Ensemble “Rustavi” Administration Press Release, November 2nd, 2020
Connecting with the 50th anniversary of the Ensemble “Rustavi”, there has been published a very important anthology – “400 Georgian Folk Songs”.
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“La Libre Belgique”
Ancient Georgian dance ‘Khorumi’ is beautiful expression of male bravery shown not only in dance, but in polyphonic song as well, which the male choir sings delightfully. The original dances performed on different rhythms have tremendous effect on the audience. The dancers with ‘steel’ muscles and fantastic virtuosity remind us the heroes from ‘Iliad’. The breathtaking dances on tiptoes are distinguished with laconic, refined and perfect style. Imeruli Nana is wonderful; the patriotic songs are high-spirited; the work songs give us reason to believe that Medieval Georgia was no less important than Byzantium. This wonderful ensemble, which preserves the unique traditions of Georgian culture with such care and love, fills the audience with tremendous inspiration.