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Requardt & Rosenberg: Future Cargo

Presented by The Place

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 access@stables.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.

Access information

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 access@stables.org or call the box office on 01908 280800.

Assistance Dogs Welcome
Assistance Dogs Welcome at this event
Disabled parking available for Blue Badge holders
Disabled parking available for Blue Badge holders
Drop Off and Pick Up Point available
Customer Drop Off and Pick Up Point is available
Headphones used at this event
Headphones used
Seating available
Seating available at this event
Viewing area
Veiwing area available
Wheelchair Accessible event
Wheelchair Accessible
Outdoor event
Outdoor Event
Sensory Spectacle
Sensory Spectacle
Special effect used
Special effects used

Easy Read available
Easy Read available

Future Cargo: Easy Cargo Document

Easy Read PDF

977.93 KB PDF

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

Covid-19 Safety

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.