Vol. 14 (2020): XIV International Symposium Contemporary Issues of Literary Studies : The Silk Road Countries` Folklore
Folklore in Media and Creative Industry

Folk Searches in Alexander Akhmeteli’s Art

Maia Kiknadze
Shota Rustaveli Theatre and Film Georgia State University

Published 2020-10-20


  • National Theater,
  • Theatrical Folklore,
  • Berikaoba


Sandro Akhmeteli used to attribute special importance to the formation of national theatre during Soviet system. National theater may exist in his theatrical searches only by applying Georgian traditions and folk points.

Akhmeteli used Georgian folk (music, dance, scenography, sayingquatrains) in his plays, at the same tima paying attention to mastering of folk theatric forms like “Masks Theater”.

In this regard, his searches are noteworthy in the renewal and mastering folk theatrical shows that should be represented in some performances (e.g. “Kvachi Kvachantiradze”, “Berikaoba).

In his performances, Sandro Akhmeteli demonstrated the greatest importance of mastering folk tradition, necessary during formation of national theater.