Dir. Frauke Requardt & David Rosenberg/2012/Performer
Commissioned by LIFT (London International Festival of Theatre), Brighton Festival and Norfolk & Norwich Festival. Presented by Brighton Festival with support from the Without Walls Consortium. Supported by Arts Council England
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 somewhat seductive headphone performance…leaves a tingle down the spine and an unnerving desire to look behind you as you walk down the street at night.’
ayoungertheatre.com on Motor Show