Yu Bai (She/her/hers) is a producer and writer in Berlin's independent dance scene since 2019. Prior to this, she worked as a journalist and creative strategist in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. She holds a B.A. in Culture and Language Studies and an M.A. in New Media and Digital Culture with a focus on Performing Arts from Utrecht University, NL.
As a creative producer, she encourages artistic experimentation that transcends traditional art genres, avoiding rigid divisions. Her focus is on supporting projects that challenge the conventional relationship between the audience and art. She further facilitates networking and knowledge exchange among artists and various cultural and political entities through workshop formats. She is also a member of the production company: Apricot Productions.
As an advocate for independent performing artists. She achieves this through her preposition to collaborate with artists on a partnership. She applies practical knowledge and detail oriented methods to translate artistic ideas into concrete projects. This involves critical analysis, content development, budgeting, creative strategy (including securing funding, partners, and venues), preparing grant applications and working as an outside-eye.
She extends her support to young performing artists through consultation to develop their projects, with a particular preference for themes related to queer ecology, critical perspectives on capitalism, decolonialism, and self-critical working methods.
As a writer, she hosts creative writing workshops to share knowledge among professional artists in the scene, with a special focus on opening the access to minority and disadvantaged groups. Recently, she has taken on the role of a dance reviewer, bridging the gap between the art and the public.