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 Post subject: MARESA VON STOCKERT - Autumn dates 2006
PostPosted: Tue Sep 05, 2006 1:00 pm 

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2006 tour dates September-December

The award winning choreographer, Maresa von Stockert, is to present an
imaginative new dance theatre work for her company, the critically acclaimed
Tilted Productions. 'Marjorie's World Unhinged', which opens at
Colchester's Mercury Theatre on September 23rd and tours the UK to the end
of the year, comprises many of the exceptional elements of von Stockert's
work that has seen Tilted Productions grow in stature and demand since she
founded it in 1999. Winner of 2005's Time Out Live Award, von Stockert's
choreography is highly imaginative, theatrical, intelligent, humourous,
often veering towards a quirky look at life's oddities.

Dates are:

September 23rd Colchester, Mercury Theatre

September 27th Cambridge, The Junction

September 30th Bedford, Bowen West

October 4th Brighton, Gardner Arts Centre

October 10th Nottingham, Lakeside Arts Centre

October 13th, 14th Dartford, Miskin Theatre

October 21st Newcastle, Dance City

November 10th, 11th London, The Laban

November 15th Ipswich, New Wolsey Theatre

November 23rd Totnes, Dartington Arts

December 5th Birmingham, Patrick Centre

December 7th Swansea, Taliesin Arts Centre

More dates to follow in 2007

Further information: Judy Lipsey or Verity Morris 020 7940 4686

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The visually striking 'Marjorie's World Unhinged', is a highly theatrical,
imaginative dance piece with a unique use of set, props and video. Bringing
characters to life that could have jumped out of an Edward Gorey (American
author/illustrator, 1925-2000) illustration - 'Marjorie's World Unhinged'
lets the audience steal a look behind velvet curtains at a beautifully
grotesque world.

Revealing what could happen if instead of our pets we took our imagination
for a walk and let it off the lead, Maresa von Stockert entwines the stories
of six very different characters, each of them looking for their own way of
escaping reality - be it by dreaming of floating into the clouds hanging
onto a helium balloon or flying away on the back of a moth. Characters
ranging from aging ballerinas to factory workers and would be circus stars,
will be brought to life by Tilted Productions' multigenerational company of
six outstanding performers.

This production was developed through Jerwood Changing Stages Choreolab 2 at

Co-comissioned by South Bank Centre and DanceEast.

Supported by Arts Council England, the Mercury Theatre Colchester and LABAN.

Maresa von Stockert is an Associate Artist of DanceEast and 2007 Artist in
Residence at the South Bank Centre.

What the press says:-

"This is work of magical intelligence with a grisly kick. Go be entranced."
(The Times/Grim(m) Desires)

"Teeming with inventive gestures and moves.Sheer genius" (Yorkshire
Post/Polystyrene Dreams)

"von Stockert has a deliciously skewed way of looking at the world." (The
Scotsman/More Grim(m) Desires)

"Maresa von Stockert's Polystyrene Dreams makes a hugely entertaining
conclusion. This is a glorious piece of theatre." (The Stage/Polystyrene

"It's full of marvellous invention" (The Herald/More Grim(m) Desires)

".one of the most engaging contemporary dance events of the year" (The
Times/Grim(m) Desires)

"Stockert has a unique way of looking at the world - both scrupulously
focused and wildly hallucinatory" (The Guardian/Grim(m) Desires)

About the work

Led by artistic director Maresa von Stockert, Tilted Productions is
dedicated to creating high quality dance theatre that is entertaining as
well as thought-provoking and innovative. The work combines visually
striking imagery, captivating theatrical concepts and fascinating dance that
is full of unusual virtuosity. Other Tilted Productions trademarks are a
unique use of set and props, dark humour and social comment exposing
instincts, fears and desires. The ironic and grotesque but also the subtle
and vulnerable in human behaviour, delivers the inspirational starting point
for the works of Tilted Productions.


Maresa von Stockert came to the UK in 1999 to set up her own dance theatre
company in London. Since then she has received wide recognition for her work
that stands out through its unique combination of visually striking imagery
and theatrically charged physicality.

In 2005 the company toured More Grim[m] Desires, a 75 minute stage piece
funded by the Arts Council England and the Jerwood Charity. More Grim[m]
Desires originated from the site-specific piece Grim[m] Desires, created by
von Stockert in 2004, which was commissioned by The Wapping Project and the
Jerwood Charity. Grim[m] Desires was a sell-out success and ran for four
solid weeks at The Wapping Project.

Associate Artist at The Place, London from 2002 - 2004, Maresa von Stockert
is currently Associate Artist at DanceEast and from 2007 she will be Artist
in Residence at The South Bank, London. Winner of the 2005 Time Out Live
Award for Outstanding Choreography, Maresa's work has been performed at the
Clore Studio at the Royal Opera House, LABAN London, The Robin Howard Dance
Theatre at The Place, The Bloomsbury Theatre and Jacksons Lane. Maresa von
Stockert has also worked on numerous stage commissions for other dance
companies, most recently creating polystyrene dreams for Phoenix Dance
Theatre, which was performed at Sadler's Wells in London in May 2004 and
toured worldwide alongside pieces by Rui Horta, Henri Oguike and Darshan
Singh Bhuller.

For more information visit <>

Creative Team

Director & Choreographer Maresa von Stockert

Composer Jeremy Cox

Film maker Steve Jackman

Design Jon Bauser

Lighting Adrian Plaut

Costume Suzie Holmes

Illustrator Gregory McNeally

Dancers: Joy Constantinides

Irene Hardy

Max Reed

Laura Caldow

Matthew Morris

Natalia Thorn

Production Manager Rachel Shipp

Company Manager Fiona Mason

Company Administrator Dagmar Kocisova

Further information: Judy Lipsey or Verity Morris 020 7940 4686


August 2006

Judy Lipsey

The Works PR

11 Marshalsea Road

London SE1 1EN

020 7940 4686

07785 351 410


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