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Festival

IV International Folk Dance Festival "ULCIN FEST"

Application Form Date: 28 - 1 July, 2018
Location: Ulcin - Budva, Montenegro
Director: Zoran Strezovski and WOFA
Application Deadline: 1 June, 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  V International  Music & Folk - Dance festival “ULCIN FEST”  28 june  -01Juli- Budva, Montenegro 2018

Ulcinj`s Old town is a lot like many other medieval towns on the Montenegrin Coast. It is encircled by big stonewalls and fortresses, which for centuries have been the keepers of the Ulcin`s: history, culture, and tradition. For the Old town people from Ulicnj say that it is a fortress of a unique beauty. Bulwarks, which surround it, come out directly from the sea and their surface is 3 ha. They are composed of citadel – a part which is still called upper town an a fortress of a military character, which is located on a highest stone plateau, and city community which encircles the south area which is gird by the defensive walls. It is considered that the real builders of the Old town in Ulcinj were Greeks from Epir, who built the town at the end of the V and at the beginning of the IV century B.C.

That that period can be considered as the time for which the genesis of the town can be tied with, testifies a record on the pedestal for the icon of a goddess Ara on which it is written: “The union of the stonemasons (erects) to Artemida Elafavoli (a goddess of hunt)”. That leads us to a fact that the “Cyclops” walls, as they are still called, the bulwarks of Ulcinj, were erected by the Greek masons. The town, which was made by the Greeks, was ruined in the earthquake in the V century, so for the now – day look of the Old town Ulcinj, the credit mostly goes to Romans, who built a new town in the VI century.

Budva is the metropolis of Montenegrin tourism thanks to the great number of beaches and hotels that make this a most desirable tourist destination.

Apart from its natural beauty, its bay islands and beaches for example, Budva is rich in historic monuments.

Budva Old Town lies on a small peninsula and represents a treasure chest of culture heritage. Crossed with narrow streets and squares are famous buildings, the Church Sv. Trojica, housing the tomb of the exquisite writer Stjepan Mitrov Ljubisa, the Churches of Sv. Ivan, Sv. Bogorodica and Sv. Sava.

During the summer months it turns into a City Theatre with numerous local performances and shows from abroad. In the Stari Grad (Old town) you can also visit many shops, cafés, restaurants and galleries. Monasteries Stanjevici, Podostrog, Rezevici and Gradiste are important historic and religious monuments of Budva.

The Budva coast is 21 km long with 17 beaches. It is among the most beautiful coasts in the world and its beauty will not leave you indifferent. Also, wide range of accommodation, from very affordable to exclusive and luxury.

 

Budva is must visit place in Montenegro and the whole city is dedicated to provide best tourist offer.

                                      Program

28.06. Thursday

13.00.Arrival in Ulcin or Budva, hotel accommodation and free time

19.00 – 20.00 Dinner in hotel

“Welcome day” for all the Participants. Free time ...

 

 

29.06. Fryday

08.00 -10.00 Breakfast, 

10.00 -13.00  Ulcinj sightseeig - old town

18.00.- 20.00  Dinner in hotel 

20.00 - 23.00 The Grand Opening of the Festival;The Performance of the first

night participant groups. (Groups will be randomly selected and previously informed)

 

30.06   Saturday 

08.00 -10.00 Breakfast, 

10.00 – 18.00 Free time - Beach time

18.00 – 20.00 Dinner in hotel

20.30 - 22.00 Second Night of the Festival; The Performance of the Second night

participantsand a Grand Gala Concert with well known regional Artists.

 

01.07   Sunday

08.00 -10.00 Breakfast

11.00 Departure of the participants

 

General rules:

Non-competitive sample of traditional and modern dances, choral groups, majorette teams, orchestras, brass bands..

Every Folklore, Choral group, modern dance, majorette Teams, orchestras  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, 10-15 minutes each with USB or orchestra. 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.

 

Participation fee:

-      74 euro for 3 HB per person ( 3 nights with 2 meals per day)

It covers hotel accommodation in with 2 meals per day in 1/2, 1/3 or 1/4 bedrooms with own toilet and bathrooms                                      

Organizer provide for each group 2/2 rooms (for drivers and leaders of the group)..supplement for additional double rooms is 5 euro per day..

 

Festival organizers provide:

-      For 21 dancers – one gratis (21 paying + 1 free of charge),

-      Souvenir and gift for each group,

-      Welcome cocktail for all participants

-      Certificate for attendance,

-      Drinks during the performance,

-      Free parking for bus,

-      Reception in city hall,

-      Advertising of the festival (press conference, 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.

Tourist tax and insurance in Montenegro is 1,60 euro per person per day and it is paid additional. Additional day is 26 euro per day.

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 if you wish. 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  organizer.

 

NUMBER OF SEATS IS LIMITED!!

 

 

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

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