AUDIENCES enjoyed an outdoor dance spectacle as the acclaimed experiential performance duo Requardt & Rosenberg descended on Southampton.

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 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. Audiences experience the strange and unstoppable process of Future Cargo through binaural headphones.

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Co-commissioned by Mayflower 400 Southampton, in partnership with The Place, Future Cargo was performed in Guildhall Square.

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.

Originally due to tour in 2020, the show has been reworked to make it Covid secure for 2021 audiences and its performers.

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Cllr Spiros Vassiliou, Southampton's Cabinet Member for Communities, Culture & Heritage, said: "Being a co-commissioner for a show of this calibre is a testament to Southampton's ambition and commitment to becoming UK City of Culture in 2025.”