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INTERNATIONAL ÇANAKKALE TROIA FOLK DANCE FESTIVAL

Application Form Date: 19 - 23 July, 2018
Location: Çanakkale , Turkey
Director: WOFA
Application Deadline: 1 June, 2018
Groups pay in advance a 10% guarantee fee, which is to be deducted at the final payment.
CITY OF PEACE, HISTORY and NATURE: “ÇANAKKALE”
The festival is in the center of Çanakkale. Çanakkale, a historical and touristic city, is located in Marmara Region.  The history of Çanakkale starts with  The city of Troia where the Trojan Wars took place, continued with Çanakkale victory . During the festival the groups can visit Çanakkale and remains of these two historical event  in their free times.
Canakkale,with its natural wonder and historical wealth,  is one of the unmatched cities of the world.The many times destroyed and rebuilt antique city of Troy. Alxandria Troas ,the biggest antique city of Anatolia, which was considered by Empreror Konstantin as the capital of his empire; Assos where Aristotle ,one of the most prominent philosopher of the history spent some part of his life; Apollo Smintheus Holy Area; Parion , near Biga Kemer ; Neandreia where once stood the Temple of Aiolia; the Zeus Altar mentioned by Homeros in his world-famous Iliad; the forts of Babakale, Cimenlik and Kilitbahir; the Gallipoli Peninsula one of the bloodiest battles of the 20th Century were fought ; the historical town of Gelibolu; the biggest Turkish island Gokceada; naturally beautiful Bayramic Ayazma; and the authentic Bozcaada with its crystal waters.
TROIA
UNESCO declared that 2018 as a Troia Year. Troia is a city well-known to both history  and  legend  (as well as archaeology), and was situated  in  northwest  Anatoliain  what  is  now  Turkey , located south of the southwest end of theDardanelles/Hellespont and northwest of Mount Ida at Hisaronu. It is best known for being the setting of the Trojan Wardescribed in the Greek Epic Cycle and especially in the Iliad, one of the two epic poems attributed to Homer.
A new capital called Ilium was founded on the site in the reign of the Roman Emperor Augustus. It flourished until the establishment  of  Constantinople and declined  gradually during the Byzantine era.   In 1865, English archaeologist  Frank  Calvert  excavated  trial trenches in a field  he  had  bought from a local farmer  at  Hisarlık,  and  in 1871,  Heinrich Schliemann, a wealthy  German businessman  and archaeologist, also  began excavating in the area. Finally he  found Ancient  Troia City. 
Troia was added to the UNESCO World Heritage list in 1998.  

Conditions for participation:

  • Gifts provide for each person is an attendance certificate.
  • Each group should bring flags of their countries and 3 gifts with them.
  • We will prefer for dance groups with live music but recorded music also acceptable.  
  • Pocket money will not be paid to the groups by Festival Committee.
  • The groups will prepare 5-10 minutes programs. All groups have to prepare  minimum 2 different performances.
  • We request a book showing your country's Folk Dance clothes and a local big doll model of your country symbol.
  • At every group of 20 people, the 21-st is free of charge

Participation fee:

  • 90 euro per person.

Participation fee includes:

  • The Groups will stay at high quality private hostels. ( as like https://www.tualkoy.com/ ) 2 and 3 beds in a room, inside bathroom, 3 meals daily. 
  • The groups are requested to arrive in ÇANAKKALE on 19. July 2018 - 10:00 and depart on 23.July .2018 - 12:00, after breakfast. 
Groups pay in advance a 10% guarantee fee, which is to be deducted at the final payment.

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