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Performances

 

A partial list of over 50 performances by Shakeh Major Tchilingirian (formerly Shakeh Avanessian)


 

 

"1001 Voyages" - Armenian Dances with Shakeh and Dellalian Trio

Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Lisbon

24 June 2016, 6H30

A performance which tells the story of the Armenian Diaspora through music and dance. In the 1st half of the program we’ll see solos choreographed by the Armenian dancer Shakeh Major Tchilingirian, with Trio Dellalian. The themes are reflections of these collective and individual journeys started centuries ago. They are “hope for humanity” and celebration of life itself. On the 2nd half of the performance, Shakeh will invite the audience to join in the Circle of Life, to complete the evening with two traditional Armenian dances.

 

Shakeh Gulbenkian program

 Lisbon circle of life ShakehTchilingirian

 

 

Performer (Chorus: soprano)

"Davit Bek" opera by Armen Tigranian (1897-1950)

London Armenian Opera Chorus and Orchestra (conductor: Levon Parikian; Director: Seta White) at Benjamin Britten Theatre

London, 18 & 19 December 2015.

(video clip)


 

Solo Dances in "Remembering Komitas"

Armenian Music to Commemorate the Centenary of the Armenian Genocide, organised by Oxford University Armenian Society. Magdalen College Auditorium, University of Oxford.

9 May 2015

(video clip)

 

 

Performer & Choreographer

GARINEH, Comic Opera by Dikran Chouhajian

London Armenian Opera (prodcuers: Seta White & Aris Nadirian) at The Tabernacle

Londo n, 29 & 30 March 2014

 

 

SALON MASHUP. Displacement and Regeneration: Armenian Perspectives of loss and resettlement

Basement tunnels of Shoreditch Town Hall

London, 31 January - 7 February 2013 

 

Dance Performance. "NERDURS" performed by Teni Matian (choreographer) and Shakeh Major Tchilingirian.

This piece is about the dispersed Middle Eastern diasporan populations of Armenians, whose lens of observation is all in black. Armenia is personified by a Tree, whose blooms and branches grow as every person separated from their roots brings something back. 

 

Performance: "PACKING" devised and directed by Karen Babayan. Performed by Shakeh Major Tchilingirian.

A woman packs her suitcase, slowly and deliberately at first, the movements are meditative, building gradually in momentum as she discards one item for another, making choices for her journey. The objects and clothes she packs are her life and gradually the packing becomes more frantic as she finds herself unable to make the difficult decisions about what to take with her.

 

 

Lead Role (Mother Armenia)
"NERDURS" (Azatutyun Report)
Kino Moskova Theatre

Yerevan
23 & 24 November 2012

  

 

Solo Dance Performance
Premier of Anoush Opera
London Armenian Opera (producers: Seta White & Aris Nadirian)
The Tabernacle

London
6 & 7 July; 27 & 28 October 2012

 

 

Solo Dance Performance

Opening of “Layered Lives - Iranian Armenian Contemporary Arts”
Brunei Gallery, School of Oriental and African Studies

University of London 
27 April 2006

 

 

Solo Dance Performance & Production
‘One Thousand and One Journeys’
Brunei Gallery, School of Oriental and African Studies

University of London
29 April 2006

 

 

Solo Dance Performances
International Lord Byron Festival
Holgate School, St Mary Magdalene Chapel & Newstead Abbey

Nottingham
16 July 2005

 

 

Solo Dance Performance
Haigazian University 50th Anniversary Gala Banquet
Phoenicia Intercontinental Hotel

Beirut
29 June 2005

 

 

Solo Dance Performance
Armenian Genocide Memorial Programme
CRAG, Ealing Town Hall

London
23April 2005

 

 

Solo Dance Performance
"An Evening with Poet Siamanto"
Armenian Institute, at Kensington Library

London
18 March 2005

 

 

Solo Dance Performance
Sayat Nova & the Armenian Troubadour Tradition
Armenian Institute, at St Peter's Church

London

6 November 2004

 

 

Solo Dance Performances
International Lord Byron Festival
Holgate School, St Mary Magdalene Chapel & Newstead Abbey

Nottingham
10 & 11 July 2004

 

 

Solo Dance Performance
"We shall not die!" Armenian Genocide Memorial Programme
CRAG, St John’s Church

London
23April 2004

 

 

Solo Dance Performance & Production
‘The Spirit, The Passion’
English Speaking Union, Dartmouth House

London
24 March 2004

 

 

Solo Dance Performance
AGBU Charity Gala for Norashen Centennial Project
Marriott Hotel

London
8 November 2003

 

 

Solo Dance Performance
Acton Carnival
Acton Park Festival

London
19 July 2003

 

 

Solo Dance Performance
International Lord Byron Festival
Holgate School, St Mary Magdalene Chapel & Newstead Abbey

Nottingham
13 July 2003

 

 
Solo Dance Performance
Elbow Room Dance Company,
"Medsmama" by Ani Tchakmakdjian
Union Chapel Theatre

London
12 June 2003

 

 

Solo Dance Performance
Komitas: an odyssey of Armenian Music in the last 100 years
Armenian Institute, at St Peters Church

London
15 March 2003

 

Dance Performance
‘The Spirit, The Passion’
Findhorn Foundation

Scotland
9 November 2002

 

 

Solo Dance Performance
RESPECT Festival

London
20 July 2002

 

 

Solo Dance Performance
Armenian Dance Theatre
Coin Street Festival, Celebrating Sanctuary/Refugee Week

London
16 June 2002

 

 

Solo Dance Production & Performance
"The Spirit, the Passion"
Haigazian University 45th Anniversary Celebrations

Beirut
17 April 2001

 

 

Solo Dance Performance
‘Armenian Period Costumes and Performances’
AGBU, at Hellenic Centre

London
17 March 2001

 

Solo Dance Performance
"Anahid" Production
Armenian Institute, at Maria Assumpta Hall

London
16 June 2001

 

 

Solo Dance Performances
International Lord Byron Festival
Holgate School, St Mary Magdalene Chapel & Newstead Abbey

Nottingham
15 July 2001

 

 

Dance Performance
Armenian Dance Theatre
Acton Primary School

London
18 March 2001

 

 

Solo Performance
Barbican Festival
The Barbican

London
2001

 

 

Dance Performance
Armenian Dance Theatre
Commonwealth Institute

London
28 May 2000

 

 

Solo Dance Performance
Acton Spring Festival
Acton Town Hall

London
21 March 2000

 

 

Solo Dance Performance
Armenia : A Thousand Branches
VOSSKI, at Hellenic Centre

London
7 November/1998

 

 

Solo Dance Performance
Birmingham Conservatoire
University of Central England

Birmingham
17 June 1998

 

 

Solo Performance
October Gallery

London
2 December 1995

 

 

Dance Performance
Arax Dance Group
Melkonian School Gala

Cyprus
1989

 

 

Dance Performance
Arax Dance Group

Bewdley Festival
16October 1989

 

 

Solo Performance
Aid Armenia Charity Event

London
1989

 

 

Dance Performance
Arax Dance Group
Tekeyan Cultural Association

Logan Hall, University of London
1986

 

 

Dance Performance
Arax Dance Group
Royal Garden Hotel

London
November 1985

 


Folk Solo Dance Competition      
First Prize winner, Gulbenkian Hall

London
October 1984

 

 

Dance Performance
Anahid Djambazian Group
Niavaran Palace

Tehran
1976