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Festival

International Festival "MUSIC,DANCE&LAKE"

Application Form Date: 10 - 14 September, 2015
Location: Ohrid, Macedonia
Director: Mr.Zoran Strezovski and WOFA
Application Deadline: 31 July, 2018
Groups pay in advance a 10% guarantee fee, which is to be deducted at the final payment.
 

With pleasure we INVITE you to participate on VII International festival “MUSIC,DANCE&LAKE” which will be held on 10 – 14 September 2015

 

The main purpose of the festival is is to bring different cultures closer, through dances, music and interesting national costumes. The main idea of the organizers is to bring in Ohrid and to the festival, a variety of folk dances and national art groups from all around the world, so that the participants will have a possibility to meet new people, make new friendship relationships and also see the beauties of our town Ohrid and the Ohrid lake, which are under the protection of UNESCO. The idea of the festival is to develop new forms of communication in the international dialogue and international cooperation in the future. www.ohrid.com.mk

Nowadays, Ohrid is a cultural, spiritual and tourist centre. During this period there are a lot of tourists from Holland, Finland, Poland, Sweden, Germany, Serbia, Bulgaria, Slovenia, Turkey… Due to exceptional beauty and culture heritage Ohrid Lake and Ohrid city is protected by UNESCO. Ohrid Lake is located in the extreme southwestern part of the Republic of Macedonia. This lake is one of the oldest tectonic lakes on the planet (it is about 3 million years old), along with The Baikal Lake in Russia, Tanganyika and Malawi in Africa and Titicaca in South America. It is one of those rare preserved ancient lakes in Europe

Ohrid Lake is one of the largest and most important natural heritages in the world. The unique and endemic flora and fauna with many relic living forms make the lake rare but real natural “museum of living fossils”. There are a lot of hotels, apartments, a lot of traditional restaurants and café, shops, entertainment. Ohrid&Struga during the summer period lives 24 hours. Ohrid lake coast is 35km with beautifully sands beach, tourist attractions and entertainment. Temperature of the water in the lake is 25C degree and it is suitable for swimming, diving, yachting.

 

                                           Program Proposal:

10.09. Thursday

11.00 – 14.00 Arriving in Ohrid, hotel accommodation

14.00 – 16.00 Lunch in Hotel and free activities (at the beach at Ohrid Lake)

19.00 -  21.00 Dinner in Hotel

21.00 – Welcome reception

 

11.09. Friday

08.00 – 09.00 Breakfast

10.00 – 13.00 Ohrid sightseeing – cultural and historical monument (Samoil fortress, Antique theatre, Plaosnik, St. Caneo church…)

13.00 – 14.00 Lunch in the Hotel and free activities (swimming)

18.00 – 19.00 Dinner in hotel

20.00 Festival evening (defile – opening the festival)

 

12.09. Saturday

08.00 – 09.00 Breakfast

10.00 – 13.00 Struga sightseeing – visiting ciltural and historical monuments (river Crni Drim, House of the brothers Miladinovci, St. Kalista church, Vevchani – Vevchanski water sources)

13.00 – 14.00 Lunch in the Hotel

18.00 – 19.00 Dinner in hotel

20.00 Second Festival evening (participants’ performances) optional Macedonian evening

 

13.09. Sunday

08.00 – 09.00 Breakfast

10.00 – 16.00 Cruising with boat on Ohrid Lake and visit the Museum on water and the most famous tourist resort St. Naum – culture place, visiting the water sources of the Ohrid Lake, St. Naum monestry, little islands at the very place with restaurants, also swimming at the beach. (the price for the cruising with boat is 7 euros per person – lunch package by the hotel).

18.00 – 20.00 Dinner in the Hotel

20.00 – 00.00 Gala night, closing the festival, certificate for the participants by the organizers, and at the very end of the festival participants can exchange gifts and contacts with each other.

 

14.09. Monday

08.00 – 09.00 Breakfast

12.00 – Departure of the participants

 

Participating conditions are:

- Every folklore group  has the right to participate. Children's ensembles  (2/3 of the participants must be 16 or younger), Youth ensembles (2/3 of the participants must be 25 or younger), adult ensembles (1/3 of the participants must be older than 25).

-         The number of groups participants of the festival are limited (only 3 folk groups from each country),

-         Each group should consist of most 50 members including dancers, managers and musicians - Age of the participants are not limited,

-         Ensemble should have prepared at least 2 folk dances, 10-15 minutes each with orchestra or CD,

-         To send CV and 2-3 photos by mail,

-         To bring a flag of the country,

-         Folklore groups should have there own transport for arrival and departure,

 

Participation fee is 81 Euros for 4 FB per person ( 4 nights with 3 meals per day (Full Board). ). It covers hotel accommodation with 3 meals per day in 3*** hotels which are located on the coast of Ohrid Lake, in 1/2, 1/3  bedrooms with own toilet and bathrooms,…or 78 Euros for 4 HB ( breakfast and dinner) Hotel Desaret is 3* Lake resort with outdoor swimming pool and it has  500 beds so the number is limited...

Participation fee is 61 euro for 3 FB (from 10 - 13 september)...or 58 euros for 3 HB

Visit: www.hoteldesaret.com.mk,  www.galebiplaza.com.mk,   www.hotelbeton.com.mk, www.hotelprestol.com.mk, www.montenegrinin.com      and others.

 

Festival organizers provide:

-         for 21 dancers – one gratis,

-         souvenir and gift for each group,

-         Welcome cocktail

-         certificates for attendance on the festival,

-         tourist guides for sightseeing of the town,

-         drinks during the performance,

-         reception in city hall,

-         advertising of the festival (press conference, radio and tv channels, posters and flayers).

-         Free parking during the festival evening

INSURANCE:
Personal responsibility and health insurance are within the other obligations of the groups. First Aid and Medical Hospital will be available, medical services must be covered by the group
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On your request,  You can continue your stay in Ohrid. Price will be 20 Euro per day per person FB – price is special for the participants in festivals that we can provide. For additional days we will prepare special program for you.

After Groups confirm participation we  will be give detailed program of the festival.

   The festival will organize the transport for the groups coming by plane by picking them up from Ohrid airport, during the festival days and back to the same Ohrid airport. You can also arrive through Skopje, Tirana or Thessaloniki Airport which are only 200 km from Ohrid. The cost of the transportation will be covered by the group and will be additionally agreed according to their number. We will also assist you in obtaining visa for Macedonia if necessary. Also, you can arrive in Ohrid airport by plane and we will organize transfer from the airport to the hotel free of charge.

All detailed information will be supply after your confirmation for participations.

In 2014 on this festival participated over 262 participants from 9 countries from Europe.

 
Groups pay in advance a 10% guarantee fee, which is to be deducted at the final payment.

"We build bridges from nation to nation"