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Registration open: workshops, conference, and performances at the "Gurdjieff and Contemporary Culture" event in Batumi, Georgia



Gurdjieff and Contemporary Culture

27-29 September 2016, Batumi, Georgia: Workshops, Conference, Performances

From the organisers:

This is a creative project dedicated to one of the remarkable personalities of the 20th century - Giorgi Gurdjieff – “Gurdjieff and Contemporary Culture”, which includes a scientific conference, workshops, and performances.

The project is the initiative of Stichting Caucasus Foundation (SCF)  and Fico Ballet together with international partners (SCF was the organizer of international conference and publication in 2007 “Gurdjieff in Tiflis”).

The aim of the project is to show the relation of contemporary arts forms and Gurdjieff. Two performances will be shown and several workshops will take place.

 Batumi hosts the event because it was last city in Georgia (Caucasus) from where Gurdjieff departed to Europe through Constantinople.

You could take part as participant, speaker or observer – the number of participants is limited.

The deadline for request is 10th of August.

For more information please contact the organisers for the registration forms and conditions: [email protected]


Event programme:

September 27 - BATUMI / GEORGIA

10:00-12:30 Workshop / Body - Mind - Spirit & Dance Improvisation with Goran Bogdanovski
12:30 Lunch
15:00-17:30 Workshop / Archetypes as a Tool for Dance Improvisation with Sandra Anais

18:00-21:00 Workshop / Dervish in progress with Ziya Azazi

September 28 - BATUMI / GEORGIA
10:00 Conference presentations and discussions –

Dr. Levan Khetaguri: Gurdjieff and Culture

Milos Kecman: When the words meet the bones

Sandra Anais : Dancing Archetypes - Uncovering Yourself

Goran Bogdanovski : Breathing as a carrier of the awareness - Dancing the Present



14:00 Lunch
16:00-19:00 Workshop / Gurdjieff dances & Where is my Attention Now? with Miloš Kecman

- Improvisation performance / Goran Bogdanovski & Sandra Anais

- Performance / Ziya Azazi : Dervish in progress 

September 29 - BATUMI / GEORGIA

10:00-13:00 Workshop / Gurdjieff dances & Where is my Attention Now? with Miloš Kecman

13:00 Lunch
Workshop / Dervish in progress with Ziya Azazi & Sound Bath with Meric Firatli