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XX INTERNATIONAL MARMARIS FOLK FESTIVAL

Application Form Price: 175 € Date: 16 - 21 May, 2025
Location: MARMARIS, Turkey
Director: S.Y.T. & WOFA
Application Deadline: 15 June, 2024
Groups pay in advance a 10% guarantee fee, which is to be deducted at the final payment.

INVITATION

   Marmaris: the crossroad of the Aegean and Mediterranean seaspart of the Mediterranean Sea between neighbours Turkey and Greece is the Aegean sea. This is how the two neighbours refer to the part the Mediterranean between them. The Aegean Sea is connected to the black Sea by Canakkale and Istanbul straits. A frequently asked question: "Where is the beginning and end of the Mediterranean and Aegean Seas?"

The Answer is "MARMARİS"

Meeting of cultures:

There are settlements spreading along the peninsula.

The town center is changing and modernizing due to the power of tourism.

The decreasing population is moving out further from the center.

Traditional villages still live alongside nature in the inner parts of the peninsula.

Multi-coloured, multi-cultured and living together in peace.

All visitors passing through on daily tours are embraced by the locals. You have the choice between central places where the sea, sand and the sun are complemented with nightly entertainment continuing until morning, or silent bays on a small boat swimming silently under moon light. Whatever your heart desires.

Festival conditions:

XVIII. International Marmaris Dance & Music Festival will be held between 16-21 May.

During the festival the groups will perform their dances, sing songs, participate in the activities and introduce their own cultures. They will visit the historic and touristic places of the beautiful region and make new friends with the world youths.

Accommodation:

Groups will be hosted altogether in 3* & 4* Hotel which group choose the hotel. The accommodation will start in 16 May  at 14:00 and finish 21 May  after the festival program ends.

The rooms are for 3 & 4 person. Only 2 double room will be giving to the groups without any extra fee.

If members want to stay double room, they must paid 8 Euro/ person/ day extra, for single rooms 13 Euro/ person/ day.

Meal:

The commitee will give a 3 meals/ day (buffet meal) in Hotel. Either pocket or normal meal due to performance program. All drinks will be free during the staying time.

Transportation:

If group will arrive by plane to Dalaman Airport, transfer (Airport-Hotel,Hotel-Airport, transfer during the festival) will be 600 Euro. It can be organized by the festival team.

If group will arrive their own bus, they will use their own transportation at the festival. (It is max. 5 km during the festival).

Requirements:

Each country can participate with one group for per category (folk dance, modern dance, choir, majorettes, orchestra).

The commitee won't pay any fee to groups for attending the organization.

The group should be in Muğla-Marmaris on 16 May  and the departure date is 21 May 2023 after breakfast.

The number of group not limited for person, including the manager, leader, musicians, drivers and dancers.

The age of dancers are not limited in the participant group.

Performances should be either 5- 10 min., all groups have the perform only 1 part on the stage.

The groups may perform with live music or a USB.

The groups should come with their national flags.

The participate's group list which contains dancers, musicians, leaders, driver's age and sex should be send to us before 1 March          

Participation fee:

3* HOTEL (All inclusive)

4 Night/ 5 Day - 175 Euro per person

4* HOTEL (All inclusive)

4 Night/ 5 Day - 210 Euro per person

 

Program:

16 May 

14.00                  Arrive to Hotel

19.00 - 21.30     Dinner

20.30                 Meeting with Group Leaders

17 May 

07.00 - 10.00      Breakfast

12.00 - 14.00      Lunch

14.00 - 15.00      Official Meet with Governor

** Groups will be participate with 2 participant & 1 group leader with costume.

** There will be gift exchange with Governor.

16.00 - 17.00     Catalog Shoot

* Each groups prepare 2 participant with costume.

** Bus will be ready in front of hotel at 15.45.

19.00 - 20.30     Dinner

21.00 - 00.00     Prom

** Prom concept will be Red or White

** It will organising at Club Pineta Event Garden.

18 May 

07.00 - 10.00     Breakfast

10.00 - 17.00     Free Time

** You can choose excursion from Excursion Document

12.00 - 14.00     Lunch

18.00 - 19.30     Dinner

20.30                 Performance

19 May 

07.00 - 10.00    Breakfast

10.00 - 17.00    Free Time

** You can choose excursion from Excursion Document

12.00 - 14.00    Lunch

18.00 - 19.30    Dinner

20.30                Performance & Closing Ceremony

22.30                Good Bye Party

20 May 

07.00 - 10.00   Breakfast

12.00               Departure from Hotel 

Any group willing to participate must submit an Application form.

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

 

NUMBER OF SEATS IS LIMITED...

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NEWS ABOUT THE FESTIVAL                                             Published on 24 April 2019

800 DANCERS FASCINATED THE THOUSANDS SPECTATORS DURING THE X. INTERNATIONAL FOLKLORE FESTIVAL IN MARMARIS

 Tenth edition of the International Folklore Festival "Marmaris" was held in the period May 15th-20th, 2019. This year the festival was attended by 800 dancers from Bulgaria, Georgia, Iran, Ukraine, Cyprus, Kosovo, Nepal and many local Turkish groups. During the festival, dancers met many unknown and different cultures.

The program of the forum included 3 spectacles, 2 official meetings, excursion to Marmaris, workshop, DJ party and master class.

 The Gala concert was watched by 10,000 spectators, enjoying all the performances. The director of the festival  awarded the participants with certificates and the groups' leaders - plaques. "Each group left Marmaris with wonderful memories. And we have achieved our goal "Dance for Peace" ... "- the organizers shared.

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Reviews from the groups: 

This festival has review of 9 groups and average estimation is VERY GOOD- 8,8/10
Groups pay in advance a 10% guarantee fee, which is to be deducted at the final payment.

"We build bridges from nation to nation"