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Shi Jingxin (Xin-Art-Labs Founder and Artistic Director)
Shi Jingxin graduated from the Choreography Department at Beijing Dance Academy, staying on afterwards to teach. After being invited to join the Performance Department at Shanghai Theatre Academy, she began researching acting and performance. She has studied contemporary dance choreography in France under Susan Buirge, and performance with Richard Schechner in the United States, founding Xin-Art-Lab in 2009. Shi createdthe “Body Architect Zen-moving Point” training method in 2012, the “Body Narrative” performance technique in 2015, and the “Body Museum” series in 2018. Her major works include “Qi-qi,” “Reunion,” “Female Narrative Trilogy,” “Stay Alive,” “Xia Xie Bo Wa,” “Emptiness Dancing,” “O’s Family,” and “Place of Memory.” She was invited to participate in Italy’s Aperto Festival and Teatro dell’Artc Milano, National Centre for the Performing Arts’ “Twelve Days of Dance” festival, and Festival Croisements, organized by the French Embassy in China. Shi performed in the China Art Museum and Power Station of Art in Shanghai, and Beijing’s Minsheng Art Museum.
“Xin-Art-Labs” is an independent creative team founded in 2009 seeking to push the boundaries of contemporary dance in China.