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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 is the latest outdoor work by Frauke Requardt & David Rosenberg. Created with longstanding collaborators, Hannah Clark (set and costume), BenMax Ringham (music and sound) and lighting designer Malcolm Rippeth.

Future Cargo is a sci-fi dance show performed in a 40 foot haulage truck and, like all Requardt & Rosenberg’s shows, it delivers the delicate integrity of a deeply intimate experience within a large-scale dance spectacle.

★★★★ ‘It’s an intriguing and, at times, humorous performance that inventively blends sound, movement and light to deliver a deeply engaging and captivating show’ Reviews Hub 

This is Requardt& Rosenberg’s fourth outdoor show. Together they create performance away from traditional auditoriums, making highly visible, unique events with a distinctive format.

Duration: Approx. 50 minutes
Suitable for all ages


Direction & Choreography Frauke Requardt & David Rosenberg
Designer Hannah Clark
Sound Design & Composition Ben & Max Ringham
Lighting Designer Malcolm Rippeth

Performers Jordan Ajadi, Makiko Aoyama, Ruben Brown, Anders Duckworth, Valentina Formenti
Musician Jack Baker

Production Management The Production Family
Technical Stage Manager Rachel Bowen
Assistant Stage Manager Hannah Clare
Costume Supervisors Laura Rushton & Lisa Aitken
Audio Describer Willie Elliott
Rehearsal Photographer Camilla Greenwell
Production Photography and Filming Hello Content
Freelance Tour Marketing Manager Lucy White

Built by The Production Family
with Elouise Farley, Peter Arnold, Remi Bumstead, Anna Snow & Matteo Guarino

For The Production Family
Production Manager Ian Moore
Deputy Production Manager Dominic Baker & Zak McClelland
Company Manager Nicole Rebeiro
Production Sound Engineer Tom Hackley
Lighting Programmer Tom Mulliner
Production Electrician Laurence Russell

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.


  • Premiere at Norwich & Norfolk Festival: 20 May 2021
  • The Lowry, Salford: 19-20 June 2021
  • Mayflower 400, Southampton: 15-17 July 2021
  • IF: Milton Keynes International Festival: 23-24 July 2021
  • Corn Exchange, Newbury: 25 July 2021
  • Horizon Showcase, Online Presentations: 26-29 August 2021
  • Greenwich+Docklands International Festival, London: 3-4 September 2021
  • Birmingham International Dance Festival: 23-24 September 2021
  • Derby Festé: 25 September 2021
  • Bradford is #LiT Festival: 5-6 November 2021

Touring Dates for 2022-2023 To Be Announced.

Available for Booking.