Livestream: The State Ballet of Georgia

This opportunity is recommended for high school students.

When

This performance can be livestreamed Saturday, March 20, 2021 at 7:30pm (premiere) – Sunday, March 28, 2021.

About the Show

This online performance includes gala-style excerpts of ballet repertoire, 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, Sagalobelli, 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.

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Themes

  • In the ballet Giselle, a woman falls for a man who is dishonest about his intentions. What would you say to one or both of these characters, if you could?
  • In the ballet Laurencia, a group of villagers stand together and rise against a tyrant. What might this remind you of in real life? Do you think this story is intended to be inspiring? Or cautionary?

Contains mature themes and moments of violence. Children should be 14 years of age or older to attend this performance. 

This opportunity is offered courtesy of our Project Success theater partner, Northrop Auditorium.