13 - 15 March 2020
  Batumi      Georgia

Dances Conferences

Director:  Lauzi Chanishvili

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  until 14 February 2020

International Scientific-Practical Conference and Festival
Choreographic Folklore – History and Present – 2020
Conference and Festival dates and location: Georgia, Batumi, March 13-15, 2020

Supporting Organizations:

UNESCO International Dance Council (CID); European Association of Folklore Festivals – EAFF; Ministry of Education, Culture and Sports of Adjara Autonomous Republic; Chamber of Culture of Georgia; Culture and Arts Development Union Art-Folk; Institute of Qualification Improvement Professional Development of Teachers; Newspaper of the Georgian Choreographers Union – Georgian Choreography. 

Goal of the Conference:

Goal of the Scientific Conference is to support deepening and development of cultural ties between peoples, extension of interdisciplinary research of culture heritage and dealing with the challenges of preservation of choreographic heritage. Experienced scientists-researchers, young specialists, practicing choreographers, experts, and students, specialists in humanitarian and social and political fields will attend and participate in the Conference.

Speech Thematic:

Historic part of choreographic folklore, present situation and future perspectives of its usage in practical stage-concert activities.

Working Languages:

Georgia, English, Russian

Conference Regulation:

Speech – 15 minutes;
Discussion – 10 minutes.

Format of Participation in the Conference:

Speech;

Attended and unattended participation;

Participants of the Conference must send the application and thesis before February 28, 2020

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 choreographer.

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. 

Conference and Festival funding:

According to self-funding principle each foreign participating groups pay the following fee per participant of their group:

  • EURO 200 – 3 days –hotel accommodation (3, 4, 5 bed rooms), meals 3 times a day; all in-country transportation, including airport transfer both ways;
  • EURO 250 – 3 days – 2-star hotel accommodation (3, 4 bed rooms), meals 3 times a day; all in-country transportation, including airport transfer both ways;
  • EURO 300 – 3 days – 3-star hotel accommodation (2, 3 bed rooms), meals 3 times a day; all in-country transportation, including airport transfer both ways;
  • EURO 650 – 3 days –5-star hotel accommodation (2 bed rooms), meals 3 times a day; all in-country transportation, including airport transfer both ways;

Important: Every 16th participant of a Festival participant group is free from the Festival fee.

Deadline for submitting applications: 15/02/2020

Application Form     until 14 February 2020



News About the Festival


22 March 2019

The President of EAFF took part in a folklore science conference in Georgia

Kaloyan Nikolov, President of the European Association of Folklore Festivals - EAFF participated in the International Scientific Conference "History and Present of Choreographic Folklore" by the…
21 March 2018

The EAFF president presented a scientific report at an international conference in Georgia

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21 March 2018

The President of EAFF - the first person in the EU with an Order of the Union of Choreographers in Georgia

Mr. Kaloyan Nikolov - president of the European Association of Folklore Festivals - EAFF was awarded with an Order for significant contribution. He took part in the International Scientific…
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