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As the side rolls up on a 40ft haulage truck, an alien machine is revealed and a strange and unstoppable process begins. A compelling invitation to make contact evolves. Before it’s too late to walk away, the driver must consider their options...
★★★★ ‘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
Future Cargo is an homage to a past where alien sightings were abundant, and a future where contact seems all too possible.
This latest outdoor show by Frauke Requardt & David Rosenberg combines large-scale spectacle with surprising intimacy in a sci-fi dance phenomenon performed under the stars. Audiences wear headphones to connect them to the strange world inside the truck.
Created with longstanding collaborators, Hannah Clark (set and costume), Ben & Max Ringham (music and sound) and Malcolm Rippeth (lighting design).
Suitable for all ages.
Running Time: 50min
Direction & Choreography Frauke Requardt & David Rosenberg
Designer Hannah Clark
Sound Design & Composition Ben & Max Ringham
Lighting Designer Malcolm Rippeth
Cast Ruben Brown, Anders Duckworth, Makiko Aoyama, Valentina Formenti, Alex Henderson, Beatriz Calzado
Rehearsal Director Valentina Formenti
Original Cast 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
Production Photographer Camilla Greenwell, Henry Curtis & Hello Content
Trailer Footage Hello Content
Trailer Editing Grace Nicol
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 Scott Handley, Dominic Baker & Zak McClelland
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, Festival.org 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: 50 mins
Venue: on tour