14 - 17 August 2017
  Moscow      Russia

Adults Childrens's Dances Choirs / Songs Orchestras Habits Authentic Processed Styled Pop, Jazz, Modern, Hip-hop

Director:  Mrs. Alexandra Borisova

Application Form

  until 21 July 2017

Moscow
Moscow is the heart of Russia. It was founded in 1147 by Yuri Dolgoruky. The heart of Moscow is Red Square. The Kremlin and St. Basil's Cathedral are masterpieces of ancient Russian architecture. The main Kremlin tower, the Spasskaya Tower, has become the symbol of the country. On the territory of Kremlin you can see old cathedrals, the Bell Tower, the Palace of Congress, the Tzar-Cannon and the Tzar-Bell, the biggest cannon and bell in the world. St. Basil's Cathedral was built in the mid-16th century in memory of the victory over Kazan.
Moscow is very huge: more than 40 km from north to south, more than 30 from east to west. It is the largest city in the world. Including the suburbs, it has more than 12 million inhabitants. Moscow is so popular that every day there are more than one million visitors here. Besides, Moscow never sleeps. You are most welcome to visit this amazing city and meet your folk friends in Moscow!

General info:

  • The International music and folk-dance festival “Friends in Moscow” (hereinafter Festival) is a non - competitive festival. It is held to promote folk art and to present the cultural traditions of different countries. The festival promotes intercultural dialogue between participants from all over the world, helps to establish friendship and peace through dance and music.
  • We invite children, youth and adult folklore dance groups, choral groups, vocal ensembles, instrumental groups as well as groups and performers from other art styles.
  • Ensembles should perform up to 15-20 minutes with live music or CD/USB. The performances will be in the evening hours so you can plan the day ahead and use it for visiting Moscow.
  • The participating group should teach traditional folkdance, music or folkgame and present the culture and art of its own country to the audience. The whole session lasts up to 30 minutes.
  • Though the Festival is not competitive but the performances, made by the participating groups, will be discussed by art-directors along with the group’s discipline and behavior in the festival. Thus, “The best performing group” will be awarded by choice of art-directors.
  • Each participating group will be awarded an Honorary Diploma, valuable souvenir and a gift.
  • The participating group should be responsible for its own properties, which refer to the personal belongings, music instruments, performing costume and related performing pops.

Participation fee:

  • Festival fee is 160 euro per person, which includes:
  • 3 nights accommodation in TWIN or TRPL rooms at 3* park-hotel with all amenities. The hotel is located on the bank of Klyazma river. There are indoor swimming-pool, sauna, gym, barbeque, horse-riding and other activities.
  • Full board (1st day dinner, 4th day breakfast+lunch), set-menu.
  • Escort by a coach from airport or terminal to the hotel and back.
  • Moscow city sightseeing guided tour by bus.
  • Transportation to the concert venues, if necessary.
  • Festival souvenirs and diplomas.
  • On a group of 15 participants, every 16 (group leader) is free of charge..
  • Approved groups pay in advance a 10% guarantee fee, which is to be deducted at the final payment. As a second payment to the main organizers directly, approved groups pay in advance a 30% guarantee fee. In case of refusal to participate in the festival the guarantee fee is not refund. The Organizing Committee will send the bank details upon receiving the application form.

Travel terms:

  • Every participant should cover the expense of the international flight to and from Moscow.
  • Every participant of the festival must have Travel Insurance to cover medical and accidental coverage during the period of the festival.
  • Each participating group is responsible for its own visa to Russia.
  • The date of arrival for participating groups to Moscow is August 14, 2017 preferably to Sheremetyevo airport.
  • The departure date from Moscow is August 17, 2017.
  • Participants may extend their stay in Moscow at an extra fee.

Program:

August 14
 
Arrival of participants to Moscow. Pick-up in the airport. Transfer to the hotel. Accommodation. Registration procedure.
19:00-20:00 Dinner.
20:00 Festival night “Meet friends”. Presentation of groups.
August 15
08:00-09:00 Breakfast. Moscow city sightseeing tour. 
14:00-15:00 Lunch.
19:00-20:00 Dinner.
20:00 Opening of the International music and folk-dance festival “Friends in Moscow”. Performance at the Concert-hall “Moscow”.
August 16
08:00-09:00 Breakfast. Optional tours.
14:00-15:00 Lunch.
19:00-20:00 Dinner.
20:00 Closing Ceremony of the festival. Awarding “The best performing group”, Mister&Miss festival, diplomas and gift-exchange. The farewell party.
August 17
08:00-09:00 Breakfast.
12:00-13:00 Lunch.
Check out. Transfer to the airport or terminal. Departure of the participants.
 
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.