Published on Dec 23, 2012
Georgian National Ballet Sukhishvili
Грузинские Национальные Танцы
ქართული ხალხური ცეკვები
Dances of Georgia
Georgian Dance in Sighnaghi
ქართული ცეკვები სიღნაღი
Davluri - Davluri is an elegant city dance performed by pairs of men and women. It portrays the city aristocracy, in a dance reminiscent of the minuet of the European courts. The movements in Davluri are less complicated and the male/female relationship is less formal than most of the other styles of Georgian dance. The dance is performed by many couples and with the music and the colorful costumes, it paints a picture of an aristocratic feast on stage.
Kartuli - Kartuli is the quintessential Georgian dance. This dance has never choreographed for the stage but is danced according to very strict rules of sequence which describe the relationship between men and the women. It consists of 5 distinct sections: the man invites the woman to join him, they dance together, the man dances solo, the woman dances solo, and they conclude by dancing in unison. The dance expresses the chivalry between Georgian men and women. The man shows a most respectful attitude towards the woman by keeping his upper body very still. Kartuli is governed by very strict rules, for example, the man must not touch the woman at all, not even with his coat.
Jeirani - An oriental dance performed in the Georgian style representing the hunt for a magic doe.
Honga - This graceful dance is based on Ossetian wedding dances. Three couples demonstrate the virtuoso styling of these dances, with the men performing the traditional men's dance on their toes. The long sleeves of the men indicate the respect and restraint that the men show towards the women.
Svanuri - The mountainous region of Svaneti has its own language and is culturally separate from the other regions to the east—a reality reflected in their cultural dances. As in other mountain dances the men dance with vigor and on their toes using special techniques.
Narnari -A women's dance, danced at festive gatherings.
Kazbeguri -- In this powerful dance from the mountain region of Kazbegi, each dancer puts his best foot foreward. Kazbeguri is a dance from the Northern Mountains of Georgia—a region marked with a diverse culture and traditions. The relatively cold and rough atmosphere of the mountains is shown through the vigor and the strictness of the movements. This dance is performed by men and portrays the toughness and endurance of the mountain people.
Kalta Mokheuri - The women in the high mountain regions dance with a much more active style than in the other regions of Georgia. With grace and energy, each dancer shows her skill.
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