10 August 2021     Festival-Contest 

This year's edition of the Traditional International Festival "Art-Folk Fest 2021" was attended by more than 800 performers from different countries and different regions of Georgia.

The event was held in the period 12-22 July 2021, organized by the Union of Culture and Art Development Art-Folk and Georgian Academy of Choreographers.

Concert days were on July 14 on the open stage in Kobuleti Central Park, and on July 18 in the Batumi State Art & Musical Center, on July 20 in the Batumi Summer Theater on the open stage in the Park.

In the program participated Festival guests from Latvia, Kazakhstan and Ukraine, along with numerous ensembles from throughout Georgia. Participants presented different choreographic and musical performances. Along with the concerts, for guests tours were held in western Georgia, they got acquainted with Georgian culture and art, as well as a master class between Georgians and foreigners, introduced their culture and exchanged experiences.

The event was attended by the Children's Choreographic Ensemble Orion, Kutaisi Choreographic Ensemble Abkhazia, Children's Choreographic Ensemble Bagrati, Choreographic Ensemble Nakaduli, Zugdidi Student Youth Palace Ensemble Mtredebi, Vocal Ensemble Kartuli Hangebi, Zugdidi Choreographic Ensemble Tsiskari, Zugdidi Choreographic Ensemble Tutarchela, Choreographic Ensemble Chveni Shvilebi, Choreographic Ensemble  Senaki, Choreographic Ensemble Metekhi, Choreographic Ensemble Imedi, Kutaisi Children's Choreographic Ensemble Imedi 2000, Children's Choreographic Ensemble Skhivi, Kutaisi Children's Choreographic Studio Lampari, Choreographic Ensemble  Kidevac Daizrdebian, Studio Skhivebi, Choreographic Ensemble Alaverdi,  Choreographic Ensemble Okros Fari, Model Studio "Eto Mania" Batumi Children's Choreographic Ensemble Khorumi, Poti Choreographic Ensemble Lazika, Indian Dance Ensemble Choreographer and Dancer Kristina Kapanadze, the Latvian choreographic ensemble Liksme, Kazakh vocal group and Paata Tediashvili led a concert.

At the end of the event each of the participants received Laureate Diplomas, special Festival issue of the Georgian Choreography Magazine and different prizes.

"Art Folk Fest 2021" was supported by the International Dance Council (CID) under the auspices of UNESCO, the Association of European Folk Festivals (EAFF), the Institute of Culture, the Ministry of Education, Culture and Sports of the Autonomous Republic of Adjara, the Autonomous Republic of Adjara Department of Tourism, Cultural Center "Tbilisi Art Hall" and Hotel Le Figaro.

Festival was supported by Media-news company "TV-12", TV company "Stars".

Union of Culture and Art Development Art-Folk and the Georgian Academy of Choreographers thank all the participating ensembles, supporting organizations for their support and assistance.