This is how the American press reacted to the State Ballet Georgia's tour of the United States, which took place from April 12 to May 2.
The "New York Times" devoted an extensive article to the Georgian Ballet's arrival in America before the tour began, with Gia Kourlas's interview with Nino Ananiashvili printed on the first page - "I raised them." Nina Ananiashvili's Georgian dancers are coming to town."
Tour performances were held in major cultural centers across the United States of America.–New York (Lehman Centre sor the Performing Arts), Washington (George Mason University’s Center for the Arts, Fairfax, Virginia), New Orleans (Mahalia Jackson Theater), Minneapolis (Northrop at the University of Minnesota)and Detroit(Detroit Opera)
The ballet company presented George Balanchine's one-act ballets - "Serenade", "Mozartiana" and "Concerto Barocco".
Yuri Possokhov's one-act ballet "Sagalobeli" was presented in the program.
„The piece is a strong argument in favor of combining neoclassical ballet and traditional styles of dance. Still fresh after fifteen years, Sagalobeli looks set to become the sbg’s signature piece, their very own Serenade.“ - wrote Jane Coombs in a review for "the New Criterion."
This is the ballet company’s sixth tour in the United States of America under Nina Ananiashvili's leadership.