Electric Hotel is a lonely, bizarre and beautiful outdoor spectacle; a uniquely designed, fly-by-night hotel brought to vivid life through dance and sound. Sitting on the outside looking in, the audience snatches glimpses of the do-not-disturb lives unfolding behind the floor to ceiling windows.
Wearing headphones to eavesdrop on the internal spaces of the building they watch the residents in their private rooms: the natural habits, the unnatural fantasies and housekeeping of wildly varied quality. The privilege and thrill for the voyeur is seeing the bigger picture.
Requardt & Rosenberg was established to create dance performance away from the auditorium and studio either in outdoor locations or within temporary structures. Their desire is to make performances that are highly visible, unique events in order to engage a wide audience in a distinctive format.
Requardt & Rosenberg combine both the spectacle of large scale dance performances and the delicate integrity and intimacy of the audience experience through binaural sound.
Conceived and directed by David Rosenberg
Choreographed and co-directed by Frauke Requardt
Designed by Börkur Jónsson
Composition and sound design by Ben and Max Ringham
Lighting Design by Natasha Chivers
Dramaturgy by Ruth Little
Built by Urban Space Management and Fuel at Trinity Buoy Wharf
Commissioned by Sadler’s Wells and Without Walls
Funded by Arts Council England and a Welcome Trust Arts Award
Supported by the Jerwood Charitable Foundation
Research supported by Jerwood Studio at Sadler’s Wells and the UCL Ear Institute. Subsidised rehearsal space provided by Jerwood Space Developed at Cove Park