Tilted Productions will be premiering the film of their new promenade piece, BELONGING(s) at the Ipswich Film Theatre on Monday 9th November. Tickets for the 7pm screening are £7 or £5 concession, and can be booked through the IFT website. Tilted will also be taking over the Ipswich Town Hall Tea Rooms from 3rd November to 14th November 2015, for an exhibition of striking photographs from their past and current shows.
After a month long residency in the town, Tilted Productions previewed BELONGING(s) for the first time in the UK in Ipswich, on 20th June and 2nd July. BELONGING(s) subtly provokes thoughts on migration, the notion of belonging and the fleeting nature of what surrounds us. It invites the viewer to see the familiar in new ways, with local spaces being turned into illusionary worlds.
Around 600 people saw the free show, which combined contemporary dance, physical theatre and an unusual use of objects. As audiences walked between the three main scenes along the Ipswich waterfront, they encountered pop up performances involving members of the local community.
Councilor Bryony Rudkin said, “I really, really enjoyed it. I thought it was wonderfully engaging, thought provoking and fun.” While members of the public described the show as “moving”, “unique” and “entertaining”.
Tilted’s Artistic Director and choreographer, Maresa von Stockert, created BELONGING(s) in collaboration with 8 outstanding performers, ranging in age from under 25 to over 60. She said, “It was a special moment for Tilted to present BELONGING(s) for the first time in our home town of Ipswich and to integrate the local people and waterfront. It marks the beginning of a national and international tour of the piece and I am delighted that the film version was created in the town, and that the director’s cut will be premiered here too.” Featuring unseen angles and intimate close-ups that draw attention to details one could easily oversee live, the film will be a work of art in its own right.
BELONGING(s) will tour nationally and internationally in 2016 and has been supported by Arts Council England, Ipswich Borough Council and leading European arts organisations.
Age suitability: All
Von Stockert founded Tilted Productions in 2002 and has created many critically acclaimed pieces for the stage and site-specific works. For the first time, some stunning still moments of Tilted’s past and current works will be exhibited to the public. Visitors to the Town Hall Tea Rooms in Ipswich, which is run by Realise Futures, will have the chance to see the selection of captivating photographs from 3rd November to 14th November 2015.
Tilted Productions creates playful, yet challenging, cross art form collaborations, rooted in the world of contemporary dance. Their work is inspired by social, environmental and political observations and asks questions around our sense of place and identity.