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 co-founder of the artists' collective shunt and has directed all the company shows including: The Ballad of Bobby Francois, Tennis Show, Dance Bear Dance, Tropicana, Amato Saltone, Money, The Architects and The Boy Who Climbed Out of His Face. Working with Franke Requardt he conceived and co-directed three outdoor contemporary dance performances in temporary structures: The Roof, Electric Hotel and Motor Show, for which he used binaural sound recordings to allow the audience intimate access to distant spaces. Working with the writer Glen Neath he has made three shows: Ring, Fiction and Séance, which are all in complete darkness and create imaginary environments with audio. Most recently he worked on Wiretapper, a performance hidden in public spaces using a phone app to deliver the sound to the audience.
In all 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.