GIFT FESTIVAL PROGRAM 2019

19/20 OCTOBER. RUSTAVELI THEATRE 20.00

FESTIVAL OPENING

Compagnie Maguy Marin

MAY B

choreography Maguy Marin
with: Ulises Alvarez, Kaïs Chouibi, Laura Frigato, Daphné Koutsafti, Johanna Moaligou, Cathy Polo, Pierre Pontvianne, Ennio Sammarco, Marcelo Sepulveda Rossel, Véronique Teindas
original music Franz Schubert, Gilles de Binche, Gavin Bryars
costumes Louise Marin
lights Compagnie Maguy Marin

Compagnie Maguy Marin

Maison des Arts et de la Culture de Créteil

La Compagnie Maguy Marin is supported by Ministère de la Culture et de la Communication
la Ville de Lyon la Région Rhône-Alpes and Institut français pour ses projets à l’étranger

Running time 1 hour and 20 minutes

Maguy Marin has won two awards for lifetime achievement: the Samuel H. Scripps American Dance Festival Award in modern dance in 2003, and the Venice Biennial Golden Lion Award in 2016.

24 OCTOBER. RUSTAVELI THEATRE VIP ROOM. 15.00

FESTIVAL TALKS with Dario Facal and Carlota Ferrer Modern Spanish Theatre

SESSION on MODERN SPANISH THEATRE

23 OCTOBER . RUSTAVELI NATIONAL THEATRE. 20.00

THE GEORGIAN INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF ARTS (GIFT) IN TBILISI IN HONOR OF MICHAEL TUMANISHVILI in association with the Spanish Arts Council Acción Cultural Española (AC/E) presents SPANISH CULTURE FOCUS 2019 for the first time in Georgia.

Teatros De Canal and Draft.inn (Meine Seele S.L.) present

“Esto no es La casa de Bernarda Alba”

This is not Bernarda Alba’s House

Dramaturgyby Carlota Ferrer and José Manuel Mora

Directed by Carlota Ferrer

Scenography by Carlota Ferrer and Miguel Delgado

Costume Design by Ana López Cobos

Esto no es La Casa de Bernarda Alba is a paradox in tribute to Magritte.

CAST: Eusebio Poncela, Óscar de la Fuente, Cristobal Suárez, Carlos del Olmo, David
Luque, Julia de Castro, Guillermo Weickert, Arturo Parrilla and Alberto Velasco

Duration: 2 hours (without interval)

October 26, 20.00
Ilia Chavchavadze State Batumi Drama Theatre
Somewhere over the rainbow
Play by Lasha Tabukashvili
Directed by Keti Dolidze
Griboedov Theatre Big Hall

http://ajaratv.ge/article/44217

27 October. Rustaveli Theatre VIP Room

Learn to establish a distinctive voice, critical authority and a trustworthy reputation

Quality criticism remains one of the best ways for talented writers to make a name for themselves. This session offers an exacting exploration of the theory behind criticism and how to put it into practice.

Levan Khetaguri Master Class for Young Theater Critics

30 October. Marjanishvili Theatre. 20.00

Aurelia Thierrée Presents

Bells & Spells

Direction – Victoria Thiérrée-Chaplin

Starring – Aurélia Thiérrée and Jaime Martinez

Duration: c. 1 hour 10 minutes with no interval

(Paris)

in co-production with 

Théâtre les Célestins, Lyon

Théâtre Atelier Carouge, Genève

Change Performing Arts, Milano

2 NOVEMBER. GIGA LORTKIPANIDZE RUSTAVI STATE DRAMA THEATRE. 20.00

DIARY OF MADMAN
A story by Nikolai GogoL

Directed and Desgined by Soso Nemsadze

3 NOVEMBER. GIGA LORTKIPANIDZE RUSTAVI STATE DRAMA THEATRE. 20.00

GOOD MORNING HUNDRED BUCKS!

Directed by Keti Dolidze

Set design by Mamuka Tkeshelashvili

4 NOVEMBER. RUSTAVELI SMALL THEATRE. 20.00

THE CONTACT at the GIFT FESTIVAL 2019

‘Ira Kokhreidze Inclusive Theatre” presents their first international premiere of already acclaimed production at Beijing International Drama Festival in July, 2019! 
Exact time and place will be announced later due to certain specifics of the project, but everyone is welcome to create our own unique and inclusive environment, and incredible theatre that challenges and inspires.

5 NOVEMBER. GRIBOEDOV THEATRE SMALL STAGE. 20.00

Valery Kharyutchenko with the support of the Griboedov Theater and the State University of Theater and Cinema named after S. Rustaveli present almost Homeric Art Mystery

TURBULENCE AREA, OR IN SEARCH FOR A LOST PARADISE

The stage version of the play by E. Albee “What happened at the zoo”

7 NOVEMBER. GRIBOEDOV THEATRE BIG STAGE. 20.00

Caída del Cielo

(Fallen from Heaven) 

A show by Rocío Molina
Rocío Molina: artistic co-direction, choreography, musical direction.
Carlos Marquerie: artistic co-direction; dramatic art; stage space and lighting.
Eduardo Trassierra: composition of original music.
José Ángel Carmona, José Manuel Ramos “Oruco”, Pablo Martín Jones: participation in the musical composition.
Collaborator: Elena Córdoba
Costumes design: Cecilia Molano
Costumes creation: López de Santos, Maty, Rafael Solís.
Photography: Pablo Guidali, Simone Fratini, Paco Lobato.

Duration: 90 minutes

Co-produced by Chaillot – Théâtre National de la danse (Paris)
With the support of El Instituto Aragonés de Empleo (INAEM) 

Premiered at Théâtre National de Chaillot, Paris, on November 3, 2016

13 November. Rustaveli Theatre Ball Room. 15.00

NATALIA MENENDEZ THEATRE LABORATORY

Theatre workshops on 10.11.12 November

ALEGRIA STATION

Natalia Menéndez (Madrid, Spain) is a theatre and television actress, as well as a playwright for the Company 10 & 10 Danza. She regularly gives acting workshops, master classes and conferences on classical theatre across Europe, America, Asia and Africa. Throughout her career she has been awarded several National prizes such as Medalla CELCIT, Premio Chivas 06, Premio Ojo Crítico, Premio Agora. She has recently been appointed to the Civil Order of Alfonso X el Sabio. She is also part of the executive committee of the cultural association of the Madrid Regional Government and co-producer of the Dd and Duskon theatre production company. 

15,16 November. Rustaveli Theatre. 20.00

GIFT FESTIVAL PRESENTS a living legend, inseparable from the history of contemporary dance Ms. Carolyn Carlson with her company and the Georgian Premier of

Crossroads to Synchronicity

Performed by 6 of the company’s leading figures, this work inspired by Carl Jung lays bare the vital aspirations that inspire us and explores these strange coincidences that resonate in us with such intensity. A clock that stops when a beloved father passes away. An encounter that changes a destiny…

Upon video images, directed by the choreographer, the 6 dancers plunge into deep waters of danger, rebellion, love, loss, regrets and madness.

Choreography & images conception | Carolyn Carlson, in collaboration with the performers
Choreographic assistant | Henri Mayet
Rehearsal assistant | Colette Malye

Light creation | Rémi Nicolas

Performers | Juha Marsalo, Riccardo Meneghini, Céline Maufroid, Isida Micani, Yutaka Nakata, Sara Orselli

Creation and musical advice | Nicolas de Zorzi
Musics | John Adams, Ry Cooder, Bon Iver, Tom Waits, Laurie Anderson, Alela Diane, Jean Sibelius, Clint Mansell, Bob Dylan, Gavin Bryars, Bruce Springsteen, Henry Purcell
Costumes | Elise Dulac and Emmanuelle Geoffroy, with the help of Colette Perray, Léa Drouault, Cécile Pineau
Painting of the decor | Cédric Carré

Duration | 72 minutes

In homage to John Davis

Production | Carolyn Carlson Company
Co-production | Théâtre de Rungis
With the help of the city of Mons-en-Baroeul and CDCN Atelier de Paris


17,18,19 November. Griboedov Theatre. 20.00

Georgian International Festival of Arts GIFT in Tbilisi in honor of Michael Tumanishvili, Ministry of Education, Science, Culture and Sport of Georgia
Present
WORLD PREMIERE 

KING LEAR. REIMAGINATION OF ANDRIY ZHOLDAK

Based on William Shakespeare’s play “The Tragedy of King Lear”

Commissioned by the GIFT Festival 2019 within the framework of the state programs “Support to Internationalization of Culture – Georgia in Europe, Europe in Georgia” and “Check in Georgia”

We would like to inform you that Georgian International Festival of Arts GIFT in Tbilisi in honor of Mikhail Tumanishvili will celebrate its 22nd edition from October 16 till November 16/ 2019 to deliver to the Georgian theatergoers and the art-lover audience the range of artistic endeavor which will promote European understanding through excellent culture. 

In a bold act of optimism and reconciliation the GIFT festival was founded as a strong massage of piece in Caucasus in 1997. After 22 years it has been shaped into an open, influential platform bringing the very best international arts to the audiences across the region, setting a new concept for Culture as an instrument for European values, democracy, social inclusion, solidarity and justice.

The Gift Festival unites international artists, audiences, festival lovers, travelers, journalists and civic activists in Tbilisi for a month every autumn, to experience a coherent curated artistic programme that also highlights Georgia as a significant participant in a worldwide conversation.

The Gift festival is a member of EFA/European Festival Association, the longest serving network of arts festivals founded in Geneva in 1952. By offering festival makers a front seat in European policy-making EFA unites its members to contribute to the artistic life of Europe. As a part of European festival community the GIFT festival is intelligible to present its advanced capacity for European partnership in the fields of culture, and also to become engaged in the quality and the social responsibility of our artistic product to attract diverse audiences and make the festival more sustainable for public.

From 2019 the festival is opening the GIFT Festival Club offering to its members an intercultural network, access to social and professional occasions, club events and a seasonal ticket to all shows presented by the program. By developing this new business model we call our audiences to the most up-to-date, insightful, and complete partnership with our festival to build a bigger festival society and participate in development of environmental, cultural, social and economic sustainability in Georgia.

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