25 June - 6 July 2018
  Lloret de Mar      Spain

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

Director:  Ludmila Pritulchik

Application Form

  until 25 May 2018

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 2016-2017 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 2017 in Saint-Petersburg. The 1st degree Laureates at any of the festivals-contests, held during the festival season 2016-2017 in the framework of the Salute to Talents project, are allowed to take part in Super Final.

Periods of stay:

29.06.2018 – 02.07.2018
25.06.2018 – 05.07.2018
29.06.2018 – 06.07.2018

Nominations:

  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

The 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 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. Soloists and small groups present a program of one item lasting not more than 5 minutes. In the nomination “Instrumental art” soloists and small groups may present two items lasting not more than 5 minutes together. If the participants exceed the time limit, jury is entitled to stop the performance and disqualify the participants.
 
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 50x70 sm 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 or CD (each track on separate CD). 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 1st 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.

Costa-Brava is one of the most scenic stretch of the Mediterranean coast joining together magnificent beach resorts and outdoor activities and tourism zones. Cliffs and emerald spurs of the Pyrenees covered with pines and firs inspired Salvador Dali and Antoni Gaudí. With the help of «Salute to Talents» Costa Brava is turning into Costa del Arte – the coast of creativity where everyone will be able to express himself!

Program Lloret de Mar №1 (Bus, 11 days)

Warsaw - Dresden – Luxembourg – Paris – 5 days on the Spain coast (Costa Brava - Lloret de Mar) - Strasbourg - Rothenburg an der Tauber
2 overnight travels
 
1st day. 25th June 2018. Brest - Warsaw
Arriving to Brest (arrival time recommended is before 6 am). Receiving the group with the guide at a railway station. Boarding the bus, departure before 6 am, Belarusian-Polish border crossing. Transfer to Warsaw (about 200 km).
  • Walking tour around Old Town: you will see the beautiful and cozy center of Old Town, Warsaw's Castle Square, Royal Castle, St. John's Cathedral, Old Town Market Place, Mermaid – the symbol of Warsaw.
The transit through the territory of Poland.
The transfer for accommodation at the overnight location to the hotel close to the Polish-Czech border (about 450 km).
Night at the hotel
 
2nd day. 26th 2018. Dresden
Breakfast.
Transfer to Dresden (200 км).
  • Excursion around Dresden with visit to the Zwinger, the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity and the embankment of the Elbe River.
The transfer for accommodation at the overnight location to the hotel to Luxemburg (680 км).
Night at the hotel.
 
3rd day. 27th June 2018. Luxembourg
Breakfast. Walk around Luxembourg with a tour to Adolphe and the Grand Duchess Charlotte Bridges, Notre-Dame Cathedral.
Transfer to Paris (370 km).
  • Sightseeing tour around Paris: Champs Elysées, Triumphal arch, the Paris Opera, the Notre Dame Cathedral, the Palais de Justice, and fortress-prison Conciergerie.
Boat tour around the Senna River*.
Night at the hotel
 
4th day. 28th June 2018. Paris
Breakfast. There are 2 options:
  • Visit to Disneyland*. Disneyland is a complex of amusement parks of the company "Walt Disney" in the city of Marne-la-Valais 32 km east of Paris. The area of the park is about 1943 hectares. Cowboys, Indians and gold diggers, ghosts and phantoms, characters of your favorite cartoons and fairy-tale heroes will be at your side all day, while you entertain at all kinds of attractions, take part in the Parade or have a dinner at a fabulous restaurant.
  • Walk around Paris: Ascent to the Eiffel Tower *, visiting the Louvre Museum * d'Orsay *, etc.
Overnight travel to Costa Brava (1000 km).
 
5th day. 29th June 2018. Costa Brava (Lloret de Mar)
Arriving to Lloret de Mar, one of the scenic and famous resort of the Spanish cost of Costa Brava.
Breakfast at extra cost*.
Rest on the beach.
Check-in after 14:00
Lunch.
Dinner.
Night at the hotel.
 
6th day. 30th June 2018. Festival
Breakfast
Festival day
Transfer to the festival
  • Rehearsal
  • The opening of the Festival-Contest
  • Performances
  • Workshops
  • Gala-concert and Awards ceremony. Diploma and cup awarding
  • Panel discussion for jury members, directors and educators.
  • Disco
At the end of the day children and educators will get souvenirs, directors and educators will also get appreciation letters and panel discussion participation certificates that can be used to obtain advances training grant for educators.
Lunch during the festival day.
Transfer to the hotel.
Night in the hotel.
 
7th day. 1 st July 2018. Sightseeing tour around Barcelona
Breakfast
Sightseeing tour around Barcelona
  • Sightseeing tour around Barcelona: the Gothic Quarter, Barcelona Cathedral, Royal Palace, the Palace of the Government of Catalonia and the City Hall of Barcelona, Sagrada Familia cathedral, Casa Batlló and Casa Milà.
Lunch. Rest on the beach. Dinner.
Night at the hotel.
 
8th day. 2nd July 2018. Costa Brava (Lloret de Mar) Breakfast. Free time or excursions at extra cost. Lunch.
  • A visit to Port Aventura Park*, the second largest in Europe after Disneyland. It is situated in the Northern Spain in tourist city Salou. There are more than 40 attractions on its territory in 117 hectares. The park is divided into 6 themed zones, a walk through which represents a real round-the-world journey, made in just one day: the Mediterranean, the Wild West, Mexico, China, Polynesia and the children's country "Sesame."
Rest on the beach.
Dinner.
Night at the hotel.
 
9th day. 3rd July 2018. Costa Brava (Lloret de Mar)
Breakfast
Check-out at 10:00. Rest on the beach.
Overnight travel to Strasbourg (1000 kм).
 
10th day. 4th July 2018. Strasbourg
  • Walk around Strasbourg: Strasbourg Cathedral, the oldest pharmacy in France (1268), the Kammerzell House (ХV century), Market Square, the Quarter «Little France». Free time.
Check-in.
Night at the hotel.
 
11th day. 5th July 2018. Nuremberg
Breakfast
Transfer to Nuremberg.
  • Walk around the city: The Old Town, Nuremberg Castle, Albrecht Durer’s House, Market Place.
     The transfer for accommodation at the overnight location to the hotel in Poland (500 km) Night at the hotel.

Participation fee Program 1:

(10 persons + 1 for free)

  • 549 Euro per person

Participation fee includes:

  • Excursions according to the program
  • Russian-speaking guide according to the program
  • 2 nights in the hotel in Poland
  • 1 night in the hotel in Germany
  • 1 night in the hotel in the suburb of Paris
  • 4 nights in the hotel on the coast of Costa Brava
  • 1 night in the hotel in France
  • 9 continental breakfast in hotels
  • 4 dinners in the hotel in Spain
  • 4 lunches in the hotel in Spain
  • Bus transfer

Participation fee doesn't include:

  • Two-way tickets
  • Workshops
  • Schengen visa
  • Medical insurance – 1 euro per a day**
  • Additional excursions
  • Any museum’s admissions and ticketing
  • A visit to Disneyland and Port Aventura Parks

- not included into the price of the trip

!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, there will be recalculation of the price due to individual transfer and city tour.

!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.

Program Lloret de Mar №2 (8 days)

1st day. 29th June 2018. Check-in
Arriving to Barcelona**. Receiving the group in the airport. Arrival time recommended is from 8:00 to 12:00. Transfer to the coast of Costa Brava in Lloret de Mar. Check-in.
Lunch. Rest on the beach. Dinner in the hotel.
Night at the hotel.
 
2nd day. 30th June 2018. Festival
Breakfast
Festival day
Transfer to the festival
  • Rehearsal
  • The opening of the Festival-Contest
  • Performances
  • Workshops
  • Gala-concert and Awards ceremony. Diploma and cup awarding
  • Panel discussion for jury members, directors and educators.
  • Disco
At the end of the day children and educators will get souvenirs, directors and educators will also get appreciation letters and panel discussion participation certificates that can be used to obtain advances training grant for educators.
Lunch during the festival day.
Transfer to the hotel.
Night in the hotel.
 
3rd day. 1st July 2018. Sightseeing tour to Barcelona Breakfast
Sightseeing tour to Barcelona
  • Sightseeing tour around Barcelona: the Gothic Quarter, Barcelona Cathedral, Royal Palace, the Palace of the Government of Catalonia and the City Hall of Barcelona, Sagrada Familia cathedral, Casa Batlló and Casa Milà.
Lunch. Rest on the beach. Dinner.
Night at the hotel.
 
4th day. 2nd July 2018. Costa Brava (Lloret de Mar)
Breakfast. Free time or excursions at extra cost
  • A visit to Port Aventura Park*, the second largest in Europe after Disneyland. It is situated in the Northern Spain in tourist city Salou. There are more than 40 attractions on its territory in 117 hectares. The park is divided into 6 themed zones, a walk through which represents a real round-the-world journey, made in just one day: the Mediterranean, the Wild West, Mexico, China, Polynesia and the children's country "Sesame."
Rest on the beach.
Dinner.
Night at the hotel.
 
5th day. 3rd June 2018. Free day
Breakfast. Rest on the beach or excursions at extra cost:
  • Girona with a visit to the Dalí Theatre and Museum*. Girona is the center of the richest Spanish province and the second most important city of Catalonia. This is the most beautiful medieval city with the labyrinth of alleys, Jewish Quarter, watch towers and impressive Cathedral. Transfer to Figueres, a small town, where was born, lived, created and died Salvador Dalí, the richest artist in the world and the most famous Catalan in the world. In his native town he performed the greatest project of his life - the Dalí Theatre and Museum.
Lunch. Dinner in the hotel.
Night at the hotel.
 
6th day. 4th June 2018. Free time
Breakfast. Rest on the beach or excursions at extra cost:
  • Flamenco show * in Lloret de Mar. You will visit the performance of Spanish dance and flamenco, which is held with great success. Flamenco show is a work of art that is distinguished by the highest level of quality, magnificent choreography and a wide variety of costumes, illuminations and decorations.
Dinner in the hotel.
Night at the hotel.
 
7th day. 5th July2018. Free time
Breakfast. Rest on the beach. Lunch.
Rest on the beach or excursions at extra cost:
  • Knight Tournament*. The medieval castle of Count D'Valltorder is the only one in Catalonia offering its guests a real medieval tournament - a grandiose theatrical performance, allowing you to immerse yourself in the atmosphere of the Middle Ages. The tournament includes departure, games, horseback battles, hand-to-hand fights - everything that happened in such tournaments during the Middle Ages. After the knight tournament, guests are led to a large ballroom where the castle orchestra performs music of all styles: waltz, tango, cha-cha-cha, foxtrot, etc.
Dinner in the hotel.
Night at the hotel.
 
8th day. 6th July 2018. Check-out
Breakfast.
Check-out before 10:00
Transfer to the airport of Barcelona**. Arrival time recommended is from 10:00 to 15:00. (!!!): The schedule of transfers on the route "airport - hotel" (arrival), as well as "hotel - airport" (departure) will be compiled by the tour manager of the festival two weeks before the festival date taking into account the arrival time of all teams according to the principle of filling buses. Transfer on arrival to Barcelona will take place in the morning, the recommended arrival time: 08-00 - 12-00. The recommended time of departure from Barcelona is 10-00 - 15-00. In case of arrival to Barcelona / departure from Barcelona at a time different from the recommended one, it is possible to recalculate the cost of the trip by including an individual transfer. The schedule of transfers, as well as the estimated waiting time will be reported to the leaders of the groups. Upon request, an individual transfer is possible for an additional fee, the cost is calculated upon request.

Participation fee Program 2:

10+1 for free

  • 429 Euro per person

- not included into the price of the trip

- Please note that on the first day the city tour is joined with the transfer to the hotel. If the date or the time of excursion are changed, the transfer is at extra cost.

Participation fee includes:

  • 7 nights at the hotel on the coast of Costa Brava.
  • З meals a day
  • Sightseeing tour around Barcelona
  • Transfer according the program

Participation fee doesn't include:

  • Two-way tickets
  • Schengen visa
  • Medical insurance – 8 euros
  • Any museum’s admissions and ticketing

!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, there will be recalculation of the price due to individual transfer and city tour.

!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.

Program Lloret de Mar №3 (4 days)

1st day. 29th June 2018. Check-in
Arriving to Barcelona**. Receiving the group in the airport. Arrival time recommended is from 8:00 to 12:00. Transfer to the coast of Costa Brava in Lloret de Mar. Check-in.
Lunch. Rest on the beach. Dinner in the hotel.
Night at the hotel.
 
2nd day. 30th June 2018. Festival
Breakfast
Festival day
Transfer to the festival
  • Rehearsal
  • The opening of the Festival-Contest
  • Performances
  • Workshops
  • Gala-concert and Awards ceremony. Diploma and cup awarding
  • Panel discussion for jury members, directors and educators.
  • Disco
At the end of the day children and educators will get souvenirs, directors and educators will also get appreciation letters and panel discussion participation certificates that can be used to obtain advances training grant for educators.
Lunch during the festival day.
Transfer to the hotel.
Night in the hotel.
 
3rd day. 1st July 2018. Sightseeing tour to Barcelona
Breakfast
Rest on the beach
Lunch
Sightseeing tour to Barcelona
 
  • Sightseeing tour around Barcelona: the Gothic Quarter, Barcelona Cathedral, Royal Palace, the Palace of the Government of Catalonia and the City Hall of Barcelona, Sagrada Familia cathedral, Casa Batlló and Casa Milà.
Dinner
Night at the hotel.
 
4th day. 2nd July 2018. Costa Brava (Lloret de Mar)
Breakfast.
    Check-out before 10:00
Transfer to the airport of Barcelona**. Arrival time recommended is from 10:00 to 15:00. (!!!): The schedule of transfers on the route "airport - hotel" (arrival), as well as "hotel - airport" (departure) will be compiled by the tour manager of the festival two weeks before the festival date taking into account the arrival time of all teams according to the principle of filling buses. Transfer on arrival to Barcelona will take place in the morning, the recommended arrival time: 08-00 - 12-00. The recommended time of departure from Barcelona is 10-00 - 15-00. In case of arrival to Barcelona / departure from Barcelona at a time different from the recommended one, it is possible to recalculate the cost of the trip by including an individual transfer. The schedule of transfers, as well as the estimated waiting time will be reported to the leaders of the groups. Upon request, an individual transfer is possible for an additional fee, the cost is calculated upon request.

Participation fee Program 3:

10+1 for free

  • 259 Euro per person

- not included into the price of the trip

- Please note that on the first day the city tour is joined with the transfer to the hotel. If the date or the time of excursion are changed, the transfer is at extra cost.

Participation fee includes:

  • 3 nights at the hotel on the coast of Costa Brava.
  • З meals a day
  • Sightseeing tour around Barcelona
  • Transfer according the program

Participation fee doesn't include:

  • Two-way tickets
  • Schengen visa
  • Medical insurance – 8 euros
  • Any museum’s admissions and ticketing
!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, there will be recalculation of the price due to individual transfer and city tour.
!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.

Extra excursions

A visit to Port Aventura Park
Port Aventura Park is the second largest in Europe after Disneyland. It is situated in the Northern Spain in tourist city Salou. There are more than 40 attractions on its territory in 117 hectares. The park is divided into 6 themed zones, a walk through which represents a real round-the-world journey, made in just one day: the Mediterranean, the Wild West, Mexico, China, Polynesia and the children's country "Sesame."
Santa Maria de Montserrat
Montserrat - the oldest monastery located on the top of the mountain. This place is one of the most beautiful sanctuaries of Catalonia. The main heritage of the monastery is the black Virgin of Montserrat, possessing miraculous power. There is one of the oldest music schools in Europe delighting visitors with the children's choir during church services. In addition, there are quite large collections of works by Picasso, Caravaggio, El Greco, Dali and other equally famous artists.
Girona with a visit to the Dalí Theatre and Museum
Girona is the center of the richest Spanish province and the second most important city of Catalonia. This is the most beautiful medieval city with the labyrinth of alleys, Jewish Quarter, watch towers and impressive Cathedral. Transfer to Figueres, a small town, where was born, lived, created and died Salvador Dalí, the richest artist in the world and the most famous Catalan in the world. In his native town he performed the greatest project of his life - the Dalí Theatre and Museum.
 
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.

Application Form     until 25 May 2018