DVD disk for learning Georgian Folk Dances is assigned for people of any age, gender
and ethnicity; for students, pupils, professionals, marriage ceremony participants,
Georgians living abroad and foreigner, for anyone who gets impressed by Georgian
dance in a very emotional way and who wishes to learn it.
The program recorded on a disk comprises scrupulous study of Kartuli, Adjaruli and
Mtiuluri (Qazbeguri) dance techniques repeated multiple times.
Video lessons last for1 hour and 40 minutes.
The disk is divided into three sections: dance lessons for women, dance lessons for
men and dance samples.
Some of the disk fragments and brief dance description are represented below.
Learning material provided in this format is very convenient, as you can arrange
individual Georgian dance lessons, at a suitable place and on desirable time.
Some fragments from the disk and a brief description of dances
Dance Kartuli – folk art beauty – is a romantic dance of a couple. The base of this
dance is mutual love of a young lady and a young man, their innermost emotions, gentle
feelings and the spirit of chivalry. Kartuli is referred as a romance novel as well.
It depicts rivalry in gorgeousness, elegance, wits and intelligence. Dance Kartuli
directly reflects distinguishing features of Georgian nation, its temper, emotions
and habits, which are predetermined by the mode of its working practice and life.
The contents of the dance is quite unique and the following should be appraised
at its true worth: the overwhelming emotions are noble, self-restrained and humble.
Even slight touch of the clothing of a man and a lady is strictly avoided in the
dance. The lady never attempts to manifestly attract her partner. From the very beginning
to the end of the dance the man’s watch must be focused on nothing but the dancing
lady, maintaining distance and paying respect to her splendor.
Adjaruli is a very popular dance among Georgian folk dances. This dance is romantic,
requires smartness and flexibility in movement. The dance is based on friendly rivalry
in verses between a girl and a young man; it has a feature of competition in wits
and guessing. The dance is distinguished with exquisite bright costumes.
Mtiuluri – Mtiuluri is a group comprising Georgian dances based on similar techniques
(a whole family of bending techniques, thumb and knee techniques, turns, techniques
involving jumps). This dance born in Georgian mountains with its idea and choreographic
outline reflects the strict and severe atmosphere characteristic to the life in mountains;
it is well perceived in dynamism and preciseness of the dance movements. It comprises
complex, rich and diverse techniques very well combined with the male appearance
and his heroic spirit. Similarly to the other Georgian dances the roots of Mtiuluri
dances trace far back to the ancient historical past.