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.The everlasting WAVES of Endurance. 

Lingering Games 1.2

 “As Gregor Samsa awoke one morning from uneasy dreams he found himself transformed in his bed into a gigantic insect.”

 'Metamorphosis'  Franz Kafka



Ewa Emini

Xinji Shen

Xinyi Shen is an independent theatre producer and project manager based in London and Shanghai. She has obtained a BSc. Economics at University College London, MSc. Economic History at London School of Economics and Political Science and MA. Creative Producing at Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. Currently she works for Xiao Nian Qing Theatre Company in China. Her main producing works include: Devising Theatre "Pill of Immortality" (Producer, Nanjing University of the Arts Museum), "Cassie and the Lights" by Patch of Blue Theatre (Producer at 2019 China Theatre Academy Award, and won Outstanding Production Award), RSC's "Matilda the Musical" China Tour (GWB Entertainment Project Manager Assistant), Short Film "Storm of Steel" (Producer, RSC Showcase), "We Live by the Sea" by Patch of Blue (Producer, Beijing Fringe Festival, Hangzhou Contemporary Arts Festival), Devised Movement Theatre "Lingering Games 吾有“ (Producer, Siobhan Davies Studio, 2017 World Stage Design Scenofest), Musical ”The Addams Family“ and ”Hair the Musical" UK Tour (Investment management), "The Fool" by Rao Xiao Zhi Theatre Studio (UK Associate Producer, 2016 Edinburgh Fringe Festival), Musical "The Memory Show" ( Co-Producer, Drayton Theatre. Supported by UK Alzheimer’s Society and won BroadwayWorldUK Best New Musical), "Tea Set" (Co-producer, London and Edinburgh Tour). She has also created and managed a number of intercultural projects with Royal Central and Slade School of Fine Arts. In Shanghai she is the executive producer for "Game of Freedom" (The Asian Building Shanghai), and "The Insanity" (1862 Theatre Shanghai).




We are two creatives, who meet in London in 2016. Since then we are co-creating a third performance under the umbrella of Lingering Games. 

The work which we have so far devised was performed in Siobhan Davies Studio in London and also was chosen as a UK representation at The World Stage Design Festival in Taiwan in 2017. 
Currently, we are working on a new performance from the Lingering Games series, based on "Metamorphosis" by Franz Kafka. For the 100 years anniversary of Kafka's death in 2024, we are aiming to create a movement-based experimental mixed media performance, which could be also transformed into an immersive exhibition, to capture our journey through all the stages of the show. 

Ewa Emini as London-based Director and Movement Director whose great interest is in authenticity of movement expression of stage character. She trained and worked in ‘Gardzienice Theatre’ (founded by Jerzy Grotowski’s collaborators) and in Contemporary Dance Training in the Warsaw Dance Department.  She also obtained MS in Public Health at Jagiellonian University, and MA in Movement: Directing and Teaching at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama.


Currently, she works as a freelance Director who was working on: 'SCROOGE', performed in The White Bear Theatre, a short movement film, and R&D for the stage performance "Before She Goes" based on "Eh Joe" by Samuel Beckett,  "UNTITLED", Lingerin Games 1.2 together with Verrse Unboun and "TRANSMITTING", Live Zoom Performance in 2020. Her Movement Directing work includes the short films: "STELLA", directed by Caroline Steinbeis, movement facilitation on "KINK", directed by Freya Mavor, "Genesis 37" by Genome Theatre, performed as a mixed media show in The Cockpit Theatre,  "ROCK and ROSE", a project by Yi Yang for The ECHO Festival, organized by Architectural Association Interprofessional Studio, "We'll be Home for Christmas", and "Revelations" directed by Adam Sandy, performed in The White Bear Theatre and The Golden Goose Theatre, "The Heart", directed by Anna Ostrovskaia at Cambridge School of Art and Creative Industries R&D for "Dark Matter" by Keziah Joseph, R&D for "Mind The Gap, by Genome Theatre. Ewa was also teaching "Animal Movement" for the RCSSD London, site-specific workshop "Devising Movement with Nature" on Hampstead Heath, and as a Lecture for Idocde - International Documentation of Contemporary Dance Education during Symposium MAKING PLACE, TAKING SPACE.

 In her work, Ewa is interested in transformative languages from everyday actions and social themes and their interconnected relationships to body, space, and materials. She places importance on collaboration with artists from diverse backgrounds and disciplines to explore movement and specific disciplinary vocabularies. In her work Ewa connects her interests in nature psychology, basic of neuroscience, magic, Tarot cards, energy, and science to make visible layers of reality to which we don’t have an access through our senses. She devises a work together with the artists from their heritage and experimental movement work grounded in imagination to express the vision and philosophy hidden behind the text of the play. As Ewa loves working with contrasts, her work always connects choreographed moments and life improvisation, poetry of movement and everyday life actions, expressive movement and focus on the detail like an breath, to create a sense of performed actions and help the artists to sustain them over the length of the play.


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