Future Cargo

Requardt & Rosenberg

London

2020

A truck arrives from a distant planet loaded with a mystery shipment. AT LAST! What all those movies promised.

Future Cargo is a contemporary sci-fi dance show from the makers of Electric Hotel and Motor Show. A strange outdoor spectacle for a headphone-wearing audience.

About Future Cargo

Future Cargo is an alternative outdoor dance show bridging grand visual spectacle and intimate fly-on-the-wall experience. Audiences experience a sci-fi world carried on a shipping container fitted with a travellator and listen-in binaurally with headphones.

This is Requardt & Rosenberg’s fourth large scale outdoor dance performance following on from the success of Electric Hotel (2009-2011), Motor Show (2012) and The Roof (2014). It is an ambitious piece of work that mixes performance, sound and spectacle, and its inherent tourability provides rich potential for audience engagement.

About Requardt & Rosenberg

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.

Creative / Production credits:

Future Cargo is produced by The Place.

Funding, commissioning and partner credits:

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, Greenwich+Docklands International Festival and DanceEast via Stomping Ground, Mayflower400, Milton Keynes International Festival and Pavilion Dance South West.

The R&D for Future Cargo was supported by Blueprint: Without Walls R&D Investment Fund. Supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.