Kazimi Kolesnik has toured as far afield as Cuba, Japan,
Malaysia and New Zealand. Trained at The Mime Centre,
London and the London School of Contemporary Dance,
he danced the role of Peter in Adam Darius's The Anne
Frank Ballet, both on stage and the televised production
broadcast internationally. In the commercial world,
he appeared in West Side Story and the West End
As an actor, he created the role of Arthur Rimbaud in Adam
Darius's production of Rimbaud and Verlaine, seen in Britain
For ten summers he was co-director, with Adam Darius, of
the Shetland Islands Dance and Mime performances for
children. Kazimir Kolesnik's association with Shetland
continues as guest choreographer for the Shetland Baton
Twirlers under the direction of Caroline Bulter. In this
capacity, his choreography has won first prize in Scotland
on many occasions.
Mr. Kolesnik's many choreographic works also include the
acclaimed London production of Yukio Mishima, later seen
internationally. He also acted the role of Mishima in Portugal.
Kazimir Kolesnik's other ensemble productions include the
ballet Bullet, seen in Damascus, Syria, and A Snake in the
Grass premiered in Amman, Jordan which he co-directed
with Adam Darius, thereby expanding the boundaries
of Arabic theatre.
For FST Television in Finland, Mr. Kolesnik devised and
directed a 13-part comic horror series entitled
Hubert Harrington. Additionally, he co-wrote and presented
two series for Finnish National Television's YLE. Called
travelling in the North, the highly popular programmes
explored Finnish Lapland, Norway and Russia.
A faculty member of the Lahti Circus School, Mr. Kolesnik
directed several of their productions. For Circus Helsinki,
he choreographed and co-directed, along with Martina Linder,
their productions of Revontulentaika and Sukris, numbers
from the show winning first-prize in the European Youth
Circus Competition in Germany.
For his ongoing and diverse contributions to the world of
movement theatre, Kazimir Kolesnik is the recipient of the
Shetland Islands Dance and Mime Award, the Beirut Festival
du Rire Trophy in Lebanon and, on two occasions, presented
by the King Hussein Foundationin Jordan, the Noor Al Hussein Award.
Kazimir Kolesnik is a faculty member of Lahti Circus School, Circus Helsinki
and Kallion Lukio.
Photographs by Kai Sairanen