BIOGRAPHIES

ADAM DARIUS

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 to Brazil.

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 expressive mime).

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 and mime.

Adam Darius continues to inspire new audiences, most recently in Greenland, Croatia, Turkey, Slovakia, New Zealand, Malaysia, Morocco, Syria, Ukraine and Argentina.

Biography: Kazimir Kolesnik