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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), Ben &Max 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.

‘Magnificently sly and witty dance theatre...stunning’ – The Stage on DeadClub

 [An] ambitious, innovate spectacle’ – Financial Times on The Roof

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.


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.

Duration: Approx. 50 minutes

Suitable for all ages

Tour Dates:

Norwich & Norfolk Festival: Thursday 20th May 2021

The Lowry, Salford: Saturday 19th - Sunday 20th June 2021

Mayflower 400, Southampton: Thursday 15th - Saturday 17th July 2021

Milton Keynes International Festival: Friday 23rd - Saturday 24th July 2021

Corn Exchange, Newbury: Sunday 25th July 2021

Horizon Showcase, Online Presentations: Thursday 26th August - Sunday 29th August 2021

Greenwich+Docklands International Festival: Friday 3rd - Saturday 4th September 2021

Derby Festé: Saturday 25th September 2021

More dates to be announced…