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Conceived, directed and choreographed by
Frauke Requardt & David Rosenberg
Commissioned by
Presented in association with
the National Theatre
Produced by
22 May - 28 Sep 2014
Frauke Requardt and David Rosenberg

Fuel presents Requardt & Rosenberg’s The Roof 

Commissioned by LIFT and presented in association with the National Theatre 

What would happen if you found yourself inside the head of an avatar? What if that avatar was then thrust into a brutal and unforgiving game? 

The Roof’s intimate three-dimensional sound, delivered via headphones transported you into the body of a reluctant hero desperate to stay alive. The performers blended free running and contemporary dance in a fast-paced, perilous performance in a purpose-built arena. 

Following Electric Hotel and Motor ShowThe Roof was the third REQUARDT&ROSENBERG production, conceived, directed and choreographed by David Rosenberg (co-founder of Shunt) and Frauke Requardt. 



Conceived, directed, and choreographed by Frauke Requardt & David Rosenberg 

Music and sound: Dave Price 

Set design: Jon Bausor 

Costume design: Hannah Clark 

Lighting design: Jon Clark 

Dramaturg: Joe Hill-Gibbins 

Music and sound associate: Ben Hales 

Design associate: Rebecca Brower 

Commissioned by LIFT as part of the Imagine 2020 network, with the support of the Culture Programme of the European Union. Funded by Arts Council England. Supported by the Jerwood Charitable Foundation, the Backstage Trust and the Binks Trust. 

"Thrillingly intense..."

The Guardian (Electric Hotel) 

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