Shift choreographed by Christopher Bruce CBE first premiered in 2007 and was set on Phoenix Dance Theatre in 2014 alongside originally commission Shadows.
“The dance is performed to the last movement of Swing Shift by Kenji Bunch. The music is inspired by life in the big city and there is an almost mechanical drive to this section of the score. In the back of my mind I seem to remember a film of the same title about factory workers in a US armament factory during the Second World War. Images and ideas from these two sources (and perhaps, Chaplin’s Modern Times) became the catalyst for my initial movement ideas.” Christopher Bruce CBE