Young Artists Platorm (YAP) is a platform dedicated to exchanges and collaborations for young independent Chinese artists, with the aim of creating non-profit artistic creations in various fields of contemporary art including performing arts and literature. Thanks to the results achieved in the dance field, in the last 3 years the platform has received the three-year support of the Chinese National Endowment for the Arts, Chinese Literature and Arts Foundation, and has contributed to the organization of the two most influential events in the field of Chinese dance: the Young Dancers Development Plan of Beijing and the China Contemporary Dance Biennale of Shanghai.

Thanks to the collaboration with SETA, an organization founded and directed by Fabrizio Massini to facilitate exchanges between China and Europe through curatorship and dedicated project design, an Italian delegation made up of Lanfranco Cis (Oriente Occidente) and Anna Formilan (under35 professional) made a trip in Beijing to meet the platform managers and representatives of the Italian Cultural Institute to discuss and sign a protocol for the creation of an Italian showcase at YAP 2020.

Anna Formilan took part in the preparatory stages of the trip alongside the staff of Oriente Occidente and then took an active role in the trip.