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Buba Basishvili


Actor, Educator, Original Theatre Maker 

 

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Buba Basishvili


Actor, Educator, Original Theatre Maker 

 

Photo by Nels Israelson, Dell'Arte International 2015

 

Buba is...

A theatre maker  and performer from Republic of Georgia living in the United States. He has worked in theatre, film, and as director and teacher in his hometown of Tbilisi and all across the globe.  In his toolbox are many practical skills: Original Theatre Creation, Character, Mime, Mask, Clown, Dance, Directing, Choreographing, Vaudeville, Cabaret, Melodrama, Tragedy, Commedia Dell'Arte, Bouffon, Archery, Horse-back riding, Stage fighting, and Dramatic Acrobatics.  He plays a little bit of drum and loves the silly and serious combined.  

 He has his MFA in "Ensemble Based Physical Theatre" from Dell'Arte International in California, USA and performed, toured and taught with the Georgian State Pantomime Theatre for over 15 years. He is a director at Illiauni Theatre and University in Tbilisi. Buba received an MA in Mime Art from Shota Rusatveli State University of Theatre and Film, Tbilisi, Georgia.   

 

 

 
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Clown


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photo by Anthony Arnista

Clown


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photo by Anthony Arnista

After his career in Republic of Georgia, Buba came to the United States to study at the Dell'Arte International School of Physical Theatre where, with the help of his teachers, he found his own clown and fell deeply in love into the clown art form!

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Commedia Dell'Arte


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photo credits to Anthony Arnista

Commedia Dell'Arte


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photo credits to Anthony Arnista

Buba believes that mask-work is the base of any type of theatre work; "There is no such thing in the theatre as reality, there is only a mask!" 

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Mask


Mask


Larval mask is a great opportunity to experience stillness on the stage.

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Cabaret


Cabaret


Buba has created some fun cabaret acts, including performing in Dell'Arte (California)  company cabarets.  Above is the "Sock Skating"  act performed at the 2015 Mad River Festival with Lucy Shelby. 

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Choreography


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Choreography


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Trained in Physical Theatre and mime, Buba enjoys the body in movement, and designing physical scores for dance and theatre. 

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and an Angel


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photo by Janessa Johnsrude 

and an Angel


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photo by Janessa Johnsrude 

"I am a part of the power which forever wills evil and forever works good" 

- Goethes Faust