Adam Darius has been
seen on the major stages of over 80 countries, his mystical impact
continuing to embrace each new generation.
Originally a ballet dancer and choreographer, he eventually evolved his own
fusion of dance and mime. Throughout six continents, he has seen in his
unique solo performance, from Madagascar to Afghanistan and from Indonesia
Among the illustrious names of world theatre Adam Darius has collaborated
with can be included Sweden's foremost film director, Ingmar Bergman, the
Belgian singer Jacques Brel, the pre-eminent
opera star, Placido Domingo, for whom he
choreographed four operas, rock star Kate Bush whom he trained in movement
and Hollywood film star Kate Beckinsale who
credits Mr. Darius as her solo acting teacher.
Adam Darius, the dance world's most prolific author, has additionally found
the time to write twelve books, the subjects including, autobiography,
philosophy, novels and his teaching books which include Acting: a
psychological and technical approach, the Commedia dell'Arte:
an introduction, Audition Monologues and The Adam Darius Method (on
Mr. Darius's large scale productions include the biographical works,
Marilyn, The Anne Frank Ballet, Rimbaud and Verlaine and Yukio Mishima (the last two in collaboration with Kazimir Kolesnik.) With Thomas Freundlich
as choreographer and in the title role, Adam Darius wrote the scenario and
directed the ballet, James Dean.
In 2005, Adam Darius initiated a Finnish-Jordanian choreographic
collaboration. Called Fusion, it was presented with great success at the
new opera house in Damascus. The choreographers represented were Rania Kamhawi, Kazimir Kolesnik and
Thomas Freundlich. The performances were greeted
with cheering from the Syrian audience.
Earlier in 2006, the evening-length production of Yukio Mishima,
after successes in London, Helsinki and Ljubljana, was seen in Porto and
Ponte de Lima in Portugal.Written and directed by
Adam Darius and with choreography and visualization by Kazimir
Kolesnik, it featured a cast of 26 actors, singers, dancers and musicians. Kazimir Kolesnik was seen as Yukio Mishima,
with Adam Darius as The Eternal Traveller.
The awards accorded Adam Darius include an American Television Emmy, the
key to Las Vegas, honorary membership in Indonesia's North Sumatran
community, the silver medallion of the Belgrade Monodrama Festival in
Yugoslavia, the silver sampan of the National Academy of Fine Arts in
Bangladesh, Italy's Premio Positano
Leonide Massine per l'arte
della Danza, the
Shetland Dance and Mime Award, the Beirut Festival du Rire
Trophy from Lebanon, and, on two occasions, the Noor Al Hussein Foundation
Award from Jordan.
At the invitation of Dr. Erik Näslund, Adam
Darius has donated his lifelong archives to the Dansmuseet
in Stockholm, Europe's most prestigious museum devoted to the art of dance
Adam Darius continues to inspire new audiences, most recently in Greenland,
Croatia, Turkey, Slovakia, New Zealand, Malaysia, Morocco, Syria, Ukraine
Biography: Kazimir Kolesnik