22 - 27 September 2019
  Lloret de Mar, Costa Brava      Spain

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

Director:  Diana Pavlov

Application Form

  until 30 August 2019


International contest “SEA, SUN, FESTIVAL” is a festival contest of various genres which corresponds to its name as the participants find themselves on the warm coast of the Mediterranean sea, under the hot Spanish sun, and, of course, beautiful happy days of the competition. After the long everyday working life, studies, and laborious rehearsals finally there comes that long expected time of the competitions of creative groups. Talented young people from all over the world are ready to make us happy by their creative work again and again. Here in Spain all the most cherished dreams come true as our international contest is a possibility to meet old friends, find new ones, relax, slide down the steep slide into the deep of caressing Mediterranean sea, and fly high up into the air having shown everyone their achievements in the world of art!

Nominations:

GROUP (А) – choreographic groups and soloists:
  • I category: classic ballet;
  • II category: folk dance, folk stylized dance, ethnic dance;
  • III category: ballroom dance;
  • IV category: sport dance (hip hop, disco, techno, street, electric boogie, break dance, pop locking and other street styles);
  • V category: modern dance (jazz modern, neoclassic etc.);
  • VI category: variety dance;
  • VII category: social dance (Argentine Tango, balboa, bachata, boogie, waltz, West Coast swing, zouk,  Irish set dancing, country music, kizomba, lindy hop, machine, merengue, reggaeton, rueda, salsa, samba de gafieira, Semba, forró, hustle, and others).
GROUP (B) – instrumental groups and soloists:
  • I category: percussion instruments’ ensembles;
  • II category: guitarists’ ensembles;
  • III category: jazz style ensembles;
  • IV category: chamber orchestras;
  • V category: symphony orchestras;
  • VI category: accordion and button accordion players’ orchestras;
  • VII category: folk orchestra ensembles;
  • VIII category: soloists and piano ensembles (programs for a one piano).
GROUP (С) – singing (choirs, musicals, ensembles, duets, trios, soloists):
  • I category: academic singing;
  • II category: jazz singing;
  • III category: rock and rap;
  • IV category: folk singing;
  • V category: pop singing;
  • VI category: musicals.
GROUP (D) – artists and authors of the decorative and applied arts’ products, fashion theaters:
  • I category: fashion theaters;
  • II category: students of art schools and child art schools;
  • III category: students of art colleges, academies and institutes;
  • IV category: young professional artists;
  • V category: photo and video works (photo workshops, photo exhibitions, studios, authors).
GROUP (E) – Original genre*:
  • I category: circus, clownery, acrobatics, original gymnastics, juggling;
  • II category: illusion;
  • III category: pantomime, variety miniature, theatre miniature;
  • IV category: art of speaking word, readers.
*Air, fire and animal acts are prohibited.

Age groups of the participants:

  • I) younger than 9 years old
  • II ) 10-12 years
  • III) 13-15 years
  • IV) 16-19 years
  • V) 20-25 years
  • VI) from 26 years
  • Mixed
* The group age is based on the majority of the participants.

Technical requirements:

  • Each group should present 1 or 2 competitive compositions of 2-5 minutes each. Each soloist should present 1 performance up to 4 minutes.
  • All the compositions should be recorded on a USB flash drive. And also it’s obligatory to have a backup copy of tracks on a CD.
  • In the application it’s necessary to specify if the layout of performances is needed or if the work will be executed by one set.
  • It’s obligatory to indicate soloists, duets and small groups of 3-5 persons.
  • During the competitive performances as to the groups, so to the soloists it’s prohibited to use lip-synching sound records.

Jury:

The jury of the contest is formed of the most important choreographers and cultural workers of Spain, France, Canada and other countries of the Eastern Europe and Asia. International jury is formed by the contest’s providers. Participation in the gala concert isn’t guaranteed for everyone and is confirmed due to the results of the previous shows according to the consolidated legislative decision of the contest providers and the judges.
The jury has the right
  • not to award all the prizes; 
  • to share prize among performers;
  • to award special prizes to teachers for outstanding achievements;
  • to make a decision about breaking a performance which exceeds the bounds of the regulations;
  • the jury evaluates the participants on one hundred-point system, the final result is made up of the average quantity of the received scores and the average value of the progress scores;
  • the jury’s decisions are final and are not subject to review.
Evaluation criteria
GROUP (А) – choreographic groups and soloists
– mastery – technique of movements’ execution;
– compositional creation of the performance;
– suitability for the theatre (flexibility, costume, properties, performing standards);
– choice and correspondence of the musical and choreographic materials;
– artistic skills, disclosure of an artistic image.
GROUP (B) – instrumental groups and soloists
– degree of the complexity of the repertoire;
– degree of virtuosity and technical capability;
– scenic culture, artistic skill, posture.
GROUP (С) – singing (choirs, ensembles, duets, trios, soloists)
– purity of the intonation and quality of sound;
–  beauty of the timbre and the voice strength;
– scenic culture, artistic skill
– Mastery – technique of movements’ execution
GROUP (D) – artists and authors of the decorative and applied arts’ products, fashion theaters
– author’s creative personality and mastery;
– composition methods skill
– skills in the technique the work is done;
– uniqueness of the idea and execution;
– colour solution.
GROUP (E) – Original genre
– level of preparation and mastery;
– suitability for the theatre (flexibility, costume, properties, performing standards);
– artistic mounting of the program.

Prizes:

The jury evaluates the participants on 100-point scale.
Regarding the genres of performing and nominations the awards are distributed due to seven age groups
  • participants who received up to 70 points become prize winners (copper diploma);
  • participants who received from 70 to 79 points – prize winners of the third degree (bronze diploma);
  • participants who received from 80 to 89 points become prize winners of the second degree (silver diploma);
  • participants who received from 90 to 99 points become prize winners of the first degree (gold diploma);
  • participants who received 100 points become winners of the grand prize of the contest “SEA, SUN, FESTIVAL” (platinum diploma).
* ensembles, soloists, duets and small groups – winners of the first prizes and the Grand prize are given personalized trophy cups FIESTALONIA. Each group participant is given a nominal diploma from the founders and providers of the contest. Each group gets from the Spanish authorities an additional diploma in the form of engraving on a special base. Each team head and sponsor will be given thank-you letters on the letterhead of the kingdom of Spain.

Program:

1st day Sunday:
– check in to a hotel; (from 14:00)
– meeting with the organizers of the contest;
– presentation of the excursion programs;
– lunch;
– rehearsal (on request);
20:00 – dinner;
 
2nd day Monday: 
8:00 – breakfast;
13:00 – lunch;
14:00 – rehearsal;
17:00 – beginning of the festival;
21:00 – dinner.
 
3rd day Tuesday: 
8:00 – breakfast, free day;
09:00 – excursions (optionally for an additional charge);
20:00 – dinner.
 
4th day Wednesday: 
8:00 – breakfast, free day;
09:00 – excursions for those who are interested (for an additional charge);
20:00 – dinner.
 
5th day Thursday: 
8:00 – breakfast, free day;
09:00 – excursions (optionally for an additional charge);
18:00 – beginning of the gala concert of the winners and giving out of the awards.
20:00 – dinner.
 
6th day Friday:
8:00 – breakfast;
– check out from the hotel at 10:00.
ATTENTION! Organizers have opportunity to modify the program.
ATTENTION! We can provide you with a transfer from airports and train stations to the hotel and back.
* If you miss the lunch due to excursions or performances you have to ask for dry rations at the reception of your hotel the day before.

Participation fee:

Three-star hotel with full board
  • accommodation in a triple room €210/person – extra day €31/person
  • accommodation in a double room €235/person – extra day €37/person
  • accommodation in a single room €285/person – extra day €49/person
OFFER! Four-star hotel with full board
  • accommodation in a triple room €235/person – extra day €40/person
  • accommodation in a double room €258/person – extra day €47/person
  • accommodation in a single room €353/person – extra day €64/person
soloists pay extra €50.
duets pay extra €40 for a duet.
small groups of 3-5 persons pay extra €30 for a group.
For participating in each additional nomination – extra charge €15 per person.
Free places
Each 25th group’s participant gets a pack of our services for free!*
*All the list of the assignable services you can find in the section “What is included into the price”.
Attention:  We can provide you with a transfer from airports and train stations to the hotel and back. 
Attention:  Check out from the hotel at 10:00.
* Price does not include tourist tax.
Tourist tax is paid directly by the client directly to the hotel at check in: in Spain – 0.5 Euro / person / night

Participation fee includes:

  • 6 days and 5 nights in a three-star hotel or in four-star hotel;
  • full board, buffet (breakfast, lunch, dinner)+ drinks;
  • two concerts: competitive viewing; Gala Concert with an award ceremony;
  • special thank-you certificates in the form of engraving on a special basis from the town´s authorities
  • thank-you letters for choreographers and sponsors on the official numbered letterheads of the kingdom of Spain.
  • festival fee;
  • for team leaders from 25 people we provide accommodation in a double room for the cost of living in a triple room;

Participation fee does not include:

  • Transfers airport - hotel - airport. Could be requested for additional coast 
  • Touristic tax in Spain - 0,5 € / person / night

Extra trips:

  • Barcelona city sightseeing tour  + The Spanish Village or Aquarium  
  • Montserrat
  • Girona + museum of Salvador Dali
  • Port Aventura
  • Tossa de Mar (city-fortress)!
  • Chivalrous tournament with dinner and drinks
  • Flamenco show with dinner and drinks
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 30 August 2019