Guang Jian Gao, Designer-in-Chief and Art Director at the Chinese National Centre
of Performing Arts in Beijing, will speak at Prolight + Sound 2016. The
internationally renowned theatre expert will hold a keynote lecture covering his
many years of experience as a set designer and offering interesting expert
knowledge for the sector. The lecture will be held in Forum.0 of Frankfurt Fair and
Exhibition Centre on Thursday, 7 April 2016 at 15.30 hrs.

“Products and subjects relating to theatre and stage technology have gained greatly
in significance for Prolight + Sound. Therefore, I am particularly pleased that, with
this lecture by Guang Jian Gao, we can also present a special highlight for trade
visitors from this segment at this year’s fair’, says Prolight + Sound Director
Michael Biwer. “Our special thanks go to Florian von Hofen, CTO of Rouge AVE, who
made contact with Guang Jian Gao and went to great lengths to make this
extraordinary highlight possible.’

Gao is China’s leading stage designer. He has been honoured many times for his
work at national and international theatres. In the course of his 20-year career, he
has been involved in numerous productions including works such as “Rigoletto’, “The
Magic Flute’, “Don Pasquale’, “Nora’, “The Wager’ and “The Orphan of Zhao’.
Additionally, he was responsible for the design of the opera “Turandot’ directed by
Golden Globe winner Zhang Yimou. Their version of “Turandot’ was initially
performed in Florence, then in the “Forbidden City’ in Beijing and subsequently at
many venues around the world, such as the Olympic Stadium in Munich and, most
recently the Chinese National Centre of Performing Arts and the Olympic Stadium in
Beijing. At the 2015 Quadriennale in Prague, Gao was presented with the gold medal
for the best stage design.

The keynote lecture by Guang Jian Gao is part of the extensive seminar programme
of Prolight + Sound (5 to 8 April 2016). Last year, the trade fair was supplemented
by “Stagery’, a special-interest product group that embraces products and services
for the field of theatre and stage technology. The lectures offered also cover this
subject area in depth.

Further details about the conference programme at Prolight + Sound 2016 will be
announced shortly.

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