26 - 30 April 2018
  Tbilisi      Georgia

Childrens's Dances Choirs / Songs Authentic Processed

Director:  Prof. Lauzi Chanishvili

Festival dates and location: Georgia, Tbilisi, April 26 – 30, 2018

Goal of the Festival:  

  • Development of folklore arts; popularization of the world folklore culture; sharing of experience between participants; empowerment of mutual respect and tolerance; deepening of creative contacts; popularization of Georgian and world folklore arts; improvement of the level of qualification of choreographers;

Festival Participants:

Folklore groups from different countries of the world and different regions of Georgia (ages not limited) take part in the Festival.

Participation Conditions:

Participants present two shows (3-5 minutes each) in the following nominations: folklore dances, folklore songs (ensembles and individual); songs and romances; folklore handcraft arts (exhibitions). 
In the final conclusive concert participating artists will present only one show.  Music can be live or phonogram. 
With the application Festival participants submit their program (audio, video files of their previous shows, materials necessary to be published in the newspaper and Festival booklet). 
Festival participants will be awarded with the Festival Laureate Diplomas and different presents. 

Program:

April 26, Tbilisi
Arrival and accommodation of Festival participant delegations. 
 
April 27, Tbilisi
11.00 - 15.00 – Scientific-practical conference;
16.00 - 18.00 – Master-class.
 
April 28, Tbilisi
11.00 – Festival opening parade in Tbilisi;
 14.00 – Festival concert;
 20.00 – Fireworks.
 
April 29, Tbilisi
14.00 – Festival concert;
 20.00 – Fireworks.
 
April 30, Tbilisi
Free day – excursions. 

Participation fee:

Festival funding: According to self-funding principle each foreign participating groups pay the following fee per participant of their group:
  •  175 Euro per person – 5 days – hotel accommodation (2, 3 and 4 bed rooms), meals 3 times a day; all in-country transportation, including airport transfer both ways;
  •  250 Euro per person – 5 days – 2-start hotel accommodation (2, 3 bed rooms), meals 3 times a day; all in-country transportation, including airport transfer both ways;
  •  350 Euro per person – 5 days – 3-star hotel accommodation (2, 3 bed rooms), meals 3 times a day; all in-country transportation, including airport transfer both ways;
  •  650 Euro per person – 5 days –5-star hotel accommodation (2 bed rooms), meals 3 times a day; all in-country transportation, including airport transfer both ways;
Important: Every 16th participant of a Festival participant group is free from the Festival fee;
 
Any group willing to participate must submit an Application form.
Approved groups pay in advance a 10% guarantee fee, which is to be deducted at the final payment.
 
As a next step the participating group transfers 50% advance payment of the whole fee to be paid.  Remaining 40% is to be transferred not later than a week ahead of the start of Festival. 

Application Form     until 29 December 2017



News About the Festival


10 May 2017

More than 4000 performers took part in the “Rhythms of Spring” festival in Georgia

During 29-30 April 2017, the Georgian Union of Choreographers organized the already traditional International Folklore Children and Youth Festival – Rhythms of Spring – 2017.  Along with Georgian…