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Festival

X INTERNATIONAL MUSIC & FOLK - DANCE FESTIVAL “MORSKI STRUNI

Application Form Date: 14 - 18 August, 2019
Location: BUDVA - KOTOR - HERCEG NOVI, Montenegro
Director: Zoran Strezovski &WOFA
Application Deadline: 15 December, 2019
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 X International Music & Folk - Dance festival “MORSKI STRUNI” 14- 18 August, Budva - Kotor - Herceg Novi , Montenegro 2019.

The Festival light motive is to present the cultural tradition of different countries and to provide an opportunity for the members of groups to get together, to establish friendships and culture presentation trough dance and music.

Participants are ensembles from Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Russia, Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Germany, Ukraine, Turkey, Serbia, Bosnia, Romania, Slovenia, Italy, Sweden, Moldavia, Armenia, Croatia, Czech, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Hungary…

Bar is an ancient city. There is very little precise information on its origin. The claim that humans lived in this region in prehistoric, Illyrian, Greek and Roman times is confirmed by archaeological finds of significant scope and quality: remains of Neolithic material found during excavation of a well in the settlement of Cheluga an Eneolithic axe from Shushanj, the Great Grave in Shushanj, a tumulus in the village of Ravanj, various vases featuring black figures, etc. The old olive tree at Mirovica is a monument of nature that has witnessed the existence of organized settlements and the hard-working people of this region for more than 2000 years.

A modern city with wide boulevards, surrounded by Mediterranean vegetation, Bar represents the biggest tourist and nautical center at the entrance to the Adriatic Sea. its panorama today consists of tourist sites, restaurants, shops, sports facilities and a dock with 1150 berths.

Two equally beautiful shores in the Municipality of Bar, those of the Adriatic Sea and Lake Skadar, the former stretching for 46 km with 9 km of beaches and the latter being 65 km long, are ready to satisfy the diverse tastes of tourists. This entire area, surrounded by water, comfortably rests between the Adriatic Sea and Skadar Lake. The Ruminja mountain rises high up into the skies between these two watery giants. Here there are rich farming areas with many springs coming down from the mountains to the see, with fields abundant in Mediterranean flora and agriculture, whilst on the other side, which is steeper and sunnier, slopes down towards Skadar Lake.

The eternal beauty of the Bar area, its beaches, waters, moderate climate, Mediterranean plants, cultural and historical monuments, culture and entertainment are here for you to come and discover all the beauties of this place and to enjoy them.

 

Budva - is pearl of Montenegro, the butiful old city and wonderful sands beach 

More photos of the festival you can find on link: https://youtu.be/Uq-AOTzPHg4

 Video on the link:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4QaIoZBwuJk

 

General rules:

- It is a non-competitive sample of traditional and modern dances, choral groups and majorette teams.

- Every Folk ensemble, Choral group, majorette Team, modern dance 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).On the festival may participate 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 dances, total program of 12-15 minutes each with orchestra or USB. 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.

To send us short CV and 2 – 3 photos of the group,

To take a flag of the country,

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

Program:

14.08.Wednesday

13.00 – Arrival in Budva , hotel accommodation (swimming and sunbathing)

19.00 – 20.00 Dinner in hotel

20.00 – Welcome reception with leaders of the groups

 

15.08. Thursday

09.00 – 10.00 Breakfast,

10.00 – 14.00  Budva sightseeing and boat trip to St Stefan 9 euro per person (optional)

18.00 – Dinner in hotel

20.00 – 23.00 Ensembles parade (old town)

 - Official opening of the festival

- welcome speech and firewall

- open air performance

- Dancing together

 

16.08 Friday 

09.00 – 10.00 Breakfast,

10.00 – 18.00 Visiting Bar(optional),Dubrovnik, Kotor (optional

18.00 – 20.00 Dinner in hotel

20.30 – 23.00 Second festival evening (optional)

 

17.08  Saturday

09.00 – 10.00 Breakfast,

10.00 – 18.00 Beach time, free activities

18.00 – 20.00 Dinner in hotel

21.00 – 00.00 Social events, exchange presents, disco party

 

18.08. Sunday

8.00 – 09.00 Breakfast

11.00 – Departure of the participants

 

OPTIONAL – If you stay more days…

18.08.Sunday

09.00 -10.00 Breakfast,

11.00 – 16.00  Beach time and free activities

19.00 – 20.00 Dinner in hotel

21.00 – 00.00 Firewall party

 

19.08. Monday

08.00 – 09.00 Breakfast,

 

11.00 – Departure of participants

Participation fee:

- 79 Euro / per person for 3 overnights on HALF board (2 meals per day)(OPEN BUFFET)

- 99 Euro / per person for 4 overnights on HALF  board (2 meals per day)     

It covers hotel accommodation 3 or 4 HB ( open buffet) in 3* hotels like Hotel Loza,  Hotel Palma or Hotel Adria in Bar.. www.hotelloza-budva.com   

Montenegro Tourist tax  (1.50 euro per person per day) you should pay additional after accommodation in hotel.                   

Festival organizers provide:

- for 21 dancers – one gratis

- souvenir and gift for each group,

- Certificate for attendance,

- drinks during the performance,

- tourist guides for sightseeing of the town,

- advertising of the festival (press release, social media, posters and 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 Budva. Price will be 29 Euro per day per person HB – price is special for the participants in festivals that we can provide.

Organizers keep the right to change program of the festival. After Groups arrived in Hotel will be given detailed program of the festival and each group will have guide during festival.

After the festival finish organizers will send you DVD from the festival program for each group and photos. The copy right of all video materials and pictures are ownership of the Organization of the Festival.

The festival will organize the transport for the groups coming by plane by picking them up from Tivat airport, during the festival days and back to the same airport. The cost of the transportation will be covered by the group and will be additionally agreed according to their number.

By applying you confirm that you accept all festival conditions. All detailed information will be supply after your confirmation for participations.

In 2018 on this Festival participated over 450 (children’s, youth and adults) participants from 7 countries of  Europe.

 

 

NUMBER OF SEATS IS LIMITED on 400 participants or 10-12 groups!

 

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

"We build bridges from nation to nation"