Georgia – Youth Folkloric Ballet “Egrisi”

Georgian Youth Folkloric Ballet “Egrisi” was established on March 13, 1995 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 not only in Georgia, but also around the world including Turkey, the Netherlands, Bulgaria, Romania, Cyprus and Greece, Oman and etc.. 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 folk group has gained many diplomas and was several times given an official honor of laureate for the successful creative achievements that was highlighted by TV and radio in the native country as well as abroad.
The ensemble performs a wide range of Georgian folk dances reflecting the lifestyle of Georgians in the past. They look stately in their beautifully ornate costumes accentuated with fabulous head dresses. 
The dances of the ensemble impress the audience with their complicated dance numbers involving graceful hand movements and swift amazing tricks of toes and knees.