Director: Mrs. Natalia Kazlova The Festival will be held on the territory of Spain, on the famous and one of the most visited coast of the country – Costa Brava. The international Festival ‘Under the Spanish sky’ is a festival of various art genres: dance, music, theatre, visual arts, photography, magic tricks, circus art, martial arts, etc. The festival is open to groups and soloists from art schools, academies, studios, children's and youth centers, children, teenagers and adults without age limit. The purpose of this Festival is to come together and to get to know different cultures and types of creativity. Purpose and primary goals of festival: Revival, preservation and development of national cultures. Acquaintance with the best creative associations, establishment of contacts between collectives, exchange of a creative experience. Support and development of young creativity. Participants: Choreographic Art (Groups, Collectives, Ensembles, Show-entertainers, Soloists, etc.) Classical Dance Ballroom Dance Modern Dance (Jazz, Modern, Neoclassical, etc.) National Dance (Folk Dance) Pop Dance Social Dances (Swing, Argentine tango, Zoug, Kizomba, Bachata, Salsa, Samba, Merengue, Reggaeton, Hustle, etc.). Mixed styles of Dance Instrumental Music (Ensembles, Orchestras, Quartettes, Trios, Duettes and Individual performers) Modern Music Pop Music National Music Classical Music Ethnical Music, etc. Vocal (Choirs, Ensembles of different styles of execution, Quartettes, Trios, Duettes and Soloists) Modern National Academic Church choirs Pop Jazz Rock Rap, etc. Photography/ Video, Design Arts and Crafts Theater Fashion Art of creative word Theatrical Art Musicals and musical theatre productions Mixed Music and Dance groups Other types of Art * Children, adult creative groups and individual performers with no age limit can take part in the Festival. Age categories: 4 - 8 years 9 - 13 years 14 - 19 years 20 years and over Conditions of participation in festival: Every group and participant must prepare 2 acts (max 8 minutes together). Participants should prepare necessary background music of the performance and send it to the organizer. Participants should send necessary background music of the performance to our email. The Organizing Committee reserves the right to use and distribute audios, recordings, prints and other sorts of production produced during the competition period. The group leaders bear full responsibility for the members of the group during the festival and free time. Evaluation criteria: Stage presence and technicality Compositional approach to performance Artistic disclosure of culture Level of difficulty of executive performance Creative individuality Originality Festival jury: The organizational committee of the competition chooses the members of the international jury. The jury rates the performances of the competition by voting secretly on a scale of one to ten. The main evaluation criteria judges on the executive level and skill. Prizse and awards of the festival: All participants of the competition are awarded with international diplomas. The participants of the competition are given the following titles: Grand Prix possessor 1st degree winner 2nd degree winner 3rd degree winner Award winner Participant of the competition Winners of the competition are awarded with corresponding certificates, confirming the title. Sponsors have the right to set up additional prizes and awards independently from the rewarding jury. Preliminary program: 1st DAY – Participants’ arrival, organizational meeting with Organizing Committee of Festival and group leaders. 2nd DAY – Welcome day of the participants where they get to know each other. Exchange of experience, Master-clases. 3rd DAY – Contest day, performance of the participants according to the program established by the organizing committee. Festival March to the venue. 4th DAY – Gala Concert (Demonstration of the best performances, delivery of diplomas and awards). 5th DAY – Departure of participants (checkout before 10am). * The program can be changed. * All excursions on request and for an additional payment. * The organizers reserve the right to cancel the Festival 30 days before the start of the festival week in case the minimum number of participants is missing. In the case of contributions already paid, the amount will be reimbursed in full to the participants. Participation fee: Accommodation in hotel 3***: Accommodation in 3/4 room – 259 €/ person (additional day - 48 €/ person) Accommodation in double room – 295 €/ person (additional day - 59 €/ person) Accommodation in single room – 415 €/ person (additional day - 75 €/ person) Accommodation in hotel 4****: Accommodation in 3/4 room – 319 €/person (additional day - 60 €/person) Accommodation in double room – 365 €/person (additional day - 75 €/person) Accommodation in single room – 475 €/person (additional day - 95 €/person) Groups of 25 persons: One group leader free of charge! Additional payment for participants: Solists: 70€ Duets, small groups (3-5 people): 30€/ person Participation in additional category – 15€/ person Participation fee includes: 5 days/ 4 nights in a 3*** / 4**** hotel. The hotel is located 60 km from Barcelona Airport and 35 km from Girona Airport. It is located in the city centre; 2x food service per day (Buffet); Made for the convenience of participants (participants are either at performances or on excursions every day and lunches loosed) If you would like a three times food service, it can be arranged for an extra payment. Prizes and gifts; International Diplomas; Diplomas and gifts from the city; An official invitation; Groups of 25 persons: One group leader free of charge! Opportunity to visit the best places in Costa Brava (a big spectrum of excursions is offered for an additional payment); Participation in welcoming evening where participants get to know each other and present their group; Master classes possibility, additional holidays before or after the festival. Participation fee doesn't include: Excursions Master-classes from Spanish professionals in each art form Photo/video of performances Photo/video of excurtions Medical insurance Transport charges Transfer Barcelona/ Girona Airport - hotel - Barcelona/ Girona Airport. If you wish, we can arrange a transfer for an additional payment. Participants arriving separately should pay separately. Touristic taxes Attention: The price doesn't include tourist tax! The tourist tax has to be paid to the hotel at the checkin. The price is 0,60€/ person/ night. This is only for people who are 17 years old and older. For an additional payment, excursions can be organised: 4 hours rest on a sailing catamaran "Sensation", includes food and drinks + swimming in a wild bay; Excursion to Barcelona Panoramic; Excursion to the Montserrat monastery; Show Flamenco "Noche Espanyola"; Theme park "Port Aventura"; Excursion to Girona and famous Dali Museum. Excursion to the ancient cities of Rupit and Besalu 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.