• 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, 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.


  • Repertoire

    Lost & Found 2019–21
    Constructions of Thin Air 2018
    BELONGING(s) 2015-17
    Fragile 2013
    Seasaw 2010-12
    Masquerade 2011
    TrAPPED 2009
    Glacier 2008
    Marjorie’s World Unhinged 2006-07
    More Grim(m) Desires 2005
    Grim(m) Desires 2004
    Polystyrene Dreams (for Phoenix Dance Theatre) 2004
    Luciano Berio installation 2004
    Nightmares in Black & Green 2003-04
    Beyond the Seven Seas 2003-04
    La Sardina 2003
    Like Nobody’s Business 2002

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.



  • ‘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