Shuffle – Autumn Tour 2022

Photo: 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 Creative Connectors

Shuffle is working with young artists from a few of our touring locations, to produce creative responses to the ideas behind the show and connect with local audiences.

First up is the incredible Emily Thomas from Norwich.

Emily has created her own interactive dance film, which, like Shuffle, invites you the audience to shape your own pathway. You can watch and play along with Emily by clicking here

You can follow Emily’s work as a dance practitioner and choreographer working in Norfolk and Essex on Facebook here and on Instagram here

Re-Shuffle Credits: Dancer/Choreographer – Emily Thomas
Film Maker – Malachy Luckie
Ridge Racer -Divkid, Enchantee – Slynk
Colour of your face – NoMBe

Emily Thomas. Shuffle Creative Connector for Norwich Arts Centre. Show date 13 October.. Click here to book tickets

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 chance play order of an iPod Shuffle and highlighting the call and response relationship between the club dance floor and the DJ, Shuffle is a new interactive dance work that invites the audience to vote for sections to shuffle or rewind.

Combining dynamic hip hop and street dance forms from three thrilling dance artists, direction from Lea Anderson and a club soundtrack with sound design by Steve Blake, Shuffle invites you to join a dancefloor democracy hosted by our benign, if occasionally temperamental, Deejay, DJ IPod.

Interruptible and interactive, each performance responds to the audience’s vote. Like the Shuffle function, the work contains the element of surprise; gratifying, thrilling, and risky by turns.

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

Marketing Support & Creative Connectors Co-ordination – Aisha Ali

Musical Director – Steve Blake

Musical Supervisor – Karey Fisher

Music for Promo Trailer –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 & Concept – Katy Noakes, WeStaged

Prooduction Manager – Frazer Riches

Rehearsal Director – Frankie Johnson

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

Vote Design & Fabrication – The Factory, Knowle West Media Centre

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

Back to home and project menu

Shuffle Programmers Pack- download here

Shuffle Marketing Pack – download here

Photo: Mark Simmons
Photo: Mark Simmons
Photo: Mark Simmons

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