REQUARDT&ROSENBERG was established to create dance performance away from the auditorium and studio either in outdoor locations or within temporary structures. Their desire is to make performances that are highly visible, unique events in order to engage a wide audience in a distinctive format.
REQUARDT&ROSENBERG combine both the spectacle of large scale dance performances and the delicate integrity and intimacy of the audience experience through binaural sound.
The goals of REQUARDT&ROSENBERG’S current practice include:
An exploration of different spatial relationships between audience and performance.
The creation of dance works that take as a starting point an architectural constraint.
The creation of models for the construction of temporary performance spaces that can tour and could be reproduced around the world in order to provide an alternate touring network for international work.
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 Frauke 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 is a German-born, London-based choreographer. Her choreographic work is characterised by physically challenging choreography, a strong theatricality, dark humour and an overall sense of surrealism. She uses text and live music and a mixture of abstract and emotionally based movement to deliver highly engaging work. Frauke trained in Germany, New York and London. Although her main pursuit is choreography, she has also performed in Lea Anderson’s work as a Cholmondeley for several years.
Frauke is a Work Place Artist at The Place and is also an associate artist at Greenwich Dance. 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, Episode premiered at The Place (June 2011) and most recently Mothers (2017) an anarchic response to her experience of being a new parent.