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On the edge of the planet, next stop south pole, there is a city that speaks over 200 languages.
They have one dance, The MELBOURNE SHUFFLE.
Now it's gone Global .
We follow the development of this distinctive and much loved underground dance style, from the dark murky dance floors of a recession ravaged Melbourne underground arts community in the early 1990's, to the global dance style of choice by todays online generation born during it's creation.
Directed by Melbourne born and based artist Garry Shepherd GLOBAL SHUFFLE 1990:2010 presents the most creative and significant Melbourne Shufflers and shuffle moves over 20 years,
Using rare original archival shuffle footage and interviews shot by Shepherd combined with new footage from todays international shufflers, the documentary examines the impact of Melbourne Shuffle culture with it's inclusive tolerant no-hate ethos, in a world typically at war with itself.
The shuffle community today is principally an online culture. Not based on text, music, or photos. Based on movement.
Not until Youtube could we communicate meaningfully about dance. Dance is learnt by imitation, and it’s difficult to describe movement in text especially when you have no common point of reference. Jump ? How high ? But a few seconds of footage and everybody is clear on it.
The dance language succeeds by crossing spoken/text language barriers and can be engaged at a primary level regardless of spoken language.
There is no spoken language basis in Shuffling, no rap, no lyrics, no singing, no word based poetry. They can be included at will, but Shuffling is predominantly visual communication. Dance, gesture movement, visual arts, fashion.
Shuffling is a multidiscipline arts based culture. The shufflers write, shoot, edit, add music, text, logos, video effects to their short film productions, as well as dance in them.
Unknown to many shufflers of today, they are imitating the original shuffle culture, which began in a Melbourne underground TV studio.
So it’s to this audience (though not exclusively ) I’ve chosen the structural narrative for Global Shuffle. It’s a visual and movement language showing the development of moves and style over 20 years. Comparing or contrasting todays shufflers with the oldskool, featuring outstanding performances and artists, and generally trying to have a fun time about it.
Shuffling is a feel good culture. We figure the real world has enough bad stuff for us if we really want it, but we don’t. Give us good friends, a safe place and a smooth bit of floor and we’re happy !
Global Shuffle - Director
For discussion, Melbourne Shuffle tutorial, history and scenes from the movie, please see the Official Global Shuffle Tutorial
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Director: Garry Shepherd
IMDb Global Shuffle
Withoutabox Global Shuffle
4MR . For Mother Russia
NAM . Nervous At Midnight
Shifter Hardstyle Prodigy
Len . We Dance Hard
TVU. TeleVision Unlimited
NGV . National Gallery of Victoria
Every Picture Tells A Story
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FILE Documenta. São Paulo Brasil. July/August 2011
MSO is proud to announce the World Premier screening season of GLOBAL SHUFFLE at FILE-documenta in Brazil
FILE Documenta, in its 6th edition, presents "rare and new" documentaries, with the aim of putting into discussion different dialogues among cultural / social actions, communication, music, art and contemporary technologies.
O FILE Documenta, em sua 6ª edição, oferece ao público documentários "raros e novos", com o objetivo de trazer à discussão vários diálogos entre as ações culturais / sociais, comunicação, música, arte e tecnologias contemporâneas.
Location: SESI Art Gallery FIESP Ruth Cardoso Cultural Center Av. Paulista, 1313 - Trianon-Masp subway station
Dates: 18 Jul-21 Aug 2011.
Times: Mondays, 11 am-8 pm; Tuesdays to Saturdays, 10 am-8 pm; Sundays, 10 am-7 pm
Info: (11) 3146-7405 / 3146-7406 / www.file.org.br
Group visits: Mondays to Fridays, 10 am-1 pm, 2 pm-5 pm; schedule at 3146-7396 / with Leni
Reviews Dr. Julie Joy Clarke
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The official release date is Southern Winter solstice 21/22 June 2012 ... but we couldn't wait :)so it's on sale now !
This is exactly 20 years ago since the TVU broadcast parties in mid 1992. Here's the original footage below.
TVU 1992 Broadcast
4MR For Mother Russia
NAM Rockfathers of the Melbourne Shuffle
We now extend the Documentary from a traditional feature movie format to an online documentary with lots of text which can be easily translated online and further videos, such as real life footage of Millie performing.
Millie + Scooter Hamburg Germany Stadium Techno Inferno 2011 J'Adore Hardcore
And extended footage and different mixes of the Russian Melbourne Shuffle Championships 2009 + 2010
GLOBAL SHUFFLE DJ's
4MR 2009 Flyer Russian Melbourne Shuffle Championships
4MR 2010 Invite Russian Melbourne Shuffle Championships
4MR 2010 Russian Melbourne Shuffle Championships
4MR 2009 Russian Melbourne Shuffle Championships
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WINTER SOLSTICE Sunset Melbourne time
21 June 2012.
4MR 2009 Russian Melbourne Shuffle Championships. Raw video footage with original soundtrack
4MR 2009 Pre-Selection 1 Russian Melbourne Shuffle Championships. Raw video footage with original soundtrack
4MR 2009 Pre-Selection 2 Russian Melbourne Shuffle Championships. Raw video footage with original soundtrack
Viktor Strogonov Interview Russian Melbourne Shuffle Championships 2009-2010 (In Russian. English Subtitles)
We are currently planning 2016 schedules for an international Global Shuffle competition for shufflers to be included in the next movie Global Shuffle 2
There'll be new music in the movie, new shuffling and heaps of never released oldskool footage in the mix, including Industrial genre's The competition will be international, ALL shufflers male & female, from ALL countries are invited.
If you are interested, please check through the Global Shuffle clips we've placed above to see the standard of shuffling we are after - it's high, but achievable with practice