Constructions of Thin Air
‘Powerful and poignant: von Stockert’s return to indoor staging is a compelling study of interaction and experience.’
Rachel Elderkin, Exeunt Magazine, March 2018
After six years presenting dance theatre outdoors, Tilted return to the stage with a new work by Maresa von Stockert merging contemporary dance, physical theatre and an intriguing play with objects.
One moment intimately moving, another poignantly absurd Constructions of Thin Air exposes the often paradoxical nature of our desire & refusal to belong.
Performed by, and created in collaboration with, an intergenerational cast of nine, the piece unfolds in two acts:
Act 1 looks at the failure of an absurd system – a metaphor for any system (whether political, social, economical) we belong to, need, desire and/or refuse. The individual is reduced to a cog in a complex machinery that breaks, leaving us in an ambiguous landscape between old and new, remnants and re-inventions, departure and arrival.
Almost opposite in feeling, Act 2 is intimate and fragile – a reflection on the permanent de- and reconstruction of human relationships and existences, close and distant, that we witness and experience. It lays bare the power of memories and their loss, as well as the inevitability of change.
Without shouting an opinion or presenting answers, Constructions of Thin Air asks questions and provokes thoughts on the changing nature of home, identity and the complex world that surrounds us. Constant transformations of the set on stage play with the audience’s sense of stability and place.
Running time: 80 minutes, incl interval. Age suitability: all
For tour booking information please contact: Elise Phillips | 0044 (0)774 009 3230
‘Von Stockert fabricates choreographic material as inventively as she does material objects. Interweaving metaphor and motion which convey subtle shades of meaning, her work avoids stagnation or sentimentality with its down to earth practicality and strong physical presences.’
‘Its understated approach allows the viewer to connect in whatever way they relate to the work, and the result is a piece that is both powerful and poignant.’
‘The intergenerational age range of the performers was deftly used, while adding individuality to the range of movement and role play’
Penny Brookman, n2 Arts & Entertainment, Newbury News Weekly, February 2018
The company’s visually striking choreography has been of interest to many photographers and visual artists and Tilted are delighted to share an inaugural photo exhibition, Tilted Framed, which gives a glimpse into the company’s work from 2002 until today. The exhibition (or a selection of the pieces) compliment live touring works by hanging at venues in advance of live shows. Find out more about Tilted Framed.
Workshops offer movers of any age the opportunity to collaborate with Tilted’s intergenerational cast, use the show’s set & props, and gain insight into how the company investigates themes in community workshops and open company class during the tour.
2018 Tour Dates // 2019 Tour TBC
|DATE||LOCATION / BOOKING||SHOW TIME|
|Friday 26 January 2018||DanceEast, Ipswich||7.30pm|
|Thursday 1 February 2018||Corn Exchange Newbury||7.45pm|
|Thursday 15th February 2018||Deda,|
|Friday 23 February 2018||Quarterhouse, Folkstone||7.30pm|
|Friday 9 & Saturday 10 March 2018||The Place, London||7.30pm|
Follow the links below for biographies and interviews with the cast of Constructions of Thin Air:
|Aine Reynolds (LCDS apprentice)|