BULGARIA INTERNATINAL ART CAMP MORNING STAR BANSKO 2024

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March 30 @ 8:00 am April 3 @ 5:00 pm

Утринна Звезда - Международен Арт Лагер Фестивал - Банско

BULGARIA INTERNATINAL ART CAMP „MORNING STAR” BANSKO 2024

ART ACADEMY “MORNING STAR” SECTION OF THE INTERNATIONAL DANCE COUNCIL CID-UNESCO

With the support of the administration of Bansko

We are inviting you to the International Festival of Arts „Morning Star”, which is taking place in some of the most beautiful Bulgarian resorts – the sea resorts Golden sands, during the summer, and ski resort Bansko, during the winter, Sofiya,Pernik . The festival is one of the leading and most prestigious! With each edition it attracts thousands participants and gains greater popularity in Bulgaria!

The camp is not just a camp for trainings and activities for the groups , but also big week-forum, which ends with creative competitions ,master classes,sport activities and excursions,Due to International arts camp Morning star”the participants will succeed to learn a lot of things in many kinds of art, which will help them to discover their new talents and abilities.

PERIOD FOR SUBMITTING APPLICATIONS – TILL 15.03.2024

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
  • Creation of conditions for rest and relaxation .
  • Creating conditions for creative self-expression of children and young people, and their self-realization.
  • Meeting with various creative activities.
  • Expand relations and share experiences between leaders and teams.
  • To help for the conscious revelation of unlimited creative abilities in every person. To develop and affirm the new art, characterized with group-interaction in all kinds of art.

The camp is an exceptional event that teaches, inspires, and entertains.

You will have wonderful memories and new friends!

During these days, you will be able to attend classes led by experts from different countries – they will share their unique experience and creative approach. This will undoubtedly give impetus to your development!

Team leaders are given the opportunity to share experiences and creative techniques in the form of master classes or a working meeting.

Creative workshops. Entertaining contests. Discos.

The final of the camp – CONCERT – EXHIBITION, will give the participants the opportunity to meet with their audience, to understand how intensive creative work leads to clear and immediate results – they are creators of a cultural product and they are appreciated as creators!

Participants in the festival:

The festival is open to everyone – individual participants, community centers, CDCs, Youth Homes, Academies, Children’s Palaces, private schools, studios, clubs, relaxation schools and more.

GRAND RPIX of the festival – 3000 euro

Free accommodation/ participation fee at IFA „morning star” – 2024 !!!

Regulation

Age categories:

I. Category MINIup to 8 years 4 months
II. Categoryfrom 8 years and 4 months to 12 years and 4 months
III. Categoryfrom 12 years and 4 months to 15 years
IV. Category15 – 18 years
V. Category 18 – 25 years
VI. Categoryover 25 years
VII. Mixed/ for products /
*We allow mixing the age categories with 50%, as the participants from the smaller category move to the next category.

Participation format

  • Solo
  • Duo / trio
  • Small groups
    (4-8 people)
  • Formations
    (over 8 people)
  • Production
    (over 20 people)

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: Competition

THE FESTIVAL ALSO INCLUDES OTHER TYPES OF ART!

  • Fashion theatre
  • Experimental genre
  • Circus show
  • Ground acrobatics
  • Aerobics
  • Demonstrations of martial arts
  • Cinema
  • Others

SECTION DANCE ARTS

Styles:

CLASSICAL BALLET/ NEOCLASSIC

TYPICAL DANCES/ ORIENTAL/ ETNO SHOW

SPORTS AND SOCIAL DANCES

CHEERLEADERS

HIP-HOP/ STREET DANCE

DANCE SHOW

OPEN

MODERN/ JAZZ/ CONTEMPORARY

RHYTHMIC GYMNASTICS

ACRODANCE

CRITERIA FOR EVALUATION

INTERPRETATION“: The dancer’s ability to follow the rhythm and musicality of the melody, to express them through body movements, the ability to use the movements and technical elements adequately to the music, the dancer’s ability to continue the dance drawing smoothly after “stopping”. “Interpretation” can also be understood as the ability of the dancer to adapt and impose the movements of the music.

TECHNIQUE“: The performance of movements must correspond to the music, the performance of technical elements, movements and figures(position, accuracy, coordination, balance and control over the body). Usage of the whole space-personally, vertically, horizontally and diagonally. Synchronous.

CHOREOGRAPHY“: Distribution of movements. Figures, according to the dance context, costumes and music. Matching the repertoire with the age of the performers.

IMAGE“: Acting, presentation of the dancers on the stage. The artist’s ability to show emotions and feelings. Introductory and final presentation of the dancers.

For participation in the festival the music has to be sent to e-mail: festival_utrinnazvezda@abv.bg

The music file should be named as follows:

1. Dance style

CBClassical Ballet, Neoclassic
TDTypical dances, ethnic show, beli-dance
MSCheerleaders
MDKModern / Jazz / Contemporary
DSDance show
OOpen
SDSports and social dancing
HHHip Hop / Street dance
ADAcrodence and rhythmic gymnastics
FDFolk dances

2. Age category: I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII

3. Participation format:

Ssolo
DTduet / trio
SGsmall group
Fformation
Pproducts

4. Artist name / team

5. The name of the dance

Model: CB, II, DT, Simona Petrova, Peter Ivanov, Ballet Fiery, Pas de deux from the ballet Swan Lake.

MUSIC SECTION

  1. Folk Singing
  2. Pop And Popular Singing. Jazz.
  3. Instrumental Performers
    / Solo, Orchestras, Groups And Ensembles /
  4. Rock Groups
  5. Beatboxing

Performers present songs or instrumental compositions with total duration up to 12 minutes per category

/ whole composition or 2 songs /

Individual participants and groups can introduce up to 2 songs

Accompaniment is allowed up to 5 people.

* One of the songs has to be in Bulgarian language

/ author`s songs have priority /

* Orchestras and groups represent two compositions

Participation format

  • Solo
  • The duo / trio
  • Small groups
    (4 – 8 people)
  • Ensembles
    (over 8 people)
  • Choir

EVALUATION

  • Musicality
  • Purity of intonation and sound quality
  • The beauty of timbre and strength of voice
  • Mastery
  • Matching of repertoire with the age category of the performer
  • Stage culture

For participation in the festival the music has to be sent to e-mail: festival_utrinnazvezda@abv.bg

The music file should be named as follows:

MUSIC SECTION:

1. PPS – pop and popular singing.

2. Age category: I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII

3. Participation format:

Ssolo
DTduet / trio
SGsmall group
ensemble
CH chorus

4. Artist name / team.

5. The name of the song. Put a number 1 or 2 in front of the song name, depending on your preference, which song you want to sing first.

Model: FS, III, S, Petya Petrova, 1 You are beautiful

FINE ARTS SECTION

The paintings will be drawn during the festival, the technique is free to choose.

The drawing theme will be given in the beginning of the festival.

The organizers provide only paper and canvas.

Paintings will be arranged in an exhibition at the Gala Concert.

EVALUATION

  • COMPOSITION
  • STYLE
  • INTEGRITY IN TRANSMITTING.
  • ORIGINALITY

THEATRE ARTS SECTION.

Participants present theater production or play with duration up to 40 minutes.

EVALUATION

  • ARTISTRY
  • DIRECTING
  • PRODUCTION
  • SCENOGRAPHY

PRIZE FUND:

  1. Grand Prix – free stay / accommodation and food / for the winning team / 15 people / at the International Festival of Arts “Morning Star” – 2022
  2. Diplomas for all the participants
  3. Medals for 1st, 2nd, 3th place
  4. Award for best choreography and production
  5. Scholarships and material awards
  6. Hats, T-shirts, pens or festival bags.

Concerts and performances on open stages.

Workshops with leading experts!

AND MUCH NICE SURPRISES FOR ALL PARTICIPANTS

The “Best Team” nomination will be determined by the result of the final

CONCERT – PRODUCTS

Criteria for evaluation:

  • Participation in master classes
  • Implementation of the tasks
  • Teamwork
  • Stage behavior

CLASSIFICATION

The ranking is done with a point system.

The maximum score for one criterion is 10. Total maximum score is 40.

First place37- 40 points
Second place31 – 36 points
Third place26 – 30 points

Therefore, there may be no first, second, or third places in a particular category and several participants may be ranked in the same place in one category.

The judging is closed (in the program and in the jury protocols only the start number and the name are indicated).

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 responsibility of the organizers.
5.The group leaders are been kept responsible for the behavior of their groups during the event, paying the damage caused in the hotels.
6.The participants are responsible for their costumes, properties and personal things.
7.The duration of solo, duo, trio/ dance section/ performances must not be up to 2 minutes.
8.The duration for the performance must be written when you send your request! Incorrect submission of the duration will be sanctioned with stopping the performance!
9.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 groups and individual performers who had taken the first places in their categories and are proposed by the jury for the Gala Concert.
10.The organizers reserve the right, if necessary, to change the program.
11.The decision of the jury for the final ranking of the teams is not subject to comment.
12.By submitting the application, you acknowledge and agree with the terms of the festival.
13.The manner of conducting and the jury are reserved and subject to copyright.
14.Deposit / hotel deposit and festival fee /, if you decide to cancel your participation, are not refundable.
15.The accommodation in hotels is only through the organizers and only when you submit your request.
16.Short-term accommodation is possible upon request.
17.Transfer:- prices on request.

Program

A full program will be published on the festival website and Facebook page 01.03.2024.

Festival fee

Accommodation in hotels is only by prior request and only through the organizers

Hotel 2*, 3* Kranevo/Kiten , FB /package price per person per 7 days/ – 180-195 euro

Sport complex Kranevo, FB /package price per person per 7 days/ – 230-266 euro

SPA Hotel 5* Kranevo, FB – ALL/package price per person per 7 days/ – 310- 400 euro

* Accommodation is possible in less days upon prior request

The price includes VAT and tourist tax:

Full boardBed & Breakfast + Lunch + Buffet Dinner. Excludes Soft and Alcoholic Beverages.

All inclusive – everything is included in the price: Drinks only during meals – Bulgarian alcohol, coffee, milk, tea, fruit juice, mineral water and carbonated soft drinks in the main restaurant. Use of pools with mineral water (28-32) degrees; thermal area (Finnish sauna, steam bath, contrast shower and shock bucket), outdoor jacuzzi, fitness, free wireless internet (Wi-Fi) on site, free parking, use of conference room and outdoor area on schedule, deck chair and umbrella on the beach.

For a group of more than 15 people – 1 leader is free of charge!

IMPORTANT You have the right to cancel your reservation only via letter, sent on email, not later than 15 days before arrival. After the due date, you will need to pay one accommodation day for every person.

*If you confirm your reservation but do not arrive, arrive on the next day or with smaler group, you must pay two days of accommodation for every person. We don`t return the advance payment.

FESTIVAL FEE

Individual artists /solo, duet, trio/ – 25 euro per person

Ensembles, groups, formations, ensembles – 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 another format: solo, duet-trio, he has to pay additional – 5 euro per performance.

Festival fee is not paid by the group leaders, assistant leaders of the groups, drivers and medical personnel.

Accompanying people pay festival fee of EUR 15.

Participation in the competition program and master classes of groups and soloists who are not accommodated through the organizers are allowed under the following conditions:

Festival fee – solo / duo / trio35 euros / person.

Festival fee / groups /: 30 euros per person

The cost of master classes / certificates are awarded /: one section (style) – 20 euros.

Package / participation in the competition program and in all master classes /: 80 euros.

IMPORTANT:

Deadline for sending applications end for paying the festival fee : 05.06.2022

Deadline for paying the earnest of 30% of the whole sum for reservations: 05.06.2022

WHERE TO SEND YOUR REQUESTS: utrinazvezda@abv.bg

Online at: http://www.utrinnazvezda.com

WHAT WE NEED:

  • Form for participation/ We will send the form to you/
  • List of participants with dates of birth
  • List of people, who will stay overnight, with dates of birth

PAYMENT ONLY BY BANK TRANSFER Bank properties in euros : Bank: DSK EAD

Pernik, Bulgaria , “Leninski prospect” Street № 1 postcode: 2304

BIC: STSABGSF

IBAN: BG04STSA93000022193036

Art Academy “Morning star”

Reason for payment:

Participation in the IFIAC “Morning Star” – / name /

SUCCESSFUL PREPARATION !!!

Festival President: Kiril Kostadinov Mob. tel. +359/899108875

English talking : Katerina Kostadinova /organizer/ Mob.tel. +359/877046006

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