29 October - 1 November 2018
  Tbilisi      Georgia

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

Director:  Ludmila Pritulchik

We invite you to participate in the festival-contest in Georgia!
“Gamarjoba” is Georgian word that welcomes you and wishes a victory. So wonderful Tbilisi will meet all the guests with great hospitality, kindness and love.
 
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 2018-2019 many festivals-contests were held in various cities all around the world. The Super final of the festival season will be held in October 2019. The Ist degree Laureates at any of the festivals-contests held during the festival season 2018-2019 in the framework of the Salute to Talents project, are allowed to take part in Super final. Super final prize fund is 500 000 rubles.
 
Participation in the festival-contest is possible for those creative groups and soloists, who filled up the Application form and paid a participation fee and touristic program. The participation fee is calculated by the art-manager of the festival-contest according to the Application. The cost of touristic program is calculated according to the prices posted on the site of the Salut to talents project and its partners and according to Application. Accommodation, transfer and excursions for the participants of the festival-contest are ensured by official project partners only. 

Nominations:

  1. Instrumental art. Classical. Folk. Pop. Jazz
  2. Vocal art. Academic. Folk. Pop. Vocal and Instrumental Ensemble
  3. Fine art. Painting and graphics. Photo. Applied arts.
  4. Choreography. Classical dance. Folk dance. Pop dance. Folk stylization. Modern dance (jazz, modern, contemporary). Modern dance (street dances). Modern dance (experimental). Ballroom dance. Childish dance.
  5. Theatre. Drama theatre. Art of declamation. Musical. Mimics and Gesture theatre. Fashion performance. Puppet-show
  6. The original genre
  7. Foklore crativity
The participation in the nomination “Choreography. Childish dance” is allowed only in pre-school and junior age group.

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
Each age group allows participation of up to 30% of members out of the fixed age ranges.  

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 performances of the duration of not more than 4 minutes. In the nominations “Theatre” and “Instrumental art” (ensembles and orchestras) it is allowed to present only one performance of the duration of no more than 10 minutes. In the nomination "theatrical creativity", if there is a technical possibility and in conjunction with the organizing committee, it is possible to increase the time of performance to 30 minutes. At the same time, every additional 10 minutes, in excess of the established by the Regulations, are paid as additional participation. Soloists and small groups present a program of one performance of the duration of not more than 5. In the nomination “Instrumental art” soloists and small groups may present two performances of the duration of not more than 5 together. In the nomination "Choreographic Creativity" a presentation of one performance of duration of no more than 10 minutes is allowed. If the participants exceed the time limit, jury is entitled to stop the performance and disqualify the participants.
 
Choirs present a program with a duration of at least 8 and not more than 15 minutes. The minimum number is 2 songs, at the same   time they must be different. At least one song should be performed a capella. 
In the nomination "Folklore Creativity" groups present a concert-contest program of a mixed genre with a duration of no more than 8 minutes.
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 days 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 cm or less.

Program:

Tbilisi (4 days)
Day 1 – 29 October 2018. Check-in
Recommended arrival time is from 8.00 am to 12.00 am***.
Receiving the group by the guide in the airport (after 8.00 am) ***.
City tour: The way will follow the main avenues: Rustaveli and Agmashenebeli. You will also cross two main squares of the city: Freedom Square and Square of Europe, and will see the National Museum, the house of Parliament, the palace of Caucasian vicegerent, Alexander Park, Kashveti church and so on.
Transfer to the hotel
Check-in after 2.00 p.m.
Free time
Night in hotel
 
Day 2 – 30.10 Festival day
Breakfast
Transfer from the hotel to the concert hall
Rehearsals.
Opening of the Festival-Contest.
Competitive performance.
Round table for jurors and teachers.
Workshop.
Gala concert and award Ceremony. Handing out of diplomas and Winners Cups.
At the end of the festival day all kids and teachers will get souvenirs.  All teachers will also get letters of thanks and round table participation certificates.
Lunch during the festival day (for extra cost) *
Transfer from the concert hall to the hotel
Night in a hotel
 
Day 3 – 31.10
Breakfast
Free time or tour to Mtskheta*. Mtskheta is the first capital of Georgia. The ancient town is situated not far from Tbilisi, and there are a lot of wonderful places around it. You will see Jvary Monastery and the sightseeing platform nearby. In Mtskheta you will see the birthplace of the Georgian civilization.
You can make your program more interesting by including any suggested tour* into it.
Night in a hotel
 
Day 4 – 01.11
Breakfast
Check-out from the hotel (from 10 am to 12 am) ***
Transfer to the Tbilisi airport***.

Participation fee:

  • 169 Euro - Iveria Inn 4 - Double and triple rooms, rooms for 4 persons – by request. Facilities in the room, buffet breakfast
(15 persons + 1 for free)

Participation fee for one nomination:

20 EUR for one ensemble participant, 30 EUR for a soloist  (not included into trip price and paid apart)  

Participation fee includes:

  • 3 nights in a hotel**
  • 3 breakfasts
  • Transfers:
              - Airport – city tour – hotel.
              - Hotel – concert hall – hotel.
              - Hotel – Airport***.

Participation fee doesn't include:

  • Air tickets
  • Any museum’s admissions and ticketing
  • Any additional trips
  • Additional nights at the hotel with breakfast
 * - not included into the price
*** - In case when the group needs transfer on time and date other than stipulated in the program, the trip price may be recalculated by inclusion of the individual transfer costs.
(!!!): The transfer schedule "airport-city tour-hotel"(arrival) and "hotel-airport" (departure) will be arranged by a tour-manager two week before the date of the festival (based on the arrival time of all participants and according to groups allocation for pre-planned bus schedule). Leaders and managers of groups will be informed of transfer schedules and approximate waiting time in advance. Individual transfer is available at extra cost (calculation by request).
The organizer keeps the right to replace services included into the touristic product with the services of the same or higher category meeting the dates of the tour.
 
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.
As a next step - payment of an advance reservation installment to the organizational committee of the festival.