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Eldarin

Theatre director, writer and producer


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Eldarin is a theatre director, writer and producer. She was trained at the Imperial College London and the University of Bristol as a scientist before she studied at RADA in Theatre Directing and Producing. She is the winner of the 3rd prize International Award "Lorenzo il Magnifico" (2019). 
 
She founded her theatre company in 2014. And with the generosity of Arts Council England and many other funding bodies, they produced the sold-out one-woman show “Bound Feet Blues” by Yang-May Ooi (Tristan Bates Studio), comedy “Told Look Younger” by award-winning writer Stephen Wyatt (Jermyn Street Theatre), physical theatre “Normal Love” (Sadler's Wells Theatre/Lilian Baylis Studio), and an international new writing scheme with the outspoken Israeli writer Joshua Sobol and writer/director Lisa Goldman (National Theatre of China/Bush Theatre/SOAS). 
 
She is heavily influenced by Symbolism, Theatre of Absurd and Expressionist Dance, and often takes a stand on controversial social issues. Themes that she has explored so far include honour killing, child neglects and abuses, forced marriage, domestic violence, and the life of older LGBTQ+ people. 
 

In recent years, she started to make her own cross-disciplinary work. Her approach is to interpret scientific research through Symbolism. These credits include performance art "The Meal of Madam Candlestick", premiered at the Florence Biennale and won the 3rd prize International Award "Lorenzo il Magnifico"; Tanztheater “Dry Room”, premiered at the World Stage Design 2017, followed by a UK Tour; dance film "Dry Room" displayed at Tate Modern; and Research & Development of installation performance “The Balcony”.  ​