Frauke Requardt is a German-born, London-based choreographer.
Her choreographic work is characterised by physically challenging choreography, a strong theatricality, dark humour and an overall sense of surrealism. She uses text and live music and a mixture of abstract and emotionally based movement to deliver highly engaging work.
Frauke trained in Germany, New York and London. Although her main pursuit is choreography, she has also performed in Lea Anderson’s work as a Cholmondeley for several years. Frauke was an associate artist at The Place between 2004-6 and alongside Work Place she is also an associate artist at Greenwich Dance. Frauke has presented her work in the UK and internationally, having enjoyed residencies in Colombia, Portugal, Italy, the Netherlands, Ireland and Germany.
Her full-evening works to date include Jammy Dodgers, a fantastical world, with a rolling line up of bands from the London contemporary Jazz scene; the Lynch-esque Roadkill Cafe; and Pequenas Delicias, an absurdist site-specific piece for cafes and restaurants. Her work Episode premiered at The Place on in June 2011.
Frauke has also created a series of works in collaboration with experimental theatre director David Rosenberg: Electric Hotel (2010), Motorshow (2012) and The Roof (2014).
Godmother, Birth mother, Working mother, Earth mother, Mother-tongue, Motherland, MothercareTM, MILF.
Frauke Requardt (a mother) dunks you in the mess. Mothers is a dance across sticky surfaces with slippery bodies. Time is interrupted (MUMMY!) time drags on (AGAIN! AGAIN!) . This is relentless, this is ferocious, this is euphoric. This is tiny and tender.
Frauke has been making odd, dark and chaotic work for over ten years. In this new performance she is joined by Neil Callaghan and Jake Ingram-Dodd for the mother lode of the mother of all Mothers for everyone… and their mother.
We will also have a couple of special baby and guardian matinees at Greenwich Dance and The Place. Picking up show flyers probably isn’t a top priority for new parents so if you’re reading this and you know someone who might be interested in coming along with their baby, please tell them about it.
Thu 4 May The Point, Eastleigh (Preview)
Tue 9 – Wed 10 May Tramway, Glasgow (as part of Dance International Glasgow)
0845 330 3501
Sat 27 May Cambridge Junction (as part of WATCH OUT Festival)
01223 511 511
Wed 31 May – Thu 1 June The Place, London
020 7121 1100
Including parent-baby morning matinee on 1 June
Fri 2 June Yorkshire Dance, Leeds (as part of BEND IT Festival)
020 7121 1100
Thu 15 June Quarterhouse, Folkestone
Sat 17 June Greenwich Dance, London
020 8293 9741
Including parent-baby morning matinee on 17 June
“...simultaneously one of the most controlled and most violently bizarre dance events I've reviewed in a long time” ★★★★ The Guardian (on ‘Episode’)
Co-produced by The Place. Mothers is commissioned by DanceEast, Cambridge Junction, Tramway and The Place, and supported by The Point, Eastleigh. Supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England. Supported via South East Dance and Jerwood Charitable Foundation Dramaturg in Residence programme. Frauke Requardt is a Work Place artist. Photography: Chris Nash
A door opens and an immaculate figure steps out onto a roof. Knives are sharpened and the game begins...
Set within the suspended reality of a brutal and unforgiving game, this breathless mix of intimate three dimensional sound and the hair-trigger movement of free running will transport you into the body of a reluctant hero, desperate to stay alive.
Conceived, directed and choreographed by Frauke Requardt and David Rosenberg (co-founder of Shunt) , this is their third collaboration following Electric Hotel (also a Fuel production) and Motor Show. The Roof is a truly unique experience taking place in a purpose built arena designed by Jon Bausor, set designer for the London 2012 Paralympic Opening Ceremony. Saltbox, a transient summer bar, will be open daily to audiences and members of the public.
Conceived, directed and choreographed by Frauke Requardt & David Rosenberg
Currently on tour
Upcoming dates 25 – 28 September 2014, Bournemouth Arts-by-the-Sea Festival Seafront Bournemouth
“Excellent sound effects and music through Binaural headsets (a track uncannily well synchronised to the action” Independent “Dance, free-running and video gaming combine in a show about goals, free will, futility and failure… The athletic dancers are remarkable.” FT.com
Fuel presents REQUARDT&ROSENBERG’s The Roof. Commissioned by LIFT and presented in association with the National Theatre. Funded by Arts Council England. Supported by the Jerwood Charitable Foundation, the Backstage Trust and the Binks Trust.
The Roof (2014) as Requardt&Rosenberg
Motorshow (2012) as Requardt&Rosenberg
Electric Hotel (2010) as Requardt&Rosenberg
What We Love (at Richmond Library) (2013)
Roadkill Café (2008)
Pequenas Delicias (2008)
Jammy Dodgers (2006)