Ira Brand is a London-based artist, performance- maker, writer, curator and teacher, originally from Germany. She works across theatre and live art, drawing on text, video, autobiography/ biography, a process of research and interviews, and choreographic practices. She regularly works in collaboration with other companies and artists, most recently with Made In China (Gym Party) and Andy Field (put your sweet hand in mine). She co-runs the award-winning artist-led collective Forest Fringe (www.forestfringe.co.uk) with Andy Field and Deborah Pearson. Ira Brand is currently enrolled in the Masters study programme at DAS Theatre, Amsterdam.