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Ekaterine Geliashvili

Doctor of Art Studies and Associate Professor;

Teacher-choreographer and a head of the department of Choreography at Shota Rustaveli Theatre and Film Georgia State University;

Founder and CEO of the National Choreography Center NCC GE ART.

Choreographer, choreologist

Date of Birth

25.03.1973

RESUME

EDUCATION

2014 _ earned a PhD of Art Studies on the thesis “Ornamental Symbolism in Georgian Folk Choreography”;

2009-2012 _ Graduated from doctorate at the Shota Rustaveli Theatre and Film Georgia State University, Faculty of Humanities, Social Sciences, Business and Management, with specialization of History and Theory of Arts of Choreography _ PhD STAFU # 000016;

2007-2009 _ Shota Rustaveli Theatre and Film Georgia State University, Master of Arts and Social sciences, specialization -  Researcher of Georgian Choreography. Received Master’s Degree for the thesis about “Symbolism of a Circle in Georgian Folk Dance Choreography” _ MA STAFU # 000003;

1993-1997 _ Tbilisi State Institute of Culture _ Qualification: choreograph-producer of Georgian Dance _ BA   AA # 0008957.

 

PERFORMING/VOCATIONAL EDUCATION

2004-2005 _ Shota Rustaveli Theatre and Film Georgia State University _ Higher courses in theater studies _ Supervisor: N. Arveladze;

Practical Choreography courses held in the Tbilisi Institute of Culture:

  • Dance Staging _ 4 years (Teachers: U. Dvalishvili; R. Chanishvili);

  • Georgian Dance _ 4 years (Teachers: J. Janiashvili, G. sikharulidze, F. Sulaberidze, M. Abazadze);

  • Classical Dance _ 4 years (Teachers: B. Monavardisashvili, N. Didebulidze, N. Dighmelashvili);

  • Character Dance _ 4 years (Teacher: T. Bakhtadze);

  • Contemporary and Ball Dances (Teachers: Larisa and Gachechiladze, Tengiz Gachechiladze);

  • Historical-Social Dances _ 1 semester (Teacher: N. Dighmelashvili);

  • Pantomime _ 1 semester (Teacher: G. Osefaishvili).

1992-1993 _ Academy of Culture and Arts (Rector T. Zhgenti), Choreography (Teachers: R. Chanishvili, Av. Tataradze, K. Manjgaladze and others);

1989-1991 _ Choreographic ensemble „Rokva“. Artistic Director U. Dvalishvili; Choreographers: G. Sikharulidze, N. Janiashvili.

1986-1988 _ Ensemble of First Experimental Children Studio _ Artistic Director: I. Khmaladze;

1985-1989 _ First Experimental Children Studio _ Artistic Director: I. Khmaladze; later K. Koberidze;

1980-1985 _ Tbilisi #4 Musical School (Piano) _ teacher-tutor: L. Gogichaishvili.

 

WORK EXPERINCE

2020 - current_ Founder and CEO of NNLE National Choreography Center -  NCC "GE Art;

2017 - current _ Head of the Choreography Department of Drama Faculty, at the Shota Rustaveli Theatre and Film Georgia State University;

2013 - current _ Associate Professor of the Georgian folk music and choreography, later Associate Professor of Drama faculty (choreography department) at the Shota Rustaveli Theatre and Film Georgia State University _ Bachelor program - practical and theory courses in Dance Staging;

2013-2014 _ Associate Professor of the Shota Rustaveli Theatre and Film Georgia State University _ Masters’ program _ practical and theory courses in "Dance teaching methods and methodology";

2006-2013 _ Associate Professor and teacher of drama faculty, at the Shota Rustaveli Theatre and Film Georgia State University _ Bachelor’s Program _ practical and theory courses in Dance Staging;

1998-2006 _ Teacher at the Ekvtime Takaishvili State University of Culture and Arts _ practical and theory courses in Dance staging and Georgian dance;

2009-2010 _ Teacher-Choreographer and head of the group at the Vocational School of Tomorrow _ Practical and theory courses in Dance staging and History of Choreographic Art;

2006-2008 _ Teacher - Choreographer of Georgian dance and World folk dance, at the Choreographic Studio of Jokhadze (Artistic Director – the soloist of the Georgian National Ballet – Nino Jokhadze);

1998-2001 _ Teacher-choreographer of Georgian Dance at the Children’s choreographic studio, ensemble “Mtastminda” (Artistic Director - Giorgi Kenkebashvili);

1997-1999 _ Teacher-choreographer of Georgian Dance _ The National Youth Palace (Artistic Director- Tamaz Zhorzholiani);

 

CREATIVE PROJECTS

2020 _ current _ National Choreography Center NCC GE ART_ project “choreographic platform” - (www.choreography.ge_ an innovative project in Georgian choreography, which aims to share choreographic performing and scientific experience, to raise awareness, lead, serve, and collaborate with the dance field) – Project Author & CEO.

05.03.2021 - ESB – European School of Business _ masterclass for TOP MANAGEMENT _ Contemporary CEO Skills _ lecturer: Giorgi Kuchukhidze – certified marketologist in Europe, Business consultant and couch, ESB co-founder _ participant.

04.03.2021 - Webinar - "Project management _ MS Project", Nexia TA Academy _ trainer Nino Giorgadze (Certified trainer in project management at G. Washington University, Head of Management Center and IPMA GEORGIA) _ participant. 

2020 _ Inclusive dance teaching-activity program, held by Choreography Department (Drama Faculty) at the Shota Rustaveli Theatre and Film Georgia State University, donor organizations: Ministry of Education, Science, Culture and Sport of Georgia and LEPL Creative Georgia_ Project Administrator.

2020 _ Visiting Inclusive Dance Online Learning Class, held by Choreography Department (Drama Faculty) at the Shota Rustaveli Theatre and Film Georgia State University - Project co-organizer and Coordinator;

2019 _ Lecture / master class with folklorist Tornike Skhiereli, held by Choreography Department (Drama Faculty) the Shota Rustaveli Theatre and Film Georgia State University _ Project co-orginizer;

2019 _ Research on the quality of dance teaching in the educational and art sector, held by Choreography Department (Drama Faculty) at the Shota Rustaveli Theatre and Film Georgia State University _ Research Moderator;

2019 _ Inclusive Dance Practice / Internship - Spec. Teacher training, held by Choreography Department (Drama Faculty) at the Shota Rustaveli Theatre and Film Georgia State University. Donor organizations: MAC Georgia, Tbilisi City Hall - Project Administrator.

2019 _ Student Choreography Forum-Festival "Terpsichore-2019", held by Choreography Department (Drama Faculty) at the Shota Rustaveli Theatre and Film Georgia State University.  Donor organizations: Ministry of Education, Science, Culture and Sport of Georgia, LEPL Creative Georgia, Tbilisi City Hall, US Embassy in Georgia _ Head of the Project.

Also, within the framework of project:

  • "George Balanchine and the Modern American Ballet School" _ Oliko Zhgenti Choreographic Workshop _ Organizer;

  • Gia Margania choreographic master class _ Organizer;

  • Creative Evening dedicated to Ucha Dvalishvili Art _ Organizer and participant;

2019 _  Festival Prize _ for digital rendering and exhibition of dance graphic sketches by D. Javrishvili.

2019 _   Training in Choreo-pedagogy Dance Academy “Sukhishvilebi” - Trainer and choreographer;

July, 2019_ Letter of appreciation from the director of the Nugzar Psuturi Culture House, Akhalgori Municipality, for attending the final exam of the choreography studio and giving recommendations.

2019 _ Georgian (Adjara) folk dance master class, organized by the Folklore State Centre of Georgia _ Participant.

2019 _ "Leave No One Behind Art" _ The event dedicated to the World Down Syndrome Day, held by Choreography Department (Drama Faculty) at the Shota Rustaveli Theatre and Film Georgia State University _ organizer.

February, 2019 _ Practical-methodical master class _the studio-ensemble "Ksani Gorge” _ NNLE Culture House of Nugzar Psuturi, Akhalgori Municipality (Tserovani) _ Master;

2018 _ Pedagogical-methodical workshop in Georgian dance at the Dance Academy "Sukhishvilebi“ _  trainer / choreographer.

2018 _ Practical-methodical master class in Georgian dance "Choreographic Games" - Head of a private Georgian dance studio E. Gamsakhurdia - trainer / choreographer.

2018 _ Workshops for graduates, held by Choreography Department (Drama Faculty) at the Shota Rustaveli Theatre and Film Georgia State University _ Author of the idea, supervisor.

Also, within the project:

•    29.11.2018 _ Practical-methodical master class _the studio-ensemble "Ksani Gorge” _ NNLE Culture House of Nugzar Psuturi, Akhalgori Municipality (Tserovani) _ Master and consultant in methodology;

•   15.12.2018 _ Practical-methodical master class _ choreographic ensemble “IBERIA” _ NNLE Culture House of Culture, Library and Museum Association, in Marneuli Municipality _ Master and consultant in methodology;

•   15.12.2018 _ Practical-methodical master class _ choreographic ensemble “TAMARIONI” _ NNLE Culture, Library and Museum Association, in Bolnisi Municipality City Hall _ Master and consultant in methodology;

2018 _ Student Choreography Forum-Festival "Terpsichore-2018", held by Choreography Department (Drama Faculty) at the Shota Rustaveli Theatre and Film Georgia State University.  Donor: Tbilisi City Hall _ Head of the Project.

Also, within the framework of project:

  • Organizer and participant of the Inclusive Dance Workshop by K. Zazanashvili and A. Ghviniashvili;

  • Organizer of modern dance master class by Mariam Aleksidze.

2018 _ Concert dedicated to the Georgian-Turkish community, held at Ataturk University within the framework of the International Symposium in Erzurum, Turkey (esemble "Rokva", Art Director U. Dvalishvili) - Performer.

2017 _ Creative evening dedicated to the famous choreographer Nodar (Jano) Janiashvili, held by Choreography Department (Drama Faculty) at the Shota Rustaveli Theatre and Film Georgia State University. - author and head of the project;

2017 _ Grand Prix Nomination "the Most Competent Jury" - National Dance Federation, a competition dedicated to the International Dance Day.

2017 Student Choreography Forum-Festival "Terpsichore-2017", held by Shota Rustaveli Theatre and Film Georgia State University _ Organizer and participant of Moris Kacharava Latin Dance Master Class.

2017_ Diploma from the National Dance Federation for judging the competition.

2016 _ “The Modern Technologies of the Choreography” _ Joint international project of Lublin Dance Theatre (Poland) and the Shota Rustaveli Theatre and Film Georgia State University _ participant.

2016 _ Award in the "Best Jury" nomination _ National Dance Federation.

2016 _ Student Choreography Forum-Festival "Terpsichore-2016", held by the Shota Rustaveli Theatre and Film Georgia State University.  Donor: Tbilisi City Hall, and Ministry of Sport and Youth affairs in Georgia_ Project Manager.

Also, within the framework of this projects:

  • Organizer of Nugzar Jikuri and Rusudan Chrikishvili "Georgian Dance" workshop.

2015 _ Student Choreography Forum-Festival "Terpsichore-2015", held by the Shota Rustaveli Theatre and Film Georgia State University.   Organizer of Swaggers’ master class in hip-hop.

2015 _Documentary film "Georgian Dance", Directed by young director S. Tkebuchava (the film was nominated for 57 awards in America and abroad. Winner of the Hollywood International Independent Documentary Awards (HIIDA). Placed in different universities for the promotion of Georgian culture) - Top expert, participant.

2014 _ „Detection, protection and popularization of elements of intangible cultural heritage of Upper Svaneti" _ Joint project of the National Agency for Cultural Heritage Preservation of Georgia and NNLE "Heritage for the Future" _ member of the expedition group, researcher.

2014 _ Student Choreography Forum-Festival "Terpsichore-2014", held by the Shota Rustaveli Theatre and Film Georgia State University – Organizer of Georgian Dance Workshop (E.Gamsakhurdia, D. Kalandadze). 

2014 _ Choreographic Culture as the Basis for Reconciliation and Restoration of Trust (Georgian-Abkhazian-Ossetian Choreographic-Cultural Relations), held by the Georgian Choreographers' Union - Researcher and organizer (search-processing of archival audio-visual materials, presentation of photo-video exhibition).

2014 _ Creative Evening Dedicated to the famous choreographer Besarion Svanidze, held by the Georgian Choreographers’ Union _ researcher and organizer;

2014 _ “Sakartvelos Ertsulovneba” (Georgian unanimity) _ Awarded a badge for honorary jury membership. Association of National and Ethno-Minority Student-Youth Teachers-Choreographers.

2013 _ Granting the status of an intangible cultural monument of dance "Khorumi", implemented by the State Folklore Center of Georgia _ researcher and member of the communication group;

2013 _ Student Choreography Forum-Festival "Terpsichore-2013", held by the Shota Rustaveli Theatre and Film Georgia State University – Organizer of Iliko Sukhishvili Workshop.

2013 _ Creative Evening dedicated to the prominent choreographers: Rezo Bulia and Rezo Chkheidze, held by the Georgian Choreographers’ Union _ researcher and organizer;

2013, 2009 _ Conducting a private expedition to study folk festivals and choreographic folklore in Tusheti - Khakhabo, Omalo, Natsikhuri, Koklata, Ageurta, Shenako and others. Compiled personal photo-video archive;

2010 _ Master class in Georgian Folk (Megrelian) Dance _ the Folklore State Centre of Georgia _ Participant;

2009 _ Master class in Georgian Folk (Rachuli) Dance _ the Folklore State Centre of Georgia _ Participant;

2009 _ Master class in Georgian Folk Dances _ the Folklore State Centre of Georgia _ Participant;

2008 _ Master class in Georgian Folk (Svanetian) Dance _ the Folklore State Centre of Georgia _ Participant;

2007 _ Master class in Choreography _ the Folklore State Centre of Georgia _ Participant;

2004 _ Letter of appreciation from the Rector of the Ekvtime Takaishvili State University of Culture and Arts, for contribution to the preparation of the Artistic Concert of University, at Tbilisi State Opera and Ballet Theater.

 

COUNCIL/JURY MEMBERSHIP

2019 – current _ Member of the Academic Council, at the Shota Rustaveli Theatre and Film Georgia State University _ member of academic council;

2018 – current _ Head of the Sector Council of the Choreography Department (Drama Faculty), at the Shota Rustaveli Theatre and Film Georgia State University;

2014 - current _ Member of Dissertation Council at the Shota Rustaveli Theatre and Film Georgia State University;

2006 - current _ Chairman/Member of the Doctoral, Master's and Bachelor's Admission and Qualification Examination Commission in the field of Choreography-Choreology, also, member of faculty and university commissions, at the Shota Rustaveli Theatre and Film Georgia State University.           

2015-2020 _ Chairman of the Dissertation Board of the Choreography-Choreology Section, at the Rustaveli Theatre and Film Georgia State University. 

1.03.2020 _ Honorary Guest - Choreographic Festival Dedicated to Mother's Day (Organized by the “Sakartvelos Ertsulovneba” - Georgian Unanimity) _ Tbilisi, Art Hall;

From 01.01. 2018 _ Member of the International Council for Traditional Music (ITCM) - A Non-Governmental Organization in Formal Consultative Relations with UNESCO;

29.04.2018 _ Jury Member_ II Olympiad of Georgian Dance (organized by the National Dance Federation) _ Tbilisi;

26.06.2017_ Jury Member _ Competition of Children's Choreographic Ensemble “Lashkruli” Performers (Organized by the National Dance Federation) _ Congress Hall, Tbilisi;

1.05.2017. _ Jury member _ Georgian Dance Olympiad (organized by the National Dance Federation) _ TSU Concert Hall, Tbilisi;

24.12.2016 _ Jury Member _ Competition-festival of children's choreographic ensembles (organized by the National Dance Federation) _ TSU Concert Hall, Tbilisi;

2009-2016 _ Secretary of the Drama Faculty Board, later of the Faculty of Georgian Folk Music and Choreography Art, at the Shota Rustaveli Theatre and Film Georgia State University.            

28.03.2016 _Delegate and Secretary of the VII Reporting-Election Congress of the Creative Union of Georgian Choreographers;

29.03.2015 _ Jury Member _ Contest-competition of Samegrelo folk and exemplary children's choreographic ensembles (organized by the Creative Union of Georgian Choreographers) _ Tbilisi, Culture Center of Trade Union;

18.05.2014 _ Jury Member _ Choreographic Festival (Organized by the Georgian National and Ethnic-Minority Students-Youth Association of Teachers-Choreographers "Ertsulovneba") _ Tbilisi, Culture Center of Trade Union;

 

PUBLICATIONS

2018 _  ANCIENT CIRCULAR ROUND DANCES GLORIFYING THE SUN AND THE MOON IN GEORGIA _ Academia Edu _ Online Publication;

2018 _  CULTURAL RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN GEORGIA AND ANATOLIA (Choreographic ensemble “Rokva” at the International Symposium in Erzurum, Turkey) _ Newspaper “Duruji” #9 (127), pages: 8-9;

2018 _  DANCE RECORDING GRAPHIC SYSTEMS IN GEORGIA _ Academia Edu _ Online Publication;

2018 _  DANCE TRANSFERRED ON THE PAPER. SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC ASPECTS OF EDUCATION IN MODERN SOCIETY. Vol.3, July 19, 2018, Warsaw, Poland. p.-3-6.

2017 _  THE INSTITUTION OF CHOSEN FIGURES IN GEORGIA AND CIRCULAR DANCING ACTIONS LINKED TO IT - Culture and Art: research and Management, II International Conference materials _ Batumi, 2017, pages: 361-365.

2017 _  THE SYMBOLISM OF "HIGH-RISE" ROUND DANCES _ Academia Edu _ Online Publication;

2017 _  THE INSTITUTION OF CHOSEN FIGURES IN GEORGIA AND CIRCULAR DANCING ACTIONS LINKED TO IT _ Academia Edu _ Online Publication;

2017 _ SHARING PRACTICE AND RECOMMENDATIONS ABOUT GRANTING STATUS OF AN INTANGIBLE CULTURAL MONUMENT (on the example of "Khorumi" dance) - Conference at the Shota Rustaveli Theatre and Film Georgia State University;

2017 _ THE SYMBOLISM OF "HIGH-RISE" ROUND DANCES IN GEORGIAN FOLK CHOREOGRAPHY -"International Trends in Science and Technology", October, 2017 Warsaw, Poland. pages: 7-11.

2016 _ ONE-LINE LINEAR PERKHISIS ON ARCHAEOLOGICAL MONUMENTS -„Art Science Studies”, Shota Rustaveli Theatre and Film Georgia State University Magazine: 4(69), 2016, pages: 91-110. 

2015 _  THE GENESIS OF GEORGIAN DANCE - Article in Revaz Chanishvili's book "Glorification of Georgian Dance" (prominent people about Georgian folk choreography) _ Tbilisi, 2015, page 44.

2014 _  ORNAMENTAL SYMBOLISM IN GEORGIAN FOLK CHOREOGRAPHY _ PhD fundamental thesis _The National Parliamentary Library of Georgia _ Online Publication;

2014 _ THE DANCE “KHORUMI” – HARMONIZATION MODEL OF THE UNIVERSE _ „Art Science Studies”, Shota Rustaveli Theatre and Film Georgia State University Magazine: N2 (59), 2014, pages: 81-97.

"Georgian Choreography", newspaper of the Creative Union of Georgian Choreographers, N3 (49), pages 4-10, June, 2014;

2012-13 _ THE POSITIVE PROBLEM OF TEACHER’S ADECATION IN GEORGIAN CHOREOGRAPHY _ „Art Science Studies”, Shota Rustaveli Theatre and Film Georgia State University Magazine: N1 (54), 2013, page: 79-84;

"Georgian Choreography", newspaper of the Creative Union of Georgian Choreographers, N 1 (40-41), page: 9, December- January 2012-13.

2010 _ SYMBOLISM OF A CIRCLE IN GEORGIAN FOLK DANCE CHOREOGRAPHY _ Shota Rustaveli Theatre and Film Georgia State University – MA fundamental thesis.

2009 _ THE SYMBOLISM OF "HIGH-RISE" ROUND DANCES _ „Art Science Studies”, Shota Rustaveli Theatre and Film Georgia State University Magazine: N4 (41), 2009.

2009 _  “IKOSAEDRI” KEY TO RUDOLPH VON LABAN’S MOVEMENT ANALYSIS _ „Art Science Studies”, Shota Rustaveli Theatre and Film Georgia State University Magazine: N 2 (39), 2009.

2008 _ DANCE TRANSFERRED ON THE PAPER _ „Art Science Studies”, Shota Rustaveli Theatre and Film Georgia State University Magazine: N 3 (36), 2008.

2008 _ REVIEW OF GEORGIAN CHOREOGRAPHIC LITERATURE _ „Art Science Studies”, Shota Rustaveli Theatre and Film Georgia State University Magazine: 1 (34), 2008.

 

BOOK PUBLICATIONS/REVIEWS

2020 –Auxiliary Methodological Manual "Svanetian Folk Creativity" (compiled by D. Tsintsadze) _ Reviewer;

2018 _ Davit Javrishvili, "Georgian Folk Dance", Anthology, Publication of the Folklore State Centre of Georgia - Member of the working board.

2017 – Auxiliary Methodological Manual, Georgian Folk Dance Program (Author U. Dvalishvili, R. Chanishvili) _ Reviewer

2010 _ Avtandil Tataradze, "Georgian Folk Dance", Anthology, Publication of the State Folklore Center - Member of the working group.

Supervisor and reviewer of more than 100 papers in the Higher Education Programs (BA, MA, PhD).

 

CONFERENCES

March 15-18, 2019_ The international Scientific-practical conference _ Choreographic Folklore - History and Present _ organized the Ministry of Education, Culture and Sport (Autonomous Republic of Adjara), Georgian Union of Choreographers _ Batumi, Georgia _ Speaker;

November 20, 2018 _ VII International Scientific and Practical Conference Social and Economic Aspects of Education in Modern Society_ Warsaw, Poland _ Speaker;

October 27-29, 2018 _ International Symposium of the Relationships between Georgia and Anatolia throughout History _ organized by the Rectorship of Ataturk University and Uzundere Municipality Erzurum, Turkey _ Speaker;

July 19, 2018 _ IV International Scientific and Practical Conference _ Social and Economic Aspects of Education in Modern Society _ Warsaw, Poland _ Speaker;

October 19-20, 2017_ II International Scientific Conference "Culture and Art: Research and Management" _ organized by the Ministry of Education, Culture and Sports of the Autonomous Republic of Adjara and the Batumi Art Teaching University _ Batumi, Georgia _ Speaker;

October 17, 2017 _ RS Global S.z O.O. Research and Scientific Group. Proceedings of the International Scientific Conference, "International Trends in Science and Technology`` _ Warsaw, Poland _ Speaker;

September 29, 2017 _ Scientific Conference "Georgian Dance as Intangible Cultural Heritage", within the framework of the International Festival of Science and Innovation, organized by the Shota Rustaveli State University of Theater and Film _ Tbilisi, Georgia _ Speaker;

April 28, 2017 _ Scientific Conference in Choreology for Teachers and Students, organized by the Shota Rustaveli Theater and Film State University of Georgia _ Tbilisi, Georgia - Speaker;

January 31, 2017 _ Scientific-creative Conference of Choreographers, organized by the Creative Union of Choreographers of Georgia _ Tbilisi, Georgia _Speaker;

February 27, 2016 _ Scientific-creative Conference, organized by the Georgian Association of Teachers-Choreographers _ Tbilisi, Georgia - Speaker.

March 14-16, 2015 _ Scientific-creative Conference of choreographers, organized by the Creative Union of Choreographers of Georgia _ Batumi, Georgia _ Speaker;

April 29, 2014 _ Scientific Conference for Teachers and Students, organized by the Shota Rustaveli Theater and Film State University of Georgia _ Tbilisi, Georgia - Speaker;

December 8-11, 2009 _ Scientific-Creative Conference of Choreographers, organized by the Folklore State Centre of Georgia State _ Batumi, Georgia _Speaker;

June 15-16, 2009 _ Scientific Conference of Master and Doctoral Students, organized by the Shota Rustaveli State University of Theater and Film of Georgia _ Tbilisi, Georgia - Speaker.