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Requardt & Rosenberg

Future Cargo


A truck arrives from an unknown location loaded with a mystery shipment. As the sides roll up a strange and unstoppable process is set into motion.

Future Cargo combines large-scale spectacle with surprising intimacy in this sci-fi dance phenomenon, performed in a 40-foot haulage truck.

Like all Requardt & Rosenberg’s shows, Future Cargo delivers the delicate integrity of a deeply intimate experience within a large-scale dance spectacle.

Future Cargo is produced by The Place. Future Cargo is supported by Without Walls and commissioned by Norfolk & Norwich Festival, Stockton International Riverside Festival, Freedom Festival Arts Trust and Out There International Festival of Circus & Street Arts. Future Cargo is co-commissioned by The Place, and DanceEast via Stomping Ground, Southampton City Council as part of Mayflower 400, Pavillion Dance South West. Creation supported by 101 Creation Space and Royal Docks. Supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England. The R&D for Future Cargo was supported by Blueprint: Without Walls R&D Investment Fund.

Requardt & Rosenberg was established to create dance performance away from the auditorium and studio either in outdoor locations or within temporary structures. Their performances are highly visible, unique events in that engage a wide audience in a distinctive format.

Their performances combine both the spectacle of large-scale dance and the delicate integrity and intimacy of the audience experience through binaural sound.

Requardt & Rosenberg’s practice explores:

The different spatial relationships between audience and performance.

The creation of dance works that take architectural constraint as a starting point.

The creation of temporary performance spaces that can tour around the world, providing an alternate touring network for international work.

Previous productions include the critically acclaimed DeadClub™ (2017); the ‘ambitious, innovate spectacle’ (Financial Times) The Roof (2014); Motor Show (2012); and Electric Hotel (2009-2011).

Co-Directors: Frauke Requardt and David Rosenberg

Designer: Hannah Clark

Lighting Design: Malcolm Rippeth

Sound Design & Composition: Ben and Max Ringham

Rehearsal Director: Valentina Formenti

Dancers: Jordan Ajadi, Ruben Brown, Anders Duckworth and Makiko Aoyama

Musician: Jack Baker

Production Management: The Production Family

Technical Stage Manager: Rachel Bowen

Assistant Stage Manager: Hannah Clare

Future Cargo 2021. photo by Camilla Greenwell
Future Cargo 2021. Photo by Camilla Greenwell

Future Cargo Trailer