On 4-8 May, Giorgi Aleksidze Tbilisi Contemporary Ballet Company was touring to Switzerland!
Mariam Aleksidze’s contemporary ballet STALAG VIII-A, staged to Olivier Messiaen’s Quartet of the End of Time and dedicated to the memory of prominent violinist Konstantine Vardeli, which premiered in Rustaveli Theatre in Tbilisi on 20 and 21 June 2018, was performed in Theatre Rigiblick in Zurich on 6 and 7 May.
The presentation of this performance in Zurich was the result of the initiative and efforts of Swiss-based Georgian piano player Irina Vardeli.
The tour was supported by the Union of Georgia’s Friends in Switzerland and Tbilisi City Hall.
The musicians working in Switzerland – violinist Andreas Janke, Mattia Zappa, concertmaster of the acclaimed Zurich Tonhalle Orchestra and prominent cellist of the same orchestra, and clarinettist Dimitri Ashkenazy, son of the world-famous pianist, Vladimir Ashkenazy – participated in the performance in Zurich together with our company and Irina Vardeli.