Interview With Healer Twins

Posted by mary 28/03/2018 0 Comment(s)
Georgian medic Twin sisters' Duo "The Healer Twins"
Thea and Liana Shengelaia
After graduating and becoming doctors in their hometown, they moved to Dubai and released some amazing music albums.
Genres: experimental/fusion/baroque pop/trip hop/world/indiefolk/neo soul/art rock
The twins filmed four days on Star Wars: Episode VII .That was going to be filmed in the Abu Dhabi desert.

-The most certain way to success.

Liana: Keep doing what you love no matter how good or bad you are at it and you might succeed eventually! Better to be done rather than to wait until you’re perfect to start, because time doesn’t wait and nothing’s ever perfect.

Thea: Never postpone something that can be done today and always chase your dreams.

-It seems you are powerfully attracted by different directions, what is your work-life balance and what is at the opposite end of the spectrum?
Liana: I look at life in a holistic way. In order to feel complete you need to integrate other interests in your life. For instance, since childhood I was always into arts and was also interested in science generally.

Thea: When you’re a multi-talent it’s hard to focus on one thing and not explore around the possibilities, especially when you’re always searching and trying to create yourself. It’s indeed a challenge, but eventually you’ll be heard.  Work-life balance is matter of mindset, as long as you believe it’s possible you will get it. My simple equation for work-life balance is:
Work + play= Life

-What makes you passionate outside of work.

Thea: Everything that relates to ARTS

Liana: music, films, painting, dance, martial arts and tennis.

-Do you tip the scales too far out of your comfort zone?

Liana: I never enjoyed living in the comfort zone. I prefer to explore myself in different settings and use my potentials.

Thea: Comfort zones are for those who obey the socially constructed rules and live in the box, where it’s unimaginable to go left or right. If you want to make a change and reach your goals by using your potentials, then you have to leave that comfort zone at least once in your life.

-You have already appeared on screen, tell us about experience of being an actor.

Liana: Since my childhood I was also into acting and always wanted to act. I’ve done my acting course in UAE back in 2011 and this made me motivated to go for castings. In film, especially a Hollywood feature film, interacting with a professional crew was an amazing and unforgettable experience.

Thea: For me it was a discovery. I didn’t even think of acting, while I always knew I would sing and perform with my twin sister. I once had a chance to take part in a play, where my acting path has opened and I was told I look amazing not only on the stage of the theatre, but also on screen and I decided to explore, so I started to go to castings in UAE and in the one lovely morning I got a call from casting director and was told that me and my twin sister where needed for the upcoming 7 th  episode of Star Wars, which was shot in Abu Dhabi desert… 

-Which social media platform do you prefer?

Liana: My favorite atm is instagram. The best social media platform for creative people.

Thea: Instagram. Of course.

-Georgia is a small dot on the world map but already under radar, what do you think about country's fashion industry and contemporary culture.

Liana: Georgian people are really very creative and intellectual at the same time. The Combination of these two make them to be outstanding in the fashion world.

Thea: It catches attention of world’s most iconic fashion followers. In my humble opinion I think it already has a respectful place in the international fashion industry.

-People think that other professions can’t relate to medicine. Should freedom be limited when you are a doctor?

Liana: I always ignore what majority of people think. I think doctors can always find time for other things if they’re passionate about it. For instance, Chekhov was a great writer and at the same time practicing physician.

Thea: Again, it’s a matter of mindset. Even psychologists keep saying these days that you are what you think about yourself. If you think you can do it, then you can do it and everyone around you will believe that you can actually do it. It all depends on YOU. It’s just important to think outside the box.

-Favorite quote

“Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life."
“The world needs dreamers and the world needs doers. But
above all, the world needs dreamers who do.”

Thea: “Here's to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The
troublemakers. The round pegs in the square holes. The ones
who see things differently. They're not fond of rules. And they
have no respect for the status quo. You can quote them,
disagree with them, glorify or vilify them. About the only thing
you can't do is ignore them. Because they change things. They
push the human race forward. And while some may see them
as the crazy ones, we see genius. Because the people who are
crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones
who do.” 
― Rob Siltanen

-Differences between Eastern and Western fashion.

Liana: Due to historical and cultural factors it is very different. Western Fashion doesn’t have boundaries. However, Eastern fashion is far more restricted and the creative side is obscured. In fact, loads of Western fashion was influenced by the Eastern.

Thea: Does fashion have Eastern or Western? I think fashion has no race or nationality, however it can be influenced by various Eastern or Western traditions.

-Why do you call yourselves "Healer Twins"?

Liana: we’ve decided to call ourselves Healer Twins because we wanted to create music that has a therapeutic effect on the body and mind.

Thea: Simply because after we’ve graduated medicine we wanted to relate it to music in some way, as well as we strongly believed that music has a great impact on health.

-How ensembles traditional polyphony with foreign folk?

Liana: Foreign folk is very diverse. I’m more attracted to Asian traditional music than Western due to its complexity and richness.

Thea: As I’ve heard the Georgian polyphonic music is known to be an earliest poliphonic tradition of the Christian world and the variations in folk music styles within Georgia makes our folk music unique and attractive for the rest of the world.

-Top reason why being a twin is awesome

Liana: Completing each other in everything

Thea: In our case having a lot of things in common, yet still being different, which makes it more interesting, I guess?

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