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X. International Music & Folk - Dance Festival "SEA, SONG AND DANCE FESTIVAL"

Application Form Date: 6 - 10 September, 2018
Location: Paralia, Greece
Director: Zoran Strezovski & WOFA
Application Deadline: 1 June, 2018
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 (folk ensembles,choral groups and majorette teams) (children, youth and adult groups  ) to participate on  X International music & folk - dance festival “SEA,SONG AND DANCE FESTIVAL”   06 -10 September,Paralia, 2018

  The intention of our invitation  and 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.The idea of the Festival is to bring the music closer to the people and to present the music on the streets and the squares.            The festival is open for folk and choir ensembles, as well as orchestras and majorettes regardless of the members gender and age.

     Paralia is famous holiday place on the Aegean coast of Greece with many sends beach .Festival program will be held on the main square in Paralia and Olimpic beach.

 

                                             Program Proposal

06.09. Thursday  

  13.00.Arrivalin Paralia,  hotel accommodation and  free time (beach time)

18.00 – 19.00 Dinner in hotel

        21.00 Welcome reception

 

07.09. Friday  

 09.00 -10.00 Breakfast,

 11.00 -16.00 Boat excursion in the blue waters of Thermaikos Gulf, (15 euro per person (including lunch and drinks on the boat)

BOAT  program:

09:00 Start from the port of  Paralia.
10:30 We will make a 30min. stop on the opened sea in the high of the beach of PLAKA. Here you can swim in the crystal clear water.
11:00 We are taking you with the small boat to the VARIKO beach,  where the captain will prepare a lunch for you around
12:45 (Grilled fish, greek salad and to drink juice or wine and ouzo).The rest of the time at the Variko beach you can spend with taking a walk, swimming, collecting shells.
14:00 leaving the Variko beachparalia
15:00 making a stop on the opened sea with a possibility to swim.

15:30 Return to the port of Paralia)),,

         18.00 - 19.00 Dinner in hotel

19.30 – 23.00 Festival evening on the square in Paralia

 23.00 Disco party (optional)

 

   08.09  Saturday 

 09.00 -11.00 Breakfast,

11.00 – 17.00 Beach time or visiting Thessalonica or Katerini (optional)

18.00 – 19.00 Dinner in hotel

19.30 – 23.00 Second festival evening on the square of Olympic beach

23.00 Disco party (optional)

 

   09.09.  Sunday  

   09.00 – 10.00 Breakfast ,

   10.00 – 14.00 Beach time or Visiting  Meteori (very famous historical place)

     14.00 - 15.00 Lunch in restaurant 

 

    21.00 – 00.00  Greek night - live music and wine, exchange presents and certificate (Greek night and allocation of gratitude’s and gifts from the organization and the Committee of the Festival, Dinner in Greek restaurant -taverna with Greek live music and wine , exchange presents and certificate (Greek night= Fruit salad + Local wine/Soft drink, accompanied with live Greek music; (12 Euros per person) or Joint party in discoteque or hotel ( we will discuss wit groups and decide together)

 

 

    10.09.  Monday  

09.00 – 11.00 Breakfast

11.30 Departure of the participants

 

OPTIONAL – If you stay more days…

10.09 Monday

09.00 -10.00 Breakfast,

 10.30 – 14.00  Visiting Katerini or free time on the beach

   19.00 – 20.00 Dinner in hotel

   21.00. – 00.00 Beach party for goodbye 

 

11.09. Tuesday

08.00 – 09.00 Breakfast,

09.00 – 14.00 Departure to Thessalonica

 

General rules :

-         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, total program of 15 - 20 minutes each with orchestra or CD. For choral groups should prepare free program about 15 minutes 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.

-         To send us short CV and photos of the group,

-         To take a flag of the country,

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

Participation fee :

-          75 euro for 3 HB per person (3 nights wit 2 meals per day)

-  95 Euro for 4 HB per person  (4 nights with 2 meals per day)

Accommodation in Paralia in hotels like Xenia Zeus,Ifigenia,Regina...                      

   Some moments of the festival in Paralia from 2017 you can see on folowing link: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B98w7-1EOunwdGlJN2FqclRBa2c                                                                                 

 

Festival organizers provide:

-         for 21 dancers – one gratis,

-         souvenir and gift for each group,

-         Certificate for attendance,

-         tourist guides for sightseeing of the town,

-         free parking

-         advertising of the festival (press conference, radio and tv channels, posters)

 

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 Paralia. Price will be 23 Euro per day per person HB – price is special for the participants in festivals that we can provide.

    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.

   Confirmation should be sending participation form – Form of attendance of the festival.

   The festival will organize the transport for the groups coming by plane by picking them up from Thessaloniki Airport which are only 75 km from Paralia. 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 conditionsAll detailed information  will be supply after your confirmation for participations.

 

In 2016 on the festival were participated 11 groups from 9 EU country with 365 participants (children, youth and adults). 

In 2017 on the festival were participated 12 groups from 10 EU countries with 447 participants.

 

NUMBER OF SEATS IS LIMMITED!

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

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