Ilia Tavberidze

Ilia Tavberidze (ილია თავბერიძე) is a journalist and author of the books: "Prominent 19th Century Georgian Figures and Church Canticles," "Antiquities of Jumati Monastery," "Man of God – Ekvtime Takaishvili," and "Holy Bishop - Gabriel Kikodze”, as well as being the founder and editor of the series: "Publications from the History of the Material and Spiritual Heritage of Guria." In 2006, the Tbilisi State Opera and Ballet Theater began publishing the magazine “Arabesque,” and Ilia Tavberidze was invited to be its chief editor. His articles on the art of ballet have been published in various publications. 

As part of a UNESCO project, on the 100th anniversary of Vakhtang Chabukiani in 2010, Tavberidze published an album dedicated to the legendary dancer and choreographer's creative work. In 2012, to mark the 30th anniversary of Nina Ananiashvili's stage career, he edited the book “Nina Ananiashvili.” Since 2009 he has been editor of the cultural section of the Georgian Public Broadcaster's News Department, and author of the “Radio Calendar” program at Georgian Radio.