XXII IFA "Morning star" Bansko 2017

BULGARIA
XXІІ INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF ARTS
„MORNING STAR"

Rising up in the amazing
BANSKO Resort
29.11.2017 - 03.12.2017
Organizing:
Association
Art Academy „Morning Star"
Section Pernik of the International Dance Council CID-UNESCO in Bulgaria

Bansko Municipality

We are inviting you to the International Festival of Arts „Morning Star", which is taking place in some of the most beautiful Bulgarian resorts - summer in the sea resorts Albena and Sunny Beach and winter in Bansko. The festival is one of the leading and most prestigious festivals in our country! With each edition it attracts thousands participants and gains greater popularity in Bulgaria and abroad!

GRAND PRIX
Art Academy 'Morning Star' worth 1500 euro
Free participation at Art Festival 'Morning Star' 2018- Albena, Saint Vlas, Primorsko and Bansko!

REGULATION
Place, date and time of conduction:
Bansko - Center of Culture "Nikola Vaptsarov"
29.11.2017 - Settlement, registration of the participants
- DEFILE & OPENING CEREMONY
- Folklore session. Folk dances.
- Cheerleading groups
- Fine Arts – Plainer.
- Theater.
- master classes and workshops
/organized by Section Pernik-Bulgaria of the International Dance Council CID-UNESCO/

30.11.2017                   Music Section

- Pop and popular singing / Solo, Duet-Trio, Group /
- Folk / Solo, Duet-Trio, Group /
- Instrumental performers / Solo, Orchestras, Music groups and Ensembles /

                                 Theater Section.

01.12.2017            Dance Section
Age categories: I.Category MINI under 9 years II. Category 9 - 13 years
- Classical ballet
- Typical dances, Etno, Oriental dances
- Sport and Latin American dances
- Hip-hop / old school, new school /
- Dance Show (Open)
- Jazz
- Modern
- Contemporary, experiment choreography
- Akrodance
- Rhythmic Gymnastics
- Master classes and workshops
/organized by Section Pernik-Bulgaria of the International Dance Council CID-UNESCO/

02.12.2017                              Dance Section
Age categories: III. Category 13 - 18 years
- Classical ballet
- Typical dances, Etno, Oriental dances
- Sport and Latin American dances
- Hip-hop / old school, new school /
- Dance Show (Open)
- Jazz
- Modern
- Contemporary, experiment choreography
- Akrodance
- Rhythmic Gymnastics

 

Age categories: IV. Category upper 18 years – Relax Groups
Category upper 18 years – Professional Groups & Ensembles
- Typical dances, Etno, Oriental dances
- Sport and Latin American dances
- Dance Show (Open)
- Folk dance.

                           COMPETITON FOR NOMINATING THE GRAND PRIX
For determination of the biggest awards of "Morning star"
/all the groups present only one performance/

- master classes and workshops
/organized by Section Pernik-Bulgaria of the International Dance Council CID-UNESCO/

03.12.2017 – GALA CONCERT & AWARDING

PERIOD FOR SUBMITTING APPLICATIONS – TILL 10.11.2017

Participants in the festival:
The festival is open for everyone: individuals, community centers, Youth Homes, Palaces
of Children, private schools, studios, clubs and others.

Age categories:
I. Category MINI under 9 years
II. Category 9 - 13 years
III. Category 13 - 18 years
IV. Category upper 18 years – Relax Groups
Category upper 18 years – Professional Groups & Ensembles

Aim of the organizers:

- Provide an opportunity for talented children and adults to fully express their talents
- Development of the various art forms and encouraging children and youth to activities related to arts
- Exchange of artistic experience
- Cooperation between leaders and friendship between the groups
- Popularization of international and national cultural values

Form of the festival: The festival has competitive character!

DANCE SECTION
Styles:
1. Classical ballet. Neo classical
2. Typical dances, Ethno, Oriental dances
3. Sport and Latin American dances
4. Folk dance
5. Cheerleaders
6. Hip-hop / old school, new school/
7. Dance Show (Open)
8. Jazz
9. Modern
10. Contemporary, experiment choreography
11. Akrodance
12. Rhythmic Gymnastics

Format for participation:
- Solo (Performances should not exceed 2 minutes)
- Duet, Trio (Performances should not exceed 2 minutes)
*Due to the big amount of participants each participant has the opportunity to perform only with one solo
/ at applies to duet/
- Small groups - 4-8 people
- Formation - more than 8 people
The groups presents dances or compositions with total
duration of 10 minutes (or less) per category /composition or 2 dances/
The music must be on Audio CD.
* Incorrect submission of the duration for the performances will be penalized with stopping at the 10 th minute.

CRITERIA FOR EVALUATION
- CHOREOGRAPHY - Composition, complexity, dynamics, emotionality
- PRODUCTION - Originality
- ARTISTRY - Disclosure of the artistic image and the scene culture
- IMAGE - Costumes and behavior during the festival

FINE ARTS SECTION
- Paintings are being paint during the festival, technique and theme are free to choose.
The organizers provide only thick drawing paper. The works will be arranged in exhibition.

CRITERIA FOR EVALUATION
- COMPOSITION
- PICTURESQUE STYLE
- ORIGINALITY

MUSIC SECTION
- Folk Singing
- Pop and popular singing
- Instrumental performers / Solo, Orchestras, Music groups and Ensembles /
- Rock Groups
- Beatbox
The groups presents dances or compositions with total
duration of 10 minutes (or less) per category /composition or 2dances/

- Individual participants and groups can introduce up to 2 songs;
accompaniment is allowed up to 5 people, music must be on Audio CD
- Orchestras and groups represent two compositions

CRITERIA FOR EVALUATION
- Musicality
- Purity of intonation and sound quality
- The beauty of timbre and strength of voice
- Mastery
- Compliance of repertoire with the age category of the performer
- Scenic culture

THEATER SECTION
Age categories:
І – under 12 years
ІІ – upper 12 years
ІІІ- upper 18 years
- Participants present theater production or play with duration up to 40 minutes.

CRITERIA FOR EVALUATION
- ARTISTRY
- DIRECTION
- PRODUCTION
- SCENERY

COMPETITION OF NOMINATION THE GRAND PRIX

CRITERIA FOR EVALUATION
-Plot
-Technique
-Innovation
-Spectacular resolution of performance, brightness and uniqueness, originality of the performance
-General presentation of the group during the festival

THE FESTIVAL ALSO INCLUDES OTHER TYPES OF ART!
Fashion theatre, experimental genre, circus show, aerobics, demonstrations of martial arts and more.

Wide prize fund:

1. Grand Prix – check 1500 euro for IFA "Morning Star" - 2018.
2. Diploma for all participants
3. Medals for 1st, 2nd, 3th place
4. Award for best choreography and production
5. Scholarships and material awards.

The festival, despite the competitive program, includes entertainment activities:
Workshops with leading experts!
Discoteques !!!

GENERAL CONDITIONS
1. The organizers have the rights of recording and broadcasting the performances from the festival.
2. The group leaders take responsibility about accidents and injuries of their performers.
3. The expenses for the stay period to the groups and the accompanying people with them (travel expenses, daily expenses) are for their own expense.
4. The expenses for prizes, technical, stage and medical services are secured by the organizers.
5. The group leaders are been kept responsible for the behavior of their groups during the event, paying the damage caused to the hotels.
6. The participants are responsible for their costumes, properties and personal things.
7. For participating at the festival the music must be on Audio CD.
8. Program of the festival is determined by the organization and production team and is not subject to any comment. To participate in the Gala Concert are allowed collectives and individual performers who had taken the first places in their categories and proposed by the jury for the Gala Concert.
9. The organizers reserve the right, if necessary, to change the program.
10. The decision of the jury for the final ranking of the teams is not negotiable.
11. By submitting the application, you acknowledge and agree with the terms of the festival.
12. Providing accommodation in hotels in the city Bansko is the organizers!
Accommodation in SPA hotels /night, breakfast+lunch+dinner/

For groups over 15 people - 1 leader has free accommodation.
Period for submission of final booking - 30 days before arrival.
Additional reservations are accepted after the final order only if there is available capacity in the hotels.
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- Request for participation
- List of participants
- List of guests
Festival Fee

1. Individual performance / Solo / - 22 euro
2. Group, Formation, Ensemble performance - 20 euro per person

One festival fee gives the right for the performer to participate in all dance styles!
If a participant has paid 20 euro festival fee and wants to participate in other format:
solo, duet-trio, he has to pay additional - 5 euro.
Festival fee is not paid by the group leaders, assistant leaders of the groups, drivers
and medical personnel.

By using the proposed accommodation by the organizers and participating in the
festival's events: Accompanying people must also pay festival fee: 18 euro

IMPORTANT:

Deadline for sending applications: 10.11.2017
Deadline for payment of festival fee: 10.11.2017
Deadline for advance fee of 30% of the whole sum for reservations: 10.11.2017
Payment only by bank transfer !!!

 

President of the festival: Kiril Kostadinov
Tel.: 00359 899 108 875 (Russian speaking)
Program Director: Elena Valerieva
Tel.: 00359 896 063 105

Successful preparation!!!

President of the festival: K. Kostadinov

 

Request for participation

1. Name of the group/ individual participant:

Organization:

City:
Region:

Telephone number:

Е-mail:

Choreographer / Art director:

2. Section of participation:

3. Age category:

4. Number of participants:

5. Number of accompanying people:

6. Date of arrival:
Date of departure:

7. Accommodation / in which hotel:
Youngsters
Boys:
Girls:
Adults
Men:
Women:

8. Program for participation and Duration / Required /: