Amadeo is one of the most interesting personalities around Mykonos...
Trying to determine what he really is, what he actually does and how, seems to be quite difficult and even unfair... It kind of restricts him within boundaries and boundaries never do justice to anyone, let alone Amadeo...
Some call him a Yogi, others call him a dancer or a thinker...
Most probably he's all that, he's certainly a dancer who has worked with Jerome Robbins, but he's also much much more!..
Here are a few of his quotes:
Yesterday is history. Tomorrow is mystery. Today is a gift – that is why we call it present.
The best way to predict your future is to create it. Discipline is freedom – no rules, no games.
You only get what you give yourself - so give yourself the best.
The clothes you wear have a distinct influence on the way you feel. Loose garments, natural fabrics and light colours all lead to calm. This is why yogis wear white.
Life is a persistent teacher. It will keep repeating lessons until we learn. The truest expression of a people is in its dances and its music. BODIES NEVER LIE.
And here's a couple of links with more info on Amadeo Barrios in english and french.
And here's a collection of videos.
I am really grateful to Amadeo Barrios, for sitting so gracefully for this series of portraits and allowing me to capture not actually him - just a passing moment in time with him and also, coincidentally, me around...
Thank you, Amadeo!..