Tamila (Tengo Eminashvili)_The Hug_2022

Ttamo (Tamara Mamulashvili) and Tamila (Tengo Eminashvili) share the work in progress of their first-ever performative work The Dowry. The work is based on The Knight in the Panther’s Skin, an epic poem from Georgian medieval literature, and reread from a queer perspective. Unlike in the original, the two main characters, Tariel and Avtandil, fall in love with each other – a twist that offers a new perspective on the poem, exploring themes of love, identity, and the challenges of living in a society that discriminates against the LGBTQ+ community.

Concept: Tamila (Tengo Eminashvili)
Script: Tamara (ttamo) Mamulashvili
Dramaturgy and coaching: Petar Sarjanović
Costumes: Tamila (Tengo Eminashvili), Karl Joonas Alamaa, Salome Grdzelischvili
Video-sound installation: Giorgi Elizbarashvili, Tamara (ttamo) Mamulashvili
Soundscape composition: Henry Keller
Performance: Zuka Mikaia & Erekle Abashmadze (live), Gvantsa Chivadze (video)
Production: Globe Aroma