Shen Tiemei is a leading Chuanju performing artist and Vice-chairman of the Chinese Theatre Association. She has been dedicated to the revival of Chuanju, and promoting the xiqu genre to the world. She is a recipient of the Wenhua Performance Award from the Ministry of Culture of China and a three-time winner of the prestigious Plum Blossom Grand Award.
Dr. Fredric Mao is a well-known figure in the field of performing arts, excelling in a variety of roles as practitioner, educator and arts administrator. He is currently the Chair of the School of Chinese Opera, The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts and was the Programme Curator of West Kowloon Bamboo Theatre 2014. Dr. Mao is well-versed in various traditions and practices of performing arts in both East and West. His original work The Liaisons, a multi-disciplinary production fusing Cantonese opera with modern drama was awarded “Best Modern Chinese Opera Award” by Shanghai First Drama Award in 2011.