Georgian Dancers Push Their Physical Limits for Tradition

(bouncy, energetic Georgian folk music) (bouncy piano music) – [Narrator] Georgian
National Dance is a folk dance comprised of strong, athletic movements from the male dancers and
floating, effortless movements from the females. The unique choreography combines
folk with classical ballet and modern dance, and the company’s best are part of Georgia’s
original professional dance company, Sukhishvili. – Our dance company
exists more than 70 years and my grandparents
created this dance company. It was wholly due to them
that the Georgian dance became so popular in my country. Now our dance company
is more than 100 dancers and a live band. – [Narrator] The company has
traveled around the world, and since it’s creation,
has performed in front of over 50 million people. But preparing to take
the stage takes years of rehearsed practice. – [Nino] They need a lot of training, because we perform very difficult dances and complicated movements. We dance on the toes and
they have nothing inside. It’s like a thin leather boot. – [Nino] We use daggers and
swords through the dancings and they need to have
a good fighting skills. – [Narrator] To be a Sukhishvili
dancer is a huge honor in Georgia, and with a
school of over 3,000 dancers in training, the future
of traditional Georgian folk dance is bright. – I hope that Georgian dance
will be popular always, because it’s very patriotic. We do our job with a great love. We dedicated our lives to this. (chiming)

100 thoughts on “Georgian Dancers Push Their Physical Limits for Tradition

  1. What a strange music on background? I just don’t understand why the author puts some “ Bregovich style “ music on the episode where she introduces the very unique and very Georgian Dance . Also it is Sukhishvili with S not shukhishvili with SH !

  2. Good for Georgia to maintain its culture. Georgia is an interesting country and its location and a very nice country given its surroundings.

  3. All them russians and ex soviet states are pushing the human body with their ballet and dancing this clip reminded me of john wick 3 were that ballet girl just took off her toe nail …

  4. I believe no one could be stronger and flexible than these guys really great traditional dance!! It is worthy to make mandatory to the children of High school atleast who barely have good physical fitness due to current life style.

  5. Did you know some of the worlds most innovative dance move comes from Israel??

    Google "Dancing Israelis" for more information.

  6. Transgenders and feminists will RUIN your art/sport. Stay in your country for Europe and America will bury you 🙁

  7. კი მაგრამ ე სლავურო ხორვტულო მუსიკა აქ რა შუაშია ვისი გადარეულია ამდენი როომ არ იცის?!

  8. I’ve seen other dances and thought they were the best in the world, but…. when I saw this i was like…. OMG I WANT THIS I LOVE DOING DANCES AND SPINS WITH A LITTLE MODERNEST TO THEM.

  9. Thought it was American Georgia for about 10 seconds and I was like how long has this been going on just a few states over

  10. You can follow them on Facebook.

    And they are on tour now If I am not mistaken, at least on tour in Europe, they just at the beginning of November were in Tallinn, Estonia.

  11. amazing! SO AWEsome!! I would love, love, love to be able to go to one of these shows! So fascinating! Thank you for working so hard so that the world may see such Beauty and talent!

  12. Love Georgia from India , your ancestors invade in India around 48 A.D . Today their decendents are known as = Gujjars ( Son of Gurjistan ). They are our brothers . Love you Georgia .

  13. Been to a wedding ones. The bride is gorgian. The groom was not. I got to see the real kinjal wilding old men drank version. It's amazing

  14. Why is this in everyone's recommend XD this video is soon gonna have more views than there are people living in our country

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