With pleasure we INVITE
(folk ensembles, choral groups and majorette teams) 
(children, youth and adult groups) to participate on 
III. International music & folk - dance festival "DAYS in ANTALYA"

26-30  September, Antalya 2020

The intention of our invitation  and the Festival light motive is to present the cultural tradition of different countries and to provide an opportunity for the members of groups to get together, to establish friendships and culture presentation trough dance and music. The idea of the Festival is to bring the music closer to the people and to present the music on the streets and the squares. The festival is open for folk and choir ensembles, as well as orchestras and majorettes regardless of the members gender and age.

ANTALYA is a Turkish resort city with a yacht-filled Old Harbor and beaches flanked by large hotels. It's a gateway to Turkey's southern Mediterranean region, known as the Turquoise Coast for its blue waters. Remnants remain from Antalya's time as a major Roman port. These include Hadrian’s Gate, built to honor the Roman emperor’s visit in 130 A.D and 2nd-century Hidirlik Tower, with harbor views. Having entered the scene in 150 BC as Attalia, named after its founder, Attalos II, king of Pergamon, Antalya has ever attracted a wide array of travelers, including Paul the Apostle, and Ibn Battuta among others. Antalya had replaced Phaselis—beautiful ruins of which now lie to south of the city, between Kemer and Olympos—as the main harbour of the surrounding region during the reign of Seljuks, in early 1200s, but the lack of a large hinterland (or, rather, lack of good connections with its mountainous hinterland) meant for much of its history ever since that it was a provincial coastal town, albeit with a multicultural community of Muslims, Christians, and Jews. As the centre of a region with beautiful beaches, verdant mountains, and a mind-blowing number of ancient ruins, the tourism investments started in 1970s, which changed the fate of the city considerably. However, as most of the visitors (make no mistake - they are in the range of millions annually) to the region are actually on "all-inclusive" vacation packages nowadays, they are immediately taken from the airport to the huge resorts lining the coastline of hundreds of kilometers, where they stay until the end of their holidays except perhaps a raid or two to the nearest and the most popular attractions, so Antalya itself, especially the old town (Kaleiçi), is more of an independent traveler destination, where you will meet the other travelers of a similar mind, and the local.

Program Proposal:

Day 1:
12.30. Arrival in Antalya, hotel accommodation and  free time (beach time)
13.30 – 15.30 Lunch in hotel – all inclusive
17.30 – 20.30 Dinner in hotel – all inclusive

21.00 – 23.00 Welcome reception with leaders of the group in hotel restaurant

Day 2:
08.00 -10.00 Breakfast,
09.00 -15.30 Boat excursion in the blue waters  with stop over for swimming and lunch on the boat (optional)
13.00-15.00 Lunch in hotel (all inclusive)
19.30 - 23.00 Dinner in hotel – all inclusive
20.30 – 22.30 Presentation and  Festival evening on the huge amphitheatre in hotel 5* Hotel Beach resort & spa, Alanya

23.00 Discotheque for all participants in hotel

Day 3:
08.30 -10.30 Breakfast, (all inclusive)
10.00 – 13.00 Beach time or visiting Antalya (optional)
13.00 Lunch in hotel – all inclusive
19.00 – 21.00 Dinner in hotel – all inclusive
22.30 – 22.30 Welcome speech officials
                 Ceremony of opening of the festival

                 Defile and Festival evening on the square of Antalya

Day 4:
08.30 – 10.30 Breakfast  - all inclusive
11.30 – 17.00 Beach time or Visiting Efesus (very famous historical place) (optional)
13.30 – 15.30 Lunch in hotel – all inclusive
19.00 – 21.00 Dinner (all inclusive)

21.00 Closing ceremony of the festival, exchange presents, join party with all participants and discotheque

Day 5:
08.30 – 10.30 Breakfast

11.30 Departure of the participants

OPTIONAL - If you stay more days…

Day 5:
08.30 -10.30 Breakfast ( all inclusive)
11.00 – 14.00  Beach time
14.00 – 15.30 Lunch in hotel ( all inclusive)
19.00 – 20.00 Dinner in hotel ( all inclusive)

21.00. – 00.00 Beach party for goodbye

Day 6:
08.00 – 09.00 Breakfast
09.00 – 14.00 Departure to Thessalonica

General rules:

  • Festival is a non-competitive sample of traditional and modern dances, orchestras, brass bands, modern dance, choir and vocal groups.
  • Every Folklore, Choral group, modern dance, majorette Teams, orchestras has the right to participate. Children's ensembles (2/3 of the participants must be 16 or younger), Youth ensembles (2/3 of the participants must be 25 or younger), Adult ensembles (1/3 of the participants must be older than 25).
  • The number of participants are limited (only 3  groups from each country).
  • Each group should consist of most 50 members including dancers, managers and musicians.
  • Ensemble should have prepared at least 2 dances, 12-15 minutes each with orchestra or USB. For choral groups should prepare free program about 15 minutes.
  • The performances will be in the evening hours so you can plan the day ahead and use it for visiting the historical part of the city and excursions.
  • To send us short CV (5-6 sentences on English) and photos of the group.
  • To have a flag of your country.
  • Ensembles should have there own transport for arrival and departure.

Participation fee:

  • 143 Euro per person for 4 FB per person

On your request you can continue your stay in Antalya. Price will be 38 Euro per day per person FB (all inclusive) – price is special for the participants in festivals that we can provide.

It covers hotel accommodation for 4 nights with 3 meals per day, all inclusive (leaders and drivers in 2 double rooms and others in triple and quadruple rooms) in 5* HOTEL in Antalya, Hotel Ramada Resort Side: http://www.ramadaresortside.com. Number of seats is limited.

Participation fee includes:

  • For 25 dancers – one gratis (24+1 free),
  • Souvenir and gift for each group,
  • Welcome reception with leaders of the group with welcome drink
  • Certificate for attendance,
  • Tourist guides for sightseeing of the town,
  • Free parking
  • Advertising of the festival (press release, Social network promotion  posters)

Personal responsibility and health insurance are within the other obligations of the groups. First Aid and Medical Hospital will be available, medical services must be covered by the group.

After Groups arrived in Hotel will be given detailed program of the festival and each group will have guide during festival.

After the festival finish organizers will send you DVD from the festival program for each group and photos. The copy right of all video materials and pictures are ownership of the Organization of the Festival.

The festival will organize the transport for the groups coming by plane by picking them up from Antalya Airport . The cost of the transportation will be covered by the group and will be additionally agreed according to their number.

By applying you confirm that you accept all festival conditions. All detailed information will be supply after your confirmation for participations.

NUMBER OF SEATS IS LIMITED - 430 participants, 12 ensembles!

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.


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