Location: POREC, Croatia
Application Deadline: 1 May, 2021
I N V I T A T I O N
With pleasure we INVITE you (Folk ensembles, Choral groups, Ballroom dance teams, art schools, Music theatre, modern dance teams, orchestras and majorette teams), (children and youth groups) to participate on“VIII. ISTRA DANCE AND MUSIC FESTIVAL” ,POREC, CROATIA from 16 – 19 SEPTEMBER 2021
Istria is one of the most popular destinations for foreign visitors to Croatia and its towns of Umag and Porec continually top annual polls of the best holiday resorts in Croatia, as organized by the Croatian National Tourist Board and Croatian TV. With a strong Italian influence (the region in fact used to be part of Italy during the early part of the 20th century), this certainly is a beautiful region of Croatia both along the coast and inland, with its pretty hilltop towns. Rovinj is a true gem of a town, and Pula is also well-worth a visit – home to the Arena, a very well-preserved Roman amphitheater. The one thing that Istria does lack, however, compared to more southern coastal regions are many large islands. The Brijuni group of islands (near Pula) are the exception and great for a day-trip.
- Folklore groups, orchestras, majorettes, modern dance groups, choirs, music bands from all over the world
- Choirs who are able to perform on open-air stages
- The number of the participants are not limited
- No age limits
- Number of seats are limited!
- 109 Euro per person
- (Addition day can be booked for 30 euro/person/day)
Participation fee includes:
- Participation in the festival concerts (2 performances)
- Accommodation in Lanterna Apartments 2 **
- Rooms: Each group (over 20 persons) have 1 apartment for 1 person
- 3 apartments for 2 persons
- The rest will be accommodated in 3-4-6 bedded apartments (6 bedded apartments with two bedrooms)
- Half-board-buffet, drinks included
- Diplomas, gifts
- Organization expenses
Participation fee does not include:
- Optional programs (only recommendations, not arranged by the organizers)
Afternoon arrival at the Hotel, meeting with group leader’s and festival organizers, discussing the programs of the next day’s
Optional program, visit 3 cities.
Performance in tourist resort Lanterna.
Breakfast in the Hotel, Fully day trip visiting most fascinating cities of Central Istra. Motovun- In the northern part of Istria, overlooking the Mirna River valley, lies surely the most famous and attractive Istrian medieval town of Motovun. This captivating hilltop town is one of the characteristic symbols of the Istrian interior.
Breakfast, departure of participants
NUMBER OF SEATS IS LIMITED...
NEWS ABOUT THE FESTIVAL Published on 24.09. 2019
"ISTRIA" MUSIC FESTIVAL WELCOMED 300 PARTICIPANTS FROM 6 COUNTRIES
More than 300 dancers, musicians and singers from six countries took part in IV "Istria" Music Festival in Porec. The event was held from 20 to 23 September 2019
"Ensembles arrived from Romania, Hungary, Serbia, Italy, Poland and Estonia. One of the performances took place on the main square of Porec and the other at the resort of the groups, in a holiday village with thousands of inhabitants (Lanterna), 10 km from Porec. During the day the groups took a trip to Pula, Rovinj or went on a boat trip." said - director of the festival.
During the closing evening, he handed the memorial cards to the groups. At the end of the evening, there was a tremendous total dance on the stage with 300 participants.
"First we want to thank you for the good organization, the festival was awesome! We really enjoy every second of the festival performances and made new friends with the other guests. We have already recommended it to my colleagues. Thank you again for everything! We are so happy that we came to Porec!" - (Children's Dance Ensemble "Yuzhnyache" and Club "Lyubiteli na folklora" - Bulgaria)