REQUARDT&ROSENBERG was established in 2010 to create dance performance away from the auditorium and studio either in outdoor locations or within temporary structures.
David Rosenberg has been making live performance since 1995. He is a cofounder of the artists' collective shunt and has directed all the company shows including: The Architects (based on the Greek minotaur myth), Money (based on L’Argent by Emile Zola and the 2008 financial storm), Amato Saltone (inspired by the hard boiled fiction of Cornell Woolrich), Tropicana (it was never completely clear what this one was about), Dance Bear Dance (exploring the gunpowder plot and other less than successful acts of terrorism), The Ballad of Bobby Francois (the story of a Uruguay rugby team whose plane crashed in the Andes in 1972) and The Tennis Show (an exploration of the etiquette and hierarchy of lawn tennis). His first solo project employing binaural sound technology was Contains Violence (Lyric Hammersmith, 2008). Recently he has been working with writer Glen Neath making sound performances in the dark the first of which: Ring opened 2012 and is still currently touring.
In his shows, audience members find themselves referred to increasingly more, until they become the subjects of the piece.
Frauke Requardt (Director/Choreographer) trained in Germany, New York and London. As well as directing dance and performance, she has also worked as one of Lea Anderson’s Cholmondeleys. Frauke has presented her work in the UK and internationally, having enjoyed residencies in Colombia, Portugal, Italy, the Netherlands, Ireland and Germany. Her full-evening works to date include Jammy Dodgers, a fantastical world, with a rolling line up of bands from the London contemporary Jazz scene; the Lynch-esque Roadkill Cafe; and Pequenas Delicias, an absurdist site-specific piece for cafes and restaurants. Frauke was an associate artist at The Place between 2004-6 and is currently a ‘workplace’ there. She is also a associate artist at Greenwich Dance Agency. Her work Episode premiered at The Place on in June 2011, looking at childhood and trauma. Lately she created and presented a site-specific dance piece, Things We Love, which responded to the readership of Richmond Library.