Shuffle – Autumn Tour 2022

Frankie Johnson, Paris Crossley, Lewis Norman. Photo by Mark Simmons

“Just got the ‘live thing’ shivers. It’s been about a year. Woooop!”

“It felt like we were part of the piece. Loved it.”


Online Sharing Audience

We’re delighted to announce the Shuffle Autumn Tour 2022.

Join our dancefloor democracy at the venues below!

Shuffle Trailer

Shuffle Promo Video

Shuffle Programmers Pack- download here

Shuffle Marketing Pack – download here

Dance Connect Residency

We’re delighted to share that Katy has received a Dance Connect residency through Bristol Dance Futures to collaborate with the brilliant team and community at Knowle West Media Centre.

The residency will explore the synergies between KWMC’s resources , expertise and communities, and new models for audiences to participate in making and enjoying dance performance. We will respond to KWMC’s ambition to find appropriate strategies and synergies to support creative dance work through conversation and testing of ideas around democratic making.

Grounding the residency in wider Shuffle R&D that seeks to expand the traditional ‘learn the section, perform the section’ models of participatory performance, the producer and dance artists will be supported to learn about and experiment with creative technologies for participation and production, while forging new relationships with audiences and creative collaborators.

Over the year we will work with KWMC’s young creatives, KWMC: The Factory makers, and the local community to look at what combinations of mood, movement, music and visuals make us tick. 

For more information on Dance Connect and Bristol Dance Futures please click here

For more information on KWMC please click here


About Shuffle

Evoking the heady collectivism and iconography of UK club culture, ‘Shuffle’ is a new, interactive dance work that sees the audience take part as voting club-goers, engaged in a call and response with DJ and dancers. Part performance, part gamewill we like what we make together?

Based on the random track selection of an iPod Shuffle and emulating the call and response relationship between the club dance floor and the DJ, Shuffle invites the audience to vote for sections of performance to shuffle or rewind. Three dancers perform hip hop and street dance forms to a dance floor soundtrack, embodying the skill and thrill of a battle improvisation under the direction of renowned choreographer, Lea Anderson (The Cholmondeleys & The Featherstonehaughs).   With a repertoire of house dance, popping, waacking, vogue and contemporary, they take the audience on a time-bending trip through a night out, presenting moments whose order and length are selected by the audience.

Touring Autumn 2022.


Choreography – Lea Anderson with Paris Crossley, Frankie Johnson & Lewis Norman

Dance Artists -Chiara Stella Sapurito, Frankie Johnson, Lewis Norman

Designer – Marty Langthorne

Director – Lea Anderson

Filmmaker – Christopher Lewis-Smith

Filmmaker’s Assistant – Milo Godwin- Coombs

Musical Director – Steve Blake

Musical Supervisor – Karey Fisher

Music –Get Up, Get Out by Born Dirty featuring Jstlbby  courtesy of Mad Decent; Junkle by Markus Wormstorm, Close by Ell Murphy & Tuff Tracks courtesy of Time Is Now

Photography – Ibolya Feher, Esther Lewis-Smith, Mark Simmons

Producer– Katy Noakes, WeStaged

Prooduction Manager – Frazer Riches

Rehearsal Director – Frankie Johnson

Vote Design R&D – KWMC The Factory

Wardrobe – Jason Jules

With thanks to R&D collaborators

Critical Friend-  Malcolm Hamilton, Mufti Games

Dance Artist – Paris Crossley

DJ – Mijanou Blech

Dramaturge – Liz Clarke

Design – Ruth Ramsay

Filmmaker – Ryan Francis

Online Sharing Manager – Tim Lo

Funded by Arts Council England National Lottery awards with support from Arnolfini, Artspace Lifespace, Bristol Dance Futures, Knowle West Media Centre, Pavilion Dance South West, and Trinity Community Arts.

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