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Jingyun Li

Theatre director, producer and dramaturg

Jingyun Li is a freelance theatre director, producer and dramaturg. Li studied Media Studies (Bachelor) and Chinese Languages and Literature (minor) at Fudan University, with an exchange programme in Sociolinguistics at Duke University and Gender Studies at University of California, Santa Barbara. After her master studies in International Dramaturgy at the University of Amsterdam and first project as dramaturg at the 2019 Opera Forward Festival at the Dutch National Opera, she went to Germany in 2019 and interned at Komische Oper Berlin and JTW Spandau. 

In her practice, Li uses languages as artistic material to reflect on and reshape ways of writing and speaking, and to question the worldview, ideology and power of languages. Her own interdisciplinary multilingual projects thematically address sexuality, cultural identity, migration and censorship. Since 2021, Li has co-curated the international programme of Stadttheater Spandau, and currently also works at APAL@AmnAsia and the Performing Arts Festival Berlin.

Update: 31 January 2023