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WSD2017|A Long Break
1-9 July.Taipei, Taiwan
An extraordinary festival of performance design, including exhibitions, performances
and diverse events,attracted over 15,000 visitors from 71 countries.


Emerging Designers


Shota Bagalishvili

A Long Break

Selected Category: Performance Design

Category: Set Design, Costume Design, Alternative

Design Statement

Class fellows meet each other for the first time after the long break. Almost nothing has changed in the classroom for the last 15 years. There are old inscriptions on the benches, which resemble oppression of the weak and excessive, childish, reckless cruelty, accompanying people all their lives.
A Long Break is a realistic, social play, expressing our current reality, where the stray young try to take revenge for their childhood in their adulthood.
Main concept was that every object should have been realistic in order to create natural atmosphere. We found schools, where old equipment and training methods were used, also repositories, where stock of the 1990’s were preserved. We chose benches, chairs, blackboard and damaged parquet of the classroom one after another. Everything was installed on the stage and spectators were asked to sit there in order to be closer to all these things, and observe their childhood and today’s reality…


Shota Bagalishvili

I'm Shota Bagalishvili. I was born live in Georgia, Tbilisi.
I graduated from Tbilisi Ecclesiastical Academy and Seminary, and was a faculty of Ecclesiastical Architecture, Icon-painting, Restoration of Machinery and Monumental Icon-painting.
I also graduated from Apolon Kutateladze Tbilisi State Academy of Art, and was a faculty of Visual Art.
Now I study at Gogi Alexi-Meskhishvili Modern Theatrical Art School at Rustaveli Theatre.
The short list of my work experience includes:
ShotaRustaveli State Drama Theatre:
Hamlet.comX Director: Levan Khvichia, Robert Sturua Workshop.
Psychosis 4:48 Director: Kita Rokva, Robert Sturua Workshop.
Royal District Theatre:
A Long Break Director: George Katamadze, Temur Chkeidze Workshop.
Free Theatre:
They Shoot Exhausted Horses, Don’t They?! Director: Avtandil Varsemashvili.
Iliauni Theatre:
The Miracle of Saint Antoine Director: Gaga Goshadze.
Participant of the exhibition of Gogi Meskhishvili Design School. The works:
Dinner (Video Art), The Three penny Opera (Mock-up, Sketches and Installation), A Long Break (Installation).
Exhibition of Dimitri Shevardnadze National Gallery:
Participant of Green; the work: Greenway (Installation).
Participant of the exhibition From 10 to 8. The work: Language (Installation, Painting).
Fiction Film Criminals Director : Bacho Gokadze.
In my opinion, I do not have an established style of working; I do everything that I consider necessary.

Email Address: shotikobagalishvili@yahoo.com

Theatre Company Royal District Theatre

The Premiere Date of Production 2016-12-22

The Premiere Space of Production Royal District Theatre Georgia, Tbilisi

Author Data Pirtskhalava

Director/ Choreographer George Katamadze

Set Designer Shota Bagalishvili and Ketevan Skhirtladze

Lighting Designer Shota Bagalishvili and Ketevan Skhirtladze

Costume Designer Shota Bagalishvili

Sound Designer Muva Margishvili

Projection and Multi-Media Designer Data Tavadze

Other Creative Collaborator/s Dogi Mekhishvili Design School/Temur Chkheidze Studio/Royal Distrcict Theatre