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The State Ballet of Georgia
Saturday, March 20, 2021 - Sunday, March 28, 2021$10 – $25
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A New Dance Film by State Ballet of Georgia
Northrop welcomes the artists of State Ballet of Georgia in an original film created especially with our audiences in mind. This online performance includes gala-style excerpts of ballet repertory, interviews with Artistic Director Nina Ananiashvili and featured dancers, and footage and history of the beautiful State Opera and Ballet Theatre and City of Tbilisi. Ballets featured in the film will include Laurencia, premiered in 1939 by Vakhtang Chabukiani, a famed and beloved choreographer born in Tbilisi; Sagalobeli, a 2007 ballet choreographed to Georgian folk melodies by Vladimir Possokhov; Leonid Lavrovsky’s Romeo and Juliet, which was the first full version choreographed to Prokofiev’s score; and a taste of The State Ballet of Georgia’s Giselle which had been planned for this time period.
“Remarkable dancers…a Ballet company unlike most others.” (The Washington Post)
Online premiere Sat, Mar 20 at 7:30 PM CDT
Performance available on demand through Sun, Mar 28, 11:59 PM CDT
This film will be subtitled in English, with other accessibility services available upon request.
If you’ve purchased tickets in advance you will receive the access link via email approx. 1 hour prior to the start time.
If you purchase tickets after the start time, please click on the link in the email receipt for access to the performance.
ABOUT THE PROGRAM
The ballet repertoire featured in the film will include Laurencia, choreographed by Vakhtang Chabukiani, a famed choreographer born in Tbilisi, Sagalobeli, a 2007 ballet choreographed by Yuri Possokhov to Georgian folk melodies that was originally to be part of the repertoire performed at Northrop in the spring of 2020, Leonid Lavrovsky’s Romeo and Juliet, Les Sylphides, and Giselle.
In addition to ballet repertoire, the film will feature interviews with the company’s famed Artistic Director Nina Ananiashvili, as well as selected dancers from the company. Footage of the Georgian Opera and Ballet Theater in Tbilisi and city of Tbilisi, Georgia, will also be highlighted alongside the history of these notable sites.