A haulage truck arrives in Milton Keynes City Centre 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 peels back one side of a 40 foot haulage truck that has arrived from a distant planet and invites the audience to look and listen in on a world that is both strange and somehow familiar, using binaural headphones to listen to the sounds from within.
Beautiful, funny, quirky, ethereal and otherworldly, Future Cargo is a sci-fi dance show and, like all Requardt & Rosenberg’s highly visible and unique shows, it delivers a deeply intimate experience within a large-scale dance spectacle.
This is Frauke Requardt & David Rosenberg’s fourth large-scale outdoor dance performance, following on from the success of Electric Hotel (2009-2011), Motor Show (2012) and The Roof (2014).
Co-Directors: Frauke Requardt and David Rosenberg Designer: Hannah Clark Lighting Design: Malcolm Rippeth Sound Design & Composition: Ben and Max Ringham Dance Captain: Valentina Formenti Dancers: Jordan Ajadi, Ruben Brown, Anders Duckworth and Makiko Aoyama Musician: Jack Baker
Read more: www.requardt-rosenberg.com
The Point Car Park, next to The Point, City Centre MK9 3NB Performance lasts approximately 50 mins
This is a seated event. The performance is raised, offering good slight-lines.
Maximum 6 tickets per booking
Wheelchair Users: To book a place in the accessible viewing area, please contact the Box Office on 01908 280800 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The performance contains flashing lights (no strobe lighting), and requires the use of headphones. There is some spoken word in the soundtrack and it’s a highly visual performance.
Binaural headphones ('bi' meaning two and 'aural' referring to the ears) create a surround sound that will immerse you in the performance. Listen through headphones and hear an example of how this sounds here.
This is an outdoor event, please dress for the weather.
The Festival aims to be as accessible as possible and welcomes people with disabilities. We always welcome specific access enquiries - you can email us at email@example.com or call the box office on 01908 280800.
Future Cargo: Easy Cargo Document
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Additional access notes
Binaural sound is delivered to Headphones supplied to the audience
Accessible route through the site
Accessible parking available close to the Point Carpark
Designated viewing area available
The safety of our audiences, artists, volunteers and staff is our highest priority. As well as following all government and industry guidelines, we’re working closely with specialist safety advisors to ensure all our event locations are Covid-safe and secure for everyone. We will update more information between now and the Festival
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.