Friday, April 20, 2007

Georgians Take the World Stage by Storm

The Georgian song and dance ensemble Erisioni, in conjunction with American producer Jim Lowe and French stage director Pascal Jourdan, have taken Georgian folk dance to the world with their sensational performance, Georgian Legend.

In 2000 the first version of the show, called The Legend of Tamar, toured in the United States. The Los Angeles Times called it "sensational," The New York Times "spectacular" and The New York Post "a feast of riches for eye and ear." In 2001 and 2002, Georgian Legend debuted in Europe, with an audience of 150,000 and over 100,000 CDs sold in a few months. The same program toured in Russia and China and will to tour in France and Germany in 2007 with Legends of the Storm.

An amazing and innovative video of Legends of the Storm

The Erisioni Ensemble in action

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