SYNthesis: the coming together of distinct elements to form a whole
KinETIC: pertaining to or imparting motion, active, dynamic
SYNETIC: a dynamic synthesis of the arts
Synetic Theater emerged from the creative vision of founders Paata and Irina Tsikurishvili, Georgian artists who moved to the United States in the 1990s. Trained in dance, theatre and film, the Tsikurishvilis combine traditions of the Caucasus with distinctly American styles to tell classic stories through movement, music, technology and visual arts. Synetic Theater was founded in 2001 and made its artistic debut with the first wordless Shakespeare production, Hamlet…the rest is silence, thrilling audiences with its athletic and high-voltage physical theatre and earning three 2003 Helen Hayes Awards, for Outstanding Resident Play, Outstanding Choreography and Outstanding Director.
Paata and Irina Tsikurishvili had the great honor to be named 2014’s Washingtonians of the Year. Also in 2014, Backstage.com named Synetic Theater one of the 13 Innovative Physical Theater Companies in the world.
Synetic redefines theatre by blending innovative techniques and movement, investing in artists’ growth, and creating unforgettable visceral experiences for every audience.