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.