Georgian dance applauded at international festival

Dublin-based Georgian adult ensemble National Rhythm of Georgia represented Georgia at the international dance festival in Dublin., 23 Mar 2015 - 15:53, Tbilisi,Georgia

The Irish community embraced the traditional Georgian culture at an international dance festival in Ireland over the weekend.

Communities from all over the globe presented their national dance at the Intercultural Dance Festival in South Dublin, Ireland, where performers dressed up in their colourful traditional costumes and danced to unique, ancient beats.

Dublin-based Georgian adult ensemble National Rhythm of Georgia represented the Caucasus nation and performed several Georgian national dances at the festival, held on March 22.

Specifically, Caucasianand Adjarian (Adjaruli) types of dances were performed by the troupe, which gained much applause by the enthusiastic audience.

"Ireland has a special interest in Georgian culture,” said Georgia’s Charge d'Affaires in Ireland Giorgi Zurabishvili.

This was the second time Georgia had featured at the festival.

Zurabishvili said Georgia’s participation in festivals and cultural projects worldwide maintained Georgia’s awareness abroad.

He said the Georgian Embassy in Ireland would "manage various cultural events to promote our country abroad”.

This festival included youth and adult dancing groups who represented cultures from around the world.

The festival was presented by Georgian Society in Ireland, Clondalkin Intercultural Centre and South Dublin County Council.