Директор: Mohammed Boukdir and Valerijus vilcinskas Ouarzazate is a city south of Morocco’s High Atlas mountains, known as a gateway to the Sahara Desert. Its huge Taourirt Kasbah, home to a 19th-century palace, has views over the rugged local landscape, which features in several movies. Northwest is the fortified red-earth city of Aït Ben Haddou. Northeast is the rocky Todra Gorge. A road winds southeast through the Draa Valley’s lush palm groves to the desert Conditions for participation: Performance of a free program for 30 minutes. Performance at open and closing ceremony presentation of country 5 minutes. Groups from all over the world and Europe can participate in the festival. Folk dance groups, folklore instruments, music groups folklore songs, folkloric, fairy tales, rituals any arts Age participants 12+ Maximum 20 people Bring small gifts for exchange, national flags, visible panels of group names. Provide brief history, photos, video and material for advertising of groups. Participation at interchange culture workshops, lectures, exhibitions After receiving the application form and completion of advance payment, the organizer will send an official letter of invitation for participation in the festival. Balance of the payment in the festival should be completed 90 days prior to arrival. Arrival at nearest Ouarzazate airport Morocco. 20 paying participants + 1 free of charge Participation fee: 300 Euro per person - accommodation in 3* hotel for 5 DAYS/4 NIGHTS on-base BB 20 paying participants + 1 free of charge * Riad will be a walking distance to the town center. Participation fee includes: Organization and implementation of the festival SMALL CULTURE EXCHANGE AT ATLAS MOUNTAIN Riad BB AND ONE DINER Stage with sound and lighting equipment; Official group photo of group on departure; Bus transfers airport - hotel - airport; Culture workshops, exhibitions, lectures, films; Marketing expenses. Participation fee doesn't include: Flights Insurance Domestic transfers Additional services - with an additional charge: Tour to MARAKESH with guide Tour to MARAKESH with a guide. Program: 03 OCTOBER - TUESDAY: Arrival all participants to OURZAZATE. Meet & greet by representatives of the festival at the airport .Arival to Riad. Sightseeing to OURZAZATE,AIT BENHADOU Tea ceremony. 04 OCTOBER– WEDNESDAY: Breakfast at the RIAD. Workshops with the local community Tour to mountains ,Telovet 19:00 pm - Open ceremony for festival, presentation each country participant 5-10 min presentation delegation folkloric dance, music, song, poem, instrument etc. on their free choice. All groups perform in their national costumes. Grant fiesta - fellowship. Diner and Meeting WITH LOCALS COMMUNITY 05 OCTOBER – THURSDAY: 09:00- 15:00 Breakfast at the hotel.TOUR TO MOUNTAINS 11:00 - 15:00 Culture exchange workshops.. 18 :00 - 23:00- Grand performance of all groups main stage of the festival set up by the organizer of the festival 06 OCTOBER - FRIDAY: 09:00- 10:00 Breakfast at the hotel /TRIP BY REQUEST/. Free time, culture workshops, support local art-purchase souvenirs, lectures, 18:00 pm - Closing ceremony of the festival. Awards of diplomas, fellowship. “Arabian disco” local DJ, with Morocco tea ceremony. 07 OCTOBER – SATURDAY: 07: 00 Breakfast at the hotel..DEPARTURE TO AIRPORT 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.