Overview

Budapest, Hungary’s capital, is bisected by the River Danube. Its 19th-century Chain Bridge connects the hilly Buda district with flat Pest. A funicular runs up Castle Hill to Buda’s Old Town, where the Budapest History Museum traces city life from Roman times onward. Trinity Square is home to 13th-century Matthias Church and the turrets of the Fishermen’s Bastion, which offer sweeping views.

Accommodation

FESTIVAL PRICE: 69 EUR per person including
- 2 overnights in BUDAPEST in hotel cat. 3* on basis BB (buffet breakfast)
- Accommodation in TRPL and QDRPL rooms for participants.
We give 1 DBL/TWIN for group leaders (groups less than 40 persons)
and 2 DBL (group more than 40 persons)
More Double rooms are possible for Extra SUPPLEMENT / See Additional Payment
- Walking guided sightseeing tour “BUDAPEST GRAND CITY TOUR” (only for group with more than 40 persons)
- OFFICIAL LETTER OF INVITATION and other documents
- PERFORMANCE IN COMPETITIVE AND FESTIVAL PROGRAMS
- DIPLOMAS, PRIZES, and MEDALS

PARTICIPATION FEE:
EACH MEMBER OF ART GROUPS – 10 EURO per participant / main discipline
TRIOS and QUARTETS – 20 EURO per participant / main discipline
SOLOISTS and DUETS – 30 EURO per person / main discipline

ADDITIONAL / EXTRA PAYMENT:
- Extra overnight in hotel: 35 EURO per person a night on BB
- LUNCHES in BUDAPEST: 10-14 EURO per person / 1 lunch
- DINNERS in BUDAPEST: 10-14 EURO per person / 1 dinner
- Extra payment for DBL or TWIN accommodation: +10 EURO per person to Festival price
- Extra payment for SNGL accommodation: +50 EUR per person to Festival price
- TRANSFERS IN BUDAPEST: from hotel to Concert Hall and back, from Airport to hotel and back
- TRAVEL EXPENSES (COVID PASS, PCR tests, transportation of participants to / from Budapest, transfers in Budapest, travel insurance, entrance visa to Hungary for participants from non-Schengen countries), lunches, entrance tickets to sightseeing objects, tickets to public traffic, optional excursions)
- On demand it is possible Extra Payment services connected to booking personal transportation from Airport to the hotel and back, meeting at the airport by the Festival Stuff, changing the offered hotel to higher class or booking additional services by contacting and sending official request to the Organizing Committee.

DISCOUNTS: every 25th person in the group is free of charge (24 paying participants + 1 free)

Dates

  • 28/03/2023 - 30/03/2023

Pricing

28/03 - 30/03
  • 3 days (2 nights) = 69 € per person

Itinerary

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: 30.03.2023

"MAGIC BRIDGES OF BUDAPEST" is an International Festival and Competition of Folklore, Dance and Music, which is held in Budapest twice a year: in April and in October.

The main message of the VII. International Folklore, Dance and Music Festival and Competition "MAGIC BRIDGES OF BUDAPEST" is the search for new talents, the establishment of internationally friendly and creative contacts, enrichment of the multinational culture on the basis of mutual respect for the cultural traditions of all the countries and nations of the world, popularization the children’s and youth creative work, sharing experiences and creative achievements of participants from different countries, improvement of professional skills and qualifications of teachers and
leaders.

Participation in the art festival "MAGIC BRIDGES OF BUDAPEST" gives an opportunity to perform in Budapest and to demonstrate creative results to the audience in Hungary! The brightest stars take
part in the GALA CONCERT OF THE WINNERS!

Festival Program

1st day - 24.03.2023 – arrival in Budapest, check-in at the hotel (after 15:00 p.m.), and accommodation.
In the afternoon for organized groups (more than 40 persons) guided walking sightseeing tour “BUDAPEST GRAND CITY TOUR” around the historical center of Budapest.
*On request: For small groups, it is possible to organize a guided walking tour for an extra payment of 10 EURO per person.
In the evening: Organizing meeting for art directors, group leaders, teachers and choreographers with the members of organizing Committee. Overnight in Budapest.
Optional 1: Visit to thermal baths SZECHENYI - the biggest and most popular of all the thermal baths in Budapest
Optional 2: Evening Boat Cruise on the Danube River

2nd day - 25.03.2023 – breakfast at the hotel. FESTIVAL DAY PROGRAM according to competitive
disciplines: stage testing, sound check, general rehearsal. OPENING CEREMONY, performances of the participants. CLOSING CEREMONY, GALA CONCERT of WINNERS. Return to the hotel. Overnight in Budapest.
Transportation services from the hotel to CONCERT HALL and back are not included in the price!
**On-demand it is possible to organize transportation from hotel to Concert Hall and back by contacting and sending official requests to the Organizing Committee.

3rd day - 26.03.2023 – breakfast at the hotel. Check out from the hotel. The departure of the participants from Budapest.

GENERAL INFORMATION, PERFORMANCE TIME LIMITS AND TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS:
VII. International Folklore, Dance and Music Festival and Competition “MAGIC BRIDGES OF BUDAPEST” is determined for soloists, ensembles and groups of young performers from different countries of the world. The competitive program of the participants is approved by the Organizing Committee on the basis of applications received. The schedule of the competitive program for all participants is determined in advance and depends on the age of the participants. All
participants should prepare a competitive program within the time limits specified for each competitive discipline: 4 minutes for soloists and duets, 6 minutes for small formations (up to 10 persons) and 9 minutes for ensembles and groups.

Participants of the International Folklore,
Dance and Music Festival and Competitions “MAGIC BRIDGES OF BUDAPEST” are divided in the following age categories:

MINI KIDS - from 6 to 8 years
CHILDREN - from 9 to 12 years
JUNIORS 1 -from 13 to 15 years
JUNIORS 2 - from 16 to 18 years
ADULTS 1 - from 19 years to 25 years
ADULTS 2 - from 26 years and older
SENIORS - from 50 years and older
MIXED GROUPS

The jury evaluates the skills of the participants during the competitive performance in each competitive
discipline and in each age category in accordance with the 10-points evaluation systems. Results of the art competition and festival are being summed up by the end of all competitive performances.

AWARDS: The Organizing Committee awards diplomas of participation, diplomas of Laureate of the
1st, 2nd and 3rd grades, Winner of the Grand Prix and festival medals to all participants.
Ensembles and groups of 3 or more persons receiveone big cup or trophy of the festival and Diploma, soloists and duets receive one small cup or trophy of the festival and Diploma. The absolute Winner of the festival receives the Grand Prix of the festival and Diploma Grand Prix. All teachers, choreographers, group and ensemble leaders also receive the Diplomas of Festival.

THE MAIN TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS: all audio sound records for the competitive program must
be recorded only in the usual audio format. All audio sound records must be of high quality, with clean editing and cuts. All audio sound records for the competitive program must be sent to the Organizing Committee by email. All sound records submitted to Organizing Committee must contain the name of the participant in Latin characters, the title of the composition, and the time limit. The participants must inform the Organizer if the music stops and starts again after pause or contains silence within the musical composition.

THE DETAILED REGULATIONS OF ART FESTIVAL PLEASE ASK IN THE ORGANIZING COMMITTEE.

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