Iege Vanwalle is Master in Sinology (UGent). She also studied two years at the Central Academy of Drama (中央戏剧学院) in Beijing and did a Master at the University of Leiden. She founded the company “IKARO” with Katrien Coupez, specialized in translation and interpreting., was co-founder and editor of “Het Trage Vuur”, magazine for Chinese literature in translation and translated and published modern and contemporary Chinese poetry and some novels into Dutch for various publishers in the Netherlands and Belgium. She teaches Chinese language and culture at various schools and online ( ).

Katrien Coupez is Master in Sinology (UGent). After her studies she went for a year studying at Nanjing University (南京大学) and eight months in Taiwan. and traveled for more than a year through Southeast Asia and China. Back in Belgium she founded with Iege the company “IKARO” specialized in translation and interpreting. In 2011 they translated the novel 'Onder de Meidoorn' by Aimi. To date she is actively involved with China, through film (Made in China, Filmfest Gent) & translation work. In addition, Katrien has been working in the cultural world in Ghent for more than 20 years (Kunstencentrum Vooruit, concert organizer Greenhouse Talent, Filmfest Gent, Herbert Foundation, Minard.