Nina Ananiashvili was awarded with the highest award for special merit in the development of Georgian culture
March, Mikhail Giorgadze, Minister of Culture and Monument Protection of Georgia, awarded Nina Ananiashvili , Artistic Director of Ballet Company of Opera and Ballet Theatre, with the highest award of the Ministry of Culture and Monument Protection of Georgia for special merit in the development of Georgian culture.
Ballet Gala-Concert was conducted with the participation of Nina Ananiashvili and was dedicated to 35th
anniversary of her career on stage. Leading Soloists of Moscow Bolshoi Theatre, Alexander Volchkov and dancers of State Ballet of Georgia participated in Gala Concert.
State Ballet of Georgia performed the third act of Sleeping Beauty
by P.Tchaikovsky, Grand Pas from Don Quixote
by L.Minkus, and one-act ballet Serenade
by George Balanchine.
At the end of the evening, the ballet company sprang a surprise and congratulated to Prima Ballerina 35th
anniversary of her career on stage.
After the Gala Concert, State Ballet of Georgia went on tour in Japan. This is their fourth tour (2007, 2010, 2012) in the country of rising sun.