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X INTERNATIONAL FOLK - DANCE & MUSIC FESTIVAL "VIENNA FEST"

Application Form Date: 1 - 4 November, 2018
Location: VIENNA, Austria
Director: Zoran Strezovski & WOFA
Application Deadline: 20 September, 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 you (Folk ensembles, Choral groups,Brass bands, orchestras, modern dance group, majorette teams), (children, youth and adults groups) to participate on X International  music & Folk - dance festival “VIENNA FEST”  01 – 04 November, Vienna, Austria 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.

Vienna is one of the most beatiful city in Europe.Baroque streetscapes and imperial palaces set the stage for Vienna's artistic and musical masterpieces alongside its coffee-house culture and vibrant epicurean and design scenes.

Vienna's imperial grandeur is the legacy of the powerful Habsburg monarchy. Their home for more than six centuries, the Hofburg palace complex, incorporates the Burgkapelle (Imperial Chapel), where the Vienna Boys' Choir sings Sunday Mass, and the famed Spanish Riding School, where Lipizzaner stallions perform elegant equine ballet, along with a trove of museums, including in the chandeliered Kaiserappartements (Imperial Apartments). Other immense palaces include the baroque Schloss Belvedere and the Habsburgs' 1441-room summer residence, Schloss Schönbrunn, while 19th-century splendours such as the neo-Gothic Rathaus (City Hall) line the magnificent Ringstrasse encircling the Innere Stadt (inner city).

One of the Habsburgs' most dazzling Rinsgstrasse palaces, the Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna, houses the imperial art collection. It's packed with priceless works by Old Masters, and treasures including one of the world's richest coin collections. Behind the Hofburg, the former imperial stables have been transformed into the innovative MuseumsQuartier, with a diverse ensemble of museums, showcasing 19th- and 20th-century Austrian art at the Leopold Museum to often-shocking avant-garde works at the contemporary MUMOK. Meteorites, fossils and prehistoric finds fill the Naturhistorisches Museum, while exquisite furnishings at the applied-arts Museum für Angewandte Kunst are also among the artistic feasts in store.

With a musical heritage that includes composers Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Josef Haydn, Ludwig van Beethoven, Franz Schubert, Johann Strauss (father and son), Johannes Brahms and Gustav Mahler, among countless others, Vienna is known as the City of Music. Its cache of incredible venues where you can catch performances today include the acoustically renowned Musikverein, used by the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, the gold-and-crystal main opera house, the Staatsoper, and the multistage Konzerthaus, as well as the dedicated home of the Vienna Boys' Choir, MuTh. Music comes to life through interactive exhibits at the captivating Haus der Musik museum.

 

 

                               Program Proposal

01.11. Thursday 

 After 14.00.Arrival in Vienna,  hotel accommodation,

Free time for sightseeing 

20.00 - 21.30. Welcome reception with leaders of the groups in hotel

 

02.11. Friday

 08.00 -10.00 Breakfast,

 10.00 – 15.00  Facultative tour of Vienna with attendance of professional local guides (optional).

Free time (prepear for festival evening)

 18.30 – 21.30 Festival evening and after that closing ceremony of the festival – organizer will give certificates and presents for the group,

 

   03.11.Saturday

 08.00 -10.00 Breakfast,

  10.00 – 17.00 Visiting or shopping (Visiting midewall castle- optional)

21.00 - Free time in Vienna (restourant or club - optional)

 

   04.11. Sunday  

   09.00 Breakfast

11.00 Departure of the participants

 

 

General rules :

-         is a non-competitive sample of traditional and modern dances, folklore ensemble, choral groups, modern dance,  majorette teams, orchestras..

- Every Folklore, Choral group, majorette Teams, modern dancegroup, 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 program, 10-12 minutes each with orchestra or CD.

-         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 is       

- 74 euro per person for 3 BB in luxury  A&T hostel in the center of the city  www.athostel.com

- 99 Euro per person - for 3 BB - accommodatiоn in 3* hotels like Meininger Hotel Vienna Downtown Franz*** www.meininger-hotels.com 

-         112 euro per person - for 3 BB - accommodation in 4* Hotel Pyramide 4****, www.austria-trend.at

 

 It covers hotel accommodation 3 nights (bad and breakfast (OPEN BUFFET) - in triple and quadruple rooms on selected hotel...dinner is additional and cost 10 euro

For additional double rooms are additional 5 euro per person per day…single room 15 euro per person per day..

 

Price not include facultative excursions.                                                                                                                                                                      

Festival organizers provide:

-         for 22 dancers – one gratis,

-         Certificate for attendance,

-         souvenir and gift for each group,

-         drinks during the performance,

-    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
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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 airport, during the festival days and back to airport. The cost of the transportation will be covered by the group and will be additionally agreed according to their number. Payment can be done on several parts.

By applying you confirm that you accept all festival conditionsAll detailed information  will be supply after your confirmation for participations.

In 2017 were participated 350 participants from 7 different countries.. 

 

NUMBER OF SEATS IS LIMITED!!

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

"We build bridges from nation to nation"