24 - 27 March 2018
  Riga      Latvia

Adults Childrens's Dances Choirs / Songs

Director:  Mrs. Ludmila Pritulchik

Application Form

  until 2 March 2018

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 2016-2017 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 2017 in Saint-Petersburg. The 1st 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 Super Final. Zakopane is winter polish fairytale where you can get lots of pleasure staring beauty of great mountains, small wooden houses and abundance of bright fairy lights. In front of towering mountains you will find charming Hural folklore, unusual wooden architecture, endless ski runs and hiking trails.

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

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 Riga (4 days)

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:

  • 195 Euro per person for 3 nights comfortable accommodation in hotel "Rixwell Elefant" 4* on base Bed and breakfast (with breakfast).
Participation tax for one nomination:
  • 40 euro for one ensemble participant (no more than 500 euro for an ensemble)
  • 60 euro for a soloist
(Not included into the price of the trip).

Participation fee includes:

  • Accommodation: 3 nights in Riga;
  • 3 breakfasts;
  • City tour in Riga;
  • A guide (according to request);
  • Transfer during the program.

Participation fee doesn't  include:

  • Medical insurance – 1 euro per day**;
  • Workshop;
  • Schengen visa;
  • Entrance tickets to museums.
** The number of rooms at the hotels is limited! Booking will be made upon a prepayment.

Program:

Day 1.  24.03.18 - Riga
Arrival to Riga. Meeting with the guide at the railway station. Walking city tour in the Old Town. You will see the main attraction of Riga’s city center that included into the list of UNESCO worldwide legacy: Town Hall Square, House of Chernogolovye family, Convent Court, fortress walls and towers, the church of St. Peter and the Dome Cathedral, the monument of Freedom, boulevard ring and parks. Transfer to a hotel after 14:00. Night in the hotel.
 
Day 2.  25.03.18 -  Festival day
Breakfast. Transfer to the concert hall. 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.
 
Day 3.  26.03.18 
Breakfast. Free time or tour for extra payment: Tour to Jurmala*.  Jurmala is a cozy European city. The rest of houses here have only two floors. On your way you will meet in the same time wooden chalet houses of XX century and modern cottages. During the tour you will get to know the main attraction of this famous resort: Majori, Dzintari, Dubulti districts. Also you will see gorgeous, cozy and attractive buildings from the end of XIX and the beginning of XX centuries and famous concert hall in Dzintari. You will have an opportunity to make a walking tour on the seaside as well as on the central pedestrian Jomas street where you can buy souvenirs made of amber and spend a nice time in street cafes. Night in the hotel.
 
Day 4.  27.03.18
Breakfast. Transfer to railway station.
 
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 2 March 2018