Thursday, December 30, 2010

When did the Melbourne Shuffle begin ?

The Melbourne Shuffle began in 1992 in the underground TV studios of TVU – TeleVision Unlimited. TVU had their own free-to-air TV station which broadcast across Melbourne (3 Million people) and 3 carpark sized empty warehouses to play with.

Broadcasts would go live-to-air for 48 hours non stop from midnight Friday to midnight Sunday. You could shuffle along with us at home. Dancers would come from around the country to appear on our broadcasts.

Here’s some of the shuffle creators (pic below) in front of the TVU warehouses, one of the many morning’s after. TVU only lasted one year at this site. But it was the critical year when all the elements for a new culture, converged and ignited.

Most in the picture, including Richie (Rich) who took the photo, went on to create the landmark events that defined the Melbourne Underground style and for more than a decade drew people from around the world to come and experience it for themselves.

You can see footage of the broadcasts and parties, including the night before of the pic below, in Global Shuffle 1990:2010

The official trailer below has some shots from TVU.

The opening scene shows the inside of TVU when someone -who would like to forget this incident ;) decided to light a marine distress flare inside and cleared the dance floor for all except the brave and fool hardy like myself who held his breath while getting the shot.

That’s Aslan silhouetted in the foreground. There’s other shots as well Rhonda B and some group shots flashing in the strobe towards the end, and the final fade shot are all vintage TVU 1992. Lot’s more in the movie.

Monday, December 27, 2010

Bergen. Norway. BHS - Bergen Hardstyle Shufflers

BA Bergensavisen in Bergen Norway, report BHS Bergen Hardstyle Shufflers had a great meetup just before christmas.

Great to see the mainstream press doing a story on shuffling in Norway.

Here’s a rehearsal vid of BHS one of their shuffle routines.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Thursday, December 9, 2010


Many shufflers don't have a film festival in their area for the Global Shuffle Movie+Meet Up tour 2011/2012. So we will be trying to get the tour to your local cinema.

If your town has a cinema, one that shows independent movies especially, there is a good chance we can arrange for a special screening of Global Shuffle and hold a Meet Up.

What we need first of all is an indication that there are enough shufflers and other people in town who want to see a Shuffle movie.

WHAT TO DO… on the MSO forum

1. Tell us what town/country you are from and that you are interested in having the Movie+Meet Up tour in your town.

2. Post the name or web site of a local cinema that you think might consider screening Global Shuffle. You can ask them if you want to and give them the official Global Shuffle site so they can contact us for more details. Or we can contact them.

3. Post map/details of any meet up site/s you think may be suitable. They need to be public spaces 5-10 min walk from the cinema.

We'll check out the details and if it looks possible, we'll start an new official thread for your town and start work on getting Global Shuffle to town.