Overview

Istanbul is a major city in Turkey that straddles Europe and Asia across the Bosphorus Strait.
Its Old City reflects cultural influences of the many empires that once ruled here. In the Sultanahmet district, the open-air, Roman-era Hippodrome was for centuries the site of chariot races, and Egyptian obelisks also remain. The iconic Byzantine Hagia Sophia features a soaring 6th-century dome and rare Christian mosaics.

Istanbul is one of the most cosmopolitan cities in the world. While the majority of the population are Muslims, it's a mix of cultures and backgrounds fused together in one city. It has a mix of Jewish, Greek, and Armenian populations.

Istanbul has an active nightlife and historic taverns, a signature characteristic of the city for centuries if not millennia. Along  İstiklal Avenue is the  Çiçek Pasajı, now home to Winehouse (known as meyhanes), pubs, and restaurants.

All these beauties in Turkish Metropolitan city and lot of fun are waiting for you at our festival. Come and join the best festival experience ever. Travel and dance with us in Istanbul, Turkey…

Accommodation

119 Euro for 4 HB per person (4 nights with 2 meals per day)

It covers hotel accommodation with  2 meals per day in: 4* Hampton by Hilton HOTEL in Zeytinburnu, Istanbul Turkey

Addition day can be booked for 30 euro/person/day with half board service
Groups of 25 persons: One group leader free of charge!

Participation Fee Includes:
-Participation in the festival concerts,
-Professional sound, stage and light equipment.
-Accommodation in 4* Hotels (3 bedded rooms, supplement for a double room is 5€/person/day, supplement for single room is 10€/person/day),
-Half Board hotel accommodation
-Welcome cocktails with the leaders of the groups
-Souvenir and gift for each group
-Certificate for attendance
-Drinks during the performance

Participation Fee does not include:
-Transport (for arrival and departure)
-Optional Boat Tour Programs
-Insurance
-What is not specified in the above mentioned “the fee includes”

Dates

  • 22/10/2021 - 26/10/2021

Pricing

22/10 - 26/10
  • 5 days (4 nights) = 119 € per person

Itinerary

With pleasure, we INVITE you (Folk and Choral groups, orchestras, majorette teams), (children, youth, and adults groups) to participate in I “International BOSPHORUS Folk Dance and Music Festival”.

This festival is the perfect occasion for different groups from various countries to gather together so that they could express their culture and nation through dances, music, and interesting national costumes.

Festival Program:
22 October 2021
14.00 Arriving in Istanbul, hotel accommodation after the meeting with the festival representatives and free time
18.00 – 20.00 Diner in hotel
-21.00 Welcome reception with the leaders of the groups

23 October 2021
7.00 – 10.00 Breakfast
10.00 – 15.00 Istanbul sightseeing with organized local tour guides and Bosphorus boat tour (10euro per person)
17.30 – 18.30 Diner in hotel
19.30 Ensemble parade
20.00 Official festival evening
- Welcome Speech
- Open air performance
- Singing and dancing together

24 October 2021
7.00 – 10.00 Breakfast
10.00 – 18.00 Visiting Galata Tower, Taksim Square and Uskudar – Maiden’s Tower
17.30 – 18.30 Diner in hotel
20.0 Second festival evening in the square of the city

25 October 2021
7.00 – 10.00 Breakfast
10.30 – 12.00 Visiting Municipality of the city and reception at the Mayor of the city with representatives and leaders of each group. After this visit going to an excursion to Kadikoy, on the way back visiting Kapali Carsi or free time in some Mall…
19.00 – 20.00 Diner in hotel
21.00 Closing ceremony of the festival – after the 3 rd festival event certificates and presents for ensembles by the organizer, exchange presents between leaders of ensembles…

26 October 2021
7.00 – 10.00 Breakfast
12.00 Departure

General rules for participation:
-In the festival can participate, folklore groups, orchestras, majorettes, modern dance groups, choirs, and music bands from all over the world.
-Non-competitive sample of traditional and modern dances, choral groups, majorette teams, orchestras, brass bands festival.
- The ensemble should have prepared at least 2 dances, 08-12 minutes each with USB or orchestra.
-Folklore groups should take a flag of their country and a minimum of 4 gifts for the municipality visits and organizers.
-Any group willing to participate must submit an Application form. All filled-in and signed applications will mean acceptance of the terms laid by the present regulation.
-The number of the participants is limited (only 3 groups from each country).
-Groups have to send us a short CV and min.6 photos of the group by e-mail.
-Until the 16th of September 2021 each group should send the list of participants, name/surname, sex, date of birth, and passport number.
-Folklore groups should have their own transport for arrival and departure.
-For the groups arriving by plane the festival committee will arrange their airport and festival transfers free of charge.

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