19 - 23 July 2019
  Çanakkale      Turkey

Dances Authentic Processed

Contact person:  Murat Erdem

Application Form

  until 8 February 2019

The festival is in the center of Çanakkale. Çanakkale, a historical and touristic city, is located in Marmara Region.  The history of Çanakkale starts with  The city of Troia where the Trojan Wars took place, continued with Çanakkale victory . During the festival the groups can visit Çanakkale and remains of these two historical event  in their free times.
Canakkale,with its natural wonder and historical wealth,  is one of the unmatched cities of the world.The many times destroyed and rebuilt antique city of Troy. Alxandria Troas ,the biggest antique city of Anatolia, which was considered by Empreror Konstantin as the capital of his empire; Assos where Aristotle ,one of the most prominent philosopher of the history spent some part of his life; Apollo Smintheus Holy Area; Parion , near Biga Kemer ; Neandreia where once stood the Temple of Aiolia; the Zeus Altar mentioned by Homeros in his world-famous Iliad; the forts of Babakale, Cimenlik and Kilitbahir; the Gallipoli Peninsula one of the bloodiest battles of the 20th Century were fought ; the historical town of Gelibolu; the biggest Turkish island Gokceada; naturally beautiful Bayramic Ayazma; and the authentic Bozcaada with its crystal waters.
UNESCO declared that 2018 as a Troia Year. Troia is a city well-known to both history  and  legend  (as well as archaeology), and was situated  in  northwest  Anatoliain  what  is  now  Turkey , located south of the southwest end of theDardanelles/Hellespont and northwest of Mount Ida at Hisaronu. It is best known for being the setting of the Trojan Wardescribed in the Greek Epic Cycle and especially in the Iliad, one of the two epic poems attributed to Homer.
A new capital called Ilium was founded on the site in the reign of the Roman Emperor Augustus. It flourished until the establishment  of  Constantinople and declined  gradually during the Byzantine era.   In 1865, English archaeologist  Frank  Calvert  excavated  trial trenches in a field  he  had  bought from a local farmer  at  Hisarlık,  and  in 1871,  Heinrich Schliemann, a wealthy  German businessman  and archaeologist, also  began excavating in the area. Finally he  found Ancient  Troia City. 
Troia was added to the UNESCO World Heritage list in 1998.  

Conditions for participation:

  • The groups are requested to arrive in ÇANAKKALE on 19. July 2019 - 10:00 and depart on 23.July .2019 - 12:00, after breakfast. 
  • The groups will prepare 5-10 minutes programs. All groups have to prepare  minimum 2 different performances.
  • We will prefer for dance groups with live music but recorded music also acceptable.  
  • Pocket money will not be paid to the groups by Festival Committee.
  • Each group should bring flags of their countries and 3 gifts  with them.
  • We request a book showing your country's Folk Dance clothes and a local big doll model of your country symbol.
  • After completing an application form, please send by email minimum 6 digital pictures and a short description of your group and videos or links and descriptions of your performances.

Participation fee:

  • 90 Euro per person

Participation fee includes:

  • The Groups will stay  at high quality private hostel (www.ardesogrenciyurdu.com)
  • 2-3-4 beds  in a room and inside bathroom, 3 meals.
  • 100 Lt. Diesel will given for these activities to each bus. (If groups came by bus)
  • Gifts provide for each person is an  attendance certificate.
  • 24+1 free of charge

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 8 February 2019