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XII International Music ,Art fine & folk - dance festival in PARALIA

Application Form Price: 74 € - 5% Date: 17 - 21 June, 2021
Location: PARALIA-OLIMPIC,KATERINI, Greece
Director: WOFA
Application Deadline: 30 October, 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 YOU (folk ensembles,choral groups,art schools, majorette teams, orchestras,Ballroom dance groups) (children, youth and adult groups ) to participate on  XII International Music ,Art fine & folk - dance festival in PARALIA   17 -21 June  ,Paralia, 2021

  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

17.06.Wednesday  

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

18.00 – 19.00 Dinner in hotel

        21.00 Welcome reception

18.06..Thursday    

 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 trip

         18.00 - 19.00 Dinner in hotel

19.30 – 23.00 Festival evening on the square in Paralia

 23.00 Disco party (optional)

   19.06 Friday

 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) 

   20.06.  Saturday  

   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, (optional) 

    21.06. Sunday  

09.00 – 11.00 Breakfast

11.30 Departure of the participants

OPTIONAL – If you stay more days…

21.06. Sunday

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  

22.06. Monday

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 :

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

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

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

   Some moments of the festival in Paralia you can see on folowing link:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tgjuWQntng8

                     

Festival organizers provide:

-         for 21 dancers – one gratis,

-         souvenir and gift for each group,

-         Certificate for attendance,

-  drinks during performance

-         free parking

-         advertising of the festival (press release, social media, 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 link from where you can take te photo and video from 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 2018 on the festival were participated 11 groups from 9 EU country with 365 participants (children, youth and adults). 

In 2019 on the festival were participated 12 groups from 10 EU countries with 488 participants.

NUMBER OF SEATS IS LIMMITEDon 400 or 10 groups! 

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NEWS FROM FESTIVAL                                                      Published: 19 September 2019

" X INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL IN PARALIA WAS HELD WITH GREAT SUCCES"

More than 400 performers from 12 groups took part in the X International Folklore Dance and Music Festival "MUSIC, DANCE AND SEA" (11-15 September 2019) in Paralia, Katerini (Greece). 

Director of the music feast - Mr Zoran Strezovski welcomed the groups' artistic leaders and announced their commitments according to the final program of the forum.Folklore songs and dances, presenting the folklore art of Estonia, Ukraine, Moldova, Romania, Hungary, Croatia, Bulgaria and Poland fascinated the audience in the stage of Olympic beach where participants had a concert on 13rd of September.

On 14th of September after their successful performances, the groups were awarded with certificates and gifts. Festival has the aim to present to the tourist and guests of the famous Aegean sea resort, the folklore identity of 8 cultures who were part of the event. 

Some moments of the festival in Paralia you can see: 

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1xH91tXubyuyQ4UOaJP3FpajWkxwcaBz0

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