About Culture – Ensemble Rustavi

The Georgian State Academic Folk Song and Dance Ensemble or Ensemble Rustavi was awarded the UNESCO Pacha Prize in 2001 for the safeguarding and promotion of Georgian polyphonic singing.

Members of the Rustavi Choir of the Ensemble Rustavi

Members of the Rustavi Choir of the Ensemble Rustavi

Created in 1968 by Anzor Erkomaishvili, the Ensemble Rustavi has done much to promote Georgian folk songs and traditional dances. It has performed in over 4,000 concerts and festivals throughout the world and recorded more than 600 folksongs.

Rustavi Ensemble dancers performing the Khevsuruli (ხევსურული)  mountain dance

Rustavi Ensemble dancers performing the Khevsuruli (ხევსურული) mountain dance

Rustavi Ensemble dancers performing the Khevsuruli (ხევსურული)  mountain dance

Rustavi Ensemble dancers performing the Khevsuruli (ხევსურული) mountain dance

The Rustavi Ensemble performing the Acharuli (აჭარული) dance that originates from Ajara region in the south-west of Georgia

The Rustavi Ensemble performing the Acharuli (აჭარული) dance from Ajara region in the south-west of Georgia

The Rustavi Ensemble performing the Acharuli (აჭარული) dance

The Rustavi Ensemble performing the Acharuli (აჭარული) dance

Members of the Rustavi Ensemble perform the women's dance 'Narnari'

Members of the Rustavi Ensemble perform the women’s dance ‘Narnari’

The Ensemble Rustavi is Georgia’s leading vocal ensemble. Each singer is both a trained soloist and choral musician.

Members of the Rustavi Choir of the Ensemble Rustavi

Members of the Rustavi Choir of the Ensemble Rustavi

Pridon Sulaberidze is the Chief Choreographer of Ensemble Rustavi. Originally a leading solo dancer of the “Georgian National Ballet,” he trained with lliko Sukhishvili and Nino Ramishvili, and is considered one of the best dancers in Georgian history.

Pridon Sulaberidze performing the Acharuli dance

Pridon Sulaberidze performing the Acharuli dance

Visit the official website of Ensemble Rustavi to find information about performances.

All photographs courtesy of Ensemble Rustavi.

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One Response to “About Culture – Ensemble Rustavi”
  1. Shary Hover says:

    I’ve seen videos of their performances. Amazing! I hope I get to see them perform live one day.

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