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Festival

X INTERNATIONAL MUSIC & FOLK - DANCE FESTIVAL “MORSKI STRUNI

Application Form Date: 19 - 23 August, 2018
Location: Budva - Bar, Montenegro
Director: Zoran Strezovski &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 (folk groups, Choral groups and orchestras, majorette teams), (children, youth and adults groups) to participate on X International Music & Folk - Dance festival “MORSKI STRUNI” 19- 23 August, Budva - Bar, Montenegro 2018.
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 in 2016 you can find on link: https://youtu.be/Uq-AOTzPHg4

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

General rules:

  • 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:

    20.08. Monday
    13.00 – Arrival in Budva or Bar, hotel accommodation (swimming and sunbathing)
    19.00 – 20.00 Dinner in hotel
    20.00 – Welcome reception
     
    21.08. Monday
    09.00 – 10.00 Breakfast,
    10.00 – 14.00  Budva sightseeing and boat trip to St Stefan
    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

    22.08 Tuesday  
    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)
     
    23.08  Wednesday 
    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
     
    24.08. Thusday
    8.00 – 09.00 Breakfast
    11.00 – Departure of the participants
     
    OPTIONAL – If you stay more days…
    24.08.Thursday
    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
     
    25.08. Friday
    08.00 – 09.00 Breakfast,

    11.00 – Departure of participants 

Participation fee:

  • 75 Euro / per person for 3 overnights on HALF board (2 meals per day)(OPEN BUFFET)
  • 95 Euro / per person for 4 overnights on HALF  board (2 meals per day)      
  • It covers hotel accommodation 3 or 4 HB ( open buffet) in hotels like Loza, Velzon, 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 22 dancers – one gratis
  • souvenir and gift for each group,
  • Certificate for attendance,
  • Free bus parking
  • drinks during the performance,
  • tourist guides for sightseeing of the town,
  • advertising of the festival (press release, radio and tv channels, 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 Bar. 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 2017 on this Festival participated over 360 (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"