Kazimi Kolesnik has toured as far afield as Cuba,
Japan, Malaysia and New Zealand. Trained at The Mime Centre,
London and the London Contemporary Dance School, 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 musical Time.
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.
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
two series for Finnish National Television's YLE. Called travelling in the North, the
highly popular programmes explored Finnish
Lapland, Norway and Russia.
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
Photographs by Kai Sairanen