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Overview

Stretching north from Barcelona to the Spanish–French border, the Costa Brava ('rugged coast') is undoubtedly the most beautiful of Spain's three main holiday coasts. Though there's plenty of tourism development, this wonderfully scenic region of Catalonia also unveils unspoiled coves, spectacular seascapes, wind-battered headlands, coast-hugging hiking paths, charming seaside towns with outstanding restaurants, and some of Spain's finest diving around the protected Illes Medes.

Delightful stone villages and the majestic Romanesque monastery of Sant Pere de Rodes nestle in the hilly backcountry, cloaked in the south in brilliant-green umbrella pine. Inland, wander northern Catalonia's biggest city, Girona, home to a moodily atmospheric, strikingly well-preserved medieval centre and one of the world's top restaurants. Neighbouring Figueres is famed for its bizarre Teatre-Museu Dalí, foremost of a series of sites associated with eccentric surrealist artist Salvador Dalí, who fell, like many others, for the wild natural beauty of seaside Cadaqués.

General Rules

International contest “SEA, SUN, FESTIVAL” is a festival contest of various genres which corresponds to its name as the participants find themselves on the warm coast of the Mediterranean sea, under the hot Spanish sun, and, of course, beautiful happy days of the competition. After the long everyday working life, studies, and laborious rehearsals finally
there comes that long expected time of the competitions of creative groups. Talented young people from all over the world are ready to make us happy by their creative work again and again. Here in Spain all the most cherished dreams come true as our international contest is a possibility to meet old friends, find new ones, relax, slide down the steep slide into the deep of caressing Mediterranean sea, and fly high up into the air having shown everyone their achievements in the world of art!
This contest gives young artists a possibility to become winners of a prestigious international contest, and it also combines with a great recreation on the beaches of the Costa Brava and a splendid excursion program which will make your stay even nicer. It’s recommended to come to this contest with all the family or with a whole school class. We are very glad to see not only the contestants but also their cheer leading teams at this festival!

All our programs consist of two parts:
1. Participation in the competition and festival
2. Participation without competing in the competition in the framework of the festival program *.

* For the choirs who don’t want to participate in the competitive program, but wish to participate in the festival are provided with joint rehearsals, workshops and master classes, where they receive advice and an official certificate from the renowned international experts during a brief discussion in an open and friendly atmosphere. Non competing choirs will also perform at international friendship concerts combining with different choirs.
Communication with other participants, an open exchange of experience as well as a lot of master classes with internationally recognized experts, will certainly bring your choir to a whole new level of creativity!

Nominations
GROUP (А) – choreographic groups and soloists:
 I category: classic ballet;
 II category: folk dance, folk stylized dance, ethnic dance;
 III category: ballroom dance;
 IV category: sport dance (hip hop, disco, techno, street, electric boogie, break dance, pop locking
and other street styles);
 V category: modern dance (jazz modern, neoclassic etc.);
 VI category: variety dance;
 VII category: social dance (Argentine Tango, balboa, bachata, boogie, waltz, West Coast swing,
zouk,  Irish set dancing, country music, kizomba, lindy hop, machine, merengue, reggaeton, rueda,
salsa, samba de gafieira, Semba, forró, hustle, and others).
GROUP (B) – instrumental groups and soloists:
 I category: percussion instruments’ ensembles;
 II category: guitarists’ ensembles;
 III category: jazz style ensembles;
 IV category: chamber orchestras;
 V category: symphony orchestras;
 VI category: accordion and button accordion players’ orchestras;
 VII category: folk orchestra ensembles;
 VIII category: soloists and piano ensembles (programs for a one piano).
GROUP (С) – singing (choirs, musicals, ensembles, duets, trios, soloists):
 I category: academic singing;
 II category: jazz singing;
 III category: rock and rap;
 IV category: folk singing;
 V category: pop singing;

 VI category: musicals.
GROUP (D) – artists and authors of the decorative and applied arts’ products, fashion
theaters:
 I category: fashion theaters;
 II category: students of art schools and child art schools;
 III category: students of art colleges, academies and institutes;
 IV category: young professional artists;
 V category: photo and video works (photo workshops, photo exhibitions, studios, authors).
GROUP (E) – Original genre*:
 I category: circus, clownery, acrobatics, original gymnastics, juggling;
 II category: illusion;
 III category: pantomime, variety miniature, theatre miniature;
 IV category: art of speaking word, readers.
*Air, fire and animal acts are prohibited.

Age groups of the participants
 I) younger than 9 years old
 II ) 10-12 years
 III) 13-15 years
 IV) 16-19 years
 V) 20-25 years
 VI) from 26 years
 Mixed
The group age is based on the majority of the participants.

Technical requirements
 Each group should present 1 or 2 competitive compositions of 2-5 minutes each. Each soloist
should present 1 performance up to 4 minutes.
 All the compositions should be recorded on a CD. And also it’s obligatory to have a backup copy of
tracks on a USB flash drive.
 In the application it’s necessary to specify if the layout of performances is needed or if the work will
be executed by one set.
 It’s obligatory to indicate soloists, duets and small groups of 3-5 persons.
 During the competitive performances as to the groups, so to the soloists it’s prohibited to use lip-
synching sound records.

Jury

The jury of the contest is formed of the most important choreographers and cultural workers of Spain, France, Canada and other countries of the Eastern Europe and Asia. International jury is formed by the contest’s providers. Participation in the gala concert isn’t guaranteed for everyone and is confirmed due to the results of the previous shows according to the
consolidated legislative decision of the contest providers and the judges.

The jury has the right
 not to award all the prizes;
 to share prize among performers;
 to award special prizes to teachers for outstanding achievements;
 to make a decision about breaking a performance which exceeds the bounds of the regulations;
 the jury evaluates the participants on one hundred-point system, the final result is made up of the
average quantity of the received scores and the average value of the progress scores;
 the jury’s decisions are final and are not subject to review.
Evaluation criteria
GROUP (А) – choreographic groups and soloists
– mastery – technique of movements’ execution;
– compositional creation of the performance;
– suitability for the theatre (flexibility, costume, properties, performing standards);
– choice and correspondence of the musical and choreographic materials;
– artistic skills, disclosure of an artistic image.
GROUP (B) – instrumental groups and soloists
– degree of the complexity of the repertoire;
– degree of virtuosity and technical capability;
– scenic culture, artistic skill, posture.
GROUP (С) – singing (choirs, ensembles, duets, trios, soloists)
– purity of the intonation and quality of sound;
–  beauty of the timbre and the voice strength;
– scenic culture, artistic skill
– Mastery – technique of movements’ execution
GROUP (D) – artists and authors of the decorative and applied arts’ products, fashion theaters
– author’s creative personality and mastery;
– composition methods skill
– skills in the technique the work is done;
– uniqueness of the idea and execution;
– colour solution.
GROUP (E) – Original genre
– level of preparation and mastery;
– suitability for the theatre (flexibility, costume, properties, performing standards);
– artistic mounting of the program.
Prizes
The jury evaluates the participants on 100-point scale.
Regarding the genres of performing and nominations the awards are distributed due to seven age groups
 participants who received up to 70 points become prize winners (copper diploma);

 participants who received from 70 to 79 points – prize winners of the third degree (bronze
diploma);
 participants who received from 80 to 89 points become prize winners of the second degree (silver
diploma);
 participants who received from 90 to 99 points become prize winners of the first degree (gold
diploma);
 participants who received 100 points become winners of the grand prize of the contest “SEA, SUN,
FESTIVAL” (platinum diploma). ensembles, soloists, duets and small groups – winners of the first prizes and the Grand prize are given personalized trophy cups. Each group participant is given a nominal diploma from the founders and providers of the
contest. Each group gets from the Spanish authorities an additional diploma in the form of engraving on a special base. Each team head and sponsor will be given thank-you letters on the letterhead of the kingdom of Spain.

Program of stay
1st day Sunday:
– check in to a hotel; (from 14:00)
– meeting with the organizers of the contest;
– presentation of the excursion programs;
– lunch;
14:00 – rehearsal;
20:00 – dinner;
2nd day Monday:
8:00 – breakfast;
13:00 – lunch;
14:00 – full dress rehearsal on the main stage;
17:00 – beginning of the festival;
21:00 – dinner.
3rd day Tuesday:
8:00 – breakfast, free day;
09:00 – excursions (optionally for an additional charge);
20:00 – dinner.
4th day Wednesday:
8:00 – breakfast, free day;
09:00 – excursions for those who are interested (for an additional charge);
20:00 – dinner.
5th day Thursday:
8:00 – breakfast, free day;
09:00 – excursions (optionally for an additional charge);
18:00 – beginning of the gala concert of the winners and giving out of the awards.
20:00 – dinner.
6 th day Friday:
8:00 – breakfast;
– check out from the hotel at 10:00.

* ATTENTION! Organizers have opportunity to modify the program.

Soloists pay extra €50.
Duets pay extra €40 for a duet.
Small groups of 3-5 persons pay extra €30 for a group.
For participating in each additional nomination – extra charge €15 per person.

Accommodation

Three-star hotel with full board

Accommodation in a triple room €240 /a person – extra day €37/a person
Accommodation in a double room €265/ a person – extra day €45/a person
Accommodation in a single room €355 /a person – extra day €58/a person

Four-star hotel with full board

Accommodation in a triple room €270 /a person – extra day €48/a person
Accommodation in a double room €295 /person – extra day €57/person
Accommodation in a single room €385 /person – extra day €79/person

What is included into the price

 6 days and 5 nights in a three-star hotel or in four-star hotel;
 full board, buffet (breakfast, lunch, dinner)+ drinks;
 two concerts: competitive viewing; Gala Concert with an award ceremony;
 special thank-you certificates in the form of engraving on a special basis from the town´s
authorities
 thank-you letters for choreographers and sponsors on the official numbered letterheads of the
kingdom of Spain.
 festival fee;
 for team leaders from 25 people we provide accommodation in a double room for the cost of living
in a triple room;

Each 25th group’s participant gets a pack of our services for free!

Dates

  • 14/06/2020 - 19/06/2020

Pricing

14/06 - 19/06
  • 6 days (5 nights) = 240 € per person

Location

How to get there

Extra services
 Original pictures from the contest, gala concert and the award ceremony on a CD/flash drive;
 Photo services during the trips/excursions. Photoshoots for groups and soloists;
 Concertmaster;
 Hair stylist (Make up and hairstyle);
 Master classes from the Spanish art workers;
 Assisting Translator. (accompanying person);
 Video shooting of a contest/gala concert.
* All the extra services are provided on demand. They should be requested minimum 3 days before the beginning of the contest. The prices of the extra services are to be specified from our managers.

Extra trips
 Barcelona city sightseeing tour  + The Spanish Village or Aquarium
 Montserrat
 Girona + museum of Salvador Dali
 Port Aventura
 Tossa de Mar (city-fortress)!
 Chivalrous tournament with dinner and drinks
 Flamenco show with dinner and drinks

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