RESUME

Higher Education

2001 − 2007 – Tbilisi State Institute of Culture, Tbilisi State University of Culture and Art, Eqvtime Takaishvili Tbilisi State University of Culture and Art – Faculty of Art, ShoTa Rustaveli Theatre and Film Georgia State University − Folklore and Traditional Art Faculty – Georgian Dance Choreographer.

2007 – 2009 – ShoTa Rustaveli Theatre and Film Georgia State University − Faculty of Cultural and Social Sciences − Researcher of Georgian Choreography.

2009 – 2012 − ShoTa Rustaveli Theatre and Film Georgia State University, Faculty of Humanitarian, Social Sciences, Business and Management − History and Theory of Choreography − Choreologist.

 

Performing/Vocational Education

 

1994 – 1997 – Children’s Ensemble of  Song and Dance “Tsisartkela” (“Rainbow”), Choreographer – Gela Kapanadze, Artistic Director and Lotbar – Emzar Kheladze.

1998 –  2001 – Ensemble of  Song and Dance “Skhivi” (“Ray”), Choreographer – Yuri Toradze, Lotbar – Emzar Kheladze.

2002  –  2004  – Public Ensemble “Rokva” (“dance”), Artistic Director and Choreographer – Ucha Dvalishvili.

2006 – 2009  – Ballroom-Dancesport National Federation, Studio “Tela”, Directors: Tengiz Gachechiladze, Larisa Gachechiladze.

 

 

Degree, Rank, Reward

 

2000 – Ministry of Defense of Georgia – Certificate of Appreciation – was awarded as a dancer of Ensemble “Skhivi”, for active participation in the concert dedicated to the Independence Day of Georgia.

 2002 – Ministry of Culture of Georgia, Georgian Folk Art Festival − Laureate Rank − was awarded as a dancer of choreographic Ensemble “Rokva”.

 2003 – “Student days 2003”, Scientific Conference – Ist Place (Presidential prize).

 2007 − ShoTa Rustaveli Theatre and Film Georgia State University – Academic degree of Certified Specialist.

 2009 – ShoTa Rustaveli Theatre and Film Georgia State University − Degree of Master of Humanitarian Sciences.

 2014 − ShoTa Rustaveli Theatre and Film Georgia State University − PHD Degree in Art Sciences.

 

 

Work Experience

 

2017  − till today − Aleko Gelashvili Choreographic Studio “Mtskobri” (Tbilisi 141st  Public School) − Director, Teacher, Choreographer. 

2016 – till today – Tbilisi Upper Bethlehem Church of the Nativity of the Savior – Chanter.

2016 – till today – Giorgi Mtatsmindeli Higher Educational Institution of Ecclesiastical Chant – Teacher.

2013 – 2020 − ShoTa Rustaveli Theatre and Film Georgia State University – Invited Teacher, Asistant, Senior Teacher.

2009 – 2011 – Vocational school of the future, Vocational Lyceum – Teacher.

2008 – 2020 – Children’s Choreographic ensemble “Lavra” (Tbilisi 136th Public School ) – Teacher, Choreographer.

2007-2008 – Kakha Bakuradze Movment Theatre – Actor.

2004 – 2006 – Moscow, Ensemble „Золотое руно“ – Dancer.

 

Jury, Board Member

 

2015 – 2020 − Secretary of the Choreography-Choreology Section of the Dissertation Council,

ShoTa Rustaveli Theatre and Film Georgia State University.

2015 –  Member of  Jury − Union of Georgian Choreographers, “Examination the folk choreographic ensembles of  Samegrelo region 2015”.

2015 − Member of  Jury – International Festival of Student Youth Art, “Eary 2015”.

2017 − Member of Examination Commission − ShoTa Rustaveli Theatre and Film Georgia State University, Choreographic Arts Department, 2016-2017 Academic Year, Bachelor Theses Defense.

2017 − Member of  Jury – National Dances Federation “Dance Olympics 2017”.

2017-2018 – ShoTa Rustaveli Theatre and Film Georgia State University, Faculty of Drama – Member of the board.

2017 – 2020 – ShoTa Rustaveli Theatre and Film Georgia State University − Secretary of the Choreographic Department.

2018 − Member of Examination Commission − ShoTa Rustaveli Theatre and Film Georgia State University, Choreographic Arts Department, 2017-2018 Academic Year, Bachelor Theses Defense.

2018 − Member of Examination Commission − ShoTa Rustaveli Theatre and Film Georgia State University, Choreographic Arts Department, 2017-2018 Academic Year, Master Theses Defense.

2018 − Member of Examination Commission − ShoTa Rustaveli Theatre and Film Georgia State University, Choreographic Arts Department, 2017-2018 Academic Year, Master Theses Defense.

2018 − Member of Examination Commission − ShoTa Rustaveli Theatre and Film Georgia State University, Researcher of Georgian Choreography, Ethnochoreology, 2017-2018 Academic Year, Master Theses Defense.

2018 − Member of  Jury – National Dances Federation, “Dance Olympics 2017”.

 

 

Creative Projects

 

1997 – Foundation of Surviving of Georgian Book – Honorary Certificate – was awarded as a soloist of Ensemble “Tsisartkela”, to show high professionalism and artistic-aesthetic level.

1999 – Union of Choreographic Figures − Second  republican competition of individual performers of Georgian Folk Dance –  IInd degree diploma and laureate rank − was awarded as a dancer of choreographic Ensemble “Skhivi”.

2000 −  First Republican Competition-Festival of Georgian Railway Artistic Creativity – Ist degree diploma and laureate rank − was awarded as a dancer of choreographic Ensemble “Skhivi”.

2000 − Georgian Folk Dance Competition-Festival – “XXI Century Aisi (Sunrise)” – Laureate Rank − was awarded as a dancer of Ensemble “Skhivi”.

2002 – Examination of the artistic self-creation of “Student Days 2002” – Laureate Rank − was awarded as a dancer of Choreographic Ensemble “Rokva”.

2003 − Tbilisi State University of Culture and Art, Xth Jubilee scientific conference of University students – Ist Place.

2006  − Tournament in ballroom dancing – “New Year Tbilisi 2006” − 4 dances, subgroup of fame − IV place.

2007  − Tournament in ballroom dancing – “Tela 2007” − 6 dances, subgroup of fame – IIIrd place.

2007  − Tournament in ballroom dancing – “April 2007” − 9 dances, subgroup of fame – Vth place.

2007  − Tournament in ballroom dancing – “Gold Fleese 2007” − 8 dances, subgroup of fame – Vth place.

2007 − International Charitable Foundation of Veteran Choreographers of Georgia, Third Republican Festival “Getting to Know the Motherland and Each Other's Creativity“ - Choreographic Ensemble “Skhivi“ - Tutor.

2008  − Tournament in ballroom dancing – “Colours of April 2008” − 8 dances, subgroup of fame – VIth place.

2008 − Tournament in ballroom dancing – “New Year Tbilisi 2008” − 8 dances, subgroup of fame – Ist place.

2009 − Ballroom Sports Tournament – “Caucasus Cup 2009” − Class D, 8 dances, subgroup of fame – Ist place, winner of the Caucasus Cup.

2009  − Tournament in ballroom dancing – “Rustavi Open Championship, Giorgi RiJamadze Cup 2009” – Adalt st. category – VIIth place.

2009  − Tournament in ballroom dancing – “Georgia Open Championship 2009” – Adalt st. category − IV place.

2011 − Association "Magic Voices", charity festival "Georgia is our shrine" − Choreographic ensemble "Lavra" – Choreographer.

2015 − Union of Georgian Choreographers, Children and Youth Festival − Choreographic Ensemble “Lavra”. – Choreographer.

2011 − Association "Magic Voices",  − “Christmas-New year examination-forum − New Year melodies – Choreographic ensemble “Lavra” − Choreographer.

2014 −  Association “Georgian Cultural Development and Revival Center” −  Choreographic Ensemble “Lavra” −  Choreographer.

2015 − Union of Georgian Choreographers, International Children and Youth Festival “Autumn Rhythms” −  Laureate Rank – was awarded as a Choreographer of  Choreographic Ensemble “Lavra”.

2016 − Vakhtang Chabukiani Tbilisi III International Choreographic Festival for Children and Adolescents − Certificate for participation.

2016 –  Union of Enternational relations, georgian cultural and folk development, Folklore festival (08.03.2016) −  Choreographic Ensemble “Lavra” −  Choreographer.

2016 –  Union of Enternational relations, georgian cultural and folk development, Folklore festival (18.04.2016) −  Choreographic Ensemble “Lavra” −  Choreographer.

2017 − International Association for the Development of Georgian Folklore "Davitiani" −  Festival (07.03.2017) −  Diploma I degree – was awarded as Choreographer of choreographic ensemble “Lavra”.

2017  −  Sakarya XIIth International folk dance festival “Week of sovereignty” of joining the service in memory of your culture (20-24 April) − (Choreographer of ansamble “Lavra”).

2017 – Students choreografic forum-festival − “Terpsichore − 2017”, Scientific conference – Participant.

2017 –  Cultural relations youth centre – “FolkArt” −  Choreographic Ensemble “Lavra” −  Choreographer.

2017 − Association "Magic Voices",  − “Charity festival – Visiting Barbara” – Choreographic ensemble “Lavra” − Choreographer.

2017 − Enternational relations georgian cultural and folk development of proffesional conection in Georgia, Folklore festival Baku (12.05.2017)  – Laureate, Choreographer of ansamble “Lavra”

2018 − International Association for the Development of Georgian Folklore "Davitiani" −  Festival (19.01.2018) – Choreographic ensemble “Lavra” − Choreographer.

2018 – National Philharmonic of Georgia, Christmas-New year festival – Choreographic ensemble “Lavra” − Choreographer.

2018 – National Dances Federation, New year-Christmas concert – Choreografic Studio “Mtskobri” – Director, Choreographer.

2018 − Enternational relations georgian cultural and folk development of proffesional conection in Georgia, Folklore festival Baku (2018)  – Laureate, Choreographer of ansamble “Lavra”

2019 − International Association for the Development of Georgian Folklore "Davitiani" −  Festival (03.03.2019) −  Diploma Ist degree – was awarded as Choreographer of choreographic ensemble “Lavra”.

2019 – Students choreografic forum-festival − “Terpsichore − 2019”, Scientific conference – Organise.

2019 – Students choreografic forum-festival − “Terpsichore − 2019”, Scientific conference – Participant.

2019 – Students choreografic forum-festival − “Terpsichore − 2019”, Ucha Dvalishvili Evening – Organise.

2019 – Students choreografic forum-festival − “Terpsichore − 2019”, Gia Margania Choreographic masterclass – Participant.

2019 – Students choreografic forum-festival − “Terpsichore − 2019”, Olico Jgenti Workshop – “George Balanchin and modern American ballet school”   – Participant.

2019 − Giorgi Mtatsmindeli Higher Educational Institution of Eclesiastical Chant, SMND Students Visit, Lesson – Georgian Round Dance – Teacher.

2019 −  Studia N “Akhaltsikhe Fortress” in partnership with Akhaltsikhe Municipality, exhibition-concert dedicated to the International Children's Day − Choreographic Studio “Mtskobri” − Director, Choreographer.

2019 – Union of Georgian Choreographers, Tbilisi  City Hall, “Bravo Omar” − Choreographic Studio “Mtskobri” − Director, Choreographer.

2019 − Enternational dance festival, World Art competition Festival „Art without limits”, Batumi – Choreographer of ansamble “Lavra”.

2019 − Georgian State Folklore Center, Georgian Chant Foundation, Comparative study of traditional dance and dance playing by Adjarians living in Inegol (Turkey) and in Adjara - Complex expedition in Adjara - Choreologist, Expert.

2019 – “Iverion and Georgian Dance Group GDG”, Folk Festival “National Treasure” − Laureate Diploma – was awarded as Choreographer of choreographic ensemble “Lavra”.

2019 − ShoTa Rustaveli Theatre and Film Georgia State University − Certificate of Appreciation – was awarded for coordination Down Syndrome World Day event “Leave no one behind art!”.

2019 – Union of Georgian Choreographers, Choreographic Festival Dedicated to the Magnificent Feast of St. George − Laureate Diploma – was awarded as Director and Choreographer of choreographic Studio “Mtskobri”.

2019 − In partnership with the company Studia N Griboedov Theater, New Year integrated exhibition-concert − Choreographic Studio “Mtskobri” − Director, Choreographer.

2019 – Union of Georgian choreographers, Choreographic festival  − “Let’s dance in Georgian” – Choreographer of ansamble “Lavra”.

2019 – Georgian State Folklore Centre, Georgian (Adjarian) folk dance Masterclass – Participant.

2020 – Union of Georgian choreographers – Choreographic Festival – “Borjom-Bakuriani 2020”, Choreographic Studio “Mtskobri” − Director, Choreographer.

2020 – Georgian State Folklore Centre, “Your folk idea”, Project – “Dance Review of Manuscript Monuments” – Project Author

2020 − Giorgi Mtatsmindeli Higher Educational Institution of Ecclesiastical Chant – Certificate of  Appreciation – was awarded for the quality management of successful distance learning and successful results in the conditions of the 2020 global pandemic.

 

Staged Dances

 

<>1.2.ShoTa Rustaveli Theatre and Film Georgia State University, Training curse − Georgian choreographic art samples – 1. David JavriShvili, Dance “Khorumi”, 2. David Javrishvili, Dance “Shushpari” 3. Ensemble “Sukhishvilebi”, “Yazbeguri”, 4. Ensemble “Sukhishvilebi”, “jeirani”, 5. Jano Bagrationi, Dance “alvanuri”, 6. Enver Khabadze, “Adjarian Suite” (Fragment), 7. Ensemble “Riho” – “Lemchili”, “Lile” “Dala kojas khelgvajale”, 8. “Kansav Kiphiane” – option of Nakra, 9. “Khorumi of Nagvarevi”, 10. Ensemble “Lile”, “Mgzavruli”, “Tseruli”.

  • Giorgi Mtatsmindeli Higher Educational Institution of Eclesiastical Chant, Training curse – Georgian Round dances – 1. “Kansav Kiphiane”, 2. “Tamar The Queen”, 3. “Lile”, 4. “Dala kojas khelgvajale”, 5. “Lemchili”, 6. “Murza I Beqsil”, 7. “Osie”, 8. “Somebody to woman”, 9. “Djudjuna”, 10. “Kasletila”, 11. „Glory“(options from Shilda and Gavaza), 12. “Ohohoia” 13. “Midge around the oak”, 14. “jinvelo”

 

 

Publications

2019 − Bilingual book – “THE OLDEST VISUAL SOURCES OF DANCE (ARCHAEO-CHOREOGRAPHY OF GEORGIA)”, Giorgi Mtatsmindeli Higher School of Ecclesiastical Chant.

2019  − The oldest artifact in “Lotus” pose. “Dancer-prayer” figure of Imiri hill, Ministry of Education, Science, Culture and Sports of Georgia, Ministry of Education, Culture and Sports of the Autonomous Republic of Adjara, Batumi State University of Art, International Scientific Conference – “Culture and Art in the Context of Modernity”, conference materials.

2018 – “Dancing Woman’s Relief Sculpture Found in Bagineti and its new Archeo-Choreological Analyses”, ShoTa Rustaveli Theatre and Film Georgia State University,  Scientific Conference – “Interpretation of Myth in Art”, Free Topics Section of the 2017 Scientific Conference, Art Science Studies № 1(74).

2017 – “The Iconographical System of Trialeti Silver Bowl according to the Choreofolk”, Ministry of Education, Culture and Sports of the Autonomous Republic of Adjara, Batumi State University of Art, IInd International Scientific Conference – “Culture and Art: Research and Management”, conference materials.

2016 – “Dance actions on the Satovle Nabaghrebi bronze belt”, Art Science Studies № 4(69).

2013 – “Dancing-Prayer Figures”, Art Science Studies № 2(55).

2010 – “The historical roots of dance “samaia” on the archaeological monuments of the eneolithic age”, ShoTa Rustaveli Theatre and Film Georgia State University, Culture foundation “Caucasus” of the Nitherlands Kingdom, Conference matherials, MA and Ph.D students First International Research Conference Art,Science, Practice, Management.

2009 – “ Georgian Leaders in Ballroom Dances (Tengiz Gachechiladze, Larisa Gachechiladze)”, Art Science Studies № 4(41).

2008 – “Paris Royal Academy of Dance, Its saccesses and failures”, Art Science Studies № 3(36).

 

 

Conferences

2003 – Tbilisi State University of Culture and Art, Xth jubilee Scientific conference – Participant.

2003 − “Student days 2003”, Scientific Conference – Participant.

2004 – Eqvtime Takaishvili Tbilisi State University of Culture and Art, XIth  scientific conference of University students – Participant.

2010 – ShoTa Rustaveli Theatre and Film Georgia State University, Culture foundation “Caucasus” of the Nitherlands Kingdom, MA and Ph.D students First International Research Conference Art,Science, Practice, Management – Participant.

2015 – Union of  Georgian Choreograpers, Scientific Conference, Batumi – Participant.

2016 – Union of Georgian Choreographers, Scientific Conference in Folk Centre, “Georgian Choreography Today – Perspectives and Challenges – Participant.

2017 – Shota Rustaveli Theatre and Film Georgia State University, Xth scientific conference – “Interpretation of Myth in Art” – Participant.

2019 – Georgia, Batumi, International Scientific-Practical Conference – “Choreoraphic folklore – History and Modernity – Participant.

2019 – Batumi State University of Art, International Scientific Conference, “Culture and Art in the context of the modernity” – Participant.

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Aleko Gelashvili

Choreographer, Choreologist

Doctor in Art Sciences

Director of Studio “Mtskobri” (“Choreography”)

Date of Birth

08.06.1984