Istanbul is bounded on the north and the south by two seas, the Black Sea and the Sea of Marmara, respectively. The western half of the city lies in Europe while the eastern half is situated in Asia; in between the two halves flows the Bosphorus Strait. It is a city of great museums, historical places, shopping centers and it is a lively metropolis with many pubs, cafes, and social areas.
Take part in our festival and feel the mystery of the BosphorusSea.
The Festival will start on 23 March 2022 at 16:00 and will end on 27 March 2022 at 10:00.
COMPETITION/ FESTIVAL AND CATEGORIES:
A1.DANCE: Folk dance (traditional and stylized), Modern dance (group, solo, duet), Classical dance, Neo-classic, Modern choreography, jazz, show groups, step, oriental dances, disco, hip-hop, techno, street, breakdance, lyric dance, ballroom dance.
B1.FOLK MUSİC: Folk music, instrumental music, vocal soloists and duos, trios (authentic/ folk vocals).
C1.CHORUS MUSİC: Chorus groups (Children, Female, Male or Mixed).
60 € (Euros) all groups for one category
30 € (Euros) Solo or duet dance/ music competitions
If groups want to join only performance don’t pay the entry fee.
FESTIVAL/ COMPETITION GENERAL CONDITIONS:
Competitions are open for amateur culture groups. Groups may enter the competition maximum of two categories. Expert jury members are selected from abroad. The international jury committee will evaluate the competitors according to their performance in the competition.
Time for the competition is limited to min. 6 and max. 8 minutes. However, the festival performances are approximately 10-12 minutes. Groups will perform max. 2 nights. All performances will be divided into two categories; CHILDREN CATEGORY maximum16 years of age ( %20 of the participants can be over 16 up to 18 years old) and ADULT CATEGORY minimum 16 years of age (%20 can be less than 16 years old).
CHORUS/ FOLK MUSIC and FOLK INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC RULES OF THE COMPETITION:
The international jury committee will evaluate the competitors according to their performance in the competition. The chorus can make their own repertoire and are free to choose the songs for the competition. Chorus must prepare songs for competition in time limits, minimum 6 and maximum 8 minutes. The stopwatch for the time starts with the first song and finishes with the last song together with breaks between the songs. If the group passes the time limit, for the first 20 seconds, there won’t be any cut from the total point. But if the group passes 8 minutes 20 seconds until 8 minutes 40 seconds, there will be 1 point cut from the total point.
FOLK DANCE CONDITIONS OF COMPETITION:
CHILDREN/ ADULT FOLK DANCE competitions are open for amateur groups. The number of dancers or musicians must be min. 8, max. 32. The performance should be done with traditional dance in traditional costumes. Groups can dance with live music or use a recorded soundtrack (CD or USB).
SOLO AND DUET DANCE & MUSIC COMPETITION:
The competition will be organized as folk solo/ duet and modern dance solo/duet. The folk performance should be done with traditional music in traditional costumes. Modern dance solo/ duet is free costumes and free dance. It should be min. 3, max. 5 minutes.
TECHNICAL & ARTISTIC INFORMATION:
All the basic needs are provided by the festival organization, such as lighting, microphones on one side of the stage for musicians. The groups will perform at the open-air stages mostly during the nights, however, some daily performances will be in the festival schedule as well.
FESTIVAL MEDICAL INSURANCE:
All groups are required to secure MEDICAL INSURANCE before coming to the festival. The organization committee won’t pay any medical or hospital costs incurred during the festival period. However, for any emergency situations, we will provide an ambulance.
Groups will be staying in the HOTEL. It is a three-person room.
Breakfast and dinner will be included.
There will be no member in the group free of charge.
120 € / per person for Festival time (3 NIGHTS 4 DAYS)
140 € / per person for Festival time (4 NIGHTS 5 DAYS)
We will provide you with two meals per day. (Breakfast and Dinner).
42 people on the bus, 12 euros per person, round trip
30 people on the bus, 15 euros per person, round trip
20 people on the bus, 18 euros per person, round trip
10 people on the bus, 20 euros per person, round trip
P.S: All payments have to be paid in cash (travel-cheque is not acceptable) on the first day of the festival. The deposit is non-refundable.
ACTIVITIES DURING THE FESTIVAL:
Groups will visit the historical area on the European side SULTANAHMET CAMII (BLUE MOSQUE (free)), SAINT SOPHIA, TOPKAPI PALACE, GRAND BAZAAR. PRIVATE BOAT TOUR (10 € per person). Participant groups will be able to see PUBLIC BAZAAR and big SHOPPING CENTERS.
1. Day: Arriving in Istanbul.
2. Day: Groups are going to visit Byzantine historic district; Blue Mosque (free), St. Sofia, Topkapi Palace, Grand Bazaar, free time of the festival.
3. Day: Competition (concert hall) at the shopping centrum. Festival performances at municipality stage (open-air).
4. Day: Boat tour at Bosphorus or shopping, and performance at municipality stage (open-air).
5. Day: Leaving from Istanbul.