16 November 2018     Festivals 

Already traditional International Folklore Festival Rhythms of Fall 2018 has been organized by the Georgian Union of Choreographers in Georgian cities of Mtskheta and Telavi duringOctober 25-29, 2018.  Along with Georgian folk ensembles in the Festival participated folklore ensembles from abroad: 5 groups; 150 participants; including - Estonia (1ensemble), Russia(1ensemble), Armenia(1ensemble),Latvia (2 ensembles), Georgia  (50 ensembles).

Rhythms of Fall 2018 Festival was supported by the European Association of Folklore Festivals (EAFF), International Dance Council of UNESCO (CID), Ministry of Education, Georgian Institute of Culture, Editorial Office of the Georgian Choreography Newspaper published by the Georgian Union of Choreographers and the International Folklore Center. 

Festival opening and parade was hosted by the City of Mtskheta; and Festival events have been conducted in the cities of Mtskheta and Telavi.  Number of performers in the Festival was over 3,000 persons. 

In framework of the Rhythms of Fall 2018 Festival special issue of the Georgian Choreography Newspaper has been published.  Festival concerts were organized at the highest level. 

„We are confident that the given traditional Festival will further popularization of folklore cultures of Georgia and of many countries around the world, increase of the level of qualification of choreographers, sharing of experience between participants and empowerment of creative contacts between foreign and Georgian participants.“, said the organizers of this large scale event.

The conclusive Gala Concert was held at the Telavi Theatre and was completed with impressive fireworks. 

All the participants of the Rhythms of Fall 2018 Festival were awarded with special Diplomas and Prizes.  

Photos of the event can be found on EAFF's facebook page.