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 Show, The 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.
The Guardian (Electric Hotel)