31 October - 2 November 2018
  Yaroslavl      Russia

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

Director:  Ludmila Pritulchik

Yaroslavl is a pearl of the Golden Ring. Its more than 800 architectural monuments are included in the UNESCO World Heritage List. The city is regarded as the center of Russian merchants and just a very beautiful city that recently celebrated its millennium. The program of the trip to the Golden Ring of Russia will also show you Vladimir, Kostroma, Pereslavl-Zalessky, Rostov, Sergiev Posad and Suzdal.
 

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 2018-2019 many festivals-contests were held in various cities all around the world. The Super final of the festival season will be held in October 2019. The Ist degree Laureates at any of the festivals-contests held during the festival season 2018-2019 in the framework of the Salute to Talents project, are allowed to take part in Super final. Super final prize fund is 500 000 rubles.

Participation in the festival-contest is possible for those creative groups and soloists, who filled up the Application form and paid a participation fee and touristic program. The participation fee is calculated by the art-manager of the festival-contest according to the Application. The cost of touristic program is calculated according to the prices posted on the site of the Salut to talents project and its partners and according to Application. Accommodation, transfer and excursions for the participants of the festival-contest are ensured by official project partners only.

Nominations:

  1. Instrumental art. Classical. Folk. Pop. Jazz
  2. Vocal art. Academic. Folk. Pop. Vocal and Instrumental Ensemble
  3. Fine art. Painting and graphics. Photo. Applied arts.
  4. Choreography. Classical dance. Folk dance. Pop dance. Folk stylization. Modern dance (jazz, modern, contemporary). Modern dance (street dances). Modern dance (experimental). Ballroom dance. Childish dance.
  5. Theatre. Drama theatre. Art of declamation. Musical. Mimics and Gesture theatre. Fashion performance. Puppet-show
  6. The original genre
  7. Foklore crativity
The participation in the nomination “Choreography. Childish dance” is allowed only in pre-school and junior age group.

Group categories of participants:

  • Soloists
  • Small Groups (2-3 participants)
  • Ensembles
  • Choirs (vocal groups over 12 people)
  • Orchestras (instrumental ensembles of more than 8 people)

Age categories of members:

  • Pre-School age group – up 7 years
  • 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
Each age group allows participation of up to 30% of members out of the fixed age ranges.  

Rules of participation:

Participation in the festival-contest means participation in one nomination, one age category, and one group category. In the frames of one participation ensembles, choirs and orchestras present a program of two different items performances of the duration of not more than 4 minutes. In the nominations “Theatre” and “Instrumental art” (ensembles and orchestras) it is allowed to present only one performance of the duration of no more than 10 minutes. In the nomination "theatrical creativity", if there is a technical possibility and in conjunction with the organizing committee, it is possible to increase the time of performance to 30 minutes. At the same time, every additional 10 minutes, in excess of the established by the Regulations, are paid as additional participation. Soloists and small groups present a program of one performance of the duration of not more than 5. In the nomination “Instrumental art” soloists and small groups may present two performances of the duration of not more than 5 together. In the nomination "Choreographic Creativity" a presentation of one performance of duration of no more than 10 minutes is allowed. If the participants exceed the time limit, jury is entitled to stop the performance and disqualify the participants.

Choirs present a program with a duration of at least 8 and not more than 15 minutes. The minimum number is 2 songs, at the same   time they must be different. At least one song should be performed a capella.

In the nomination "Folklore Creativity" groups present a concert-contest program of a mixed genre with a duration of no more than 8 minutes.

Rehearsals and performances are held strictly in accordance with the schedule provided by the art-manager of the festival-contest. Changes to the concert program are accepted by written notification of the art-manager of the festival not later than 21 days before the beginning of the festival tour.

Participation in the “Fine art” nomination is held in the form of exhibition which takes place during the festival-contest. In the frames of one participation it is possible to present 1 or 2 works (all works should be signed), the size of the works (the base area of craftwork) should be 50x70 cm or less.

Program:

Yaroslavl (4 days)

Day 1. 30 October 2018. Check-in
Recommended arrival time – from 9:00 to 12:00. Meeting with the guide at the railway station (after 8.00 am). Boarding the bus.
 
Sightseeing tour: You will see the embankment of the Volga, tiled temples, ancient monasteries, the governor's house, the first Russian theater founded by Fedor Volkov in the XVIII century, Church of Ilya the Prophet, the park on the Volga and Kotorosli merge with the Church of the Assumption and Transfiguration Monastery restored to the 1000th anniversary of the city.
 
Check-in after 2 pm.  
Free time
Night in the hotel.
 
Day 2. 31 October 2018. Festival or free day
Breakfast
Transfer to the festival
Festival day. Rehearsals. Opening of the Festival-Contest. Competitive performance.
Round table for jurors and teachers. Workshop*.
Gala concert and award Ceremony. Handing out of diplomas and Winners Cups.
At the end of the festival day all kids and teachers will get souvenirs.  All teachers will also get letters of thanks and round table participation certificates.
Lunch at extra cost*

Transfer to the hotel

Or free time\ excursions at extra cost:

  • Excursion to Rybinsk* - You will have a trip to the second largest city of the Yaroslavl region, founded in 1777, a former shopping center and transport hub of waterways, at the confluence of the rivers Volga, Sheksna and Cheryomukha, with a well-preserved old city center and cultural heritage buildings. Walking sightseeing tour around the city and free time, during which you can visit the museums or stroll around Rybinsk.

  • Excursion to Kostroma* - a sightseeing tour "Kostroma sketches", during which you will see: the symbol of the city - a fire tower and architectural ensemble of the famous "Kostroma Pan" (Ivan Susanin Square), the territory of the "old" and "new" Kostroma Kremlin, the Milk Mountain, the Romanovsky Museum , Theater named after A.N. Ostrovsky, the Lower and Upper Debra, the Resurrection Cathedral and the Church of the Savior in the Ranks, the Moskovsky Restaurant and the Tea Society of sobriety and much more.
Night at the hotel
 
Day 3. 1 November 2018. Festival or free day
Breakfast
Transfer to the festival
Festival day. Rehearsals. Opening of the Festival-Contest. Competitive performance.
Round table for jurors and teachers. Workshop*.
Gala concert and award Ceremony. Handing out of diplomas and Winners Cups.
At the end of the festival day all kids and teachers will get souvenirs.  All teachers will also get letters of thanks and round table participation certificates.
Lunch at extra cost*

Transfer to the hotel

Or free time\ excursions at extra cost:

  • Excursion to Rybinsk* - You will have a trip to the second largest city of the Yaroslavl region, founded in 1777, a former shopping center and transport hub of waterways, at the confluence of the rivers Volga, Sheksna and Cheryomukha, with a well-preserved old city center and cultural heritage buildings. Walking sightseeing tour around the city and free time, during which you can visit the museums or stroll around Rybinsk.

  • Excursion to Kostroma* - a sightseeing tour "Kostroma sketches", during which you will see: the symbol of the city - a fire tower and architectural ensemble of the famous "Kostroma Pan" (Ivan Susanin Square), the territory of the "old" and "new" Kostroma Kremlin, the Milk Mountain, the Romanovsky Museum , Theater named after A.N. Ostrovsky, the Lower and Upper Debra, the Resurrection Cathedral and the Church of the Savior in the Ranks, the Moskovsky Restaurant and the Tea Society of sobriety and much more.
Night at the hotel
 
Day 4. 2 November 2018. Check-out

Breakfast. Check-out before 12:00. Excursion to Rostov. You will see the Rostov Kremlin, the Assumption Cathedral, the Avraamiev Epiphany Monastery, the Spaso-Yakovlevsky Monastery. Transfer to the railway station of Rostov or Yaroslavl ***. Free time before departure.

Note: Tickets for the return train / train from Rostov must be taken no earlier than 13-00. Tickets for the return train / train from Yaroslavl need to be taken no earlier than 16:00.

Participation fee:

  • 114 Euro per person - Svyatoi Georgii 4* - Double and triple rooms, facilities in the room, buffet breakfast
  • 126 Euro per person - Hotel Complex “Lubim” - Rooms for 2,3 and 4 persons, breakfast and dinners
  • 101 Euro per person - Turist - Blocks of double rooms, shared facilities, buffet breakfast
  • 15 paying participants + 1 free of charge

Participation fee for one nomination – 15 euro for the participant (but not more than 191 euro from the team), 21 euro for the soloist (paid additionally, it is not included into the price of trip). 

Participation fee includes:

  • 3 nights at hotel
  • 3 breakfasts or 3 breakfast + 3 dinners (it depends on type of accommodation)
  • Sightseeing tour around Yaroslavl
  • Sightseeing tour around Rostov
  • Transfer according to the program***

Participation fee doesn't include:

  • Tickets to Vladimir
  • Any museum’s admissions and ticketing
  • Additional excursions   
  • Additional nights
* Not included into the price of the trip
** The number of rooms at the hotels is limited! Booking will be made upon a prepayment.
*** Please note that on the first day the city tour is joined with the transfer to the hotel.
 
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.
As a next step - payment of an advance reservation installment to the organizational committee of the festival.