“And those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those
who could not hear the music.” ― Friedrich Nietzsche
Shuffle is a piece based on improvisation and chance, in which the dancers are challenged by a randomly selected music shifting every 30 seconds. The piece is in silence for the audience, while the dancers are connected by listening to the same tracks through wireless headphones. This creates a strange, distant yet eerily compelling atmosphere of surprise and shifting performative states.
An inspirational reference is the disconnect of audible worlds that takes place when people listen to music on their mp3 players while traveling in public spaces.
Concept, Creation, and Performance: Marcela Giesche and Rosabel Huguet
Length: 20 minutes
Production: Lake Studios Belrin
Premiere: Ada Studio Berlin, November 2016
Photo Credits: Roger Rossel
Further Performances: Dock 11 Berlin