Soloist Giorgi Potskhishvili has been nominated for a Swan award in the category ‘most impressive dance performance’. He received the nomination for his interpretation of the role of Death in Kurt Jooss’ The Green Table. Giorgi danced this role last September, during the programme Shadows, the opening programme of Dutch National Ballet’s 2022/2023 season.
The Swans will be awarded at the Nederlandse Dansdagen Gala, which will take place at Theater aan het Vrijthof in Maastricht on Friday 29 September. Besides Giorgi Potskhishvili, the other nominees in the category ‘most impressive dance performance’ are Liam McCall and Patricia van Deutekom. Liam McCall has been nominated for his interpretation of the role of Henry in Dorian, a co-production of Dutch National Ballet and ISH Dance Collective.
Giorgi Potskhishvili joined Dutch National Ballet’s Junior Company in 2020 and joined the main company as an élève within one year. In the past years, he was promoted no less than three times: to coryphée in 2022 – skipping the corps de ballet – and to grand sujet in May of that same year. Last April, he was promoted to soloist, immediately following his debut in the role of Prince Siegfried in Swan Lake.
The Swans are the awards of the Assocation of Theatre and Concertgebouw Directors (VSCD). Since 1983, these ‘Oscars of Dutch Dance’ have been awarded annually to companies, choreographers and dancers that have delivered exceptional artistic quality in the past season. Winners receive a bronze sculpture, made by choreographer and visual artist Toer van Schayk.