Director: Julia Tomachkova
The X. International Art Festival "WINTER STARS OF DRESDEN" is a prestigious international art festival and competition, which is held in Dresden – the capital of Saxony and the cultural capital of Germany, once named Florence on the Elbe for its architectural beauty.
The X. International Art Festival “WINTER STARS OF DRESDEN” invites participants from all over the world at a time when the magical atmosphere of the past Christmas and New Year holidays still reigns in city. There is a unique chance to walk through the quiet streets of old Dresden, in a wonderful New Year’s decoration, to buy souvenirs in the traditional Christmas markets and, of course, to visit the Dresden Gallery and Zwinger Palace. Famous German and foreign cultural and art workers are invited to be honored members of the international jury.
The main message of the art festival and competition "WINTER STARS OF DRESDEN" is the search for new talents, "Dresden stars" among children and youth ensembles and soloists, establishment of international friendly and creative contacts, enrichment of the multinational culture on the basis of mutual respect for the cultural traditions of all the countries and nations of the world, popularization the children’s and youth creative work, sharing experiences and creative achievements of participants from different countries, improvement of professional skills and qualifications of teachers and leaders.
The X. International Art Festival and Competition “WINTER STARS OF DRESDEN” is determined for soloists, ensembles and groups of young performers from different countries of the world. The competitive program of the participants is approved by the Organizing Committee on the basis of applications received. The schedule of the competitive programme for all participants is determined in advance and depends on the age of the participants. All participants should prepare a competitive program within the time limits specified for each competitive discipline: 5 minutes for soloists, duets and small formations and 15 minutes for ensembles and groups.
Participants of the VIII. International Art Festival and Competition “WINTER STARS OF DRESDEN are divided in the following age categories:
- MINI KIDS - from 6 to 8 years
- CHILDREN - from 9 to 12 years
- JUNIORS 1 - from 13 to 15 years
- JUNIORS 2 - from 16 to 18 years
- ADULTS 1 - from 19 years to 25 years
- ADULTS 2 - from 26 years and older
- SENIORS - from 50 years and older
- MIXED groups
1st day, 03.01.2020 – arrival to Dresden, check-in at the hotel (after 14:00 p.m.) and accommodation. In the afternoon *for organized groups with more than 30 persons – guided walking sightseeing tour “DRESDEN CITY TOUR” around the historical center of DRESDEN: (duration – 2 hrs). Optionally you can visit also a famous Dresden Gallery ALTE MASTERS (for extra payment – 5 EUR per person). At 20:00 p.m. - meeting of the group leaders, teachers and choreographers with the members of organizing Committee. Overnight in Dresden.
2nd day, 04.01.2020 – breakfast in the hotel. FESTIVAL DAY PROGRAMME: stage testing, sound check, general rehearsal. OPENING CEREMONY, performances of the participants. Art workshops and master classes. CLOSING CEREMONY, GALA CONCERT of WINNERS. Return to the hotel. Overnight in Dresden.
- 90 Euro per person
- Every 21st person in the group is free of charge (20 paying participants + 1 free)
Participation fee includes:
- 2 overnights in DRESDEN in hotel cat. 3*on basis BB (buffet breakfast)
Accommodation in TRPL and DBL/TWIN for group leaders, drivers and teachers
REGISTRATION FEE FOR PARTICIPATING
OFFICIAL LETTER OF INVITATION and other documents
PERFORMACE IN COMPETITIVE AND FESTIVAL PROGRAMME
DIPLOMAS, PRIZES and MEDALS
Participation fee doesn't include:
SOLOISTS and DUETS pay extra for SOLO / DUET participation - 15 EURO per person
Transfer from hotel to the Concert Hall and back (for groups without own transportation) – 8 EUR per person
Lodging tax of Dresden – 1,50 EUR per person a day (not compulsory for children up to 14 years old)
Extra overnight in hotel - 29 EURO per person a night on BB (buffet breakfast)
Dinner chef ́s choice 2-course in hotel – 18 EURO per person
Travel expenses (transportation of participants to / from Dresden, travel insurance, entrance visa to Germany for participants from non-Schengen countries), transfers in Dresden and Germany, lunches and dinners, entrance tickets to sightseeing objects, tickets to public traffic, optional excursions
Approved groups pay in advance a 10% guarantee fee, which is to be deducted at the final payment.