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, her company 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; the Southbank Centre, London; and Crying Out Loud, London.
Working and touring nationally and internationally, von Stockert has created a significant body of work for the stage, site-specific pieces including gallery works and outdoor productions. She is currently working on an exhibition, Lost & Found, consisting of short films and installations.
Originally from Germany, Maresa studied at LABAN, London, UK, before moving to New York, USA, where she received a Masters of Fine Arts Degree from Sarah Lawrence College in 1995-96. She returned to London in 1999 where she founded her company, formerly known as Tilted Productions, now operating in the artist’s own name.
She has received long-term funding from Arts Council England, Ipswich Borough Council and support from the European networks ZEPA, PASS, IN SITU, and the UK’s Without Walls Consortium. Since 2012, she has been making work both in the UK and France creating her work through international co-commissions and in artistic residencies.