The Red Bull Flying Bach World Tour arrived in Georgia this week. In his latest blog, Flying Steps choreographer Vartan Bassil breaks it down...
This week we were travelling again: we headed to Tbilisi, the capital of Georgia, and the second country on the Red Bull Flying Bach World Tour. The start of the week was pretty tough for us – on Monday morning we had to get up really early and were at Berlin airport at 5am. But it was totally worth it, Georgia was awesome!
At the airport in Tbilisi we were immediately welcomed by a TV team and set off to our first performance. We were invited as a show act on Georgian TV show Georgia’s Got Talent (or ‘Nichieri’ as it’s originally called in Georgian, which means ‘talent’). As in other countries, the aim of the show is to find a talented singer, dancer, comedian or other act who can win over the audience. The performance was really fun. Check out the video, we barely understood a word of the introduction though…
On the second day we were on Georgian television again. At a lunchtime show, Mikel tried to teach the host of the show some breakdance basics. So he held a little workshop and showed different moves. The host wasn’t bad - maybe he has a career as a B-Boy ahead of him? ;-)
Tbilisi is a very nice city with lots of extraordinary locations. So we used one of these locations for a photo shoot: the clock tower at puppet square in the city centre of Tbilisi. The clock tower and the puppet theatre right next to it look like a scene from a western movie. We definitely like the pictures a lot. In the evening we really had a lot of food. The Georgian cuisine is very extensive and we ate like kings.
On Wednesday evening we had the opportunity to work off all the food because finally the day had come: the premiere of Red Bull Flying Bach in Georgia. The Shota Rustaveli National Theatre was a very impressive location, an old theatre with paintings on the ceiling and lots of baroque style elements. Both atmosphere and Georgian audience were just great! Therefore this World Tour stop was a great success and a very special experience. We are already looking forward to the upcoming stops – the next one is in Norway.