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 The Place Affiliate Artist Frauke Requardt and co-conspirator David Rosenberg, and has been 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.
Originally due to tour in 2020, the show has been reworked to make it Covid safe for 2021 audiences and its performers. The first performances will be at Norfolk & Norwich Festival on 20 May 2021.
Speaking about the tour, Frauke & David say
“We are delighted to finally get Future Cargo out on the road. This sci-fi movie inspired production of ours, with its binaural sound and built-in travelator, is a real feast for the senses and we cannot wait to share it with the universe.”
More dates will be announced soon.
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, Festival.Org and DanceEast via Stomping Ground, Southampton City Council as part of Mayflower400, Milton Keynes International Festival, Pavilion Dance South West. Supported by 101 Outdoor Arts Creation Space. R&D supported by Blueprint: Without Walls R&D Investment Fund and using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.