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VII INTERNATONAL FOLK - DANCE & MUSIC FESTIVAL “ST. KLIMENT OHRIDSKI”,

Application Form Date: 4 - 8 August, 2017
Location: OHRID, Macedonia
Director: Mr. Zoran Strezovski and WOFA
Application Deadline: 15 September, 2017
Groups pay in advance a 10% guarantee fee, which is to be deducted at the final payment.

                                        I N V I T A T I O N

 

    With pleasure we INVITE you (Folk groups, Choral groups and Orchestras, Majorette teams), (children, youth and adults groups) to participate on VII INTERNATIONAL FOLK - DANCE & MUSIC FESTIVAL “ST. KLIMENT OHRIDSKI”, which will be held from  04 – 08 August 2017

      The Festival light motive is to celebrate St Kliment – Patron of the Ohrid city 08 august .Also to present the cultural tradition of different countries and regions, and to provide an opportunity for the members of groups to get together, to establish friendships and culture presentation trough dance,music..

 This period is high season in Ohrid as a tourist place and there are many tourist from Europe. Ohrid live 24 hours. Many discotheques, bars, restaurants works per all nights.  Festivals will be held on wonderful coast on Ohrid Lake, Ohrid city protected by UNESCO.  More information on web site for Ohrid  www.ohridinfo.mk .

 Festival program will be held on the main square in Ohrid.

                                            Program  

04.08 Friday

     13.00.Arrivalin Ohrid after 13.00,hotel accommodation and  free activities

      14.00 – 15.00 Lunch in hotel

      19.00 – 21.00 Dinner in hotel

       21.00  Welcome reception

 

05.08  Saturday

 09.00 -10.00 Breakfast,

 10.30 -14.00 Ohrid sightseeing – visiting cultural monuments (St.Sofia church, Samoil fortress, Antique theatre, Plaosnik, St. Kaneo church …)

     14.00 – 15.00 Lunch in hotel

     18.30 – 19.30 Dinner in hotel

      20.00. Ensembles parade (old town)

      20.30. Official opening of the festival

               - welcome speech and firework

              - Open air performance

            -  dancing together

  

06.08  Sunday

09.00 -10.00 Breakfast,

11.00 – 15.30 Cruising with boat on Ohrid Lake, visit Museum on water and most famous tourist resort  St.Naum monastery, culture  place, –(price 8 euros per person, lunch packet on the boat, dancing boat),

18.00 – 19.30 Dinner in hotel

20.00 Parade and Second festival evening (optional) or Macedonian evening party  

 

  07.08 Monday   

09.00 -10.00 Breakfast,

   11.00 – 14.00 Visiting Stara carsia, oldest tree called – Cinar, Biljanini izvori, Ohrid pearl manufactory, shopping…..   or visiting Struga city,

    14.00 – 15.00 Lunch in hotel,

20.00 – 21.00 Dinner in hotel,

 21.00 – 00.00 Disco Party for all participants with wine degustation and soft drink for the children

   

08.08.  Tuesday

 09.00 – 10.00 Breakfast

11.30.Departure from hotel

 

OPTIONAL – If you stay more days…

08.08 Tuesday

09.00 -10.00 Breakfast,

 10.30 – 13.00  Visiting Struga city (house of Miladinovci brothers, river Crni Drim, Kalsita caves church……),

   14.00 – 15.00 Lunch in hotel and free activities,

   20.00 – 21.00 Dinner in hotel

    21.00.  Festival evening in Struga city (optional) or  Macedonian evening party  

 

 

09.08  Wednesday  

09.00 – 10.00 Breakfast,

11.00 – 14.00 Visiting Vevcani (ethno village) or Beach time

14.00 – 15.00 Lunch in hotel

19.00 – 20.00 Dinner in hotel

20.30 – 23.30 Beach party

 

10.08. Thursday

08.00 – 09.00 Breakfast

09.00 – 14.00 Departure to Skopje city with guide (visiting monuments of Alexander of Macedon, National museum of Macedonian struggle, Macedonian GATE, Stone bridge…) (optional)

14.00 Departure from Skopje city

 

Participating conditions are:

-         is a non-competitive sample

-         On the festival may participate children and youth folklore dance groups, modern dance groups, vocal groups, instrumental groups and soloists, as well as groups and performers from other art styles.

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

-         Each group should consist of most 50 members including dancers, managers and musicians,

-         Ensemble should have prepared at least 2 folk dances 12-18 minutes each with orchestra or CD. The Choral groups -two parts from 12 – 18 minutes free program. The performances will be in the evening hours so you can plan the day ahead and use it for visiting the historical part of the city and  excursions. Also, we will choose the best girl's and men's folk costume and the best dancing couple

-         To send by mail short CV and 2-3 photos of the group,

-         To bring a flag of the country,

-         Groups should have there own transport for arrival and departure,

 

Participation fee is 89 euro per person for 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 or 1/4 bedrooms with own toilet and bathrooms…….. or 85 euro 3HB (breakfast and dinner)…

Hotel Desaret is 3* Lake resort with outdoor swimming pool and 500 beds so number is limited..

Visit:

Hotel Desaret (hotel on the Lake) – www.hoteldesaret.com.mk,

Hotel Prestol (hotel on the Lake) -  www.hotelprestol.com.mk,

Hotel Beton (hotel on the Lake)  - www.hotelbeton.com.mk,

Hotel Plaza (hotel on the Lake)-  www.galebiplaza.com.mk,

Hotel Montenegrin (hotel on the Center of the city) – www.montenegrininn.com  

Hotel Kocarev  -    www.hotelkocarev.com.mk,

 

 

Festival organizers provide:

-         for 21 dancers – one gratis,

-         certificates for attendance on the festival,

-         souvenir and presents for the groups,

-         Welcome cocktail

-         Disco party with drink,

-         drinks during the performance,

-         free parking

-         tourist guides for sightseeing of the town,

-         advertising of the festival (press conference, e-flayers….).

 

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
.

On your request,  You can continue your stay in Ohrid. Price will be 23 Euro per day per person FB – price is special for the participants in festivals. For additional days we will prepare special program for you and festival evening in other city.

   The festival will organize the transport for the groups coming by plane by picking them up from airport, during the festival days and back to the 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 participated over 266 participants from 5 countries from EU.

In 2015, participated over 284 participants from 6 countries from Europe. 

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

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