XXXI. INTERNATIONAL CHILDREN FOLK DANCE FESTIVAL THE “FLOWERS”
Skopje, second week of october 2017.
I – ADMISSION
All applications should be sent to us before March 15, 2017. - application form filled and signed by the groups official representative, few good quality photos of the group, short history and You tube links on videos (if you have any).
After all the applications are received, the Organization Committee will send official invitations to the ensembles, approved for participation in the festival. Only one group from one country will be approved to take part.
II – PARTICIPATION
24 performers (dancers) from each group will be hosted by FLOWERS hosting families.
Orchestra might consist of max 4 (four) persons. Orchestra members at an age not exceeding 15 years will be hosted in families under the same conditions as dancers. Adult members of orchestra stay in hotel and pay regular festival fee.
III – ACCOMMODATION
The children (dancers, musicians) will be accommodated in approved families of local children (dancers) of similar age, on a full board basis.
Adults will have hotel accommodation (half board basis) – FLOWERS will approve maximum 5 adults per one group.
IV – FESTIVAL FEE 1. Festival fee for children is 10 eur per person, for the whole period of stay. 2.Festival fee for adult members is 80 eur per person for the whole period of stay, on a half board basis.
V – GENERAL TERMS & CONDITIONS
Participant’s age (dancers and musicians) must not be over 15 years.
Groups should organize their travelling to Skopje and back. Travelling costs are groups responsibility.
Groups should arrive in Skopje at the afternoon, 6.october, and depart from Skopje after breakfast, 10.october.
The organizers will not be responsible for any damage, which might occur to the participants or to their belongings. In case of an accident or need for an emergent medical treatment, FLOWERS will be helpful, but all medical and other expenses will be paid by the participant.
Groups should bring their flags and boards with names or their amblems.
It is also allowed to play CD music. If group use CD music it should be of a good quality.
There will be 2 performances, 10-15 min. in one block or in two parts. Also there will be a parade walking.
There will be some excursions organized in Skopje and around, together with hosting children (visit of the old town, visit to the famous monastery and picnic place, sightseeing at the center of town, shopping). Detailed program will follow later on.
Groups may be use their busses for some activities and total km of local drive will not exceed 50km, except in case when the groups have their wishes to go somewhere else, that is not planned by the festival organization.
Organizers of the festival are Folk ensemble ‘’Cvetan Dimov’’ from Skopje supported by the local and governmental authorities of Skopje and Macedonia. Artistic director of the festival is Mr.Branko Jovevski.