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Vakhtang Chabukiani: House-Museum in Tbilisi

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The great Georgian ballet master, dancer and teacher, the founder of the Georgian ballet troupe Vakhtang Mikheili Chabukiani lived in this apartment from 1947 to April 6, 1992, until his death.

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Vakhtang Chabukiani Memorial House-Museum preserves the personal belongings of the ballet theater actor (furniture, grand piano, etc.), stage costumes, various documentary materials, photo collection, personal library and archive. Among them, the certificate of the International Catalog of Stars – “Cosmos-Zemlia”, according to which the unnamed star in the constellation of the Swan V. Chabukiani was named after him

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He attached great importance to men’s dance. Create a heroic style of men dancing. By combining Georgian folk dance with ballet classics, Chabukiani created a peculiar type of national classical ballet.

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Othello performed by Vakhtang Chabukiani, which was recognized as a triumph of Georgian art, was a special success. He was a knight of many orders and medals, a laureate of all prestigious awards, a hero of socialist labor, a People’s Artist of Georgia and the USSR.

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Vakhtang Chabukiani Memorial Apartment-Museum was officially opened on April 29, 2003 in Tbilisi. In Tbilisi, at 83/23 Davit Agmashenebeli Ave.

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The management of the museum temporarily was granted to V. Chabukiani’s nephew – Sophie Gordon, who died soon after. During this period, against the background of general hardship in Georgia, it was not possible to keep the items in Chabukiani’s apartment as museum exhibits.

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The museum could no longer function. It was temporarily closed and sealed.

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The renewed exposition of Vakhtang Chabukiani Memorial House-Museum was opened on February 27, 2017, symbolically, on the 107th birthday of Vakhtang Chabukiani.

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If you are interested in this information, I recommend you to take a look at the article about Ilia Chavchavadze House-Museum.

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