“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 connected atmosphere of surprise and shifting performative states.
Inspired from experiencing the disconnection of sonic worlds that occurs when listening to headphones 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