Famous Georgian ballet group to perform at Royal Opera House Muscat
December 22, 2019 | 8:45 PM
by Times News Service
The group was founded by Iliko Sukhishvili and Nino Ramishvili more than seven decades ago in 1945. - Supplied picture

Muscat: World-renowned Georgian ballet group is coming to Oman to perform at the Royal Opera House Muscat (ROHM) this weekend.

The Sukhishvili Georgian National Ballet, with one hundred dancers and a live band, will be performing at the ROHM on Friday, December 27 and Saturday, December 28, 2019. The shows are scheduled to start at 7pm.

The group was founded by Iliko Sukhishvili and Nino Ramishvili more than seven decades ago in 1945 and is still managed by the Sukhishvili family.

The company has created a unique choreography in winning designs that combine folk dance traditions with those of classical ballet and contemporary dance.

Many years of strenuous training underlie the difficult athletic feats performed in complicated dance sequences by the men who dance on their toes in thin leather boots and expertly wield their weapons in breath-taking choreographed swordsmanship. They leap impossibly high and bounce from their knees as they spin as fast as tops and take flight, whirling high in the air.

Energetic movements

The women perform energetic, complex foot movements in sequence with the men, and also float effortlessly through graceful ballet formations in flowing gowns and gorgeous headdresses.

The men are equally impressive in tall boots and flared jackets that swirl as airborne dancers leap and spin in the heights of the stage.

The group is currently performing worldwide and has appeared in prestigious venues such as La Scala, Royal Albert Hall, the Roman Coliseum, the Metropolitan Opera and Madison Square

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