E-mail : info.waaf@yahoo.com
Phone : +389 46 200 - 032
Duration: 01 Jul 2016 - 04 Jul 2016
Location: Skopje , Macedonia
Price: 66€
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International Festival for Traditional and Modern Dances, Choral groups and Majorette Teams

01- 04 July, 2016
Skopje – Macedonia

Date: 01 – 04.07.2016
Location: Skopje, Macedonia
Director: Donco Stojanoski
Application Deadline: 15 January, 2016

 

 

We have the pleasure to INVITE you to participate in our International Festival for Traditional and Modern Dances, Choral Groups and Majorette Teams that will be held from 01 till 04 July, 2016 in Skopje – Macedonia.

ORGANIZER OF THE FESTIVAL:

The organizer of this festival is Cultural Art Society “Elshani”.

PURPOSE OF THE FESTIVAL:

The main goal of this festival is to offer its participants the possibility for them to present the cultural tradition of their country and to provide an opportunity for the members of groups to meat different nationalities, establish friendships and express their cultural diversity through dance and music.

Skopje – A metropolis that tells a story…

Skopje is the capital city of the Republic of Macedonia and the largest city in the country. It is the country’s political, cultural, economic and academic center.

In the past the city of Skopje has been influenced by different cultures, religions and nations. All of them have left their own mark. However, the biggest influence to its unique architecture was left by the ruling of the Ottoman empire.

Skopje is a modern city with many bars, cafes, restaurants, parks, recreational areas, night clubs, lounge bars, pubs… It lives with a fast, urban pulsation. It offers a dynamic night life that offers you the possibility to relax and have fun in a modern urban setting, allowing you to experience all of the advantages of city life.

 

It is located in the Vardar Valley and lies on the banks of the river Vardar.

Modern Skopje is filled with beautiful monuments which stand as reminders of the rich and riotous history of the country of Macedonia. At the central square of the city there is an enormous monument of Alexander the Macedonian, there is a triumphant gate with elaborate motifs representing Macedonian past and Macedonian tradition. There are also beautiful sculptures and works of art that tell the story of a nation and civilization that has been transformed many times in the past and influenced in many ways, but has persevered and become a unique modern metropolis.


GENERAL RULES AND CONDITIONS:

  • This is a non-competitive sample of traditional and modern dances, choral groups and majorette teams.
  • Every folklore dance group, modern dance group, choral group and majorette team has the right to participate. Vocal groups, instrumental groups and soloists, as well as groups and performers from other art styles also may take part in this festival.
  • Each group should consist of 50 members at most, including dancers, managers and musicians,
  • The ensembles should prepare at least 2 dances, 10-15 minutes each with orchestra or CD. The performances will be in the evening hours so you can plan the day ahead and use it for visiting the historical part of the city.
  • The participants should send us a short CV and 2 – 3 photos of the group,
  • The groups should bring a flag of the country they come from,
  • Groups should have their own transport for arrival and departure

PARTICIPATION FEE:

  • 66 Eurosper person – 3 HB (3 nights with 2 meals per day (Half Board). It covers hotel accommodation with 2 meals per day in 3*** hotels which are located in the center of the city

On your request, you can continue your stay in Skopje. It will cost you 20 Euro per day per person FB – this is a special price that we can provide for the participants in festivals.
FESTIVAL ORGANIZERS PROVIDE:

  • For 20 dancers – one gratis,
  • Certificate for attendance,
  • Souvenir and gift for each group,
  • Welcome cocktail,
  • Disco party with drinks,
  • Water during the performance,
  • Tourist guides for sightseeing the town,
  • Reception in the city hall,
  • Advertising of the festival (press conference, radio and TV channels, posters and flayers).


After the festival finishes the organizers will send you DVD and photos of the festival program for each group. The copy right of all video materials and pictures are ownership of the Organization of the Festival.

We will also assist you in obtaining visa for Macedonia if necessary. Also, as soon as you arrive in Skopje airport, we will organize transport to the hotel. The cost for the transportation will be covered by the group and it will be additionally agreed according to their number.

By applying you confirm that you accept all festival conditions. All details and information will be supplied to you after your confirmation for participation.
In 2015, over 215 (children’s, youth and adults) participants from 7 European countries participated in this festival.

Any group willing to participate must submit an Application form.
Approved groups pay in advance a 10% guarantee fee, which is to be deducted from the total sum at the final payment.

INSURANCE:

Personal responsibility and health insurance are within the other obligations of the groups. First Aid and Medical Hospital will be available, medical services must be covered by the group.
PROGRAM PROPOSAL


01.07. 2016
13.00 Arrival in Skopje, hotel accommodation,
14.00 – 15.00 Lunch in hotel
19.00 – 20.00 Dinner in hotel
21.00 – Welcome reception

02.07. 2016
09.00 – 11.00 Breakfast,
11.00 – 14.00 Skopje sightseeing – visiting cultural monuments (fountain of Alexander the Great, St.SPAS church, Kale fortress, Stone bridge, Bridge of Arts, Macedonian Gate…)
14.00 – 15.00 Lunch in hotel
18.00 Ensembles parade (old town)
18.30 Official opening of the festival (open air performance)

20.30 Dinner in hotel

03.07.2016
09.00 -10.00 Breakfast,
11.00 – 17.00 Visiting canyon Matka, Millennium Cross, Archaeological museum, Museum of Macedonian struggle, shopping in the city…
19.00 – 21.00 Second Festival Night
21.00.- 00.00 Dinner in hotel

04.07. 2016
09.00 Breakfast
11.00 Departure of the participants

 

OPTIONAL – If you stay more days…
04.07. 2016
09.00 -10.00 Breakfast,
10.30 – 18.00 Visiting Ohrid city
19.00 – 20.00 Dinner in hotel
20.00. – 23.00 A goodbye party

05.07. 2016
08.00 – 09.00 Breakfast
11.00 Departure of participants

Organizers keep the right to change the program of the festival. After groups arrive in the hotel, they will be given a detailed program of the festival and each group will have a guide during the festival.

 

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