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International BODRUM SARIYAZ Dance & Music Festival

Application Form Price: 117 € Date: 14 - 18 June, 2024
Location: BODRUM, Turkey
Director: FATMA & WOFA
Application Deadline: 15 July, 2024
Groups pay in advance a 10% guarantee fee, which is to be deducted at the final payment.


The festival will be held in the town of Bodrum, It is located on the southern coast of Bodrum Peninsula and is also the center of the eponymous district. The city was called Halicarnassus of Caria in ancient times and was famous for housing the Mausoleum of Mausolus, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.Confident as we are that music and dance are perhaps the best means of communication that best join different countries, we have taken this way of communication to know each other better and achieve a deeper knowledge of other cultures that have a different history own. In this way, we are trying to achieve our goal through both of the arts such as dance and music, in the strengthening of friendly links among all the countries of the world, “The hope for peace and well being amongst all nationalities”.


1. The International Bodrum “SARIYAZ” Dance and Music Festival is a non competitive sample of traditional and modern dances and music performed by amateur folkloric groups; it aims to make up friendship among the groups and the different countries and to favours the understanding of traditions and popular art. It’s sponsored by the Bodrum Municipality and Organized by Karya Event.

2. In the festival may participate, adult, youth and children folklore dance groups, modern dance groups, vocal groups, instrumental groups and soloists, as well as groups and performers from other arts' styles.

3. It takes place in Bodrum – Turkey – the world’s famous tourist place on the Aegean Sea.

4. The participant groups are amateurs or professionals and they perform traditional and modern dances and musics in any of their manners. The participant groups will not receive any money for their performances.

5. There is no age restriction or number limitation for participants within a group. Each member of the group should have any kind of participation or responsibility within the group.

6. By the arrival in Turkey, the participants must have valid medical insurance /obligatory-in accordance with the Turkish legislation/

7. The organization will be given all the material and information needed for a better knowledge of the group, as well as the administrative requirements. 

8. By the arrival, the group will be informed about the definitive programme and all kinds of activities which are planned to be performed during the festival

9. The group will respect the timetables signalled by the organization at every moment.

10. All rights of the Committee reserved. The performances can be recorded, filmed or photographed totally or partially to be broadcast, published or to shell them without any obligation to pay the group for it.



14 June 2023

14.00 Arriving in Bodrum, hotel accommodation after the meeting with the festival representatives and free time (beach time).

18.00 – 20.00 Diner in hotel.

21.00 Welcome reception with the leaders of the groups.

15 June 2023

7.00 – 10.00 Breakfast.

10.00 – 15.00 Gumusluk and Yalikavak sightseeing with organized local tour guides (optional) or free time in the beach.

17.30 – 18.30 Diner in hotel.

19.30 Ensemble parade.

20.00 Official festival evening in the square of the city.

          - Welcome Speech

          - Open air performance

          - Singing and dancing together

16 June 2023

7.00 – 10.00 Breakfast.

10.00 – 18.00 Daily boat excursion in the blue waters  with stop overs for swimming and lunch on the boat at the Bodrum Peninsula  or Visiting Kos island (optional).

17.30 – 18.30 Diner in hotel.

20.00 Second festival evening in the square of the city (open air performance on a professional stage).

17 June 2023

7.00 – 10.00 Breakfast.

10.30 – 12.00 Visiting Municipality of the city and reception at the Mayor of the city with representatives and leaders of each group.

19.00 – 20.00 Diner in hotel.

21.00 Closing ceremony of the festival – certificates and presents for ensembles by organizer, exchange presents between leaders of ensembles and final party with all participants, discotheque with all the festival participants.

18 June 2023

7.00 – 10.00 Breakfast

12.00 Departure




14. The groups should pay the travel expenses to the city of Bodrum or Bodrum Airport and back (for the groups coming by plane).

15. If the group arrive at Bodrum airport, the transfers to Bodrum and back should be paid for by the participant group.

16. The groups should cover the expenses produced by the visas, baggage excess and others.

17. If the group travel by its bus, it will be at the service of the small journeys around the city during the festival days. The festival committee will provide 100 lt. fuel for the buses. Any expense caused by the usage of the bus (accident, rob, breakdown, etc...) should be covered by the vehicle’s insurance.

18. The participant group has to arrive at Bodrum (Turkey) on the 14nd of June  after 12:00 o’clock and leave on the 18th of June after having breakfast.


19. The groups will stay in 3* Hotels Fb ( breakfast, lunch and dinner).

Participation fee is:

- 117 euro for 3 FB ( with 3 meals per day)

-   143 euro for 4 FB ( 3meals per day)



21. The acts that planing to take place are:

Festival acts:

a. Opening Ceremony

b. Closing Ceremony

c. Festival performances – max. 15 min. for each one group

d. Reception in the City Council: exchange of presents

g. As well as cultural and artistic events for the cultural introduction of the city, the committee will organize parties and games as a socializing opportunity for groups.


Cultural and amusement acts.

Paid Acts:

a. Bodrum Castle

b. Cultural City Tours

c. Gumbet Bars Street

d. Beach Clubs

e. Daily Yacht tour on Aegean Sea - it should be paid additionally


a. The performances will be with live or pre-recorded music. 

b. The groups will have water during their performance

c. The time of performance can be from 5 to 15 minutes according to the definitive programme given by the committee.

d. The committee will send a programme of the Festival in advance.

e. This programme can be modified by the committee if there is any change committee will inform the directors about the changes.

f. The group must respect its time of performance, which can’t be exceeded



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

"We build bridges from nation to nation"