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In the beginning of creative steps
Dimitri Khvtisiashvili was born in 1968 born Tbilisi. In 1989 he graduated from the institute of theatre and cinema named after Shota Rustaveli, specialized in acting in theatre and movies.
During his studies he acted in several plays highly estimated by critics. Amongst them there are Soliony of A.Chekhov's "The Three Sisters" and Beglar Djincharadze in D. Kldiashvili's "Hardship of Kamushadze".
At the same time Dimitri Khvtisiashvili played a Manservant at Octavo Marbo's play "Punctiliousness",
Lela Gunia at Ilia Chavchavadze "Notes of the traveler",
Commissar of police in the play "When the Moon Rises" by Isabella Augusta Gregory;
Don Pedro in "Much a do about nothing" by Shakespeare.
The premier of this comedy didn't take place due to the tragically events in Tbilisi on 9th April in 1989. As a result of applying chemical and poisonous substances the institute of theatre was closed in order to eliminate consequences of the tragedy.
In 1989 on 4-5 of May at a students festival in Vilnius the plays "Hardships of Kamushadze" and "The Three Sisters", were shown by great triumph.
During for eight years I was an actor of Mardjanishvili Theatre, there was held as a director's christening. This theatre was, is and will remain my delight, love and a pain. Even today, I perceive everything as a member of this glorified troupe.
In 1989 Dimitri Khvtisiashvili entered a troupe of the theatre named after Kote Mardjanishvili. Debut of the actor took place on 29th September in 1989, when he played Ralph Obi at Shakespearean "Flagstaff".
Dimitri Khvtisiashvili worked at the theatre for six seasons. During this period he played main, principal, and even episodic roles, in which secondary his bright talent and extraordinary theatrical skills and voice were reflected. The critics considered Dimitri Khvtisiashvili as one of the most gifted young dramatic actors in Georgia.
During six seasons Dimitri Khvtisiashvili acted in several plays:
Steve Oblonsky in the play "The street-car "Desire" by Tennessee Williams,
"The Last queen of Georgia " by Jaba Ioseliani-Khrustalevsky,
Robert Schlitz in "The Holiday of Reconciliation " by Hauptmann,
Paul the bishop by Michael Djavakhishvili's play "Pursuing Destiny",
The mechanic by Kakabadze's play "Prisoners from Lisbon",
Lucius by Albere Camus' "Caligula",
Vanebden by Gutskov's play "Uriel Acosta",
The Judge in the play "The old Vaudeville".
While working at the theatre the actor mastered a scenic art in Theatrical Institute on the department of the director of Drama Theatre named after Mikhail Tumanishvili by Professor Lily Ioseliani. He worked as an assistant to the director Lily Ioseliani on the art of acting. At Mardjanishvili's theatre he worked as an assistant to director Temur Chkheidze on performance "John Proctor" by Arthur Miller and "Bakhtrioni" by Gachechiladze. He put musically literary performance "Inola". (In memory of a well-known Georgian singer, composer and poetess).
In 1995 Dimitri Khvtisiashvili's directorial debut took place in directing a play by D.Kldiashvili "Hardships of Kamushadze" by his own dramatization. A critic has ambiguously estimated work of the debutante. Actor's staff was also very interesting. In "Hardships of Kamushadze" a famous actress Helena Kipshidze was awarded the preemie for the main female role named after Veriko Andjaparidze, which is entrusted to actresses only.
As Dimitri Khvtisiashvili speaks in direction he was mostly interested in the fact what the author means behind an each line of his play and ability to an individual reading of the dramatic art. Further it became a basis in Dimitri Khvtisiashvili creativity and each of the dramatically works put by him reflected his own vision of events in the play.
In this sense all his subsequent staging are noteworthy, especially during his activities at Zugdidi's theatre and in Tbilisi afterwards.
After the premiere at the Mardjanishvili theatre from the November 1995 Dimitri Khvtisiashvili was invited as a director of Zugdidi State Theatre named after Shalva Dadiani where since March 1996 he was appointed the main director and since July 1996 he became the art director of the theatre where he worked till January 2001.
For one and a half year of active work in Zugdidi Theatre Dimitri Khvtisiashvili has put seven performances on the stage, two of which were awarded with high awards.
The performance "Crucified happiness" was awarded on decisions of jury of the first International Theatre Festival in Rustavi by special prize "Golden Mask" as a performance created on the best patriotic theme.
On decision of The Union of Theatrical figures of Georgia the annual premium for the best directors work goes to the young director Dimitri Khvtisiashvili for performance "Amiko" to put in Zugdidi State Theatre.
From time of graduating of the Theatrical Institute Dimitri Khvtisiashvili is engaged in pedagogical activity and teaches actor's skill. He conducts his third graduates. Honours and course performance put by him together with other students always drew attention of his colleges and critics. Among student's performances noteworthy are "The Sun of Love" by Lali Robes, Moliere play "Cheerful Gossips ", "Premiere" by Lali Robes and other.
In 1992 and 1993 Dimitri Khvtisiashvili worked as a director in a drama school for children and youth at the Palace of youth, there he put many performances with children. "The Magic Gown" and "Grandmother's concert" put in 1994.
In 1995-1996 Dimitri Khvtisiashvili directed New-year shows at the theatre of Kote Mardjanishvili and at the Actor's House. In 1997 he co-operated with the "Theatre of fairy-tale". Where he's put a performance for children "Peppy & Carlson" on his own dramatization.
Since 1998 up to date he is a director of Theatre of one actor named "Veriko" (named after the great Georgian actress considered as one of he best of ten actress of twentieth century - Veriko Andjaparidze) The art director of the theatre "Veriko" is a well-known actor, a director and worldwide-glorified sports commentator Kote Makharadze.
In 1998 at the theatre of one actor Dimitri Khvtisiashvili put biographically - political performance "Stalin" and on March 2001 at he theatre " Veriko" the premiere of a new work by Dimitri Khvtisiashvili. "A Night and a parrot" after the play of he same name of the tragically deceased young playwright Tamar Badzagua was held. That was the last working of he plays wright. He's written 8 play, which were put at the leading stages of the country in different years.
Dimitri Khvtisiashvili is the author of the script, director and often conducted many theatrical evenings and different concerts.
From 1999 he is a producer and a director of studio of dubbing in of conducting broadcasting company of Georgia "Rustavi - 2".
Dimitri Khvtisiashvili is also known as the journalist. In different years he cooperated with various editions "The day of Georgian theatre", "Theatre & cinema", "Iveria express". He has published about hurdled of articles about tendencies of he modern Georgian theatre, well-known Georgian actors and directors and about he theatrical art in general.
Since January 25, 2001 Dimitri Khvtisiashvili is appointed a creative director and producer of the municipal theatre named after Merab Kostava. As Dimitri Khvtisiashvili speaks himself new projects for this theatre are ready. Among them there is Jaba Ioseliani's "Visitor", A.Ostrovski's drama "The Profitable place", the play of Sam Shepard "The Buried child" and the play of a well-known Georgian playwright Tamaz Chiladze "Interpretation of dreams".
I have taken a great interest in pedagogies even then, when I was a student myself. After graduation from the Theater Institute, I was offered to me to stay on directors department, as the teacher of actor's skill. An actor's career and a six-year operational experience of the theatre work, for me became a creative test and some kind of a springboard in comprehension of direction and works with actors.But now I shall not refuse interesting offers.
In the work with his students the director has reported to forget about itself and will be given to training of the future actors. Dimitri Khvtisiashvili is the actor family, he understand the actor very well and knows how to learn the student to present theirs tasted.
On December 1999 in Theatre Institute was held the premiere at the student Performans "Premiere" by Lali Roseba's play. Director Dimitri Khvtisiashvilis. This course work of a student has drawn the attention of spectators and the critics. Despite of youth of actors they can show high skill and professionalism, to create of depth human experiences and many hard of life unwrapped on a stage. Course the good performance means the good director land organizer and such director who hey appeared at, as is Dimity Khvtisiashvili, who worked with his students, with huge love and diligence.
The spontaneity and simplicity characteristic for the director was showed also in statement of performance "The Sun of love" by Lali Roseba's play. For the director life leaves neither sense of humor nor the serious reflections about life. But the most important that performance is put in theatrical institute and is acted it by students. At Dimitri Khvtisiashvili's a huge talent is that he can make so, that his students play as the present professional actors, to show all opportunities.
"When you work with your students, must reported to forget about itself and will be given to training of the future actors". Dimitri Khvtisiashvili is the actor, he understand the actor very well and knows, how to teach the student to present theirs tasted.
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