created 2014/15, on tour 2015 – 17
Performed by and created in collaboration with:
Eeva Juutinen (apprentice),
Aine Reynolds (apprentice),
and Elisa Vassena.
Rehearsal Director & Participation Lead (2016): Megan Saunders
Rehearsal Director & Participation Lead (2017): Valentina Golfieri
Costume Design: Libby Todd
Lighting Design at Le Citron Jaune, CNAR, Port-Saint-Louis-du-Rhône, FR and DanceEast, Ipswich, UK: Liam Fahey
Set Design: a collaboration between
Maresa von Stockert, the performers and Libby Todd
Choreography, Direction & Concept: Maresa von Stockert
Funders & Supporters:
With international support from: Atelier 231, Centre National des Arts de la Rue, Sotteville-lès-Rouen, FR; La Breche,Pole National des Arts du Cirque, Cherbourg, FR; Le Citron Jaune, Centre National des Arts de la Rue, Port-Saint-Louis-du-Rhône, FR; Le Fourneau, Centre National des Arts de la Rue, Brest, FR.
With national support from: 101 – Outdoor Arts Creation Space, Newbury; Dance4, Nottingham; DanceEast, Ipswich.
BELONGING(s) is a site-responsive promenade piece that meanders through in- and outdoor spaces, encouraging the audience to see the familiar in new ways whilst subtly provoking thoughts on migration and the notion of belonging.
Performed by an international and intergenerational company of 9 dancers, the piece unfolds in three main scenes, each set in a different location. Combining contemporary dance and an integral use of objects and locality, the performers turn industrial, derelict and residential landscapes into illusionary worlds. Led along the way from one site to the next, the audience encounters additional pop up performance vignettes and installations created with, and performed by people from the local community.
The piece is tailor-made to each place it tours to, influenced by its environment. In each city on tour, the work is adapted by Maresa von Stockert and her team of professional performers who come together with groups of local participants for a unique shared experience.
Running time: circa 75 – 90 minutes depending on locations
“the best UK outdoor show at Brighton Festival 2016 … with a level of ambition and emotional content that our audiences rarely experience in outdoor work.”
Andrew Comben, Chief Executive, Brighton Dome and Brighton Festival
“Tilted are without question one of the most interesting and accomplished companies to be working in the field of site-specific dance and physical performance. The quality of the choreography combined with the powerful use of physical location is remarkable.”
2017, Simon Chatterton, Head of Outdoor Arts, 101 Outdoors Arts Creation Space & New Greenham Arts
“BELONGING(s) was thought-provoking and inspiring.”
2016, Anne Le Goff, Director Atelier 231 and Viva Cité Festival
“Such a beautiful and inventive piece – also so moving.”
Bradley Hemmings, Artistic Director, Greenwich + Docklands International Festival
Top line photo credits left to right: Vipul Sangoi, Dibs McCallum, Vipul Sangoi, Dean Buckfield, Joe Barnstop
Bottom line photo credits left to right: Vipul Sangoi, Vipul Sangoi, Victor Frankowski, Joe Barnstop