Georgian Stylized Folk Theater “Nabadi”
Have you heard about Georgian dances and polyphonic singing?
If you are interested, you’ll need a good adviser, so here we are.
Georgian Folk dances and songs have a history that spans over centuries. Traditional Georgian rituals have been transformed into folk dances, which have been developed over the centuries into what you see today. Tourists around the world are excited about Georgian dances, because they are so unique and special. With their historical importance, Georgian dances have become valuable in modern times as well. Georgians love to dance, no matter how old they are. That’s why there are lots of ensembles and most Georgians know how to dance many traditional dances. While visiting Georgia it’s difficult to attend the concerts of the National Georgian ballet “Sukhishvili” and the “Rustavi” or Erisioni Ensembles because they have made Georgian dance so popular around the world that they are usually performing overseas.
A small and cozy theatre, especially for tourists, was founded on 18th of September 2004. Nabadi – Georgian Folk Dance Theatre offers you a little bit of everything about Georgia. During the performance there is no speaking, it’s the choreography and songs that tell you all about Georgia. You’ll learn a lot about Georgian culture, history and traditions. You’ll also have an opportunity to taste Georgian Sweets and Georgian wine, which have a history that spans almost 8,000 years. It is a great opportunity to learn about Georgia in a small, cosy theatre.
The performance is called ‘Birth’ and it starts from the creation of man and the story of Adam and Eve. It continues to show some of the most important stories from the history of Georgia. The play includes elements of Eastern culture which form a part of Georgian history. For example; the tragic story of Jason and Medea, and the story of the Georgian wars with the Persians.
The play also includes scenes of Georgian feasts and the oldest festival in Georgia – Berikaoba. Georgian national dances such as Kartuli; Khevsuruli; Khorumi; Adjaruli are all expertly performed for you.
Georgian customs are so special and they form part of the performance too. You’ll come away with a great idea of what it was like to live in Georgia centuries ago. The performance usually starts at 18:00 and lasts for 1:30 minutes. Before attending the performance, don’t forget to taste Georgian sweets like nuts and Churchkhela and Georgian wine. It will put you in a good mood and you’ll be ready to discover Georgian history in one special evening.
Ticket Price: 50 Gel per person
Contact: (+995) 599961077
Location: “Nabadi” has changed address and moved to Rustaveli Ave. #37, “Pantomime Theatre”. You should contact them and book the tickets in advance and also ask for information about the new location.
Working Hours: 11:00 – 22:00