PASS dancers’ costumes are works of art

Edinburgh College dancers helped stage a Roy Lichtenstein-inspired performance at the Scottish Gallery of Modern Art, featuring eye-popping costumes paying homage to the artist.

Dance students from the college’s Performing Arts Studio Scotland (PASS) wore Lichtenstein-themed costumes designed by students at Edinburgh College of Art for a one-off dance piece. The choreography was also inspired by Lichtenstein’s work, which has been on display at the gallery since March.
The two teams of creative students have worked collaboratively for months to shape their ideas and create a show-stopping performance.
The costumes included a foam bikini sculpted into ice-cream scoops and a translucent dress frosted with glitter.
Ethelinda Lashley, dance lecturer at Edinburgh College, said: “This has been a unique and exciting collaborative opportunity. The students have embraced the organic creative experience and relished the prospect of performing dance work in the gallery dressed in costumes specifically designed by the Edinburgh College of Arts students. I think a number of them have made firm friends and have grown as artists and choreographers.”
Megan Baker, director of Performance Costume at ECA, said: “We are delighted to strengthen our relationships with Edinburgh College and the National Galleries of Scotland. Taking inspiration from Roy Lichtenstein’s work, our students have developed wonderful individual interpretations to create a very unique live gallery experience.”