‘SAMAIA’ is an allegorical tale of the eternal battle of good and evil, a tale of wars and victories, of love and hatred, of life and death, and of the pride and bravery of the people of Georgia. The storyline is woven out of almost a couple of dozens of individual smaller novels, each narrated in dance, music and singing. Unlike the conventional drama performances where the spectator is invited to study the intricacies of the text and the twists of the plot, a musical performance reaches into the heart of hearts, causing a real outburst of emotions. You will feel sadness and joy, you will cry and laugh together with the characters on stage.
The performers say that Georgian dancing holds a mirror to life itself, where it is reflected in all the variety of its forms. Some parts of the narrative focus on courage and valor, while others are concerned with grace and elegance. Dancing sketches draw on realistic events: we can see two lovers meeting secretly at the foot of the snow-capped Caucasian mountains, a wedding celebration, a downfall of a fortress, young men learning sabre-fencing. Nothing is left out; you can enjoy duels, horse-racing imitation, dizzying pirouettes, dancers’ fouettés, and, of course, the elegant grace of the women of the Caucasus. The dancers demonstrate an almost impossible skill as they ‘toe-point’ in soft ballet shoes – a unique dancing technique. You will be stunned by the truly staggering diversity of the dancers’ movements, whose technical complexity could not fail to impress.