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Electric Hotel

7 May - 24 Sep 2011
David Rosenberg

Commissioned by Sadler’s Wells and Without Walls. Funded by Arts Council England and a Wellcome Trust Arts Award. Supported by the Jerwood Charitable Foundation through the Jerwood Studio at Sadler’s Wells, the Jerwood Residencies at Cove Park, and a Small Grant. Supported by the Royal Victoria Hall Foundation. Research supported by the UCL Ear Institute. Subsidised Rehearsal Space provided by Jerwood Space. Built by Urban Space Management and Fuel at Trinity Buoy Wharf.

By David Rosenberg

Conceived and directed by David Rosenberg Choreographed and co-directed by Frauke Requardt

Electric Hotel was a lonely, bizarre, and beautiful outdoor spectacle; a uniquely designed, fly-by-night hotel brought to vivid life through dance and sound.

Sitting on the outside looking in, the audience snatched glimpses of the do-not-disturb lives unfolding behind the floor to ceiling windows.

Wearing headphones to eavesdrop on the internal spaces of the building they watched the residents in their private rooms: natural habits, unnatural fantasies, and wildly eccentric housekeeping.

You can now purchase the soundtrack to Electric Hotel on iTunes, and listen again to Ben and Max Ringham’s beautiful and haunting score.

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Creative Team
Designed by Börkur Jónsson
Composition and sound design by Ben and Max Ringham
Lighting Design by Natasha Chivers
Dramaturgy by Ruth Little




"Thrillingly intense... rich and rewarding"

 The Guardian

"David Rosenberg's Electric Hotel must take the laurels... it offers the thrilling spectacle of a headline act"

Matt Trueman review of Lattitude for The Guardian

"This brilliant outdoor theatre/dance spectacle was easily the most artistically inventive thing I witnessed."

"Thrillingly and rewarding"

The Guardian

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