Maresa von Stockert – choreographer, film-maker & visual artist
Born and raised in Germany, von Stockert first moved to the UK in 1992 to study at TrinityLaban, London. Encouraged by Bessie Schönberg at Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival, she applied for a scholarship at Sarah Lawrence College (SLC) and subsequently moved to New York, USA, where she graduated with a Master of Fine Arts degree from SLC in 1996. She returned to London in 1999 where she founded her company Tilted Productions, later operating in her own name.
Von Stockert has received multiple awards and nominations including a Time Out Live Award for Outstanding Choreography; a Jerwood Choreography Award and a UK New Choreography Award by the Bonnie Bird Choreography Fund. Under her direction, Tilted Productions was nominated for a Critics Circle UK National Dance Award – Best Independent Company.
Von Stockert has been Choreographer in Residence at the Southbank, London, and Associate Artist at, amongst others, The Place, London; DanceDigital, Chelmsford; DanceEast, Ipswich; and Crying Out Loud, London.
Working and touring nationally and internationally with her own company as well as repertory companies, von Stockert has created a large body of works for the stage, site-responsive pieces including gallery works, site-responsive outdoor productions and several film works.
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 productions through international co-commissions and in artistic residencies.
Tilted Productions was a UK National Portfolio Organisation from 2012 – 2018. In 2018/19 von Stockert received funding from Arts Council England to undertake an extensive research period evolving her work to include films and installations for the gallery setting. She subsequently worked on several series of short films (2019-21) that inspired her current work.
Since June 2022 she is artistic director of Experiment 49 and now lives and works in France.
Photo credits from top to bottom: Jeremy Cox, Marysia Lewandowska, Ou Lou, Clare Thomson, Amy Bell, Macha Kassian, Roswitha Chesher