The region of Cappadocia is located in the middle of a once-active volcanic area of central Anatolia. Millions of years ago three of its mountains - Erciyes, Hasandağ and Güllüdağ - were active volcanoes; indeed this activity persisted intermittently at least into the
Neolithic period according to the prehistoric paintings.
The volcanic eruptions were so strong that in some places the lava was up to 150m in thickness. Over many millions of years, volcanoes, wind, rain and ice sculpted the region which we now know as Cappadocia. As the landscape was eroded, basalt stones remained and formed conical structures with some reaching as high as 45m.
The local people referred to these unique rock formations "fairy chimneys", a name that has endured throughout the ages. If nature was the first artist to arrange the decor, it was Anatolian man who carved the rock and built houses, churches and over 250 underground cities out of it over the centuries. In the early years of the first millennium, groups of Christians fleeing Roman persecution began moving into the inaccessible wilds of Cappadocia seeking refuge. One group which arrived from Jerusalem via Antioch (Antakya) and Caesarea (Kayseri) in the second century settled down in the area now known as Derinkuyu. Finding the soft volcanic tuff easy to carve, they began to expand the natural caves and link them together, creating dwellings, chapels, churches and monasteries through which these people found the
peace and security they had so desperately sought. It is said that there are around 500 churches and chapels in Cappadocia. The variety and artistry of their architecture, layout and decoration are fascinating and amazing. Basilicas with single, double or triple naves, cruciform plans, vestibules, aisles, apses, domes, columns, pillars and more – can be found in these churches, with all having been hollowed out of stone. Many of the churches are also decorated with painstakingly-painted frescoes. The monumental task of restoring, repairing and maintaining these churches and underground cities goes on even while they receive thousands of visitors a year.
7.International Cappadocia Dance and Music Festival” will be arranged between 11 – 15 July 2020. Participants have to come Cappadocia on 11 July Saturday check in time is 14.00 ‘ oclock and leaving time is 15 July Wednasday ,check out time is 11.00 a.m.
There is no limit for participant number.
Participants can use CD or live music .
Participants will show their performance in place which is in accordance with the festival committee’s decision.
Festival committee will take care of weather conditions.
While festival,participants will prepare their performance MOST 8 minutes longer.Groups have performances every day. Choir groups also have performances every day. They will prepare their performance MAXİMUM 10 MİNUTES LONGER.
Performance will showed in open area. Performances will showed in areas which are 9 * 8 meter.
Festival committee will give a guide to all groups while festival. Festival language is English.
There will be historical and touristy trips for participants in free times.
While festival, every groups security will be ensured by festival committee.
Every type of travel , healt insurance and other insurances are in groups owns.
Each group should bring flags of their countries with them.
There is no age limits for performers .
For each person, committee will give participant's card.For groups management will give Diploma.
Event Fee will be 120 Euro.
The groups will accommodate in the hotel which is HB with 4 stars.
The whole accommodation will be done in the rooms which are triple or quatriple. In triple rooms, the third beds and in quatriple rooms, the forth beds will be extra beds. Therefore, these beds will be smaller and less comfortable beds than the other standard beds.
For each of the extra nights, the additional price is 30 Euro and only 2 nights of extra accommodation is allowed.
For accommodations that will be done in double rooms, there is an additional price as 8 euro per day per person.
For accommodations that will be done in single rooms, there is an additional price as 15 euro
For every 26 person, there will be a free accommodation given for 1 person.
- 11/07/2020 - 15/07/2020
11/07 - 15/07
- 5 days (4 nights) = 120 € per person
How to get there
The groups which will come by bus to the city will use their own bus for all local transportation.
Those who will come by plane are responsible for their transportation from airport to hotel and from hotel to airport. The festival committee can guide these groups in terms of arranging a bus to rent. All the local transportation of the groups which will come by plane
will be arranged by the festival committee.