19 - 23 December 2019
  Tbilisi - Borjomi - Bakuriani      Georgia

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

Director:  Mariam Odisharia

Application Form

  until 1 November 2019

The “Winter Fantasy” festival will be held in the picturesque region of Georgia – Samtskhe-Javakheti, in the cultural center of Borjomi. Borjomi resort belongs to the group of low-mountain resorts, located at an altitude of 810-850 m above sea level and is surrounded by mountain ranges covered with coniferous and deciduous forests. Borjomi is known for its healing mineral water, which is used both as drinking and for medicinal purposes. During their stay in Georgia, collectives will have the opportunity not only to participate in the festival, but also to see many interesting and colorful places of the ancient state, get acquainted with Georgian history and culture, traveling from Tbilisi to Bakuriani. Bakuriani is considered one of the best ski resorts in Georgia with 4 active routes: Didveli, Tatra, Kokhta and a 25-meter ski track for beginners. Their total length is 18 kilometers, and the height of the largest slope is 2700 m above sea level. On all tracks there is a rental of the necessary ski equipment and instructor. The program of the festival consists of performances, round tables, an award ceremony and sightseeing tours in order to get acquainted with the cultural and historical heritage of the country.

Main goals and objectives of the festival:

  • Creating opportunities for children, adolescents and young people to have creative communication
  • Identification of new talents;
  • The development of culture and the strengthening of interethnic cooperation;
  • The opportunity to get acquainted with samples of national culture and art;
  • Acquaintance with the best creative teams, establishing creative contacts between teams;
  • Exchange of experience of the participating countries of the festival in the artistic education of children, adolescents and youth;
  • Creation of conditions for support and development of children's and youth creativity.

Terms of participation in the festival:

The festival is attended by children (from 5 to 16 years old), youth (from 16 to 25 years old) and adults (from 26 years old and above) groups and individual performers in the following categories: vocals, choreography, instrumental genre, original genre, theater, art word, fashion theaters, visual arts, arts and crafts, photo art.

I. Vocals (folk, pop, jazz, academic)
1. Solo;
2. Duets;
3. Ensembles (from 3 to 4 people);
4. Show groups;
5. Choirs.

The duration of the work is not more than 4 minutes.

II. Choreography (folk, pop, classical, ballroom dance, modern, jazz, street dance, hip-hop, break dance, disco, belly dance, etc.)
1. Solo;
2. Duets;
3. Small forms (from 3 to 4 people) ;;
4. Ensembles.

The duration of the work is not more than 5 minutes.

ІІІ. Instrumental genre (folk, classical, pop, jazz)
1. Solo;
2. Duets;
3. Small forms (from 3 to 4 people);
4. Ensembles;
5. Orchestras.

The duration of the work is not more than 4 minutes.

IV. Original genre (circus numbers, acrobatics, clowning, gymnastics, juggling, shows with the subject, illusion, etc.)
1. Solo;
2. Duets;
3. Small forms (from 3 to 4 people);
4. The team;

The duration of the work is not more than 5 minutes.

V. Theatrical work (drama, puppet theater, musical, plastic and pantomime, street theater, parody theater, shadow theater, solo performance, etc.)

The duration of the work is not more than 10 minutes.

VI. Artistic word (verses, prose, fable)
The duration of the work is not more than 4 minutes.

VII. Fashion theaters (retro collection, ethno - collection, collection of the future, collection in modern style, know-how collection, etc.)

The duration of the work is not more than 10 minutes.

VIII. Fine art (painting, graphics, design)
Participants submit 3 entries.

IX. Arts and crafts (woodwork (carving, painting, birch bark, marquetry), clay work (ceramics, small sculpture), weaving (tapestry, lace, embroidery, patchwork), metal work (chasing, jewelry) , natural materials (straw, vine, reed, other natural materials)
Participants submit 3 entries.

X. Photography
Participants submit 3 entries.

Festival requirements:

  • Each team must submit 2 numbers;
  • Each individual performer - 1 number;
  • Phonogram carriers are CD, FLASH - media or a mini disc with high sound quality;
  • For the nominations "Visual Arts", "Decorative and Applied Creativity" and "Photo Art" the festival - competition will be held in the form of an exhibition of works. Each participant must submit 3 works at the festival;
  • Requirements for registration of work:
    • for the nomination "Fine Arts", a sign should be affixed on the work, which indicates: city, institution, surname, name of the child, age, name of work, director;
    • for the nomination “Decorative and applied arts”, a sign should be placed near the work, which indicates: city, institution, surname, name of the child, age, name of work, director;
    • for the nomination “Photography” on the back of the photo should be indicated: institution, surname, name of the child, name of work, age, leader.

Awarding of the festival participants:

At the end of the festival, a solemn rewarding of participants will take place. All participants will receive commemorative diplomas, souvenirs with symbols festival from the company "MAGIC GROUP".

Program:

19/12: Arrival, meeting at the airport, departure to Samtskhe - Javakheti region to one of the best ski resorts in Georgia - Bakuriani, accommodation of participants and guests of the festival in the hotel (after 14.00). Dinner. Free time. Dinner, an evening of acquaintances. Round table for managers. Overnight at the hotel in Bakuriani.

20/12: Breakfast. Free time. You will have the opportunity not only to ski, ice skate, sled and snowmobile, take horseback riding, but also enjoy the clean air of the highlands, the aromatic coniferous forests, breathtaking views of sparkling peaks and gorges. Dinner. Free time. Dinner. Overnight at the hotel in Bakuriani.

21/12: Breakfast. Departure to Borjomi. Rehearsal at the stage of the center of culture. Performance at the festival. After the end of the festival, lunch with a local restaurant (for an additional fee). Departure to Tbilisi. Hotel accommodation. Recreation. Dinner. Overnight at the hotel in Tbilisi.

22/12: Breakfast. Excursion in the ancient capital of Georgia, Mtskheta - the city-museum, listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Visit to the ancient temple-monastery of Jvari (VI century). On the top of the mountain, where the temple is located, offers a fantastic view of the confluence of two rivers - the Kura and Aragvi. There, at a glance, a beautiful view of the ancient capital of Georgia - Mtskheta. Visit to the Svetitskhoveli Cathedral (1010-1029), at the base of which one of the main Christian shrines is buried: the tunic of Jesus Christ, one of the most important sacred artifacts of the New Testament, as well as the burial place of many Georgian kings. There is also a part of the life-giving pillar. Visiting Samtavro Monastery, where a blackberry bush grows, blooms and bears fruit all year round, near which in the 4th century Saint Nino, the Enlightener, the first preacher of Christianity in Georgia, lived and preached. Inside is the miraculous icon of the Iberian Mother of God, the miraculous icon of St. Nino, the tomb of the Holy King Merian and Queen Nani, the relics of St. Abibos Nekresky. Lunch at the restaurant (extra charge). Return to Tbilisi. Tour of Tbilisi. You will see the most attractive corners of Tbilisi: the Narikala fortress IV century, The famous Sulfur Baths Quarter, the largest Christian temple in the Caucasus - Sameba XXI century, The modern Bridge of the world XXI century, Sharden street, which is famous for cozy cafes, Sioni Cathedral VI century. Farewell dinner in one of the restaurants in Tbilisi with national music and dancing, where you can taste delicious Georgian cuisine. Overnight at the hotel in Tbilisi.

23/12: Breakfast. Departure of the hotel at 12.00, transfer to the airport.

Participation fee:

The cost of the entire package for 1 person is:

  • 175 Euro per person (3-4-bed accommodation in 3* hotels);
  • 200 Euro per person (2-bed accommodation in 3* hotels);
  • 245 Euro per person (1-bed accommodation in 3* hotels);
For 20 participants - 1 leader is free (20+1).
(Leaders, if desired, are accommodated in 2-bed rooms).

Participation fee includes:

  • 2-day stay in a hotel in Tbilisi;
  • 2-day stay in a hotel in Bakuriani;
  • 2 meals a day throughout the stay in Tbilisi
  • 3 meals a day throughout the stay in Bakuriani
  • All excursions listed in the festival program accompanied by a Russian-speaking or English-speaking guide;
  • Entrance tickets to the cable car in Tbilisi;
  • Serving the participants and guests of the festival on a comfortable bus according to the program;
  • Group transfer: Tbilisi airport - hotel in Bakuriani and hotel in Tbilisi - Tbilisi airport.

Participation fee does not include:

  • Participation in the festival:
    • 10 Euro - groups above 10 participants;
    • 15 Euro - small forms 2 - 10 participants;
    • 20 Euro - solo.
  • Lunch in Tbilisi - 10 Euro per person per day;
  • Transfer from other airports in Georgia and individual transfer (on request);
  • Additional excursions;
  • Ski rental - 2 Euro per hour;
  • Ski lifts - from 0.25 - 1.25 Euro (depending on the route)
  • Medical insurance;
  • Travel to and from Tbilisi.
  • Extra day in Tbilisi with 2 meals a day:
    • in a 3-4-bed room - 30 Euro;
    • in a 2-bed room - 37 Euro;
    • in a single room - 50 Euro;
  • Extra day in Bakuriani with 3 meals a day:
    • in a 3-4-bed room - 25 Euro;
    • in a 2-bed room - 30 Euro;
    • in a single room - 40 Euro.
  • In case of arrival at the hotel:
    • 06.00 - 12.00 - supplement of 50% of the daily price.
    • 00.00 - 06.00 - supplement of 100% of the daily price.
  • In case of hotel release:
    • 12.00 - 18.00 - supplement of 50% of the daily price.
    • 18.00 - 00.00 - supplement of 100% of the daily price.

Additional excursions:

  • Excursion to eastern Georgia: Bodbe, Sighnaghi - 20 Euro per person.

A visit to the Kakheti region - famous not only for interesting historical facts and beautiful natural landscapes, but also for the unique taste of real Georgian wine. And where else to try it, if not in the homeland of Georgian winemaking - in Kakheti. We will visit several interesting places, one of which is Bodbe - a national Georgian shrine. Bodbi Monastery is an Orthodox monastery located in Kakheti, two km from Sighnaghi. The relics of the enlightener of Georgia, the holy Equal-to-the-Apostles Nino, rest in it. Before her death, Saint Nina retired to the town of Bodbe, and there, having served for some time, she was buried. Soon, at the request of King Mirian over the grave of St. Nina a church was erected in honor of St. George - the heavenly patron of Georgia, and a monastery arose near him. The originally built temple at the burial place of St. Nina has not been preserved to our days, in its place was built a cathedral in the name of St. George, in the southern aisle of which is the national Georgian shrine - the tomb of St. Nina. The temple is also the center of the Signagh diocese. It has the appearance of a three-nave basilica, was originally built between the 9th-11th centuries, but has been significantly modified since then. A separate three-story bell tower was erected in the second half of the XIX century. Immediately after the temple there is an observation deck with a beautiful view of the Alazani Valley, followed by a path down to the source of St. Nina. It is believed that the source is healing. It is located 3 km from the monastery. The holy spring is located under the small temple of Zebulun and Sosana (parents of St. Nina), which was built in the 1990s. Another attraction of the monastery is one of the most revered icons of Georgia - the miraculous miraculous Iveron icon of the Mother of God (located in the Cathedral of St. George). Lunch at a local restaurant (for an additional fee - 10 Euro per person in case of a festival package with 2 meals a day). Then we will visit Sighnaghi - a city of love, romance and arts, a fortified city located on a high hill in the center of the Alazani Valley. After that, we will walk along the winding streets running into the distance, visit the ancient fortress, enjoy the stunning view of the Alazani Valley and the Caucasus Mountains ringing it. Return to Tbilisi.

  • Excursion to one of the most famous and rarest monuments - the cave city of Uplistsikhe, which is located in the vicinity of Gori on the banks of the Kura River - 20 Euro per person.

The oldest fortified city, carved into the volcanic rocks of the Kvernaki ridge, was first mentioned in the annals of the 1st century. BC e., and reached its heyday by the 9th-10th centuries. 10 km from Gori, is one of the rarest monuments in the world - Even from afar, this quaint rocky city fascinates with its unusual appearance. As if giant pores on the rocks are gaping cave grottoes, inside which life once boiled. Here were once huge majestic halls, temples, dwellings, interconnected by winding corridor streets. It is hard to believe that this grandiose titanic work to create an entire city from a stone firmament is the creation of human hands. Several hundreds of different structures were carved into the rock - temples, public buildings, houses, streets, squares, etc. Despite the non-standard construction of the building in Uplistsikhe, the samples of terrestrial architecture with columns, pilasters, capitals, arches and vaults are exactly repeated. The city was surrounded by a protective moat encircling the city from east and north. Uplistsikhe had four entrances oriented to the cardinal points. In the cave city, the outstanding two-columned reception hall of Queen Tamara, with arched niches and huge pylons, has been preserved. It stands out for its size, perfect technical performance and grace of architectural forms. Some living quarters, the wine of the vault, parts of churches and fortress walls, a secret underground tunnel through which Uplistsikhe remained intact supplied with water. Uplistsikhe was a cult temple city, a large pagan center until Georgia adopted Christianity (IV century). All kinds of pagan rituals were held here, sacrifices were made. Then Christian churches began to be built here. In the XIII century, as a result of the devastating invasion of the hordes of Genghis Khan in Georgia, Uplistsikhe finally fell. In the 19th century, Uplistsikhe was completely covered with a layer of earth and sand. It took a lot of work and extraordinary efforts by many specialists to excavate, clear, strengthen, restore and study this outstanding monument in the history of Georgian culture, inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List. Lunch in the restaurant (for an additional fee - 10 Euro per person in case the festival package with 2 meals a day) in the ancient capital of Georgia, Mtskheta. Return to Tbilisi.

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 1 November 2019