13 - 16 March 2020
Kiev Ukraine

Adults Childrens's Competitive nature Dances Choirs / Songs Orchestras Habits Authentic Processed Styled

Director:  Yuriy Spiridovich

Application Form

  until 14 February 2020


Kiev is the capital of Ukraine, located on the Dnieper River. The city is famous for its monuments of religious architecture and historical museums. The Kiev-Pechersk Lavra of the 11th century is a monastery and a pilgrimage center. On its territory there are several churches crowned with golden domes. This architectural complex is famous for its underground passages leading to the tombs of Orthodox monks, and a collection of gold objects of Scythian times.

World Cup of Folklore ™ - KIEV 2020 is held as part of the Musical Feasts "Euro Folk" - The world is television. Musical festivals are held in different cities and countries of Europe throughout the year under the auspices of the European Association of Folklore Festivals (official partner of UNESCO). The Musical Feasts "Euro Folk" consist of forty-five music festivals. All participants are awarded points for promotion in the World Folklore Rating, depending on the jury's assessments and active participation in the events of Euro Folk music festivals in Ukraine and Europe.

At the same time as the World Cup of Folklore ™ in Folklore - KIEV 2020 is held, Kiev will host also the: V National Championship of Folklore "EUROFOLK - Ukraine 2020" and the festival "Euro Folk - Ukraine 2020".

Organizers:
  • "Talants of the XXI century" (Ukraine);
  • European Association of Folklore Festivals - EAFF;
  • International center "Talants of the XXI century" (Bulgaria);
  • Agency of Culture, Sport and Tourism "Colours of Europe" Wroclaw (Poland).

Licence of World Association of Folklore Festivals - WAFF, World Cup of Folklore™

Partners:
  • Tour agency "Zlatogoriya tur";
  • Main media partner – World Internet TV "EuroFolkTV";
  • International Dance Council – CID;
  • World Association of Folklore Festivals - WAFF.

Purposes:

The main goal of the European Association of Folklore Festivals - EAFF, is to popularize traditional folklore arts; to support a variety of basic traditional values ​​and identities of different nationalities; to provide creative groups with the opportunity to perform and to put them into the competition program; to determine the best of them and award winners by showing their performances on the air of Bulgaria and Europe. The organizers of the National Folk Art Championship "Euro Folk 2020" are EAFF, EFA and other organizations within the framework of the Musical Feasts "Euro Folk" - The World is Television.

Categories:

Contest system includes the following categories:

А) Folklore songs groups, authentic folklore (choirs and ensembles)
B) Folklore songs groups, modern arrangement of folklore music (choirs and ensembles)
С) Folklore dances groups, authentic folklore (folklore dance groups, ensembles)
D) Folklore dances groups; modern choreography (folklore dance groups, ensembles)
Е) Folklore mix ensembles - Authentic performances (live vocal, instrumental and dance)
F) Folklore mix ensembles - Processed performances (live vocal, instrumental and dance)
G) Folklore Instrumental groups; folklore music (ensembles and orchestras)
Н) Folklore customs groups; recreation (folklore groups, ensembles)

*1. by all categories there is also ranking of children and young people up to 18 years. /in children's and youth groups can participate up to 30% of participants from different age /
*2. by all categories there is ranking adults people up 18 years.

To participate in the contest, the participants need accreditation, which is realized under the following conditions:

  • Groups willing to participate in the World Cup of Folklore™ - Kiev 2020 complete and sign application forms, the applicant accepts the conditions specified in these regulations.
  • Collectives applying for participation must have obtained prestigious awards from other festivals, awards to be mentioned in the application.
  • All participants are to make their own travel arrangements to and from place of conducting and pay their travel expenses. 
  • During the participation of the team in the World Cup of Folklore™ - Kiev 2020, it may be invited by the organizers to take part in joint events – Official opening, Official closing, defile, accompanying concerts, cocktail, master class, competition for traditional breads or others.
  • Applications for participation in the competition program shall be submitted till 22.02.2020
  • Participants pay a fee to participate in the World Cup of Folklore™.
The duration of the program of individual groups (participants) should not exceed:
  • songs – up to 10 min.
  • dances – up to 10 min.
  • ensemble's performances – up to 15 min.

Awards:

Awarding is as follows:
Grand Prix World Cup of Folklore™ - Kiev 2020, Medal and Diploma “Winner of the World Cup of Folklore - Kiev 2020”.
First place in the relevant category of the World Cup of Folklore™ - Kiev 2020 receives Golden medals, second place - silver medals, third place - bronze medals; diplomas. At the discretion of the jury, additional golden, silver and bronze medals with appropriate diplomas may be awarded in the relevant categories. 
  • The jury awards the best performances with a free of charge shooting and producing of a free video clip.
  • All of the participants are granted with diplomas for laureates, certificates and gifts.
  • Jury may award the best performers with Recommendations for participation in the European or the World Championship of Folklore.
  • Awards are granted during the Awarding ceremony during the World Cup of Folklore- Kiev.
Performers are allowed to use props and auxiliary elements.
It is forbidden to use: props that could damage the property of the hall or are threat for the lives and health of participants; attributes that pollute the floor; extreme acrobatic or power elements. Failure to comply with these rules will occur penalties to the team leader.

Evaluation criteria:

  • Level of difficulty and performance technique - up to 60 points; 
  • Appearance (costumes, props, play, choice of repertoire) - up to 60 points; 
  • Stage manners (behavior on stage, gestures, contact with the audience, spirit, artistry) - up to 60 points.
Age   
Golden medal    
Silver medal
Bronze medal
 
Diploma
Grand Prix
up to 18 years old
150-180
points
120-149
points
105-119
points
0-104
points
от 166
points
above 18 years old
150-180
points
120-149
points
105-119
points
0-104
points
от 166
points
 

The categories of the Championship and World Cup are consistent with the categories of the World Folklore Rating.

Up to 20% of participants from other countries can take part in the Ukrainian National Championship of Folklore. Points are collected with a coefficient of the National Championship and World Cup.

 

Points valid for World ranking list of folklore.

 
Championship
 
Odds
 
Points for
participation
 
Points by
Category
​First round
Points by
Grand Prix
Second round
Regional /International/
World Cup of Folklore™
3
15
 
1. 150 
2.  75
3.  45
 
1. 300
2. 150
3. 105
Next - 6т

Program:

Location: Kiev, Ukraine

1 Day: Arrival of participants, check-in in the hotel after 13:00; Sightseeing tour "Friendly capital". We will be met by the brilliant Khreshchatyk with Independence Square, many-sided and diverse. On weekdays, this is the business center of the capital, dynamic and noisy, on weekends it is a place for leisurely walks of Kievans and guests of the city. The most beautiful squares are European, Sofievskaya, Mikhailovskaya, historical Peoples' Arch, which overlooks the river and the left bank. And even in the bustle of the city there is a place for beauty - the proud Dnieper and its embankment will leave an unforgettable experience.
2 Day: Breakfast. Official opening, performance of participants in the following categories:
С) Folklore dances groups, authentic folklore (folklore dance groups, ensembles)
D) Folklore dances groups, modern choreography (folklore dance groups, ensembles)
Е) Folklore mix ensembles - Authentic performances (live vocal, instrumental and dance)
F) Folklore mix ensembles - Processed performances (live vocal, instrumental and dance)
Master classes
Closing the first day. Overnight at the hotel.
3 Day: Breakfast. Performances by the following categories:
А) Folklore songs groups, authentic folklore (choirs and ensembles)
B) Folklore songs groups, modern arrangement of folklore music (choirs and ensembles)
G) Folklore Instrumental groups; folklore music (ensembles and orchestras)
Н) Folklore customs groups; recreation (folklore groups, ensembles)
For the rest, free time and the possibility of organizing additional excursions for groups of 20 participants.
Master classes
Awarding ceremony.The official closing ceremony of the World Cup of Folklore ™ - Kiev 2020.
4 Day: Breakfast. Departure of groups.

Participation fee:

  • Economy 2*, 3 nights - 105 Euro per person
  • 25 participants + 1 free of charge

Participation fee includes:

  • Accommodation: 3 nights in a hotel
  • Rooms: triple and quadruple
  • Meals: breakfasts
  • Participation in one nomination
  • Invitation letter
  • Sightseeing excursion in Kiev with guide
  • 25 paying participants +1 free of charge

Participation fee does not include:

  • Transport
  • Bus parking
  • Insurance
  • Additional excursions
  • Lunches and dinners
  • Transfers from airport and railway stations

Conditions: 

The collectives or presenting organizations, if approved by the jury to participate in the World Cup of Folklore™, give the organizers the right to be recorded on video and audio, arranged in a program, presenting the fest and broadcasted by a TV channel or in some other way.
The jury consists of 3 people, assigned by EAFF.
Participants pay the indicated fees for their participation in the World Cup of Folklore ™ - Kiev 2020.
 
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.
Advance paymenr for booking the accommodation in amount of 30% is necessary to be paid atleast 30 days before the beginning of the World Cup of Folklore.
Rest of payment 70% - 15 days before start of festival, or on registration with permission of organizers.

Application Form     until 14 February 2020


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