About Sights – Djansug Kakhidze Garden

The Djansug Kakhidze Garden in Agmashenebeli Avenue in Tbilisi is named after Jansug Kakhidze, music director of the nearby Georgian State Symphony Orchestra for two decades.  Statues of Iliko Sukhishvili and his wife Nino Ramishvili, created by sculptor Zurab Tsereteli, stand at the entrance to the Garden. Together, they founded the Georgian National Ballet and it is … Continue reading

About Culture – Georgian Dance (Part 1)

Georgian dance (Georgian: ქართული ცეკვა) is a celebration of life and of Georgia’s rich and diverse culture. Each dance portrays the characteristics of the region in which it originated. The mountain dances, such as Khevsuruli or Mtiuluri, are different from valley or lowland dances — e.g. Acharuli and Davluri. The costumes are different for every dance and resemble … Continue reading

About Culture – Georgian Dance

Two beautiful bronze statues were recently erected at the entrance to the Djansug Kakhidze Garden, which is situated just off the Agmashenebli Avenue in Tbilisi. The statues are of Iliko Sukhishvili and his wife Nino Ramishvili, founders of the Georgian National Ballet. It is due to their efforts that Georgian national dancing and music has become … Continue reading