IFA Morning Star Golden sands – July 2024

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June 30 @ 8:00 am July 7 @ 5:00 pm

BULGARIA ХХХVI INTERNATINAL FESTIVAL OF ARTS „MORNING STAR “ GOLDEN SANDS

RESORT ONE OF THE BIGGEST FESTIVALS IN BULGARIA WITH A RICH PRIZE POOL 30.06-07.07.2024. ART ACADEMY “MORNING STAR” SECTION OF THE INTERNATIONAL DANCE COUNCIL CID-UNESCO
ADMINISTRATION KRANEVO SITY/ALBENA RESORT GRAND RPIX of the festival – 3000 euro Free accommodation/ participation fee at IFA „Morning star” Golden sands– 2024 !!!

Regulation

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 Albena, Kranevo, Kiten, Chernomorets and Sozopol, during the summer, and at ski resort Bansko, during the winter. The festival is one of the leading and most prestigious in out country!

With each edition it attracts thousands participants and gains greater popularity in Bulgaria!

PERIOD FOR SUBMITTING APPLICATIONS – TILL 10.06.2024

Participants:

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.

Age categories:

І. Category MINI up to 8 years 4 months
ІІ. Categoryfrom 8 years and 4 months to 12 years and 4 months
ІІІ. Categoryfrom 12 years and 4 months to 15 years
ІV. Category15 – 18 years
V. Category18 – 25 years
VІ. Categoryover 25 years
VІІ. Category/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
  • more

SECTION DANCE ARTS

Styles:
CLASSICAL BALLET/ NEOCLASSIC
TYPICAL DANCES/ ORIENTAL/ ETNO SHOW
SPORTS AND SOCIAL DANCES
DANCE SHOW
OPEN
MODERN/ JAZZ/ CONTEMPORARY
HIP HOP / STREET DANCE
CHEERLEADERS
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
ОOpen
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
  • Folk Singing
  • Pop And Popular Singing. Jazz.
  • Instrumental Performers
    / Solo, Orchestras, Groups And Ensembles /
  • Rock Groups
  • 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: estival_utrinnazvezda@abv.bg

The music file should be named as follows:

MUSIC SECTION:

1. PPS – pop and popular singing.

FSfolk singing

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

3. Participation format:

Ssolo
DTduet / trio
SGsmall group
Aensemble
CHchorus

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

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

30.06.2024

Accomodation

  • Master classes and seminars

01.07.2024

DEFILE and opening of the festival.

  • Theatre arts
  • Painting arts

02.07.2024

  • Pop end jazz singing
  • Folklore singing.
  • Instrumental contractors
  • Master classes and seminars

03.07.2024

  • Classical ballet. Neoclassic
  • Characteristic dances, ethno
  • Sport and social dances
  • Hip Hop . Street dance
  • Acro dance.

04.07.2024

  • Dance show. Open.
  • Jazz, modern, contemporary.
  • Cheerleading groups

05.07.2024

Competition to determine the GRAND PRIX

  • Master classes and seminars

06.07.2024

GALA CONCERT – Ceremony of Awarding

07.07.2024 г.

Departure. Whoever wishes to stay and extend their holiday up to 5 days before and after the festival, uses the same festival prices!

Festival fee

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

Hotel 2*, 3*. 4* Golden sands, FB /package price per person per 7 days/ – 200-300 euro

* Accommodation is possible in less days upon prior request

The price includes VAT and tourist tax :

Full board – Bed & Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner Excludes Soft and Alcoholic Beverages and more!

The prices are net preferential only for participants of the festival!

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

Reservation period – 20 days before arrival. Additional reservations are accepted after the date of the final request only if there is available capacity at the hotels. Those wishing to extend the holiday up to 5 days before or after the festival enjoy the same preferential, festival

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 – 10 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 fee in master classes /certificates are issued/:15 euro style/genre/2 hours. Package price /participation in all master classes in ART CAMP/ – 60 euro

PARTICIPATION IN THE COMPETITION PROGRAM AND MASTER CLASSES OF GROUPS AND SOLOISTS WHO ARE NOT ACCOMMODATED THROUGH THE ORGANIZERS IS ALLOWED UNDER THE FOLLOWING CONDITIONS:

Participation in the competition program:

Solo/duet/trio50 euro/person
Small group/formation40 euro/person

Master classes in ART CAMP/certificates are issued/: 30 euro/person/per style/2 hours/

Package price / participation in all master classes in ART CAMP / – 120 euro

IMPORTANT:

Deadline for sending applications: 10.06.2024

Deadline for paying the festival fee: 10.06.2024

Deadline for paying the earnest of 30% of the whole sum for reservations: 10.06.2024

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 XXXI IFI “Morning Star” – / name /

SUCCESSFUL PREPARATION !!!

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

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

Ranking

June 30 @ 8:00 am July 7 @ 5:00 pm

BULGARIA ХХХVI INTERNATINAL FESTIVAL OF ARTS „MORNING STAR “ GOLDEN SANDS

RESORT ONE OF THE BIGGEST FESTIVALS IN BULGARIA WITH A RICH PRIZE POOL 30.06-07.07.2024. ART ACADEMY “MORNING STAR” SECTION OF THE INTERNATIONAL DANCE COUNCIL CID-UNESCO
ADMINISTRATION KRANEVO SITY/ALBENA RESORT GRAND RPIX of the festival – 3000 euro Free accommodation/ participation fee at IFA „Morning star” Golden sands– 2024 !!!

Regulation

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 Albena, Kranevo, Kiten, Chernomorets and Sozopol, during the summer, and at ski resort Bansko, during the winter. The festival is one of the leading and most prestigious in out country!

With each edition it attracts thousands participants and gains greater popularity in Bulgaria!

PERIOD FOR SUBMITTING APPLICATIONS – TILL 10.06.2024

Participants:

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.

Age categories:

І. Category MINI up to 8 years 4 months
ІІ. Categoryfrom 8 years and 4 months to 12 years and 4 months
ІІІ. Categoryfrom 12 years and 4 months to 15 years
ІV. Category15 – 18 years
V. Category18 – 25 years
VІ. Categoryover 25 years
VІІ. Category/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
  • more

SECTION DANCE ARTS

Styles:
CLASSICAL BALLET/ NEOCLASSIC
TYPICAL DANCES/ ORIENTAL/ ETNO SHOW
SPORTS AND SOCIAL DANCES
DANCE SHOW
OPEN
MODERN/ JAZZ/ CONTEMPORARY
HIP HOP / STREET DANCE
CHEERLEADERS
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
ОOpen
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
  • Folk Singing
  • Pop And Popular Singing. Jazz.
  • Instrumental Performers
    / Solo, Orchestras, Groups And Ensembles /
  • Rock Groups
  • 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: estival_utrinnazvezda@abv.bg

The music file should be named as follows:

MUSIC SECTION:

1. PPS – pop and popular singing.

FSfolk singing

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

3. Participation format:

Ssolo
DTduet / trio
SGsmall group
Aensemble
CHchorus

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

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

30.06.2024

Accomodation

  • Master classes and seminars

01.07.2024

DEFILE and opening of the festival.

  • Theatre arts
  • Painting arts

02.07.2024

  • Pop end jazz singing
  • Folklore singing.
  • Instrumental contractors
  • Master classes and seminars

03.07.2024

  • Classical ballet. Neoclassic
  • Characteristic dances, ethno
  • Sport and social dances
  • Hip Hop . Street dance
  • Acro dance.

04.07.2024

  • Dance show. Open.
  • Jazz, modern, contemporary.
  • Cheerleading groups

05.07.2024

Competition to determine the GRAND PRIX

  • Master classes and seminars

06.07.2024

GALA CONCERT – Ceremony of Awarding

07.07.2024 г.

Departure. Whoever wishes to stay and extend their holiday up to 5 days before and after the festival, uses the same festival prices!

Festival fee

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

Hotel 2*, 3*. 4* Golden sands, FB /package price per person per 7 days/ – 200-300 euro

* Accommodation is possible in less days upon prior request

The price includes VAT and tourist tax :

Full board – Bed & Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner Excludes Soft and Alcoholic Beverages and more!

The prices are net preferential only for participants of the festival!

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

Reservation period – 20 days before arrival. Additional reservations are accepted after the date of the final request only if there is available capacity at the hotels. Those wishing to extend the holiday up to 5 days before or after the festival enjoy the same preferential, festival

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 – 10 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 fee in master classes /certificates are issued/:15 euro style/genre/2 hours. Package price /participation in all master classes in ART CAMP/ – 60 euro

PARTICIPATION IN THE COMPETITION PROGRAM AND MASTER CLASSES OF GROUPS AND SOLOISTS WHO ARE NOT ACCOMMODATED THROUGH THE ORGANIZERS IS ALLOWED UNDER THE FOLLOWING CONDITIONS:

Participation in the competition program:

Solo/duet/trio50 euro/person
Small group/formation40 euro/person

Master classes in ART CAMP/certificates are issued/: 30 euro/person/per style/2 hours/

Package price / participation in all master classes in ART CAMP / – 120 euro

IMPORTANT:

Deadline for sending applications: 10.06.2024

Deadline for paying the festival fee: 10.06.2024

Deadline for paying the earnest of 30% of the whole sum for reservations: 10.06.2024

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 XXXI IFI “Morning Star” – / name /

SUCCESSFUL PREPARATION !!!

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

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

Ranking

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