Maresa von Stockert is a choreographer and visual artist. She creates playfully thought-provoking performances and installations for galleries, theatres and festivals, deconstructing national, generational and art-form boundaries.
Since 2002, von Stockert has created many acclaimed works for the stage, outdoors and site-specifically, touring nationally and internationally. Although rooted in contemporary dance, she crosses art-form boundaries combining movement and visual art, film, object manipulation, sound and text. Von Stockert closely collaborates with intergenerational and diverse groups of performers and participants. “Her work captures the Zeitgeist, interrogates contemporary issues that have current resonance. Yet she also touches upon universal feelings that are not bound by time and place in her own interpretation of what makes us human.” Professor David Steele *
Von Stockert has a track record of international partnerships and cultural exchange. She has been researching, creating and touring work supported by many international and UK partners. Most notably in Europe : IN SITU, PASS, ZEPA. In France : Atelier 231, Centre National des Arts de la Rue (CNAR), Sotteville-les-Rouen; La Brèche, Pôle National des Arts du Cirque, Cherbourg; Le Citron Jaune, CNAR, Port-Saint-Louis-du-Rhône; Le Fourneau, CNAR, Brest. In the UK: 101 Outdoor Arts, Newbury; Crying Out Loud, London; DanceEast, Ipswich; The Place, London; Seachange Arts, Great Yarmouth; Southbank Centre, London; and the Without Walls Consortium.
Von Stockert is founder and Artistic Director of the cross-artform company Tilted Productions, a UK National Portfolio Organisation 2012 – 2018. The company now operates in the artist’s own name reflecting the continuous evolution of her artistic practice paired with an increasingly international outlook and a broadening reach that includes the visual arts. Following a period of intensive research funded by Arts Council England in 2018/19, von Stockert is currently working on a new film and installation-based project for galleries – see current work. To read more about her stage, outdoor and gallery works between 2002 and 2018 go to past works.
“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.” Judith Mackrell, The Guardian
* Professor David Steele’s quote is from an article about von Stockert’s work in the 3rd Edition of ‘Fifty Contemporary Choreographers’ edited by Professor Jo Butterworth and Lorna Sanders. The book, internationally published by Routledge, will be released on the 23rd December 2020.
Photo credits left to right: Merlin Hendy, David Morris, Roger Turley, Merlin Hendy
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