Director: Mrs. Ludmila Pritulchik
until 2 March 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 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 1st 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.
2. Vocal art: Folk; Academic; Pop; Vocal and Instrumental Ensemble
3. Choreography: Folk dance; Classical dance; Pop dance (including folk stylisation); Modern dance; Ballroom dancing
4. Theatre: Art of declamation; Drama theatre; Musical; Mimics and Gesture theatre; Fashion performance; Puppet-show
5. The original genre
6. Fine art: Painting and graphics; Photo; Craftworks
Group categories of participants:
- Small Groups (2-3 participants)
- Choirs (vocal groups over 12 people)
- Orchestras (instrumental ensembles of more than 8 people)
Age categories of members:
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:
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.
The Festival-Contest will take place in wonderful Kazan – the city connecting eastern and western culture. Kazan has a thousand years’ history – during this period the capital of Tatarstan has accumulated a reach cultural heritage and became one of the most beautiful cities of our country. We invite you to participate in the Festival-Contest “Culture Fusion” in Kazan!
Recommended arrival time – from 8.00 am to 12.00 am. Meeting with the guide at the railway station (after 8.00 am).
Free time or “Night Kazan” tour*, showing another side of the city, illuminated and unforgettable.
Night in the hotel.
Festival day (or free day, depending on nomination).
Transfer to the concert hall.
Round table for jurors and teachers. Workshop*. Gala concert and Award ceremony. Handing out of diplomas and Winners Cups to the participants.
Lunch during the festival day.
Transfer to the hotel.
Tour to Raif monastery*
Tour to Kazan Hippodrome*
Tour to Kazan Planetarium*
Tour to Bulgary*
Tour to Raif monastery*
Tour to Kazan Hippodrom*
Tour to Kazan Planetarium*
Tour to Bulgary *
Night at a hotel.
Transfer to the railway station.
Free time before departure of the train. Recommended departure time – after 16:00.
Participation fee includes:
- 3 nights at the chosen hotel
- 3 breakfasts and 2 lunches
- City Tour in Kazan
- Tour to Sviyazhsk
- Entrance tickets to Sviyazhsk and Kazan Kremlin
- Transfer according to the program***
Participation fee doesn't include:
- Medical insurance
- Any museum’s admissions and ticketing
- Additional transfer
- Additional days at the hotel
- Additional tours
*** Please note that on the first day the city tour is joined with the transfer to the hotel, and on the 4th day tour to Sviyazhsk is joined with transfer to the railway station.