SALKHINO   Rustavi


According to the historical sources, Georgian folk dances hold a highly significant place in the life of the Georgian people.  

Georgian folk songs and dances are distinguished for their diversity of genre and original style of execution whose traditions were transmitted from one generation to another by the talented dancers. These traditions are preserved and developed by the ensemble “SALKHINO”, which exists on the basis of the LTD “SALKHINO”. The company gives concerts, takes part in various festivals, and performs on TV. Thus is does its best for popularizing Georgian folk culture, specifically, Georgian folk dances and songs.  

The ensemble “SALKHINO” was founded in 1993 further to the initiative and enthusiasm of Shalva Papiashvili, who is a public and honored artist if Georgia and a former solist and key performer of the worldwide known honored ensemble of Georgia RUSTAVI ”. Mr. Papiashvili is a chief choreographer of the ensemble. “SALKHINO” also includes a folk singers group that performs Georgian folk songs.  

“SALKHINO” participated in many cultural activities in Georgia , as well as abroad and usually it gave wonderful performance. Folk dances performed by “SALKHINO” astonish and fascinate audiences of many countries. Ensemble’s each single member has strong artistic responsibility.

The aim of the ensemble is to preserve Georgian folk culture and to popularize it throughout the world.

“SALKHINO” took part in the Caucasus Regional Festival in 1995 and was awarded the 1st prize there.

In 1996 the ensemble visited and gave concerts in Russia and left lasting impressions there.

In 1997, at the Euro – festival “Golden Dance”, in Turkey , “SALKHINO” was awarded golden cup and “GREEM-Pri”.

The company became the prize-winner of the Georgian Folklore Festival in 1997.

In 1998- 99 in Bulgaria , in Black Sea International Festival it took the first place in the nomination as the best of Ensemble.

“Salkhino” took first place in Georgian Republican Festival in 2000.

In 2001, in Turkey the ensemble received the first place award in Bursa “Golden Dance” festival.

In 2001 in Italy , in the seventh International Festival, “ Salkhino” received the 1st place in the fifth nomination.

In 2002 “SALKHINO” has participated in Sivo festival at Odoorn, Netherland.
It was not a competition, but "SALKHINO" received prize of "Sympathy of Audience" and had a great success.

In 2003 "SALKHINO" has participated in Iskenderun , Turkey international folklore festival and had a great success.