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  • Posted 04 February 2016

    Motor Show

    (Germany, UK)

    Requardt & Rosenberg

    A car arrives in a hidden wasteland in which a young couple, completely oblivious to anything other than themselves kiss, fumble, argue, listen to music, and plan a world for each other. They joke, love, break up, get back together, kiss more, love more, discover and disregard their differences and make promises they can’t possibly understand. Their whole lives are stretched out before them and they are fireproof.

    Motor Show was an original large-scale outdoor dance performance; a wild and fragile spectacle in an acre of forgotten land with the city skyline as a backdrop. The audience wore headphones which transported them aurally to the intimate interiors of the cars that they could see approaching from the distance. This was the strange new world of Requardt & Rosenberg – the creators of the 2010 award-winning production, Electric Hotel. Directed by Frauke Requardt and David Rosenberg with a sound score composed by Ben and Max Ringham.

    Thrillingly intense… rich and rewarding.

    The Guardian

    Commissioned by LIFT, Brighton Festival and Norfolk & Norwich Festival. Presented with Greenwich+Docklands International Festival. Supported by Arts Council England and the Without Walls consortium

    Main photo Susanne Dietz
    Production photos Warren King