9 - 13 June 2017
  Herceg Novi      Montenegro

Adults Childrens's Dances Choirs / Songs Orchestras

Director:  Alexander Petreski

Application Form

  until 19 May 2017


HERCEG NOVI
Herceg Novi is situated between Mount Orjen and the entrance to the most beautiful bay in the world – the Boka Kotorska.
The town was established in 1382, when a Bosnian ruler King Tvrtko I Kotromanic established it in Topaljski Bay, with the intention of building the town with trade, maritime and crafts activities. He called it Sveti Stefan. As the youngest town on the Adriatic Sea it was called Castrum Novum and Castel Nuovo. It got its current name during the rule of Herzeg Stjepan Vukcic Kosaca during when it developed and flourished. The Turks conquered it in 1482 and ruled there almost 200 years until 1687, with a short period form 1538-1539 when it was conquered by the Spaniards.
Herceg Novi is recognizable by the abundance of mimosa trees and its numerous flights of stairs. It is a ‘city of the sun’, thanks to the large number of sunny days all year round.
The centre of Herceg Novi is Stari Grad, decorated by buildings dating back to the epochs of Sahat – Kula (1667) and Kanli – Kula (1483). Fortress Spanjola (1538) and Fortress Forte Mare (1687) are only a part of the cultural heritage of this renowned town.
Full of thick greenery, Herceg Novi hides numerous kinds of tropical flowers. Towards the end of January the town becomes scented with the subtle fragrance of yellow and green mimosas and the festival of Praznik Mimosa is dedicated to this flower. During the summer months many festivals are organized to further enrich the tourist offer of this enchanted town.
The beginnings of the Herceg Novi tourism are connected to the XIX century. Back at that time the tavern of Sjora Roza and the café “Bella Vista” are mentioned. Still, the precursor of the modern hotel keeping on the Montenegrin coast is thought to be the Hungarian nobleman Antal Magyar from Budapest, who in the 1902 built a “Boarding house on the green beach” in Zelenika, which later became hotel “Plaza” (BEACH) – Zelenika.
As in all other town on the Coast, Herceg Novi also has a mild Mediterranean climate; with dry and warm summers and mild winters. In the summer months (July and August) the town has approximately 10, 7 sunny hours per day. The sea temperature in Herceg Novi during the summer is 22 – 26 Cº, and with approximately the same daily air temperature it allows the swimming season to last up to 5 months.

Purpose of the festival:

The main purpose of this festival is to bring different cultures closer through songs, dances, music and interesting national costumes. The main idea of the organizers is to bring to the festival different choirs, folklore and modern dance groups from different countries and different parts of the world and to give them the exclusive opportunity to display their artistry and creativity on the stage.
The participants will have the opportunity to meet new people, establish new friendships and learn about different cultures and traditions.
The idea of the festival is to develop communication and dialogue between diverse cultures, by nurturing tradition as well as modern dance styles, thus combining the traditional and the modern in a timeline that will take the spectators from history to modern times.

Conditions:

  • Groups from all over the world can take part in this festival.
  • Folk dance groups, modern dance groups, choirs, but also majorette teams and brass bands and orchestras are welcome to apply.
  • The number of participants and followers is not limited.
  • There is no age limit.
  • It is necessary to prepare minimum one program with the duration of 10 - 12 minutes per program.
  • Each group should bring the national flag of the country that they represent.
  • It is also necessary to visibly display panel on which the name of your group and the name of your country is inscribed.
  • It is recommended that groups should bring about 12 – 15 small gifts for exchange.
  • Participants can perform with orchestras (recommended) or with recorded music (on CD or USB).
  • In order to participate in this festival, every group needs to fill in an application form. When applying, if possible, please provide some photos, videos or brief history of the group. These materials will be used for promotional and advertizing purposes (in advertisements, fliers and posters).  
  • After receiving the application form and completion of advance payment, the organizer will send an official letter of invitation for participation at the Festival.

Participation fee:

Accommodation in villas and camp resorts: 
  • 89 euro per person for 3 nights half board (2 meals per day)
  • 99 euro per person for 4 nights half board (2 meals per day)
  • 109 euro per person for 5 nights half board (2 meals per day)
Accommodation in hotels: 
  • 95 euro per person for 3 nights half board (2 meals per day)
  • 109 euro per person for 4 nights half board (2 meals per day)
  • 129 euro per person for 5 nights half board (2 meals per day)
If there are 24 paying participants in a group, the 25th will be free of charge.
Supplement for double room is 5 euro per day per person.
Supplement for accommodation in a single room is + 50% of the price to be paid for the single person accommodated in such room.
Important! Montenegrin Tourist Tax and Insurance (1.5 euro per person per day) is not calculated in the price and is to be paid after arrival and accommodation.

Participation fee includes:

  • Accommodation according to the price selected and meals (HB: breakfast and dinner)
  • 2 double rooms per group with no supplement to be paid (one for the leaders of the group and another for the drivers of the bus). The rest of the rooms are with 3 and 4 beds.
  • Free parking for the bus.
  • On request, each group will have a person available to accompany them on their excursions.
  • On request, a professional tour guide can be hired to accompany the group on their excursions, but the travel guide expenses will be covered by the group
  • Certificates for participation.  

Program:

Day 1: 09.06.2017
Checking in the hotel, free time for individual activities
The organizer of the festival will give you a more precise timetable program with all of the activities during the festival days
Dinner in the hotel
Free night
Day 2: 10.06.2017
Breakfast
Visiting the Old Town of Herceg Novi
Meeting: Group leaders and the organizer, in order to get to know each other in person and discuss details about the festival
Dinner,
Free night
Day 3: 11.06.2017
Breakfast;
(Optional) Boat cruise
Parade on the main street and finishing in the location where the performances will take place;   
Festival evening (Performances);    
Dinner
Day 4: 12.06.2017  
Breakfast;
Visiting Budva, Tivat, Kotor, … (Groups go on these excursions with their own bus);
Parade;
Second festival night and closure of the festival;
Dinner
Day 5: 13.06.2017
Breakfast;
Checking out of the hotels
 
Choosing 5 nights HB means that groups can choose to continue their stay for one extra night (not mentioned in the general festival program) and do leisure activities.

*The organizer reserves the right to make changes in the festival program.
 
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.



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