6 - 9 January 2018
  Sochi      Russia

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Director:  Mrs. Ludmila Pritulchik

Application Form

  until 15 December 2017

The beaches and embankments are found side by side with snowy peaks and ski slopes! The heritage of the Olympic Games offered to the city modern infrastructure and new architectural monuments. The arts festival in Sochi in the framework of the Salute to Talents project is a wonderful possibility for children to show their talents at the stage of the famous resort!
 
Salute to Talents International Project was established in 2008. Salute to Talents is the system of prestigious international festivals-contests for children and youth combined with extensive excursion programme. During 2016-2017 academic year (festival season) a range of festivals-contests is held in various cities all around the world. The Superfinal of the festival season will be held in October 2017 in Saint-Petersburg. The Ist degree Laureates at any of the festivals-contests, held during the festival season 2016-2017 in the framework of the Salute to Talents project, are allowed to take part in Superfinal.

Nominations:

  1. Instrumental art: Folk; Classical; Pop; Jazz
  2. Vocal art: Folk; Academic; Pop;  Vocal and Instrumental Ensemble
  3. Choreography: Folk dance; Classical dance; Pop dance (including folk stylisation);  Modern dance; Ballroom dancing
  4. Theatre: Art of declamation; Drama theatre; Musical; Mimics and Gesture theatre; Fashion performance; Puppet-show
  5. The original genre
  6. Fine art: Painting and graphics; Photo; Craftworks

Group categories of participants:

  • Soloists
  • Small Groups (2-3 participants)
  • Ensembles
  • Choirs (vocal groups over 12 people)
  • Orchestras (instrumental ensembles of more than 8 people)

Age categories of members:

  • Pre-School age group – up 7 years
  • Junior age group – 7-10 years
  • Middle age group – 11-13 years
  • Senior age group – 14 -18 years
  • Mixed junior age group – average age of 12 years or less
  • Mixed senior age group – average age of over 13 years
  • Adult age group – over 18 years

Rules of participation:

Participation in the festival-contest means participation in one nomination, one age category, and one group category. In the frames of one participation ensembles, choirs and orchestras present a program of two different items (acts), lasting not more than 4 minutes each. In the nominations “Theatre” and “Instrumental art” (ensembles and orchestras) it is allowed to present only one item lasting not more than 10 minutes. Soloists and small groups present a program of one item lasting not more than 5 minutes. In the nomination “Instrumental art” soloists and small groups may present two items lasting not more than 5 minutes together. If the participants exceed the time limit, jury is entitled to stop the performance and disqualify the participants.
Rehearsals and performances are held strictly in accordance with the schedule provided by the art-manager of the festival-contest. Changes to the concert program are accepted by written notification of the art-manager of the festival not later than 21 day before the beginning of the festival tour.
Participation in the “Fine art” nomination is held in the form of exhibition, which takes place during the festival-contest. In the frames of one participation it is possible to present 1 or 2 works (all works should be signed), the size of the works (the base area of craftwork) should be 50x70 sm or less.
In case of using the sound recordings the participants should send them to the art-manager of the festival by e-mail and also bring it on a flash drive or CD (each track on separate CD). All the technical and musical equipment which is necessary (technical rider) should be indicated in the Request.

Jury of the Festival:

The jury of the festival-contest is composed of well-known actors, teachers of art disciplines, directors, leaders of art groups, culture and art figures, public figures. The list of jury members is not announced before the day of the festival. At the end of the festival teachers have the opportunity to discuss with the jury members all the performances and exchange their opinions. All the performances are estimated by generally accepted criteria: technical skills (according to nomination), artistry, the complexity of the repertoire (programme), the creation of artistic character etc., according to the subjective jury’s opinions.

Prizes and awards:

All the participants receive souvenirs. In each nomination, age and group category the participants get the titles of I, II, III degree Laureates, as well as the title of Diplomant. Laureates are awarded with diplomas and cups. Diplomants are awarded with diplomas only. The jury also chooses the winner of Grand Prix from one of the I degree Laureates. Owner of the Grand Prix has an opportunity to participate in one of the festivals-contests of the Salute to Talents Project in the same nomination during the festival season without participation fee. Special diplomas which are issued if the jury decides that there are distinguished participants, are: “The best Choreographer”, “The best accompanist”, “The best choirmaster”, “The best Director”, “The best costume”, “The most artistic participant”, “The Youngest participant”, “Best fine art work”. Teachers, directors and accompanists will get official letters of gratefulness and certificates confirming that they attended a round table discussion.

Program (4 days)

Day 1 – 06.01
Recommended arrival time – from 8:00 to 12:00. Meeting with the guide at the railway station (after 8.00 am). Meeting at the airport at extra cost*
City tour of Sochi and the Olympic Park: You will visit the historical centre of the city, will see monumental buildings, theatres and museums, will walk along embankments and picturesque sceneries.  You will also visit the Olympic park, legendary Adler Arena and other Olympic stadiums.
Transfer to the hotel.
Night at a hotel
 
Day 2 – 07.01
Breakfast. Transfer to the concert hall.
Festival day.
  • Rehearsals.
  • Competitive performance.
  • Round table for jurors and teachers.
  • Gala concert.
  • Award ceremony, handing out of diplomas, Winners Cups and souvenirs to the participants as well as letters of thanks and round table participation certificates for teachers.
  • Disco.  
Lunch during the festival day for extra cost*.
Transfer to the hotel.
Night at a hotel
 
Day 3 – 08.01
Breakfast
Free time at the seacoast or additional tours*
Excursion to Krasnaya Polyana *. On the picturesque mountain road you will be transported to the village of Krasnaya Polyana. On the way we will drive along the Akh-Tsu gorge, visit the apiary, where we taste the mountain honey. Located at an altitude of 530 m above sea level, the village is surrounded by picturesque mountains with a height of more than 2,000 m. The combination of mountains, glaciers and lakes, descending to the Black Sea with its mild climate, gives this place an extraordinary beauty. Krasnaya Polyana is the center of eco-tourism, the main ski resort of the country with a multitude of ski slopes and chairlifts, thanks to which you can climb * (for additional fee) to a height of more than 2238 m and admire the breathtaking panorama of the Main Caucasian Range. You can also visit the Cultural and Ethnographic Center "My Russia", where in a small territory the architecture of the main regions of Russia is presented. The tour goes along the Mzymta River, the name of which many translate as «Wild». The river is really stormy, it is the largest on the Russian Black Sea coast.
Mount Ahun and Agur waterfalls *. Mount Akhun is one of the most popular peaks at the South of Russia. Being the highest mountain, located in close proximity to the sea shore, Ahun serves as a wonderful panoramic point. A unique view opens from the top viewing platform: the snow-white peaks of the main Caucasian ridge, the surroundings of Sochi, the vast blue of the Black Sea. Also you will go down into the valley of the river Agur: Agur gorge, and enjoy the view of the Agur waterfalls.
Tea houses *. The tour introduces the history of the emergence and distribution of the world's northernmost tea, with technology of growing tea leaves and processing it. You will see the exposition in the museum of samovars, learn how to brew tea and the healing properties of this drink. Visit the tea house "Russian terem", where you can try this "Krasnodar tea" with jam from figs, feijoa, honey, nuts, fruits and pies.
 
Night at a hotel 
 
Day 4 – 09.01
Breakfast. Check-out from the hotel before 12:00 am.
Transfer to the railway station. Transfer to the airport at extra cost* 
 
* - not included into the price of the trip

Participation fee:

  • Sochi Park Hotel 3*  –  115 Euro per person
  • 15 people + 1 for free
Organisation fee for one nomination (not included into the participation fee):
15 EUR for one ensemble participant (no more than 225 EUR for an ensemble)
25 EUR for a soloist

Participation fee includes:

  • 3 nights at a hotel
  • 3 breakfasts – buffet
  • City Tour of Sochi and the Olympic Park
  • Transfer according to the programme**

Participation fee does not include:

  • Workshop
  • Any museum’s admissions and ticketing
  • Early meeting (before 8.00)
  • Additional tours
  • Meeting at the airport
  • Additional lunch (to be requested in advance)
 
** -  Please note that on the first day the city tour is joined with the transfer to the hotel. Transfer from/to the airport will be calculated individually.
 
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 - payment of an advance reservation installment to the organizational committee of the festival.

Application Form     until 15 December 2017