2 - 6 May 2018
  Seoul      Republic of Korea

Adults Childrens's Competitive nature Dances Choirs / Songs Orchestras Habits Authentic Processed Styled Pop, Jazz, Modern, Hip-hop

Director:  Mrs. Ludmila Pritulchik

Seoul is the city of future! High technologies are around the guests and citizens of the metropolis and make their lives comfortable and exciting. Modern skyscrapers were built close to ancient buildings. National cuisine is rich and various. International youth arts festival-contest in Seoul gives children a possibility to show their talents in one of the most beautiful capitals of the world!
Salute to Talents International Project was established in 2008. Salute to Talents is the system of prestigious international festivals-contests for children and youth combined with extensive excursion program. During 2017 - 2018 academic year (festival season) a range of festivals-contests is held in various cities all around the world. The Super Final of the festival season will be held in October 2018 in Saint-Petersburg. The 1-st degree Laureates at any of the festivals-contests, held during the festival season 2017 - 2018 in the framework of the Salute to Talents project, are allowed to take part in Super Final.


1. Instrumental art: Folk; Classical; Pop; Jazz
2. Vocal art: Folk; Academic; Pop; Vocal and Instrumental Ensemble
3. Choreography: Folk dance; Folk Stylization; Classical dance; Pop dance (including folk stylization); Modern dance (Street way); Modern dance (jazz, modern, contemporary ), Modern dance (experimental), Ballroom dancing , Children’s dance
4. Theatre: Art of declamation; Drama theatre; Musical; Mimics and Gesture theatre; Fashion performance; Puppet-show
5. Fine art: Painting and graphics; Photo; Craftworks
6. The original genre

Group categories of participants:

  • Soloists
  • Small Groups (2-3 participants)
  • Ensembles
  • Choirs (vocal groups over 12 people)
  • Orchestras (instrumental ensembles of more than 8 people)

Age categories of members:

  • Pre-School age group – up 7 years
  • Junior age group – 7-10 years
  • Middle age group – 11-13 years
  • Senior age group – 14 -18 years
  • Mixed junior age group – average age of 12 years or less
  • Mixed senior age group – average age of over 13 years
  • Adult age group – over 18 years

Rules of participation:

Participation in the festival-contest means participation in one nomination, one age category, and one group category. In the frames of one participation:
- Soloists and small groups present a program of one item with duration not more than 5 minutes.
- Ensembles, choirs and orchestras present a program of two different items (acts), lasting not more than 4 minutes each.
In the nominations “Theatre” and “Instrumental art” (ensembles and orchestras) it is allowed to present only one item lasting not more than 10 minutes. In the nomination “Theatre”, in case of availability, there is an opportunity to increase the time of performance till 30 minutes. Wherein, each next 10 minutes should be paid as extra participation.
In the nomination “Choreography. Modern dance” it’s aloud to present one performance lasting not more than 8 minutes.
- Choirs present 2 or more varied songs with duration from 8 till 15 minutes. One song should be sung a capella.
Rehearsals and performances are held strictly in accordance with the schedule provided by the art-manager of the festival-contest. Changes to the concert program are accepted by written notification of the art-manager of the festival not later than 21 day before the beginning of the festival tour.
Participation in the “Fine art” nomination is held in the form of exhibition, which takes place during the festival-contest. In the frames of one participation it is possible to present 1 or 2 works (all works should be signed), the size of the works (the base area of craftwork) should be 50 x 70 сm. or less.
In case of using the sound recordings the participants should send them to the art-manager of the festival by e-mail and also bring it on a flash drive.
All the technical and musical equipment which is necessary (technical rider) should be indicated in the Request.

Jury of the Festival:

The jury of the festival-contest is composed of well-known actors, teachers of art disciplines, directors, leaders of art groups, culture and art figures, public figures. The list of jury members is not announced before the day of the festival. At the end of the festival teachers have the opportunity to discuss with the jury members all the performances and exchange their opinions.
All the performances are estimated by generally accepted criteria: technical skills (according to nomination), artistry, the complexity of the repertoire (program), the creation of artistic character etc., according to the subjective jury’s opinions.

Prizes and awards:

All the participants receive souvenirs. In each nomination, age and group category the participants get the titles of I, II, III degree Laureates, as well as the title of Diplomant. Laureates are awarded with diplomas and cups. Diplomants are awarded with diplomas only. The jury also chooses the winner of Grand Prix from one of the 1-st degree Laureates. Owner of the Grand Prix has an opportunity to participate in one of the festivals-contests of the Salute to Talents Project in the same nomination during the festival season without participation fee. Special diplomas which are issued if the jury decides that there are distinguished participants, are: “The best Choreographer”, “The best accompanist”, “The best choirmaster”, “The best Director”, “The
best costume”, “The most artistic participant”, “The Youngest participant”, “Best fine art work”. Teachers, directors and accompanists will get official letters of gratefulness and certificates confirming that they attended a round table discussion.

Program (5 days):

Day 1 – 02.05
Arrival in Seoul. Recommended arrival time is from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm**. Meeting at the Incheon International Airport **. Transfer to the hotel.  Check-in at the hotel after 2:00 pm. Free time. Night at the hotel.

Day 2 – 03.05
Breakfast. City tour: You will visit Gyeongbokgung Palace, Insadong street, Liberty Square, the famous Cheonggyecheon stream, Namsan Tower and museum of Illusions in this tower. All entrance fees included into the price of the trip. Free time or tour for extra payment:
- Lotte World amusement park - Korean style Disneyland, Everland amusement park and Caribbean water park, Tiger water park *, Hangang river cruise , Aquex Co.
Night in the hotel.

Day 3 – 04.05
Festival day.
Transfer to the concert hall.
Rehearsals. Opening of the Festival-Contest. Competitive performance.
Round table for jurors and teachers. Gala concert and award ceremony. Handing out of diplomas and Winners Cups to the participants.
Transfer to the hotel.
Night in the hotel.

Day 4 – 05.05
Breakfast. Free time in Seoul or additional tours for extra payment:
- Lotte World amusement park - Korean style Disneyland, Everland amusement park and Caribbean water park, Tiger water park , Hangang river cruise , Aquex Co.
Night at the hotel.

Day 5 – 06.05
Breakfast. Check-out before 12:00 am**. Free time.
Transfer to the Incheon International Airport.

Participation fee:

  • 240 Euro per person - accommodation in "Intercity Seoul Hotel" - 4 nights on base Bed and breakfast in triple rooms
  • 280 Euro per person - accommodation in "Intercity Seoul Hotel" - 4 nights on base Bed and breakfast in double rooms
  • 10 persons + 1 for free.
Participation fee for one nomination (Not included into the price of the trip):
  • 33 euro from participant of ensemble
  • 50 euro for solists

Participation fee includes:

  • 4 nights at the hotel in Seoul
  • 4 breakfasts
  • Transfer according to the program
  • City Tour of Beijing (only in Russian)

Participation fee doesn't include:

  • City tour in English
  • Workshop
  • Medical insurance
  • Additional lunch
  • Additional tours
  • Individual transfer
Payment will be counted regarding to the rate of the Central Bank of Russia + 2%.
The price is valid for a group of 40 and more people. This price includes group transfer during the program. In case if the group is less than 40 people, the price will be recalculated.
The price includes city tour in English or Russian languages. Extra payment for a guide will take place, if the group has a need to have city tour in other languages.
The price can change in connection with change of currency rate.
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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