GENERAL INFORMATION: Festival organisation committee will provide one English speaking guide to each group for helping programme schedule. Groups can perform with live music or playback CD- FLASH DISK. If Group accept and agree with the festival conditions, have to fill up the APPLICATION FORM and send us with a short brief about their background and their previously activities in abroad and group photos by e-mail with attachment file.
During the festival, there will be three times of gift exchanges, two of them with Municipality Mayors and one of them with the festival committee at welcoming meeting.
FESTIVAL GENERAL CONDITIONS : Most programs are held in the evening however, some day time programs are also scheduled. Performances are approximately 10-12 minutes. The time of the performance allowed will be strictly limited. All groups will show of their performance max 2 nights, groups shall perform in ISTANBUL different MUNICIPALITIES .We are going to invite 15 countries .( Folklore, Modern Dance, Choir, music, children, young and adult groups). Performance groups Entry fee FREE.
A = CONDITIONS OF FOLK DANCE & FOLK MUSIC COMPETITION International Istanbul CHILDREN – ADULT FOLK DANCE – FOLK MUSIC – FOLK INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC Competition is open for both amateur folk dance groups . Groups may enter the competition in maximum two categories. Competition Performances are min 6- max 8 minutes .
COMPETITIONS Entry fee per group categories will pay 150 €.
A1 =FOLK DANCE ADULT COMPETITION : Min. 16 years of age . groups must wear traditional costumes.min 12 dancers max min limit. ( live music or CD)
A2 = CHILDREN FOLK DANCE COMPETITION : Max. 15 years of age (can be over 15 till 18, %20) groups must wear traditional costumes. Min 12 dancers max no limit. ( live music or CD)
A3 = FOLK MUSIC COMPETITION No age limits groups must wear traditional costumes.
Min 12 Musician max no limit. ( live music or CD)
A4 = FOLK INSTRUMENTAL COMPETITION : No age limits groups must wear traditional costumes. Min 6 Musicians max no limit. ( live music or CD).
COMPETITION & FESTIVAL
23-27 MAY 2018
Competition is open for both amateur CHORUS ( CHOIR) groups . Groups may enter the competition in maximum two categories. Competition Performances are min 6- max 8 minutes . COMPETITIONS Entry fee per group categories will pay 150 €.
Competition-Festival Committee will give Certifikate, Medal, to the all participants , moreover; plaket and suveniour will be given for each group.The following prize money will be awarded to the chorus who takes the highest marks between all groups.
B = FOR CHORUS COMPETITION GROUPS
B1 = Children CHORUS COMPETITION
B2 = Female CHORUS COMPETITION
B3 = Male CHORUS COMPETITION
B4 = Mixed CHORUSCOMPETITION
|CATEGORIES||AGE LIMIT||NUMBER OF MEMBERS|
|CHILDREN CHORUS||max. 15 years of age||min. 16||No limit|
|FEMALE CHORUS||min. 16 years of age||min. 16||No limit|
|MALE CHORUS||min. 16 years of age||min. 16||No limit|
|MIXED CHORUS||min. 16 years of age||min. 20||No limit|
RULES OF THE COMPETITION
Expert jury members select from abroad. The International jury will evaluate the competitors according to their performance in competition. Chorus can make their own repertoire and are free to choice of the songs for competition. Chorus must prepare songs for competition in time limits. Minimum 6 minutes, maximum 8 minutes.
The time starts with the first song and finishes with the last song together with breaks between the songs. If the groups pass the limited time, for the first 20 seconds, won’t be any cut of the point. But if they pass 8 minutes 20 seconds till 8 minutes 40 seconds there will be 1 point cut from the total point. More of these, till 9 minutes 2 points will be cut from the total point. If groups pass the 10 min they will be disqualified. Competition technical committee responsible with competition duration and the point of the calculation and of course if there will be any exceed of the duration Technical committee will cut the points whether 1 or2 (from 8 minutes 20 Second till 9 minutes). Chorus can use only 4 instruments while they are at the stage and singing.
The topics are below;
Sound euphony, rhythmic accuracy, intonation stability, healthy vocal production, the degree of difficulty selected singing of the song, entrance and exit of the stage integration by the competitors groups, as well as clothing suitability and using right direction of the stage is also important. Chorus conductor and choir group coherence is very important. Sound harmony of the choir, nuances and musical dynamism and using the words at the right time and place is very important. High scores will be awarded based on the difficulty of the song, during the competition at the stage visual motion is possible. Recommendation, do not make greetings, before or end of the song because waste of time will be really influence having lower of your score. We would like to remind the competition groups: Previous years competitions groups were waiting for applaud from the audiences between the songs ,consequently it was just losing the time and influence the points less, this our advice beforehand please take this in your consideration. Competition groups, must deliver the musical notes of the song (what they will perform at the stage) to the festival committee, when they arrive at the first day of the festival.
CHORUS COMPETITION PRIZES
Organization Committee gives all Groups to PLACKET and COMPETITORS CERTIFICATE.
B1 = CHILDREN CHORUS COMPETITION
1–2–3 PLACE will be given ISTANBUL CHILDREN CUP
B2 = FEMALE CHORUS COMPETITION
1–2–3 PLACE will be given ISTANBUL FEMALE CUP
B3 = MALE CHORUS COMPETITION
1–2–3 PLACE will be given ISTANBUL MALE CUP
B4 = MIXED CHORUS COMPETITION
1–2–3 PLACE will be given ISTANBUL MIX CUP
GRAND PRIZES : The following will be awarded to the Chorus who takes the highest marks between all groups. ISTCUP GRAND PRIZE.
ACCOMMODATION: A-) 3 STARS HOTEL, B-) 4 STARS HOTEL
A = Full-board in a 3 STARS HOTEL : 125 € / per person/ all Festival time 4 NIGHTS 5 DAYS We will provide to you Two meals per day (Breakfast+Dinner) and each room has 2-3 beds, toilet, showers. If group come more than 30 people one leader free of charge.
B = Full-board in a 4 STARS HOTEL 140 € / per person/ all Festival time 4 NIGHTS 5 DAYS We will provide to you Two meals per day (Breakfast+Dinner) and accommodation at the 4* hotel centrum in Kadikoy, each room has 2-3 beds, toilet, showers, free internet wifi.
If group come more than 30 people one leader free www.adenotel.com
P.S: All payments have to be pay in cash (travel-cheque not acceptable) at the first day of the festival. If the group wants to stay at hotel, they should send their deposit (800 Euro) until end of May 2018, in order to pay to hotel reservation; if you want to stay at single room we can arrange it with extra fee. FOR EXTRA DAYS; it is possible to organize, such as; for dormitory 20 euro, 3* hotel 30 euro, 4* hotel 40 euro-per person for one day. Deposit is non-refundable.
TECHNICAL & ARTISTIC INFORMATIONS: All the basics are providing by the festival organization, such as lightening, one stage side for musicians with microphones participation groups. The groups will perform at the open-air stages mostly during the nights, however some daily performances will be in festival schedule programmed too.
FESTIVAL MEDICAL INSURANCE : All groups are required to secure MADICAL INSURANCE before coming to festival. Organization won’t pay any medical or hospital cost incurred at the festival period. However for any emergency situation, we will provide an ambulance and it will be always ready for 24 hours.
TRANSPORTATION; If group is going to by PLANE, we are going to hire the bus for their all ground transportations. Groups will pay this bus cost. Bus, serves throughout the festival dates (Airport transfers, excursions program transfers (group will visit historical area in Europe side only once), and transfers to the field performance). At the first day of the festival transportation fee should be paid to the festival committee. This is the cost of BUS for max. 44 person, totally 1200 €. If group number of participant less than 20 person bus cost is 990 € .
If group is coming by own BUS, the group will not pay us these transportation fee. The groups are going to pay the bus parking fees in during the sightseeing. (There is no parking fee for accommodation and performance place),tolls and gasoline expenses during the festival (the all ground transportations will take almost 250 km.). And festival committee won’t give any petrol for all ground transportations to the buses.
ACTIVITIES DURING THE FESTIVAL: Group will visit historical area in Europe side in SULTANAHNET MOSQUE , BLUE MOSQUE free , SAINT SOPHIA, TOPKAPI PALACE, GRAND BAZAAR . PRIVATE BOAT TOUR (10 €, per person), one day during the festival period, there will be a swimming possibility at MARMARA SEA BEACH. Participation groups will be able to see PUBLIC BAZAAR and big SHOPPING CENTERS,