April 14, 2021
As an independent contemporary dance artist and artistic researcher, Naishi’s curiosity brings him to observe and study how and why people move. Dance exists in the melding of shared experiences between bodies and can be accessed by everyone. Naishi believes performative arts create a collective imagination of the future. He trusts that the presence of the body can hold embodied meanings.
Naishi is based in culturally diverse Toronto, and born in Changchun, China, and began his training with Chinese martial arts, Chinese Classical, and Folk dances at Jilin College of Art. In 2004, he moved to Canada to attend The School of Toronto Dance Theatre.