Georgian Folk Phenomenon
13 January, 2011
Georgian Folk Phenomenon

This week I would like to start the year off on the right foot, first by saying that many different types of people, from different parts of the world can and will read my stories.

Therefore, I feel that it is important for me to provide a sort of multifaceted body of content to my unknown number of readers. Oddly enough, this week’s story focuses on the multifaceted bodies that make up the Georgian state ballet dance company best known

as: “Sukhishvili.”  Now, to first paint and accurate picture of Georgian arts, entertainment, night-life or perhaps just what one can do to pass the time here in Tbilisi, it is important to take into consideration several factors. First and foremost, the city has not only all of the more common attractions readily available in any other city such as: night clubs, restaurants, caf?s, shops and so on, but it also has a very unique and traditional element that softly and seamlessly, weaves it all together. Another thing to consider is, just how far back in Georgian history you can see simply by putting a night out with the boys on hold and try something new, which is exactly what I did. It would first be a good idea to thank my wife for taking me to see this outstanding group of dancers; simply because I would have never guessed how great it would be if she did not. Having said that, let’s proceed to the main event, shall we? On this particular occasion, we decided to go by taxi and as luck would have it he was a bit of a chatter box and he drove much too slow, such things are very unusual but it was somehow better than having  the usual rollercoaster ride through the busy city for once. After some time, we arrived at the Tbilisi Concert Hall, it was of course overcome by hustle and bustle. People were waiting to get in, camera men were setting up for the show and the Elvis caf? which is a part of the venue was quite lively as well. After squeezing through the crowd and then past the ticket taker, we were on the way to our seats. The inside was very nice with a great view of the surrounding streets through the front side glass enclosure, this made getting to the balcony impossible without stopping to take a couple pictures of my wife in front of such a splendid backdrop. The time had finally come, or at least I thought so but you know they don’t start a show until the audience has time to build up some anticipation. Never the less we took our seats and as we looked down from just about the highest spot in the place we could see what must have been a full house. After what seemed to be forever the lights dimmed and everyone went absolutely wild. From behind the rising curtain came light and sound, synchronized rhythms that would soon take me back in time. As the traditional Georgian worked its magic on me, groups of dancers in various numbers leapt or sprang and sometimes even floated ever so gracefully across the otherwise bare stage. Among the first was a woman in a very long and beautiful white dress, from where I sat her feet were not visible, thus the tiny steps she took made it seem as though she was gliding on air and rather quickly I might add. At that point, it was clear to me just how unique and beautiful this form of traditional dance really is. I was deeply impressed by the way each and every minute of the show was so enjoyable. For example, some of the more unexpected treats the dances have in store is the way the men do double pirouettes beginning on their knees one after the other, at one point a man raced across the stage spinning around on his knees, as that wasn’t enough, each time he spun to face the audience he would throw a dagger into the stage floor, it was absolutely spectacular! Another “cool” thing is the dances that involve sword fighting. Just imagine all the action of battle combined with high energy Georgian dance. It was mesmerizing to see shields and swords clashing, with sparks flying on impact as they spun and leapt over one another with surgical precision. From start to finish, I was truly entertained by the music and the costumes as well as the graceful world class dancers; I can’t wait to see them again. So my dear reader, if you haven’t had the pleasure of witnessing Sukhishili yourself, I recommend that you put on your list of things to do for 2011….

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