Georgia – Youth Folkloric Ballet “Egrisi”

egridisi1Georgia is the fourth country to present at the festival organized by the UNESCO Office in Doha in cooperation with the Cultural Village Foundation — Katara.
The Georgian Youth Folkloric Ballet “Egrisi” painted a bright picture of the Georgian folkloric dance heritage through a mosaic of dances in front of hundreds during its performances at Katara Esplanade.
Georgian Youth Folkloric Ballet “Egrisi” was found in Tbilisi, Georgia. The founder of the company: Vladimir Pilishvili, former leading soloist of the National Ballet Company of Iliko Sukhishvili. The Art leader and the Choreographer: George Pilishvili, the leading soloist of the State Folk Dance Group “Mamuli” of Ministry of Defense.
Since its establishment “Egrisi” has been involved in various creative activities, in the festivals, competitions and other cultural events around the world including Turkey, the Netherlands, Bulgaria, Romania, Oman, Cyprus and Greece among others. It has also presented in Doha in several occasions including the 15th Doha Asian Games in 2006 and the Doha Capital of Arab Culture in 2010.
The ensemble performed a wide range of Georgian folk dances reflecting the lifestyle of Georgians in the past. They looked stately in their beautifully ornate costumes accentuated with fabulous head dresses.
The ensemble impressed the audience with their complicated dance numbers involving graceful hand movements and swift amazing tricks of toes and knees only best trained dancers can perform combining skill and art.
From dances describing aristocracy to romantic dance items to warrior dances earned the applause of Katara visitors.