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Marjorie’s World Unhinged

‘Speech in dance theatre is hard to pull off. Von Stockert’s scripts are witty and well-focused… there’s something distinctive about von Stockert’s work, an individual outlook, its own particular atmosphere.’

Zoe Anderson, The Independent, November 2006





Year :
2006 - 2007

Credits :
Danced by and created with Laura Caldow, Joy Constantinidies, Irene Hardy, Teresa Kelsey, Matthew Morris, Max Read, Natalia Thorn
Music and Sound Design Jeremy Cox
Costume Design Suzanne Holmes
Set Design Jon Bausor
Voiceover Artist Adrian Stokes
Lighting Design Adrian Plaut
Actor Charlie Fowler
Video Production Steve Jackman
Production Manager Rachel Shipp
Choreography, Text & Direction Maresa von Stockert
General Manager/Creative Producer Fiona Mason
Project Administrator Dagmar Kocisova


Scratching the shiny surface that hides the stains, 6 performers lay bare what others try to conceal: human imperfections, vulnerabilities and longings.

Revealing what could happen if instead of our pets we took our imagination for a walk and let it off the lead, Maresa von Stockert entwines the stories of six very different characters, each of them looking for their own way of escaping reality – be it by dreaming of floating into the clouds hanging onto a helium balloon or flying away on the back of a moth.

Characters ranging from aging ballerinas to factory workers are brought to life by Tilted’s multigenerational company of six outstanding performers.

Major 27 date UK National Tour Sept 2006 – March 2007. Mercury Theatre Colchester; Junction Cambridge; Bowen West Bedford; Gardner Arts Centre Brighton; Lakeside Arts Centre Nottingham; Miskin Theatre Dartford; DanceCity Newcastle; LABAN London; New Wolsey THeatre Ipswich; Dartington Arts Totnes; Taliesin Arts Centre Swansea; DanceXchange Birmingham; Lowry Salford; Dundee Rep; Traverse Edinburgh; Merlin Theatre Frome; QEH London; The Point Eastleigh; Wycombe Swan; ShowRoom Chichester; Worcester Swan; LEAP Festival Liverpool; Theatr Brycheiniog Brecon.

Funded by Arts Council England. Co-commissioned by Southbank Centre and DanceEast.

Supported by DanceXchange, Mercury Theatre Colchester, LABAN, Jerwood Charity, Big Box Studios, Magic Plastic Balloons.

Running time: 115 minutes (including interval)

Press:

‘Speech in dance theatre is hard to pull off. Von Stockert’s scripts are witty and well-focused… there’s something distinctive about von Stockert’s work, an individual outlook, its own particular atmosphere.’

Zoe Anderson, The Independent, November 2006

‘This marvelous blend of dance and theatre, for seven performers, film and mechanical fuury dog, is closely, hilariously, observed, and touchingly aware of the sorrows of existence.’

Robert Beale, Manchester Evening News, January 2007

 

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