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XI INTERNATIONAL MUSIC & FOLK - DANCE FESTIVAL "ANTALYA FEST"

Application Form Price: 143 € Date: 25 - 29 September, 2020
Location: SIDE, ANTALYA, Turkey
Director: Zoran Strezovski & WOFA
Application Deadline: 1 June, 2020
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 XI International music& folk - dance  festival    “ ANTALYA FEST 2020”   25 - 29 September,  SIDE, Antalya 2020

  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.

ANTALYA is a Turkish resort city with a yacht-filled Old Harbor and beaches flanked by large hotels. It's a gateway to Turkey's southern Mediterranean region, known as the Turquoise Coast for its blue waters. Remnants remain from Antalya's time as a major Roman port. These include Hadrian’s Gate, built to honor the Roman emperor’s visit in 130 A.D and 2nd-century Hidirlik Tower, with harbor views. Having entered the scene in 150 BC as Attalia, named after its founder, Attalos II, king of Pergamon, Antalya has ever attracted a wide array of travellers, including Paul the Apostle, and Ibn Battuta among others. Antalya had replaced Phaselis—beautiful ruins of which now lie to south of the city, between Kemer and Olympos—as the main harbour of the surrounding region during the reign of Seljuks, in early 1200s, but the lack of a large hinterland (or, rather, lack of good connections with its mountainous hinterland) meant for much of its history eversince that it was a provincial coastal town, albeit with a multicultural community of Muslims, Christians, and Jews. As the centre of a region with beautiful beaches, verdant mountains, and a mindblowing number of ancient ruins, the tourism investments started in 1970s, which changed the fate of the city considerably. However, as most of the visitors (make no mistake—they are in the range of millions annually) to the region are actually on "all-inclusive" vacation packages nowadays, they are immediately taken from the airport to the huge resorts lining the coastline of hundreds of kilometres, where they stay until the end of their holidays except perhaps a raid or two to the nearest and the most popular attractions, so Antalya itself, especially the old town (Kaleiçi), is more of an independent traveller destination, where you will meet the other travellers of a similar mind, and the local.

                                             Program Proposal

25.09. Friday 

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

   14.00 – 16.00 Lunch in hotel – all inclusive

18.00 – 21.00 Dinner in hotel – all inclusiv

 21.00 – 22.30 Welcome reception with leaders of the group in hotel restourant

 

26.09. Saturday 

 08.00 -10.00 Breakfast,

 10.00 -16.00 Boat excursion in the blue waters  with stop overs for swimming and lunch on the boat (optional)

13.00-15.00 Lunch in hotel (all inclusive)

      19.00 - 21.00 Dinner in hotel – all inclusive

21.00 – 23.00 Presentation and  Festival evening on the huge amphitheatre in hotel 5* Hotel  RAMADA RESORT& SPA  in Side,Antalya

23.00 Discotheque for all participants in hotel

 

   27.09  Sunday    

 08.00 -10.00 Breakfast, (all inclusive)

11.00 Welcome reception with leader of the groups in Managvat municipality with Major of the city (presents from major)

 13.00 Beach time or visiting Antalya (optional) or visiting Side (Antigue city)

14.00 Lunch in hotel – all inclusive

19.00 – 21.00 Dinner in hotel – all inclusive

21.00 – 23.00 Welcome speech officials

                  Ceremony of opening of the festival

                 Defile and Festival evening on the square of Antalya

 

   28.09.  Monday  

   08.00 – 10.00 Breakfast  - all inclusive

   11.00 – 17.00 Beach time or Visiting  Efesus  (very famous historical place )(optional)

   13.00 – 15.00 Lunch in hotel – all inclusive

19.00 – 21.00 Dinner (all inclusive)

    21.00 Closing ceremony of the festival, exchange presents, join party with all participants and discotheque

 

    29.09.  Tuesday

08.00 – 10.00 Breakfast

11.30 Departure of the participants

 

OPTIONAL – If you stay more days…

29.09 Tuesday

08.00 -10.00 Breakfast ( all inclusive)

 10.30 – 14.00  Beach time

13.00 – 15.00 Lunch in hotel ( all inclusive)

   19.00 – 20.00 Dinner in hotel ( all inclusive)

   21.00. – 00.00 Beach party for goodbye 

 

30.09. Wednesday

08.00 – 09.00 Breakfast,

09.00 – 14.00 Departure to Thessalonica

 

General rules :

-   is a non-competitive sample of traditional and modern dances,orchestras, brass bands, modern dance, choir and vocal groups.

- 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).

-  The number of participants is 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, 12-15 minutes each with orchestra or USB. 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 (5-6 sentences on English) and photos of the group,

-         To have a flag of your country,

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

 

Participation fee:

-          143 Euro for 4 FB per person ( 4 nights with 3 meals per day – all inclusive)

It covers hotel accommodation (leaders and drivers in 2 double rooms and others in triple and quadruple rooms) with  3 meals per day all inclusive service in RAMADA RESORT&SPA SIDE 5* HOTEL in Side, Antalya in Side ..HOTEL LINK IS  www.ramadaresortside.com (in 3 and 4 badrooms..

You can see video from the festival last year  on:

 https://drive.google.com/open?id=1sZdlb_s8-W4COUfzKr78mr_zARvmCNBY

 

                                                                                     

Festival organizers provide:

-         for 25 dancers – one gratis,

-         souvenir and gift for each group,

-         Welcome reception with leaders of the group with welcome drink

-         Certificate for attendance,

-         tourist guides for sightseeing of the town,

-         free parking

- advertising of the festival (press release, Social network promotion  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 Antalya. Price will be 38 Euro per day per person FB (all inclusive) – price is special for the participants in festivals that we can provide.

 The city tax is 1.5 euro per person per day additional

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 Antalya Airport . 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.

 

On 2019 were participated over 400 participants and 11 ensembles from 7 EU countries.. 

 

NUMBER OF SEATS IS LIMITED on 400 participants and 10 ensembles!!

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NEWS FROM THE FESTIVAL                                             Published on 29.09.2019

 

 

WOFA FESTIVAL DAYS IN SIDE,ANTALYA CONTINUE.. ..

 

From 25 -29 September 2019 in antique city of Side was held International Folk - dance & Music festival "Antalya Fest" with great succes..
On the festival participated over 300 participants from Poland, Slovakia, Ukraine, North Cyprus, Bulgaria,Lithuania..
On the welcome reception with the leaders of the groups on 25 september director of the festival Mr Zoran Strezovski wish them welcome in the beautifull city and explain detail program..
On 26 september was held parade on the main street and first festival evening on the stage of the antigue city of Side where all ensembles have their performances..
On 27 september was held the second festival evening and closing ceremony on the stage of the city where director of the festival give them certificates and presents..On 28 September was organized welcome reception to the major of the City of Manavgat where leaders receive presents from the major..

 

During the days they have organize sightseeing of the city of Side, enjoy on boat trip with foam party ,and swimming in very warm sea in Antalya..
Organizers of the festivals were WOFA - World Festival Association and Yessak Association of the festivals with support of Manvagat municipality....

 

Some moments from the festival on the link:

 

 https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1HIsU5HMJ4KLCzndDKUi6f3LVFgvydg2s

 

Next Festival is from 25-29 September 2020

 

 

 

 

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

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