Brady Van Patten and Zachary Bird

Brady Van Patten and Zachary Bird (Chicago, IL) met each other while studying dance at the University of Iowa. After working together their mutual attractions to movement, theatricality, and improvisation began to grow. The ability to blur the lines between dance and theater, set and improvised structures, and incorporation of story telling have been strong influences for the two. Both have since moved to Chicago and are working as free-lance artists. Constantly inspired by their mentor Jennifer Kayle, the two continue to investigate the process of collaboration with dance and theater.