Darion Adams (they/them) is a freelance independent artist, dancer, dance educator, choreographer, project coordinator and facilitator. Their work is currently focused on giving expression to their Queer identity as a person of coloured experience. As a UCT CTDPS and Jazzart Dance Theater graduate, Darion uses dance as a tool to bring together other art forms in order to challenge, relearn and shift narratives around identity politics and heritage. Darion is a recent graduate of the Cultural Producers Program presented by Business and Arts South Africa, Common Purpose and the Manchester International Festival.
They are currently holding the space as Contemporary Dance educator at UCT CTDPS for 3rd and 4th Year contemporary dance. Senior
Contemporary Dance at Igugu-Lethu Arts and Leadership founded by Olwethu Katase. Co-curator and administrative assistant at the Koena Art Institute – an indigenous gallery and art space that seeks to preserve and celebrate indigenous Khoena, Khoi & San heritage founded
by Lukretia Booysen. They are also the co-curator of the ÔANANÔAGUS | DESCENDANT | AFSTAMMELING Zine as part of a creative product achieved during their involvement in the BASA Cultural Producers Program.