Patti Bradshaw (dance/theater/puppet artist)
Patti Bradshaw creates movement theater that incorporates puppets and performing objects. Her work has been seen in many venues in NYC and in Greece, Portugal and Japan. Inspired by Folk Art, she has devised movement/puppetry theater works inspired by Robert Walser and Marc Chagall, “fools in plein air: fermented rain”’; painter and poet Florine Stettheimer; “Flowers in Space” and “Garden of Florine: Impending Storms”; Franz Kafka’s last and unfinished novel, “K and the Way”, and the inner life of poet Fernando Pessoa, “Disquietude” and “Next to the Last Poem”. Recent works have been presented at Dixon Place, the 92nd St Y, Roulette Intermedium, St. Ann’s Warehouse, FiveMyles Gallery, Brooklyn Studios for Dance and Triskelion Arts. She was a multi-year member of St. Ann’s Puppet Lab and has received support from the Jim Henson Foundation, Dixon Place, Harkness Dance Festival at the 92nd St. Y and artist residencies at Brooklyn Studios for Dance and from Barbara Bray Ketchum at Sarah Lawrence College. She was a co-founder of Pepatian and was an original member of the Butoh Rockettes.