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V INTERNATIONAL FOLKLORE FESTIVAL â€œKEEPING TRADITIONS”

Date: 13.12 - 17.12.2018

Location: Moscow, Russia

Organizer: Culture Development Foundation of the Peoples of Siberia and the Far East "Severnaya Raduga"

Partners: The European Association of Folklore Festivals (EAFF);  Moscow House of Nationalities;

                     Saint-Petersburg House of Nationalities; Palace of Culture "Salyut"; Travel company “Avisenta”

   

PURPOSE AND OBJECTIVES

 

International Folklore Festival "Keeping traditions" (hereinafter Festival) is held to promote folk art and preserve the cultural heritage. The festival is a place where folklore lovers from all over the world meet each other to make friends and share their culture. The festival promotes upbringing the younger generation in the spirit of patriotism and tolerance to cultural traditions and customs of another ethnos.

The festival has a competitive nature and enables participants to present their achievements in the field of music, singing, dancing, rituals and customs. 

to promote folk art and preserve the cultural heritage. The festival is a place where folklore lovers from all over the world meet each other to make friends and share their culture. The festival promotes the development of intercultural dialogue between the folk artists from different countries as well as upbringing the younger generation in the spirit of patriotism and tolerance to cultural traditions and customs of another ethnos. 
The festival has a competitive nature and enables participants to present their achievements in the field of music, singing, dancing, rituals and customs. 

TERMS OF THE CONTEST   

We invite folk groups and soloists aged 6 years and older to participate in the festival.

Contest categories:

I Choreography       

A - Folk dance (traditional and stylized)

B - Classic dance, neo-classic

C - Modern choreography (free plastic, jazz, modern)

D - Variety choreography (show groups, step, oriental dances, disco)

E - Sports choreography (hip-hop, techno, street, electric boogie, break dance)

F - Theaters of dance

G - Ballroom dance

Soloists, duets, trios, ensembles, collectives.

II Vocal (soloists and duets)

A - Authentic vocals, folk vocals

В - Modern arrangement of folk songs (in any genre: classical academic singing, pop singing, jazz, etc.)

C - Academic vocals

D - Variety vocal       

III Choirs and vocal ensembles (trios, ensembles (from 4 to 13 participants), choirs (more than 13 participants))

A - Authentic vocals, folk vocals

В - Modern processing of folk songs (in any genre: classical academic singing, pop singing, jazz, etc.)

C - Academic vocals

D - Variety vocal       

IV Instrumental work (orchestras, ensembles and soloists)

V  Theatrical work (miniatures, excerpts from performances, excerpts from musicals, excerpts from ballets, oral folk art, declamation, puppet theater, musical theater).

VI Mixed genre (vocal-instrumental, vocal-dancing, instrumental-dance, vocal-instrumental and dance) - soloists, duets, trios, ensembles (from 4 to 13 participants), choirs (more than 13 participants).I Folk dance (traditional and stylized) - solo, duets, trios, ensembles, collectives.

II Authentic vocal, folk vocal - soloists, duets, trios, ensembles (from 4 to 13 participants), choirs (more than 13 participants).
III Modern arrangement of folk songs (in any genre: classical academic singing, pop singing, jazz, etc.) - soloists, duets, trios, ensembles (from 4 to 13 participants), choirs (more than 13 participants).
IV Folk instruments (orchestras, ensembles and soloists)
V Modern instrumental ensembles and ethno-folk groups
VI Theatrical work (miniatures, excerpts from performances, excerpts from musicals, excerpts from ballets, oral folk art, declamation, puppet theater, musical theater).
VII Fashion Theaters
VIII Mixed genre (vocal-instrumental, vocal-dancing, instrumental-dance, vocal-instrumental and dance) - soloists, duets, trios, ensembles (from 4 to 13 participants), choirs (more than 13 participants).

 

AGE CATEGORIES

Junior: 6-13 years

Middle: 14-17 years

Youth: 18 - 30 years

Adult: 31 years and over 

In each age group, the performers of another age are admitted but not more than 30% of the total number of performers.

Junior: 6-13 years
Middle: 14-17 years
Youth: 18 - 30 years 
Adult: 31 years and over 

 

 

Junior: 6-13 years
Middle: 14-17 years
Youth: 18 - 30 years 
Adult: 31 years and

MANDATORY REQUIREMENTS

 

‱ The participation in the festival-contest means the participation in one contest category and one age category.
‱ The competition program includes a performance of 2 various works up to 3 minutes each. At the same time the soloists and duets perform 1 work up to 5 minutes. 
‱ In the category "folk instruments", "modern instrumental ensembles and ethno-folk groups", "theatrical creativity", "fashion theaters", "mixed genre" the participants can present 1 work up to 8 minutes. If you exceed this time, the jury has the right to stop the track.
‱ The program may include authentic folklore or modern arrangements of folk arts based on folklore material of any country or region. 
‱ Vocal competition works should be accompanied by phonogram "minus-one" or live music. A cappella performance is encouraged. 
‱ The vocal groups up to 12 singers will present three and four voices performance, and duets - two voices performance. 
‱ Participants should send in advance phonograms by e-mail, and also bring them on a flash drive or CD (each track on a separate CD). 
‱ It is not allowed to use lighting effects during the performances.
  • The participation in the festival-contest means the participation in one contest category and one age category.
  • The competition program includes a performance of 1 or 2 various works up to 8 minutes total.
  • In the category "folk instruments", "theatrical creativity", "mixed genre" the participants can present 1 work up to 8 minutes. If you exceed this time, the jury has the right to stop the track.
  • The program may include authentic folklore or modern arrangements of folk arts based on folklore material of any country or region.
  • Vocal competition works should be accompanied by phonogram "minus-one" or live music. A cappella performance is encouraged.
  • The vocal groups up to 12 singers will present three and four voices performance, and duets - two voices performance.
  • Participants should send in advance phonograms by e-mail, and also bring them on a flash drive or CD (each track on a separate CD).
  • It is not allowed to use lighting effects during the performances.

PARTICIPATION FEE

Festival Package Fee: 180 EUR per person 

  • 4 nights’ accommodation in DBL/TWIN  tourist category rooms with own bathroom
  • Meals FB
  • Airport- hotel transfer 
  • Hotel-airport transfer
  • Souvenirs, diplomas.
  • Participation in one category of competition
  • One free leader for a group of 20 persons (20+1)

Notes:

Extra night – 35 EUR per person

Festival fee doesn’t include:

  • Accommodation in SGL rooms is available upon request at an extra fee.
  • Extra nights available upon request at an extra fee.

Approved groups pay in advance a 30% guarantee fee, which is to be deducted at the final payment.

In case of refusal to participate in the festival the guarantee fee is not refund. The Organizing Committee will send the bank details upon receiving the application form. 

AWARDS 

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  • The accumulating of Awarding Foundation is entrusted to the Festival Organizing Committee. Any organization or individual can make charitable contributions to the festival and establish their special awards and prizes.
  • In each category and age group winners are assigned to Laureates of I, II, III degrees, and diploma holders of I, II, III degrees.
  • The Grand Prix is awarded to only one of the winners of the 1st Prize among children from 6 to 17 years old and one of the winners of the 1st Prize among adults aged 18 and older, who will get the highest number of votes of jury members, but not less than 51%.
  • Grand Prix winner is awarded by a cup and Prize of the festival sponsors.
  • The laureates are awarded a cup and a diploma, the diploma holders are awarded a diploma.
  • Each team/soloist is awarded a diploma; each participant receives a souvenir of the festival.
  • The leaders of groups and pedagogues will receive official Letters of Thanks.
  • According to the results of the contest the following special prizes are to be awarded:     

              The Best Soloist

For the Best Choreography

For Artistry

For the Best Folk Costume

For the Preservation of Folk Traditions

  • The Laureates of the festival may be granted by EAFF certificates of 200-500 euro to participate in the European/World Championship of Folklore.
  • The jury reserves the right not to award prizes and change the number of awards.
  • Awarding will be held during the closing ceremony of the festival.
  • The leaders of groups are required to attend the closing ceremony of the festival. After closing the festival diplomas and other awards are not available.

 

TRAVEL & VISA TERMS

 

‱ Every participant should cover the expense of the international flight to and from St. Petersburg.
‱ Every participant of the festival must have Travel Insurance to cover medical and accidental coverage during the period of the festival.
‱ Each participating group is responsible for its own visa to Russia. Invitations for visa are available upon payment of 30% guarantee fee which is not refundable.
‱ The recommended arrival date for participating groups to St. Petersburg is April 05, 2018 by 14:00 afternoon.
‱ The recommended departure date is April 09, 2018 by 12:00 afternoon.
‱ Participants may extend their stay in St. Petersburg at an extra fee.
  • Every participant should cover the expense of the international flight to and from MOSCOW.
‱ Every participant of the festival must have Travel Insurance to cover medical and accidental coverage during the period of the festival.
‱ Each participating group is responsible for its own visa to Russia. Invitations for visa are available upon payment of 30% guarantee fee which is not refundable.
‱ The recommended arrival date for participating groups to St. Petersburg is April 05, 2018 by 14:00 afternoon.
‱ The recommended departure date is April 09, 2018 by 12:00 afternoon.
‱ Participants may extend their stay in St. Petersburg at an extra fee.
  • Every participant should cover the expense of the international flight to and from MOSCOW.
  • Every participant of the festival must have Travel Insurance to cover medical and accidental coverage during the period of the festival.
  • Each participating group is responsible for its own visa to Russia. Invitations for visa are available upon payment of 30% guarantee fee which is not refundable.
  • The recommended arrival date for participating groups to Moscow is December 13, 2018 by 14:00 afternoon.
  • The recommended departure date is December 17, 2018 by 12:00 afternoon.
  • Participants may extend their stay in Moscow at an extra fee.

APPLICATION FORM

 

·        To participate in the Festival, do the following: 

           Fill in the Application form attached    

·         Send a short CV on the participant (no more than 10 lines)

·         Send a complete list of participants verified by a group leader (attached)

·         Send a scanned copy of participants' international passport

·         Send 2 photos of your folk group of good quality (the minimum size of photos should be 2 MB in jpeg)

  Contacts: e-mail: northernrainbow@mail.ru; Tel. +7 499 4091295; +7 (926) 223 87 61, www.northernrainbow.com

  The number of participants is limited. The deadline for applications is April 5, 2018.