STILL (2010)

REPRODUCTIONS (2010)

YOU, EXCEPT BROKEN (2009)

THE ASYLUM DANCES (2008)

THE COLOUR OF MEMORY (2007)

COMMISSIONS

TO THE FAR SIDE OF (2016)

CREATED ON THE BA STUDENTS AT TEESSIDE UNIVERSITY, MIDDLESBROUGH

IN ITS RUINS (2016)

CREATED FOR THE FINAL YEAR BA STUDENTS AT THE SCOTTISH SCHOOL OF CONTEMPORARY DANCE. COMMISSIONED BY THE SCOTTISH SCHOOL OF CONTEMPORARY DANCE

INSIDE OPULENCE (2014)

COMMISSIONED BY WILTON'S MUSIC HALL FOR WILTON'S STRIKE DANCE FESTIVAL

75 (2014)

CREATED ON THE BA STUDENTS AT TEESSIDE UNIVERSITY, MIDDLESBROUGH

COMMON CRANES (2014)

CREATED ON DANCE 4'S CENTRE FOR ADVANCED TRAINING STUDENTS

WOLF FABRIC(2012)

CREATED ON THIRD ROW DANCE COMPANY (THIRD YEAR STUDENTS) AT ROEHAMPTON UNIVERSITY, LONDON

OUR INTERRUPTED NOW (2011)

CREATED ON THE FINAL YEAR BA STUDENTS AT THE SCOTTISH SCHOOL OF CONTEMPORARY DANCE. COMMISSIONED BY THE SCOTTISH SCHOOL OF CONTEMPORARY DANCE (2011)

SPREADING FASTER THAN (2010)

CREATED ON THIRD ROW DANCE COMPANY (THIRD YEAR STUDENTS) AT ROEHAMPTON UNIVERSITY, LONDON.

PRESS

THE END (2016)

'Webb's dancers are compellingly full-on the end'

Mary Brennan, the Herald

'Webb carves his choreography from a different stone and it is entirely refreshing. He resists clean line and lyrical arcs and emphasises jittery glitches and the degradation of a movement...THE END is a sensitive and generous performance and with Webb's rare craft he enables audiences to see, sharpen their focus and stay with difference until the end'

Ian Abbot, writingaboutdance.com

'In The End something definitely actually happens, and I have no idea when it started, nor what it really is. Something definitely actually happened to me, for one half-formed and stuttering moment, whatever it was. An end and a start. Something happens. Something changes'

Exuent Magazine

Inside Opulence (2014)

'Webb is a performer who lays every emotion bare, investing phenomenal energy into his slow descent into frenzied derangement. I admired the intense commitment of a performer who leaves everything on the stage and his two partners are equally spent by the end.' -

Graham Watts, Dance Tabs

'Webb's piece was both structurally fascinating and brilliantly and uninhibitedly enacted by the choreographer himself working with two charismatic dancers (Katie Armstrong and Jessica Whycherly).........Webb has developed an innovative idea about a show within a show, starting with a kind of kitsch "end-of-the-pier" frivolity – complete with sparkly, shimmering curtains and shoulder pads – before gradually deconstructing and degrading through the mental and physical unravelling of the three performers so that they end up like primeval, grotesque creatures slavering away on the floor'

Graham Watts, Dance Tabs

'a choreographer of immense power.....it's a dark romanticism he is chasing, so thrilling!' -

Gareth K Vile, the Vile Arts

'a kind of thrash-metal reworking of Mary Wigman's Witch Dance. The three dancers maintain an impressive conviction as they sustain a long, slow descent in to madness, a twitching, fractured, whirling, juddering dance of possession'

The Guardian

'Webb is the kind of artist who might get himself a cult following'

The Evening Standard

Quartet (2013)

'distrubingly fascinating'

Bachtrack.com

'Webb is a vortex of restless edgy activity'

the Herald

Fleshnote (2013)

'Dauntingly impressive'

the Herald

'his singular technique and frenetic energy are compellingly watchable'

the Herald

GlitterGrid (2013)

'The instrument here is Webb's own body, a bendy-slithery, amalgum of seemingly boneless limbs that he shifts into configurations that border on the physically improbable'

the Herald

Beta Wave Transport (2012)

'Probably the best of Dance Base's three double-bills pairs is Jack Webb's intensely mannered, ecstatic solo Beta Wave Transport'

the Times

'startling and orignal, Beta Wave Transport may make you feel dirty- but in a really good way'

the Skinny

'unsettling and engaging.... a surprisingly primal and visceral entry in Dance Base's often cerebral programme'

the Shimmy Skinny

'this was an unconventional but consistently gripping display of perfromance art -meets-dance'

Edinburghguide.com

'Jack Webb's brave solo could easily be an installation in a modern art gallery. This compelling work is slightly disturbing: Webb's strong physicality contributed to a neurotic of obsessive qualities with idiosyncratic tremors and shakes gradually escalating through the work. a sense of play (rather than shock) gives this work a generous edge' -

Acrossthearts.com

the Bravest Thing You Can Do Is Be Still (2011)

'superbly expressive, fierce technique and beautifully crafted use of gesture'

the Herald

'Jack Webb is a compellingly charismatic performer'

the Herald

' A marathon of physicality, Jack Webb gave the strongest performance in a self-choreographed, aggressive, Kafkaesque solo'

Graham Watts , Resolution! at the Place 2011 review

'Webb's Olympian manliness soon gave way to a diva-like cult of personality. Athletic and unusually for a soloist Webb was generous and vulnerable, not self-indulgent'

Katerina Pantelides, Resolution! at the Place 2011 review.

Events

Fri

29

Mar

SQUISH / Glitter Grid

Fri 29 March, 8:00pm

The Lemon Tree, Aberdeen