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XII International Folk- Dance & Music Festival OHRIDSKI FILIGRANI

Application Form Price: 59 € - 5% Date: 26 - 30 July, 2021
Location: OHRID, Macedonia
Director: Zoran Strezovski and WOFA
Application Deadline: 15 March, 2021
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 – DANCE groups, CHOIR , MAJORETTE TEAMS ,MODERN DANCE groups,Ballroom dance group,art schools, music theatres,  Orchestras ) (CHILDREN, YOUTH&ADULTS) to participate on  XII INTERNATIONAL MUSIC & DANCE FESTIVAL  “OHRIDSKI FILIGRANI”  26 - 30  July, Ohrid,2021

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

Ohrid in this period is the best tourist resort in N.Macedonia. It is the famous tourist place in the region with a lot of hotels, apartments, a lot of traditional restaurants and café, shops, entertainment. Ohrid during the summer period lives 24 hours. There are many tourists from Netherland,Germany,Israel,Poland,Russia,Serbia,Bulgaria….

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 ….. 

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

General rules:

- Every  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).

- This is a non-competitive sample of traditional and modern dances and music performed by  groups.

- 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 USB.

- The Choral groups -two parts from 12 – 18 minutes free program (one performance acapela in old city (churches) and one performance on the stage with sound equipment)..

- 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 us short CV and photos of the group,

- To take a flag of the country,

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

How was on the festival past years visit the link:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SFo9Rx6z_4U

                                          Program

26.07.   

13.00 Arrival in Ohrid after 13.00 and hotel accommodation, free activities (swimming in Ohrid Lake)

14.00 – 15.00 Lunch in hotel

19.00 – 21.00 Dinner in hotel

21.00  Welcome reception

27.07. 

09.00 – 10.00 Breakfast,

10.00 – 13.00 Ohrid sightseeing – visiting cultural monuments (St. Sofia church, Samoil fortress, Antique theatre, Plaosnik, St. Kaneo church, Bridge of wishes ..)

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 (festival evening)

- Dancing together

28.07.     

09.00 – 10.00 Breakfast

11.00 – 16.00 Cruising with boat on Ohrid Lake, Visiting Museum on water and visit most famous tourist resort  St.Naum - culture  place, and swimming in one of the best sands beach located on the Ohrid coast,– (price 8 euros per person, launch packet, dancing boat),

18.30 – 19.30 Dinner in hotel

20.00 Parade and Second festival evening (optional) or workshop (learning different dances)

29.07.  

10.00. Breakfast in hotel and free activities,

10.00 – 13.00  Visiting Stara carsia, oldest tree called – Cinar, Biljanini springs, Ohrid pearl , old paper manufactory, shopping or Visiting Struga city,

14.00 – 15.00 Lunch in hotel and free activities (sunbathing),

18.00 – 20.00 Dinner in hotel

21.00 - 00.00 Closing ceremony of the festival- organizers give certificates and presents for the groups than exchange presents and disco party with all participants with wine degustation and soft drink for the kids

30.07.  

09.00 – 10.00 Breakfast

11.00 Departure of the participants.

OPTIONAL – If you stay more days…

30.07

09.00 – 10.00 Breakfast,

10.30 – 14.00  Visiting Struga city (house of Miladinovci brothers, river Crni Drim, Kalsita cave church ……),

14.00 – 15.00 Lunch in hotel and free activities,

19.00 – 20.00 Dinner in hotel

21.00  Festival evening in Struga city or Macedonian evening party 

31.07.

09.00 –10.00 Breakfast,

10.30 – 14.00 Free activities (sunbathing and swimming in Ohrid Lake, walking in the city square… ) or visiting Vevcani (ethno village),

14.00 – 15.00 Lunch in hotel and free activities,

20.00 – 21.00 Dinner in hotel

21.00 – 00.00 Beach  party

01.08 

08.00 – 09.00 Breakfast,

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

14.00 Departure from Skopje city

Participation fee:

- 61 Euro for 3 HB per person ( 3 nights with 2 meals per day)

- 82 Euro for 4 HB per person (4 nights with 2 meals per day (Half Board).

- 64 Euro for 3 FB per person ( 3 nights with 3 meals per day) 

- 85 Euro for 4 FB per person (4 nights with 3 meals per day (Full Board).

It covers hotel accommodation with 2 or 3 meals per day in  hotels and Vilas which are located on the coast of Ohrid Lake or in the center of the city in 2/2, for leaders and drivers , and other in triples and some quadriple rooms……Hotel DESARET is 3* resort with outdoor swimming pool located on the beach and only our asociation has right of this hotel..

On your request we can arrange 4* hotel and inform you how much it will cost..

Visit:

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

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

Hotel Montenegrin ( in the center of the city) – www.montenegrininn.com  

Hotel De lux appartmant ( in the center of the city)

Hotel Vila Fortuna ( in the center of the city)

MORE PHOTOS FROM THE FESTIVAL YOU CAN SEE ON LINK:

https://youtu.be/MK85OjLZMds

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 24 Euro per day per person FB and 21 euro for  HB – price is special for the participants in festivals that we can provide. For additional days we will prepare special program for you. If you wish, we will include 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. The cost of the transportation will be covered by the group and will be additionally agreed according to their number. You can also arrive through Skopje, Tirana or Thessaloniki Airport which are only 200 km from Ohrid. We will also assist you in obtaining visa for Macedonia if necessary. You can arrive at airport in Ohrid and we will arrange transfer to the hotel free of charge.

After Groups arrived in Hotel will be given detailed program of the festival.All detailed information will be supply after your confirmation for participations.

In 2017 on this festival participated over 394 participants from 10 countries from Europe.

In 2018 on this festival participated over 413 participants from 10 countries from Europe.

 In 2019 on this festival participated over 488 participants from 10 countries from Europe.

NUMBER OF SEATS IS LIMITED on 400 or 10-11 groups! 
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 NEWS ABOUT FESTIVAL                                  Published on 29 July 2019

    MANY SONGS AND DANCES AT X INTERNATIONAL FOLK-DANCE & MUSIC FESTIVAL "OHRIDSKI FILIGRANI"

 From 25 - 29 July was held the X International Folk-dance & music festival “OHRIDSKI FILIGRANI” in Northern Macedonia. The forum provided a stage for performance of more than 400 participants from different countries.

On 26 July the groups presented the color of their cultures by singing and dancing, in Ohrid's main square. After their performances, they received certificates and presents from the director of the festival Mr Zoran Strezovski.

During the festival days, all groups had an organized tour at the most significant Ohrid sights. On 27th July they visited the beautiful monastery of St. Naum, sailed by boat on Ohrid lake, saw the Museum on water and had the opportunity to swim and bathe on wonderfull sand beach.

On 28 July all participants on the beach in hotel “Desaret” took part in a closing party, which ended with celebratory fireworks

 “Thank you for everything, it is great festival experience and for sure we will come again” - promised the artistic directors of the groups.

 NEWS ABOUT THE FESTIVAL                                   Published on 30 July 2018

 MORE THAN 450 PARTICIPANTS FROM 7 COUNTRIES AT THE FESTIVAL "OHRIDSKI FILIGRANI"

XI International Folk - Dance & Music Festival "OHRIDSKI FILIGRANI" was held between 26 and 30 July in Ohrid. 9 ensembles with more than 450 participants from Poland, Armenia, Ukraine, Bulgaria, Romania, Basque country and Slovakia took part in the festival.
Group leaders were greeted with "Welcome". The official opening of the festival was held at the best summer scene in Ohrid - "Dolni Saray". The ceremony was celebrated with fireworks. The director Zoran Stresovski congratulated all the participants and wished them a successful presentation.
The second festival evening was held on the square in Ohrid on July 28.
The closing ceremony of the festival took place at Hotel Desaret, which is located on the beach, with all participants. The ensembles received the participation diplomas and gifts from the hosts, after which the party continued with a disco.
During their stay, the participants had the opportunity to take a boat trip to St. Naum and swim in the unique Ohrid Lake

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Reviews from the groups: 

This festival has review of 13 groups and average estimation is EXCELLENT - 9,2/10                                                                   
Groups pay in advance a 10% guarantee fee, which is to be deducted at the final payment.

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