Overview

Bansko is a town at the foot of the Pirin Mountains, which are part of Pirin National Park, in southwest Bulgaria. It’s a gateway to numerous ski and snowboard slopes on Todorka Peak, including the challenging Tomba, run. Footpaths cross the park’s craggy alpine landscape, home to bears and wolves. The park is also known for the high-altitude Vihren Peak, with forested ridges and striking glacial lakes.

Accommodation

FESTIVAL FEE

Individual artists /solo, duet, trio/ –25 euro per person Ensembles, groups, formations, ensembles – 20 euro per person.

One festival fee gives the right for the performer to participate in all dance styles!

If a participant has paid 20 euro festival fee and wants to participate in another format: solo, duet-trio, he has to pay additional - 5 euro per performance.

Festival fee is not paid by the group leaders, assistant leaders of the groups, drivers and medical personnel.

Accompanying people pay festival fee of EUR 15.

The cost of master classes / certificates are awarded /: one section /style - 10 euros

Accommodation in hotels is only by prior request and only through the organizers:

Hotel 2* Bansko

-4 nights - 96 euro per person

Additional day - 27 euro per person

Hotel 3*, 4* Bansko

- 4 nights - 112 euro per person

Additional day - 32 euro per person

The price includes: Accommodation in 2 * hotels or SPA hotels 3 * -4 * on an FB basis.

Full board - Bed & Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner Excludes.Use of SPA center.

Does not include: soft and alcoholic drinks

Possible accommodation in fewer days/prices on request.

The prices are net preferential only for participants of the festival!

For groups over 15 people - 1 leader has free accommodation.
Reservation period - 15 days before arrival. Additional reservations are accepted after the date of the final request only if there is available capacity at the hotels. Those wishing to extend the holiday up to 5 days before or after the festival enjoy the same preferential, festival.

IMPORTANT: You have the right to cancel the hotel reservation only by e-mail, no later than 10 days before arrival, after this period you owe the value for one day for each canceled reservation.

Advance payment is non-refundable.

Dates

  • 24/11/2021 - 28/10/2021

Pricing

24/11 - 28/10
  • 5 days (4 nights) = 96 € per person

Itinerary

We are inviting you to the International Festival of Arts „Morning Star”, which is taking place in some of the most beautiful Bulgarian resorts - the sea resorts Albena, Kranevo, Kiten, Chernomorets and Sozopol, during the summer, and at ski resort Bansko, during the winter. The festival is one of the leading and most prestigious in the country!

With each edition, it attracts thousands of participants and gains greater popularity in Bulgaria!

PARTICIPANTS IN THE FESTIVAL:

The festival is open to everyone: individuals, community centers, Youth Homes, Palaces of Children, private schools, studios, clubs, and others.

AGE CATEGORIES:
I. Category MINI up to 8 years 4 months
II. Category from 8 years and 4 months to 12 years and 4 months
III. Category 12 years and 4 months to 15 years
IV. Category 15-18 years
V. Category 18 - 25 years
VI. Category over 25 years
VII. Mixed / for products /
We allow mixing the age categories with 50%, as the participants from the smaller category move to the next category.

PARTICIPATION FORMAT
- Solo
- Duo / trio
- Small groups - 4-8 people
- Formations - over 8 people
- Production - over 20 people

AIM OF THE ORGANIZERS:
- Provide an opportunity for talented children and adults to fully express their talents
- Development of the various art forms and encouraging children and
youth to activities related to arts
- Exchange of artistic experience
- Cooperation between leaders and friendship between the groups
- Popularization of international and national cultural values

FORM OF THE FESTIVAL: THE FESTIVAL HAS A COMPETITIVE CHARACTER!

CLASSIFICATION

The ranking is done with a point system.
The maximum score for one criterion is 10. The total maximum score is 40.
First place - 37-40 points
Second place - 31-36 points
Third place - 26-30 points
Therefore, there may be no first, second, or third places in a particular category and several participants may be ranked in the same place in one category.
In the dance disciplines, the judging is closed (in the program and in the jury protocols only the start number and the name of the dance are indicated).

DANCE SECTION
Styles:
1. Classical ballet
2. Typical dances, Oriental dances, Ethno Show
3. Sports and social dances
4. Cheerleaders
5. Hip-hop / Street dance
6. Dance Show
7. Open
8. Modern, Jazz. Contemporary
9. Rhythmic Gymnastics. Accordance.

CRITERIA FOR EVALUATION
- "INTERPRETATION":

The dancer's ability to follow the rhythm and the musicality of the melody, to express them through body movements, the ability
to use the movements and technical elements adequately to the music, the dancer's ability to continue the dance drawing smoothly after “stopping”.
“Interpretation" can also be understood as the ability of the dancer to adapt and impose the movements of the music.
-“TECHNIQUE“: The performance of movements must correspond to the music, the performance of technical elements, movements, and figures(position,
accuracy, coordination, balance, and control over the body). Usage of the whole space-personally, vertically, horizontally, and diagonally. Synchronous.
-“CHOREOGRAPHY“: Distribution of movements. Figures, according to the dance context, costumes, and music. Matching the repertoire with the age of the
performers.
-“IMAGE“: Acting, presentation of the dancers on the stage. The artist's ability to show emotions and feelings. The introductory and final presentation of the dancers.

MUSIC ARTS

- FOLK SINGING
- POP AND POPULAR SINGING
- INSTRUMENTAL PERFORMERS / SOLO, ORCHESTRAS, GROUPS AND
ENSEMBLES /
- ROCK GROUPS
- BEATBOXING
Performers present songs or instrumental compositions with a total duration of up to 12 minutes per category / whole composition or 2 songs /
- Individual participants and groups can introduce up to 2 songs;
Accompaniment is allowed up to 5 people, music must be on Audio CD and USB.
- One of the songs has to be in the Bulgarian language
/author`s songs have priority /
- Orchestras and groups represent two compositions
Participation format
- Solo
- The duo/trio
- Small groups - 4-8 people
- Ensembles - over 8 people
- Choir

EVALUATION

- Musicality
- Purity of intonation and sound quality
- The beauty of timbre and strength of voice
- Mastery
- Matching of repertoire with the age category of the performer
- Stage culture

THEATRE ARTS SECTION
Participants present theater production or play with a duration of up to 40 minutes.

EVALUATION

- ARTISTRY
- DIRECTING
- PRODUCTION
- SCENOGRAPHY

FINE ARTS SECTION
- the paintings will be drawn during the festival, the technique is free to choose from.
- the drawing theme will be given at the beginning of the festival
- the organizers provide only paper and canvas.
paintings will be arranged in an exhibition at the Gala Concert.

EVALUATION
-COMPOSITION
- STYLE
-INTEGRITY IN TRANSMITTING.
-ORIGINALITY

 

PRIZE FUND:
1. Grand Prix – free stay/accommodation and food / for the winning team / 15 people / at the International Festival of Arts "Morning Star"; – 2022/23
2. Diplomas for all the participants
3. Medals for 1st, 2nd, 3rd place
4. Award for best choreography and production
5. Scholarships and material awards
6. Hats, T-shirts, pens, or festival bags.

According to the competition program, the organizers will provide accompanying events:

- Entertainment and discos for all festival participants
- Neptune's Evening, Treasure Quest, Miss and Mister Festival, Best Sand Castle Competition, and more
- Concerts and performances on open stages
- Workshops with leading experts!

AND MANY NICE SURPRISES FOR ALL PARTICIPANTS!

GENERAL CONDITIONS

1. The organizers have the rights of recording and broadcasting the performances from the festival.
2. The group leaders take responsibility for accidents and injuries of their performers.
3. The expenses for the stay period to the groups and the accompanying people with them (travel expenses, daily expenses) are for their own expense.
4. The expenses for prizes, technical, stage, and medical services are the responsibility of the organizers.
5. The group leaders are been kept responsible for the behavior of their groups during the event, paying for the damage caused in the hotels.
6. The participants are responsible for their costumes, properties, and personal things.
7. The duration of solo, duo, trio/ dance section/ performances must not be up to 2 minutes
8. The duration of the performance must be written when you send your request! Incorrect submission of the duration will be sanctioned with stopping the performance!
9. Program of the festival is determined by the organization and production team and is not subject to any comment. To participate in the Gala Concert are allowed groups and individual performers who had taken the first places in their categories and are proposed by the jury for the Gala Concert.
10. The organizers reserve the right, if necessary, to change the program.
11. The decision of the jury for the final ranking of the teams is not subject to comment.
12. By submitting the application, you acknowledge and agree with the terms of the festival.
13. The manner of conducting and the jury are reserved and subject to copyright.
14. Deposit/hotel deposit and festival fee /, if you decide to cancel your participation, are not refundable.
15. The accommodation in hotels is only through the organizers and only when you submit your request.
16. Short-term accommodation is possible upon request.
17. Transfer - prices on request.

Deadline for sending applications: 05.11.2021

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Trip Planner

It will be our pleasure to make your trip an unforgettable experience!

We can provide the following services for your group:

  • accommodation during the trip (in case you need a sleepover on your way to the chosen destination)
  • accommodation during the festival event you attend
  • travel and transportation tips and assistance
  • purchasing airplane and bus tickets
  • organizing transportation for a group or individuals
  • assist and advise in the procedure of issuing visas (if needed)

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