The University Ensemble Kolkha was founded in 1996 and consists of students from the Akaki Tsereteli State University. The group has participated in many international festivals. The group has also Georgian folk dance is usually a favorite at folk festivals around the world. The mens' dances are exhibitions of strength and military precision, many times rooted in the spirit of competition. While the womens' dances highlight gracefulness. Georgian dance portrays warriors, aristocracy, vignettes of life in Georgia, beauty, and strength—all shrouded in the mystery of a culture not seen much in the United States.