Director: Natalia Kazlova The Festival is held in Spain, on the famous and most visited coast - Costa Brava. The Festival is a real marathon of various kinds of creativity and art. Our goal is to combine the participants of the Festival with different cultures and forms of creativity. The main idea of the Festival is to bring together artistic groups from around the world to build contacts, to present and showcase their achievements, to explore the cultures of other nations, to cooperate internationally and to educate tolerance. The international Festival “Marathon of Talents in Europe" is a cultural event demonstrating various work achievements, where all participants will be able to show their skills, abilities and talents. Participants of Festival: Choreographic Art (Groups, Collectives, Ensembles, Show-entertainers, Soloists, etc.) Classical Dance Ballroom Dance Modern Dance (Jazz, Modern, Neoclassical, etc.) National Dance (Folk Dance) Pop Dance Social Dances (Swing, Argentine tango, Zoug, Kizomba, Bachata, Salsa, Samba, Merengue, Reggaeton, Hustle, etc.). Mixed styles of Dance Instrumental Music (Ensembles, Orchestras, Quartettes, Trios, Duettes and Individual performers) Modern Music Pop Music National Music Classical Music Ethnical Music, etc. Vocal (Choirs, Ensembles of different styles of execution, Quartettes, Trios, Duettes and Soloists) Modern National Academic Church choirs Pop Jazz Rock Rap, etc. Photography/ Video, Design Arts and Crafts Theater Fashion Art of creative word Theatrical Art Musicals and musical theatre productions Mixed Music and Dance groups Other types of Art Age categories: Less than 9 years 10 - 13 years 14 - 16 years 17 - 21 years 22 years and more Children, adult creative groups and individual performers with no age limit can take part in the Festival. Conditions of participation in the festival: For the competition, the participants must prepare two acts accompanied by background music (max. 4 minutes each). For the Gala Concert, the participants must prepare one act (can be a different one, or same on as at the competition). Theatrical groups, musicals, musical and theatre productions, mixed music and theatre groups can submit one performance, lasting 20-25 minutes. Participants of a collective group performing separately are considered as a separate participant. 14 days prior to the competition start, participants should send the background music of the acts to the electronic address. Life background music is allowed. The Organizing Committee reserves the right to use and distribute audio, video clips and other kind of production, produced during the competition activities. Team leaders are responsible for the members of the group during the period of mass Festival events and holiday. Prizes and awards of the festival: All participants of the competition are awarded with international diplomas. The participants of the competition are given the following titles: Grand Prix possessor 1st degree winner 2nd degree winner 3rd degree winner Award winner Participant of the competition Winners of the competition are awarded with corresponding certificates, confirming the title. All participants will be awarded with diplomas of international standard. Leaders and supporters of the participants will be awarded official Thank you letters from the Festival Organizing Committee. Sponsors have the right to set up additional prizes and awards independently from the rewarding jury. According to the results of the competition, the winners of the Grand Prix will be defined (from all nominations). The score rating system means that regardless of the number of participants in any category, each of them will be evaluated by the jury on the quality of his performance, without comparing one with the other participants. In the absence of worthy contenders for the Grand Prix or other prizes, those will simply not not be awarded. Since it is a score evaluation system, according to the results of the competition day, prizes may be duplicated. The jury's decision is final and cannot be changed. Festival jury: The Organising Committee of the competition chooses the members of the international jury. The jury rates the performances of the competition by voting secretly on a scale of one to ten. The main evaluation criteria judges on the level of mastery. Main evaluation criteria: Stage presence and technicality; Compositional structure of performance; Artistry, disclosure of the artistic image, scenic culture; Level of difficulty of executive performance (dynamics, emotions); Compliance with the performance capabilities of the repertoire and artists age category; Artistry, facial expressions, disclosure of the artistic image; Creative individuality (for soloists); Originality of the performance. Participation fee: Accommodation in hotel 3***: Accommodation in 3/4 room – 219 €/ person (additional day - 39 €/ person) Accommodation in double room – 249 €/ person (additional day - 49 €/ person) Accommodation in single room – 315 €/ person (additional day - 60 €/ person) Accommodation in hotel 4****: Accommodation in 3/4 room – 275 €/person (additional day - 49 €/person) Accommodation in double room – 299 €/person (additional day - 60 €/person) Accommodation in single room – 390 €/person (additional day - 73 €/person) Groups of 25 persons: One group leader free of charge! (25 paying participants + 1 free of charge) Additional payment for participants: Soloists: 55€ Duets, small groups (3-5 people): 30€/ person Participation in additional category: 10€/ person Participation fee includes: Stay in a 3-4 stars hotel (4 nights/ 5 days). The hotel is located 60 km from Barcelona Airport and 35 km from Girona Airport. It is located in the city center, near the beach; 2x food service per day - Breakfast and dinner. Made for the convenience of participants (participants are either at performances or on excursions every day and lunches loosed). If you would like a three times food service, it can be arranged for an extra payment; Prizes and gifts; International Diplomas; Diplomas and gifts from the city; An official invitation; Groups of 25 persons: One group leader free of charge! Opportunity to visit the best places in Costa Brava (a big spectrum of excursions is offered for an additional payment); Participation in welcoming evening where participants get to know each other and present their group; Master classes possibility, additional holidays before or after the festival. Attention: The price doesn't include tourist tax! The tourist tax has to be paid to the hotel at the check-in. The price is 0,60€/ person/ night. This is only for people who are 17 years old and older. Participation fee does not include: Excursions Master-classes from Spanish professionals in each art form Photo/video of performances Photo/video of excurtions Medical insurance Transport charges Transfer Barcelona/ Girona Airport - hotel - Barcelona/ Girona Airport. If you wish, we can arrange a transfer for an additional payment. Participants arriving separately should pay separately. Touristic taxes Program: Day 1 - Arrival in Barcelona. Transfer to Costa Brava, where the Festival will be conducted. Accommodation in hotel, relax and depending on the arrival time, meeting with festival organizers, getting to know the festival program and presentation of the excursion program. Day 2 - Breakfast. Rehearsal. In the evening - Festival opening, Contest Day Day 3 - Breakfast. Excursion to beautiful and historical capital of Catalonia - Barcelona (for additional payment). Dinner. Day 4 - Breakfast. Rehearsal. Free time. Gala Concert, the announcement ceremony of the results of the competition and the solemn rewarding of all participants; Dinner Day 5 - Breakfast. Departure (Room Check-out till 10am). Transfer to airport. * The program can be changed. * All excursions on request and for an additional payment. The organizers reserve the right to cancel the Festival 30 days before the start of the festival week in case the minimum number of participants is missing. In the case of contributions already paid, the amount will be reimbursed in full to the participants. For an additional payment, excursions can be organised: 4 hours on a sailing catamaran "Sensation" (includes food and drinks + swimming in a wild bay); Excursion to Barcelona Panoramic; Excursion to the Montserrat monastery; Show Flamenco "Noche Espanyola"; Theme park "Port Aventura"; Excursion to Girona and famous Dali Museum. Excursion to the ancient cities of Rupit and Besalu 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.