16 - 21 May 2023
 Marmaris     Turkey

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

Director:  Mr. Selcuk YILDIZ

Marmaris: the crossroad of the Aegean and Mediterranean seaspart of the Mediterranean Sea between neighbours Turkey and Greece is the Aegean sea. This is how the two neighbours refer to the part the Mediterranean between them. The Aegean Sea is connected to the black Sea by Canakkale and Istanbul straits. A frequently asked question: "Where is the beginning and end of the Mediterranean and Aegean Seas?"
The Answer is "MARMARİS"
Meeting of cultures:
  • There are settlements spreading along the peninsula.
  • The town center is changing and modernizing due to the power of tourism.
  • The decreasing population is moving out further from the center.
  • Traditional villages still live alongside nature in the inner parts of the peninsula.
  • Multi-coloured, multi-cultured and living together in peace.

All visitors passing through on daily tours are embraced by the locals. You have the choice between central places where the sea, sand and the sun are complemented with nightly entertainment continuing until morning, or silent bays on a small boat swimming silently under moon light. Whatever your heart desires.

Festival conditions:

XVIII. International Marmaris Dance & Music Festival will be held between 16-21 May 2023.
During the festival the groups will perform their dances, sing songs, participate in the activities and introduce their own cultures. They will visit the historic and touristic places of the beautiful region and make new friends with the world youths.
Accommodation:
  • Groups will be hosted altogether in 3* & 4* Hotel which group choose the hotel. The accommodation will start in 16 May 2023 at 14:00 and finish 21 May 2023 after the festival program ends.
  • The rooms are for 3 & 4 person. Only 2 double room will be giving to the groups without any extra fee.
  • If members want to stay double room, they must paid 8 Euro/ person/ day extra, for single rooms 13 Euro/ person/ day.
Meal:
The commitee will give a 3 meals/ day (buffet meal) in Hotel. Either pocket or normal meal due to performance program. All drinks will be free during the staying time.
Transportation:
  • If group will arrive by plane to Dalaman Airport, transfer (Airport-Hotel,Hotel-Airport, transfer during the festival) will be 600 Euro. It can be organized by the festival team.
  • If group will arrive their own bus, they will use their own transportation at the festival. (It is max. 5 km during the festival).
Requirements:
  • Each country can participate with one group for per category (folk dance, modern dance, choir, majorettes, orchestra).
  • The commitee won't pay any fee to groups for attending the organization.
  • The group should be in Muğla-Marmaris on 16 May 2023 and the departure date is 21 May 2023 after breakfast.
  • The number of group not limited for person, including the manager, leader, musicians, drivers and dancers. 
  • The age of dancers are not limited in the participant group.
  • Performances should be either 5- 10 min., all groups have the perform only 1 part on the stage.
  • The groups may perform with live music or a CD.
  • The groups should come with their national flags. 
  • The participate's group list which contains dancers, musicians, leaders, driver's age and sex should be send to us before 1 March 2023.         

Participation fee:

  • 3* HOTEL (All inclusive)
    • 4 Night/ 5 Day - 135 Euro per person
    • 5 Night/ 6 Day - 160 Euro per person
  • 4* HOTEL (All inclusive)
    • 4 Night/ 5 Day - 155 Euro per person
    • 5 Night/ 6 Day - 190 Euro per person

Program:

16 May 2023
14.00                  Arrive to Hotel
19.00 - 21.30     Dinner
20.30                 Meeting with Group Leaders

17 May 2023
07.00 - 10.00      Breakfast
12.00 - 14.00      Lunch
14.00 - 15.00      Official Meet with Governor
** Groups will be participate with 2 participant & 1 group leader with costume.
** There will be gift exchange with Governor.
16.00 - 17.00     Catalog Shoot
* Each groups prepare 2 participant with costume.
** Bus will be ready in front of hotel at 15.45.
19.00 - 20.30     Dinner
21.00 - 00.00     Prom
** Prom concept will be Red or White
** It will organising at Club Pineta Event Garden.

18 May 2023
07.00 - 10.00     Breakfast
10.00 - 17.00     Free Time
** You can choose excursion from Excursion Document
12.00 - 14.00     Lunch
18.00 - 19.30     Dinner
20.30                 Performance

19 May 2023
07.00 - 10.00    Breakfast
10.00 - 17.00    Free Time
** You can choose excursion from Excursion Document
12.00 - 14.00    Lunch
18.00 - 19.30    Dinner
20.30                Performance & Closing Ceremony
22.30                Good Bye Party

20 May 2023
07.00 - 10.00   Breakfast
12.00               Departure from Hotel

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.

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