Mindful Expressions

Natia Bunturi

One of the most highlighted dancers of modern Georgian ballet – Natia Bunturi was born in Tbilisi, Georgia. She graduated from V. Chabukiani Choreographic School, and continued her studies at Boston Ballet School in 2002, then at Joffrey Ballet School in New York City in 2004.

During her career, Natia danced and performed in numerous projects and theaters, including SOSANI Tanztheater in Regensburg, Germany, Z. Paliashvili State Opera and Ballet Theatre and Giorgi Aleksidze Tbilisi Contemporary Ballet in Georgia. Nowadays she choreographs for drama theatre and works on independent choreographic projects.

“Self-confidence comes from peace of mind. Peace is faith and it regulates the inner dissonance in me. Balance, both spiritually and physically, is the key. Whenever chaotic emotions, thoughts, or feelings conquer us, we lose the ability to keep balance freely; we are hindered, even in performing tasks that we have mastered countless times before. For me, the main thing to realize is that nothing matters much, except to be calm and free, and to genuinely love the challenges you take on. With that in mind, I can make anything possible.

“If we still have time ahead, it should be spent in total freedom, or at least in pursuit of it.”

I think the path to freedom should be taken in silence. Look back, reflect on your most liberated moments and remember them, because if we still have time ahead, it should be spent in total freedom, or at least in pursuit of it. The path to freedom for me begins from the word “love” and probably doesn’t end until someone finds a more relevant term.”