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This new, interactive dance work celebrates club culture and places street dance centre stage, under the direction of legendary choreographer Lea Anderson.

Highlighting the call and response that takes place between club dance floors and the DJ, Shuffle invites the audience to vote for sections to shuffle or rewind.
Combining a dance floor soundtrack with dynamic hip hop and street dance forms from three thrilling, world-class dance artists, Shuffle features two Bristol born artists – Lewis Norman and House dance sensation Frankie Johnson – with Chiara ‘Mash’ Saporito. Hosted by the benign, but occasionally temperamental Deejay, DJ Ipod, Shuffle contains the element of surprise; gratifying, thrilling, and risky by turns.

Born from a desire to find different ways for people to help shape dance performance, Shuffle requires no expertise. There’s no learning of dance moves, no potential to feel self-conscious, no right or wrong way to vote, and no complicated app to download. Just be ready to play along. And trust the DJ.

Part performance, part game, every lover of club culture wins.

For the Bristol show we welcome special guests, Extended Diploma dance students from Bristol School of Acting who will open the show with a new short work choreographed by Lewis Norman.

Shuffle is supported by public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England, with creation supported by Pavilion Dance South West.

With thanks from WeStage to R&D and touring partners: Arnolfini, Artspace Lifespace, Bristol Dance Futures, Chelsea Theatre, Knowle West Media Centre, The Factory at Knowle West Media Centre, Lakota, Trinity Centre and Ujima Radio.