• Credit: David Morris

  • Credit: David Morris

  • Photo: Pierre Prétot

  • Credit: Sylvain Marchand

  • Photo: Gemma Cook

  • Biography

    Tilted Productions creates playful yet challenging cross art form collaborations merging contemporary dance, physical theatre, sound and visual art. Tilted’s Artistic Director, Maresa von Stockert, creates illusionary worlds that are inspired by social, environmental and political observations and questions around our sense of place and identity. Her work re-imagines the familiar to open up different perspectives on the world we live in.

    It features a constantly evolving interest in the physical dialogue between human bodies – of all forms and ages – and their surroundings. Objects and places (architecture and landscapes) are integral as movement catalysts and metaphors in her pieces.

    Maresa has received wide recognition for her work, including a Time Out Live Award for Outstanding Choreography; a Jerwood Choreography Award and a Bonnie Bird Choreography Award. In 2011, Tilted Productions was nominated for a Critics Circle National Dance Award in the Best Independent Company category. Maresa has been Associate Artist at many theatres and organisations, including The Place, London; DanceEast, Ipswich and the Southbank Centre, London. She is currently Associate Artist with Crying Out Loud, London.

    Maresa has produced a significant body of work for Tilted Productions, as well as commissions for other internationally acclaimed companies. Since 2002, she has created many pieces for the stage (most recently Masquerade) and site-specific works (most notably Grim(m) Desires; 4 week run at Wapping Power Station, London). Since 2011 Maresa’s focus has been on outdoor work (for example SEASAW), exploring different possibilities of art in public space.

    Maresa received a Masters of Fine Arts Degree from Sarah Lawrence College, New York, USA, where she was a scholarship student in 1995 – 96. Originally from Germany, Maresa took her undergraduate studies at LABAN, London.

    Tilted Productions tours nationally and internationally and has recently been supported by various European networks such as ZEPA, PASS and IN SITU, as well as the UK Without Walls Consortium.

    Tilted Productions is a National Portfolio Organisation funded by Arts Council England and Ipswich Borough Council.

    tilted.org.uk

  • Repertoire

    Longing to Belong? 2016
    BELONGING(s) 2015
    Fragile 2013
    Seasaw 2012
    Masquerade 2011
    TraPPED 2009
    Glacier 2008
    Marjorie’s World Unhinged 2006
    More Grim(m) Desires 2005
    Grim(m) Desires 2004
    Nightmares in Black & Green 2004
    Luciano Berio installation 2004
    La Sardina 2003
    Beyond the Seven Seas 2003
    Like Nobody’s Business 2002
    Polystyrene Dreams (Phoenix Dance Theatre) 2004

Maresa von Stockert

As an artist we have always considered Maresa as strikingly original in the way she looks at the world and reflects that back to the audience. She transcends choreography, creating site specific dance performances spliced with a strong visual aesthetic in unusual locations. She goes beyond the conventional interpretation of stories, spinning complex narrative strands and teasing stories out of the unexpected. Her humour is dry and witty, her approach to combining dance, art and circus is unique. Crying Out Loud began working with Maresa when she wanted to work with circus artists and venture further into Europe.

Through Crying Out Loud, Maresa has participated in residencies at La brèche, been introduced to key European partners and provided with advice on European touring. We hosted the administration for Maresa’s company Tilted Productions for 12 months during a period of re-structuring.

 

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Press

  • ‘Maresa von Stockert has a choreographic sensibility that’s all her own, a mix of intellectual and sensory scrupulousness that makes her work strikingly original.’

    The Guardian (Masquerade)

  • ‘What amazes as always is the stunning visual effect of von Stockert and her cast’s wit and imagination…it makes audiences think.’

    The Stage (Glacier)

  • ‘There’s something distinctive about von Stockert’s work, an individual outlook, its own particular atmosphere.’

    The Independent