Katie Duck and Yolande Snaith met in England in the mid 80's. They shared an artistic interest in using objects, music and text alongside their dance, performance and choreography backgrounds. They also shared a continuing research in how improvisation is not the antitheses of composition but rather a means by which performers can maintain a live presence. Over the years both Katie and Yolande developed their respective performance practices and artistic work, with extensive international touring, commissions and residencies. They met again in 2008 in San Diego and have continued to pursue their collaborative interests in the form of workshops, studio sessions and improvisation performances in Amsterdam and San Diego. Katie Duck (63) and Yolande Snaith (55) have relentlessly continued to conduct their research as professional choreographers, teachers and performers. They have a rich background accumulated from the years of insisting to experiment in their projects. Under the pressures of the shifting tides that have effected the field of dance and the professional performance arts generally, they have resisted temporary trends in exchange for their artistic research and vision for live art to reveal a live body in a meaningful theatre space.