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Overview

Summer seaside fun goes hand in hand with high culture in Pesaro, Le Marche’s second-largest city. It’s not an immediately attractive place, but look beyond the concrete high-rise hotels and crowds of bronzed holidaymakers jostling for beach space in August and you'll find a lot to like. Its setting is perfect, with beaches of fine golden sand fringing the Adriatic and a backdrop of undulating hills, and it has a handsome historic centre of Liberty-style villas and Renaissance palazzi.

General Rules

International contest “SUN OF ITALY” is a festival-contest of various genres, which is held to help participants find themselves and to give them an unforgettable holiday in sunny Italy. Artists can finally show all their achievements in the world of art on the international stage after intense days of working and rehearsal. Festival-contest «Sun of Italy» is an
opportunity to meet new friends, relax and unwind from the hustle, plunge into an unforgettable festive atmosphere and, of course, to get invaluable experience. Connection concept of competition with the festival get the chance to show their abilities, to get experience from other participants, to discover the country, as well as to attend master classes, participate in common performances, to take part in Flashmobs, quizzes and discos for the participants.

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 “SUN OF
ITALY” (platinum diploma).
*All Art Groups or soloists who win the first prize receive a special award in the form of an engraved plaque.Winners of the Grand Prix are given trophies. Each group participant is given a nominal diploma from the founders and providers of the contest.

Program of stay
1st day Sunday:
– check in to a hotel; (from 14:00)
– meeting with the organizers of the contest;
– registration of the participants, presentation of the excursion programs;
20:00 – dinner.
2rd day Monday:
8:00 – breakfast;
10:00 – rehearsal;
14:00 – competition;
21:00 – dinner.
3th day Tuesday:
8:00 – breakfast;
14:00 – rehearsal;
20:00 – dinner;
21:00 – gala concert and rewarding.
4th day Wednesday:
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

Accommodation in a triple room €290 /person – extra day €43/person
Accommodation in a double room €315 /person – extra day €49/person
Accommodation in a single room €580 /person – extra day €79/person

What is included into the price
 4 days and 3 nights in a three-star hotel;
 half board, buffet (breakfast and dinner) + water;
 two concerts: competitive viewing; Gala Concert with award ceremony;
 certificates and trophy cups from the contest providers;
 thank-you letters for professors and sponsors;
 festival fee;

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

Dates

  • 05/07/2020 - 08/07/2020

Pricing

05/07 - 08/07
  • 4 days (3 nights) = 290 € per person

Location

How to get there

Additional excursions
 Venice
 Florence
 Rome

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