28 - 31 March 2018
  Kazan      Russia

Adults Childrens's Competitive nature Dances Choirs / Songs Orchestras

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 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.

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 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.

The Festival-Contest will take place in wonderful Kazan – the city connecting eastern and western culture. Kazan has a thousand years’ history – during this period the capital of Tatarstan has accumulated a reach cultural heritage and became one of the most beautiful cities of our country. We invite you to participate in the Festival-Contest “Culture Fusion” in Kazan!

Program:

Day 1 – 28.03
Recommended arrival time – from 8.00 am to 12.00 am. Meeting with the guide at the railway station (after 8.00 am).
Bus tour of Kazan: The Kazan Kremlin, the Old Tatar Quarter, the Tatar village Tugan Avylym in the center of the city, Marjani mosque, G.Kamala theatre, the Kaban lake, the Kazan University,Kazanka river embankment, Peter and Pavel Cathedral. The tour includes visiting the Kazan Kremlin.
Check-in at the hotel after 2:00 pm
Lunch.
Free time or “Night Kazan” tour*, showing another side of the city, illuminated and unforgettable.
Night in the hotel.
 
Day 2 – 29.03.
Breakfast
Festival day (or free day, depending on nomination).
Transfer to the concert hall.
Rehearsals. Opening of the Festival-Contest. Competitive performance.
Round table for jurors and teachers. Workshop*. Gala concert and Award ceremony. Handing out of diplomas and Winners Cups to the participants.
At the end of the day children and teachers will get souvenirs, teachers will also get letters of thanks and round table participation certificates.
Lunch during the festival day.
Transfer to the hotel.
 
Free time or additional tours:
Tour to Raif monastery*
Tour to Kazan Hippodrome*
Tour to Kazan Planetarium*
Tour to Bulgary*
 
Night at a hotel.
 
Day 3 – 30.03
Breakfast Festival day (or free day, depending on nomination). Transfer to the concert hall.
Rehearsals. Opening of the Festival-Contest. Competitive performance. Round table for jurors and teachers. Workshop*. Gala concert and Award ceremony. Handing out of diplomas and Winners Cups to the participants.
At the end of the day children and teachers will get souvenirs, teachers will also get letters of thanks and round table participation certificates. Lunch during the festival day. Transfer to the hotel.
 
Free time or additional tours:
Tour to Raif monastery*
Tour to Kazan Hippodrom*
Tour to Kazan Planetarium*
Tour to Bulgary *
Night at a hotel.
 
Day 4 – 31.03
Breakfast. Check-out before 12:00. Meeting with the guide at the hotel
Tour to the Sviyazhsk isle. The town-isle Sviyazhsk is situated at the debouchment of the Sviyaga river at the hill “High mountain”. It is an ancient fortress built in the XVI century having high historical value.
Transfer to the railway station.
Free time before departure of the train. Recommended departure time – after 16:00.
* - not included into the price of the trip

Participation fee:

104 Euro per person - City Hostel - Rooms with more than 4 rooms
119 Euro per person - Regata Hotel - Double and triple rooms
128 Euro per person - Bulgar Hotel - Rooms for 2-3-4 persons
134 Euro per person - Amaks Safar 3* - Double and triple rooms
The number of rooms at the hotels is limited! Booking will be made upon a prepayment.
 
Participation fee 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 the chosen hotel
  • 3 breakfasts and 2 lunches
  • City Tour in Kazan
  • Tour to Sviyazhsk
  • Entrance tickets to Sviyazhsk and Kazan Kremlin
  • Transfer according to the program***

Participation fee doesn't include:

  • Workshop
  • Medical insurance
  • Any museum’s admissions and ticketing
  • Additional transfer
  • Additional days at the hotel
  • Additional tours

*** Please note that on the first day the city tour is joined with the transfer to the hotel, and on the 4th day tour to Sviyazhsk is joined with transfer to the 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