Tbilisi Ballet Festival

Tbilisi Ballet Festival

Every summer, the stage of the Tbilisi Opera and Ballet Theatre is given over to the Tbilisi Ballet Festival. During this magical season, you can feel the fantastic energy coming from the Tbilisi stage. It is a must for any lover of ballet.

The festival coincides with the peak of the tourist season, so if you happen to be in Tbilisi, or even just in Georgia, don’t miss out on this unique opportunity to see some of the world’s finest ballet practitioners in action.

The founder and art director of the festival is the star of the world ballet stage, the Georgian prima ballerina, and leader of the Tbilisi Opera and Ballet Theatre’s ballet troupe, Nino Ananiashvili.

World ballet stars and famous ballet troupes, along with the Tbilisi Opera and Ballet Theatre’s own troupe and orchestra, take part in the ballet festival.

Since 2017, many internationally acclaimed performers have graced the stages of the Tbilisi Opera and Ballet Theatre, including the national ballet soloists Amandine Albisson and Jérémy-Loup Quer, the Spellbound Contemporary Ballet, Nederlands Dans Theater, the American ballet star Marcelo Gomes, and many more.

The driving motivation behind the festival is to ensure that Georgian ballet traditions remain accessible to modern Georgians. The festival definitely seems to be achieving its goal, as every show sells out as more and more people are drawn to this ancient, beautiful art form.

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