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“…dance-theatre show which is both funny and disturbing. … Cleverly segueing between stories … von Stockert’s use of props and set is also ingenuous. Von Stockert has a deliciously skewed way of looking at the world, changing bedtime stories into vignettes of wit and brutality.”

Kelly Apter, The Scotsman, 19 April 2005

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“…There are so many amazing visual moments, such witty props and humorous touches that it’s easy to take the choreography for granted. It is full of marvellous invention, mostly frisky and physically daring, but also as, when Snow White duets with Bluebeard, sensual and surprisingly poignant.”

Mary Brennan, The Herald, 18 April 2005

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“The prospect of an evening of fairy stories wasn’t enthralling, but that was before I knew about Maresa von Stockert, whose More Grim[m] Desires is a touring version of the site-specific show that was last year’s hit at Wapping Hydraulic Power Station. The first thing to know about Stockert is that she’s not afraid of narrative…”

Jenny Gilbert, The Independent, 27 March 2005

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“…It is highly enjoyable to try and follow the cleverly constructed story’s little twists and turns… Maresa von Stockert pondering on desires has gone beyond the boy-loves-girl dimension, …. She has emphasised other kinds of desire in the Grimm tales … It is a nod and a wink to all of us when Cinderella’s prince during his long search for the girl to fit the silver slipper, forgets the object of his search and becomes absorbed in shoes of all shapes and sizes…”

Lydia Polzer, The Dancing Times

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