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Georgian International Festival of Arts ‘GIFT’ Program

The GIFT Festival in honor of Mikhail Tumanishvili is an annual celebration bringing the best of the visiting arts in Tbilisi, as well as leading our country’s unique cultural profile internationally.

Since its inception the Gift Festival hosted more than 300 international visiting groups and companies and yet remains as one of the major platform in Caucasus for international exchange and cooperation. Project is implemented in association with Georgian National Tourism Administration.

Festival Program:

October 15, 20:00

The Festival Opening Evening

Lasha Kuprashvili Photo-Exhibition

“The GIFT Festival is 20 years old!”

Silk Fabric Studio

59, Merab Kostava, Tbilisi 0179

 

October 18 / October 25 18:00

CRAFT SHOW

Tbilisi, Georgia

Tumanishvili Film Actors Theatre

164, Davit Agmashenebeli Avenue, Tbilisi 0112

 

October 18, 20:00

KING LEAR

William Shakespeare

Tumanishvili Film Actors Theatre

Tbilisi, Georgia

Directed by Zurab Gestadze

Tumanishvili Film Actors Theatre

164, Davit Agmashenebeli Avenue, Tbilisi 0112

 

October 19, 16.00

FESTIVAL TALKS&WORKSHOPS

Philippe Vincent (Director, France) and  Alwynne Pritchard (Musician, Norway) will be introducing a new “Marriage K Opus 1“ project and leading the talks on feasible Georgian participation

TBC GALLERY

7, Kote Marjanishvili Str., Tbilisi 0112

 

19 October 16.00

Project is implemented in association with Georgian National Tourism Administration

FESTIVAL TALKS &WORKSHOPS

Meeting with Sardegna Teatro General Director Mr. Massimo Mancini (Cagliari, Italy)

Talks on the Georgian –Italian cultural cooperation

TBC GALLERY

7, Kote Marjanishvili str., Tbilisi 0112

 

20, 21 October 20:00

Georgian International Festival of Arts GIFT in Tbilisi in Honor of Michael Tumanishvili

Goethe-Institut Georgien

Foreign Office of the Federal Republic of Germany Auswärtiges Amt in association with German Embassy Tbilisi

In frames of the Georgian-German Year 2017

CONTINU

Sasha Waltz and Guests

Berlin, Germany

Zakaria Paliashvili Georgian National Opera and Ballet State Theatre

25, Shota Rustaveli Avenue, Tbilisi 0102

 

22 October 20:00

THE GIFT FESTIVAL ON ATONELI

“This Century is ending”

Biblical texts and chants in theatrical recitative of Joseph Brodsky’s Poetry

One man show by Igor Pekhovich

Alexis Granowsky Theatre

Moscow, Russia

Theatre on Atoneli

53, Giorgi Atoneli Str., 0105

 

25 October 20.00

Really

Play by Manana Menabde, Kato Javakhishvili, Nino Sadgobelashvili

Tumanishvili Film Actors Theatre

Tbilisi, Georgia

Directed by Manana Menabde

Tumanishvili Film Actors Theatre

164 , Davit Agmashenebli Avenue, Tbilisi 0112

 

29 October 20:00

The Kumquat Seed

Sankai Juku (山海塾)

In association with The Agency for Cultural Affairs (文化庁)of Japan,

Devision of the Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT)

Shota Rustaveli State Academic Drama Theatre

17, Shota Rustaveli Avenue., Tbilisi 0108

 

31 October 18.00

Gift of Death

Play by Alexand Chigvinidze

Directed by Zurab Khvedelidze

Bolnisi Municipal Theatre

Tumanishvili Film Actors Theatre

164 Davit Agmashenebli Avenue, Tbilisi 0112

 

2 November 20:00

THE GIFT FESTIVAL ON ATONELI

The Tiger

Play by Murray Schisgal

Directed by Keti Dolidze

Batumi State Drama Theatre New Stage

Batumi, Georgia

Theatreon Atoneli

53, Giorgi Atoneli Str., 0105

 

3, 4 November 20.00

Anna Karenina

Based on Leo Tolstoy’s Novel

Scenic adaptation by Elena Gremina

Directed by Alexander Galibin

Baltic House Theatre-Festival

Kote Marjanishvili State Academic Drama Theatre

7, Kote Marjanishvili Str., Tbilisi 0108

 

4 November 18.00

THE GIFT FESTIVAL ON ATONELI

The Syndrome

Play by Slawomir Mrozek

Directed by Andro Enukidze

Batumi State Drama Theatre

Batumi, Georgia

Theatre on Atoneli

53, Giorgi Atoneli Str., 0105

 

7, 8November 20:00

B POLAR

After Gogol’s ‘Diary of a Madman’

“Ayit Ensemble”

Beer Sheva, Israel

Directed by Yoav Michaeli

Tumanishvili Film Actors Theatre

164, Davit Agmashenebeli Avenue, Tbilisi 0112

 

10 November 14.00

TALKS AND WORKSHOPS

Project is implemented in association with Georgian National Tourism Administration

The Moonshine Dream Story

Screening of the animation Created by Tom Graham-Adriani & Lunching a new animation project “Discover Georgia“

London, UK

Silk Fabric Studio

59, Merab Kostava Str., Tbilisi 0179

 

10, 11 November 20.00

Lähtö/Depart

WHS / Visual theatre / Contemporary Circus

Helsinki, Finland

Directed by Kalle Nio

Kote Marjanishvili State Academic Drama Theatre

7, Kote Marjanishvili Str., Tbilisi 0108

 

12 November 19:35

THE FESTIVAL CLOSING

PREMIERE

LIVE STREAMING “MARRIAGE K opus 1”

RAMDAM ART CENTRE

Director Philippe Vincent

SCÈNES Théâtre-Cinéma

Lyon, France

Silk Fabric Studio

59, Merab Kostava str., Tbilisi 0179