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Geluo Liang Literary Director Geluo Liang is a member of the Chinese Dancers Association and is a prominent dramaturg, director and online dance critic. He has written, planned and directed many large-scale stage shows and— with a deep understanding of China and Eastern culture—is committed to exploring and discovering the cultural exchanges between tradition and modernity, and between the East and the West. He comes to stage and theatre work from two perspectives: as a commentator and critic, in which capacity he has objectively observed numerous classical and contemporary pieces; and as a creator, having participated in the planning, writing and direction of a wide range of performances. His work often explores and experiments with the interface between stagecraft, video communication and the internet. Fabiana Piccioli Lighting Consultant Fabiana Piccioli trained as a dancer and graduated in philosophy at Università La Sapienza, Rome, in 1999. After a short dance career in Brussels, she became the production manager of the Romaeuropa Festival in 2001. In 2005 she moved to London to join Akram Khan Company as technical director and lighting designer. A freelance lighting designer since 2013, currently based in Rome, she has collaborated with artists all over the world. She was the lighting designer for Yang Liping’s Under Siege (2017 Melbourne International Arts Festival). She has won three Knight of Illumination Awards: in 2013, 2017 (the ETC Award for Dance) and 2018 (the Robert Juliat Award for Opera). Sander Loonen Technical Producer After a four-year apprenticeship at the Rotterdamse Schouwburg in the 1990s, Sander Loonen developed a career as a technician and designer that balances lighting, sound, video and staging. He works in all aspects of live performance and installation, designing and managing lighting, video, sound and staging for a wide variety of artists and organisations, including Yang Liping, Negramaro, Aakash Odedra, Akram Khan, Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, English National Ballet, LA Dance Project, Boy Blue, Sarah Moeremans, Anish Kapoor, Emio Greco|PC, Aditi Mangaldas, Gregory Maqoma, Duckie, Meg Stuart/Damaged Goods, the Serpentine Gallery (London), Productiehuis Rotterdam, the Théâtre de la Ville (Paris), the Netherlands Architectural Institute (Rotterdam) and the National Ballet of Flanders. He has been based in Rome since 2017.