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ATINATI POETRY - Week of Poetry


Poetry is a space, independent and free of terrestrial norms and frames. It is a space, where borders are set up by poets themselves. Some have broken through their poetic frames; others have created a rhythm by a round dance of words in poetry. The feelings, conveyed by Georgian phonetics, have been created by different emotions and are still created up-to-date: the set of words, uttered in celebration, also in ritual murmur, is articulated with sacral purpose by some people. Sometimes they are created for teaching and perception, and most often they demonstrate hidden feelings, playing a role of confessing love.    


Within the frames of  "ATINATI POETRY", every participant will share his/her part of poetry. This is a demonstration of diversity, musicality and history of Georgian Poetry.  


LEVAN GIGINEISHVILI - A PHILOLOGIST / PHILOSOPHER

Recites Nikoloz Baratashvili’s    (1817/1845) – "Twilight over Mtatsminda"   


"What would be the best poem for me to recite? Nikoloz BarataShvili’s “Twilight over Mtastminda”, because I frequently miss this poem. It is a very beautiful poem by its syllable system. It is the first poem, where the Nature is a lyrical hero’s interlocutor and is interesting content-wise too. It is a strive to celesti; it is a quest for truth. And it ends by a hope"




NINO KASRADZE - ACTRESS

Recites contemporary writer Davit Barbakadze – "Silence"


"This poem “Silence” was written in 1993. I read  it a couple of days ago and I felt like it was mine, that it was about me, my pain…It is amazing, what Dato Barbakadze felt in remote 1993, that has affected me at such an extent today? Why these words...What exactly is so magical in this combination of words: "they were gone and peace reigned".

This might be genuine poetry. It is constantly here, always alive, always affecting.. In other words, it creates a permanent  Present… " - Nino Kasradze





NIKA MACHAIDZE – MUSICIAN, COMPOSER⁣

⁣Recites Besarion Gabashvili’s (1750/1791) "I wholehearted my heart"

"I wholehearted my heart“ is a love poem by Besarion Gabashvili. ⁣I am not a linguist and cannot decipher the verse... ⁣The only thing I can talk about is my attitude towards Besiki's poetry. He is the most musical Georgian poet for me". - Nika Machaidze

Track is made specially for ATINATI by Nika Machaidze



RATI AMAGHLOBELI – POET

Recites Besarion Gabashvili’s (1750/1791) "Tano. Ta-Ta- No"


"Besiki- the goldsmith of the Georgian word" – Rati Amaghlobeli




GIA GUGUSHVILI – ARTIST

Recites his poem "To Keti"


"I like this versed formation because of "a simple idea". I remember I drew a painting for her and this impromptu occurred naturally." - Gia Gugushvili




KETI MATABELI – ARTIST

Recites Mikheil Kvlividze’s poem "I will come to you yesterday or year gone by".


"Misha Kvlividze was my father’s friend. He would recite his poems in our family for the first time. Love towards his poetry is associated with my childhood. This verse, also, fits well my relationship with Gia, especially from today’s perspective". - Keti Matabeli




GIORGI KEKELIDZE - WRITER ⁣

Recites Galaktion Tabidze’s (1892/1959) – "Snow".


"This is a perfect verse: construction of a sound, rhythms, metaphors, mood, the poem. The highest master hood of the poet, which will survive centuries." ⁣- Giorgi Kekelidze ⁣

Video operator : Natela Grigalashvili




DINI VIRSALADZE – MUSICIAN ⁣

Recites Galaktion Tabidze’s (1892/1959) – "Aspen trees"


"My father recommended to pay special attention to Galaktion Tabidze’s “Aspen trees”. The verse had a great impact on me in the childhood and I fell in love with it. All Galaktion’s poems are musical, but this one is extraordinary for me". ⁣- Dini Virsaladze⁣






NIKA KOCHAROV – MUSICIAN⁣⁣

Recites Otar Chiladze’s (1933/2009) "I am here to be attentive and serve you"


"It conveys my current condition and an attitude towards my beloved one"⁣⁣ - Nika Kocharov ⁣⁣

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ZURA ARABIDZE - ARTIST⁣

⁣Recites Galaktion Tabidze’s (1892/1959) "The stormy wind has soothed down".⁣


"Galaktion’s poetry is limitless and boundless…⁣⁣ You read it and feel that your whole body is filled with emotions. I am not an actor or a poet to recite poems publicly, but Galaktion is so musical that he himself helps you to share his poetry"⁣⁣ - Zura Arabidze






GIORGI ZAGARELI – VIOLIST

Recites Terenti Graneli’s (1897/1934) – "Reminiscence in the wind"


"I listened to the song on the radio, performed by a band “Despani” from Rustavi. (I have a strange problem, I don’t hear texts of songs in either language). This text had a deep impact on me despite an early age. The verse has the same effect today, as it had in my childhood". - Giorgi Tsagareli

Music: Giorgi Zagareli & Georgian Philharmonic Strings - RunRun by sTia





NATA MURVANIDZE - ACTRESS  

Recites Contemporary poet Rati Amaglobeli's – "Anamnesis"


"It has been the year of perceiving things from different perspectives and going deeper into ourselves. I came across Rati Amaglobeli's new poem quite accidentally on Facebook and I liked it a lot. I like the content and rhythm of the poem.  Nothing to say, poem is talking on itself" 






DAVID TURASHVILI - WRITER

Recites Otar Chiladze’s (1933/2009) "Still rains outside"

"This poem was my enjoyable obsession when I was a student at Javakhishvili University.

Certainly, I was in love as well and maybe this was the reason why I got familiar with Otar Chiladze’s poetry, before even reading his novels. I thought he manifested everything   whatever I desired to say at that time.  

Although, after years, when I had read all his novels, I decided to re-read his poems and I enjoyed them greatly again.

I realized that I miss everything, related to that sweet period- snow and rain, the sun and freedom of the University…

And, surely, I miss love too" - David Turashvili




NIAZ DIASAMIDZE - MUSICIAN

Recites Galaktion Tabidze’s  (1892/1959) "The moon of Kakheti"

"I thought, I wrote this poem and it seems that Galaktion had written it" - Niaz Diasamidze    

Music is performed specially for ATINATI by Niaz Diasamidze