19 - 28 June 2019
  Poti, Kobuleti, Batumi      Georgia

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

Director:  Prof. Lauzi Chanishvili

Goal of the Festival: 

  • Development of folklore arts; popularization of the world folklore culture; sharing of experience between participants; empowerment of mutual respect and tolerance; deepening of creative contacts; popularization of Georgian and world folklore arts; improvement of the level of qualification of choreographers;

Festival Participants:

Folklore groups from different countries of the world and different regions of Georgia (ages not limited) take part in the Festival.
Participation Conditions: Participants present two shows (3-5 minutes each) in the following nominations: folklore dances, folklore songs (ensembles and individual); songs and romances; folklore handcraft arts (exhibitions).  In the final conclusive concert participating artists will present only one show.  Music can be live or phonogram.  With the application Festival participants submit their program (audio, video files of their previous shows, materials necessary to be published in the newspaper and Festival booklet).  Festival participants will be awarded with the Festival Laureate Diplomas and different presents. 

Program:

Day 1, City of Kobuleti
Arrival and accommodation of the Festival participants.
 
Day 2, City of Poti
Reception of the heads of delegations in the Mayor’s Office of Poti;
16.00 – Festival opening and parade of participants in Poti;
17.00 – First concert;
 
Day 3, City of Batumi
Reception of the heads of delegations in the Mayor’s Office of Batumi;
16.00 – parade of the Festival participants in Batumi;
17.00 – Festival concert;
 
Day 4, City of Kobuleti
11.00 - 17.00 – Festival concert in the Culture and Recreation Park of Kobuleti (open air stage).
 
Day 5, City of Batumi
10.00 – 12.00 - Excursion;
12.00 – Reception of the heads of delegations at the Ministry of Education, Culture and Sports of the Autonomous Republic of Adjara;
13.00 – Parade of Festival participants in Batumi;
14.00 – 20.00 – Gala Concert in the Arts and Music Center of Batumi.  
 
Day 6 and 7, City of Batumi
Free day/excursions
 
Day 8 and 9
11.00 - 15.00 – Scientific-Practical Conference;
16.00 - 18.00 – Master-class. 

Participation fee:

According to self-funding principle each foreign participating groups pay the following fee per participant of their group:
  • 200 Euro – 10 days – hotel accommodation (2, 3 and 4 bed rooms), meals 3 times a day; all in-country transportation, including airport transfer both ways;
  • 250 Euro – 10 days – 2-start hotel accommodation (2, 3 bed rooms), meals 3 times a day; all in-country transportation, including airport transfer both ways;
  • 350 Euro – 10 days – 3-star hotel accommodation (2, 3 bed rooms), meals 3 times a day; all in-country transportation, including airport transfer both ways;
  • 1300 Euro – 10 days –5-star hotel accommodation (2 bed rooms), meals 3 times a day; all in-country transportation, including airport transfer both ways;
Note: accommodation will be located in the City of Kobuleti; hotels will be specified after the type and level of hotel will be chosen by each participating group. 
Important: Every 16th participant of a Festival participant group is free from the Festival fee;
 
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.
 
Participating group transfers 50% advance payment of the whole fee to be paid.  Remaining 40% is to be transferred not later than a week ahead of the start of Festival. 

Application Form     until 25 January 2019