3 - 6 January 2018
  Brest      Belarus

Adults Childrens's Choirs / Songs Orchestras

Director:  Mrs. Ludmila Pritulchik

Application Form

  until 8 December 2017

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 program. During 2017-2018 academic year (festival season) a range of festivals-contests is held in various cities all around the world. The Super Final of the festival season will be held in October 2018 in Saint-Petersburg. The 1st degree Laureates at any of the festivals-contests, held during the festival season 2017-2018 in the framework of the Salute to Talents project, are allowed to take part in Super Final.

Participants:

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

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

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 artmanager 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 (program), 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 1st 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.

Participation fee:

  • 127 Euro per person for 3 nights accommodation in base “Belorusskaya Usadba”, rooms for 3-4 persons on base bed and breakfast (with breakfast).
  • 131 Euro per person for 3 nights accommodation in Hotel “Inturist”, rooms for 2 persons, on base bed and breakfast (with breakfast).
  • 149 Euro per person for 3 nights accommodation in Hotel “Bug”, rooms for 2-3 persons, on base bed and breakfast (with breakfast).
** The number of rooms at the hotels is limited! Booking will be made upon a prepayment.

Participation tax for one nomination:

  • 15 EURO for one ensemble participant (no more than 210 EURO for an ensemble);
  • 25 EURO for a soloist
(Not included into the price of the trip).

Participation fee includes:

  • 3 nights at a hotel;
  • 3 breakfasts, 1 lunch;
  • Tour to Brest fortress and Museum of Defense (tickets included);
  • City Tour in Brest;
  • Tour to Bialowieza forest, Father Frost’s estate;
  • Transfer according to the program***.

Participation fee doesn't include:

  • Single rooms
  • Additional lunch
*** - Please note that on the first day the city tour is joined with the transfer to the hotel.

Program: 

We invite you to participate in the Festival-Contest in Brest! You will see the Father Frost’s cottage, Bialowieza Forest as well as take part in the Salute to Talents festival-contest.
Day 1 – 03.01
Recommended arrival time – from 7:00 to 13:00. Meeting with the guide at the railway station. City tour in Brest: park of culture and recreation, Mitskevich street, Nikolskaya church, A.S. Pushkin Brest State University, Gogol street, Square of Freedom, Semenovsky Cathedral etc. Visiting the Brest Fortress and the Museum of defense, promenade along the Sovetskaya street – central street of Brest.
Transfer to a hotel. Night in the hotel.

Day 2 – 04.01: Festival Day
Breakfast. Transfer to the concert hall. Festival day. Rehearsals. Opening of the Festival-Contest. Competitive performance. Round table for jurors and teachers. Gala concert and award Ceremony. Handing out of diplomas and Winners Cups. Disco Lunch. Transfer to the hotel. Night in the hotel.
 
Day 3 – 05.01
Breakfast. Free time or additional tours at extra cost*:
  • Architectural and historical heritage of Mira and Nesvizh – a bus tour out of the city.
  • Aquapark in Kobrin.
  • Nemtsevitch country estate – a unique architectural complex.
Night in the hotel.

Day 4 – 06.01
Breakfast. Check-out from the hotel. A bus tour to Bialowieza Forest National park – one of the most important conservation areas in Europe.
Transfer to the railway station (recommended departure time – after 15:00).

*- not included into the price of the trip
 
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 8 December 2017