Georgian Theatre Day Awards by Theatrical Society
17 January, 2013
Georgian Theatre Day Awards by Theatrical Society
A part from being the Old New Year, January 14 is also the day of Georgian theatre. The date was marked with pomp and circumstance at the Rustaveli State Drama Theatre, accompanied by beautiful classical music played by the Evgeny Mikeladze State Orchestra.
The hall was filled with directors and actors, workers of theatre sphere, who were looking forward to hearing their names as the traditional annual prize-giving ceremony was in store for them. The first prize named after great
Georgian director Kote Marjanishvili went to Giorgi (Goga) Pipinashvili, prominent actor of middle generation. The evening was anchored by Gogi Kavtaradze, Director and Actor, Chairman of the Theatrical Society, which is the traditional organizer of the event. “I congratulate you on the day of the Georgian theatre. Today, I cannot imagine myself to be happier than I am now,” Pipinashvili mentioned in his thank-you speech.
The second prize of another great Georgian director Sandro Akhmeteli was conferred to director Gocha Kapanadze who currently works at the Rustavi town theatre. “I thank all of my theatres where I have worked in the past, including of course Rustaveli Theatre. First and foremost, I thank my pedagogues, then my parents. I am proud that I am receiving this prize named after Sandro Akhmeteli in the theatre where he worked and created masterpieces in his times.”
The day was also the commemoration of those great actors, magicians of the stage who are no longer with us. Gogi Kavtaradze pointed out Ramaz Chkhikvadze in particular, who together with director Robert Sturua managed to mesmerize the world in their tours with Shakespeare’s Richard III and King Lear even in Great Britain. “Chkhikvadze was a theatre himself”, Kavtaradze said. He also paid tribute to Akaki Vasadze.
The next award went to a woman – Nineli Chankvetadze, famous actress of Georgia, who received the Veriko Anjaparidze Prize. “I do believe that this is the prize of a dream for everybody – the prize named after the greatest actress of the 20th century. I always say that my success is mostly attributed to the partners as I have always been very lucky to play with a marvelous cohort of actors around me. That’s why, I congratulate them too. I also want to thank all my directors who often complain that actors receive prizes while they remain in shadow. I want to express my greatest thanks to the great maestro Mikheil Tumanishvili, my teacher. Our gang is one big family which cannot breathe without theatre. “
This year, two new nominations were added: prize of Petre Otskheli, greatest Georgian theatre artist, which was conferred to the painter Temur Ninua, and the prize of Akaki Khorava, colossal film and cinema actor in the full sense of this word. The last award went to Otar Meghvinetukhutsesi, unanimously beloved Georgian actor in his 70s who has always been a symbol of Georgian male beauty and talent. “Alan Parker said: I only notice when they do not give me anything,” joked the Georgian actor,” I have quite a few prizes, but not so much as yet. It was an unimaginable joy and my New Year was so different. Akaki Khorava was a giant with unforgettable voice, looks and talent. I wish all my colleagues to experience the same sensation, which I feel today.”
Actors say that it was a report to the spectators for what the actors did the last year. Every year, Georgian Theatre Day travels all Around Georgia. Let’s wait and see which town or theatre will be the host next year and hope for numerous memorable performances in 2013.
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