28 June - 5 July 2020
  Batumi      Georgia

Adults Childrens's Competitive nature Dances Choirs / Songs Orchestras Habits Authentic Processed Styled Pop, Jazz, Modern, Hip-hop

Director:  Mariam Odisharia

Application Form

  until 27 March 2020

Festival - competition will be held in Georgia, on the picturesque Black Sea coast, in one of the concert halls of the city - the resort of Batumi. During their stay in Georgia, collectives will have the opportunity not only to participate in the festival, but also to get acquainted with Georgian history and culture. The program of the festival-competition consists of the Opening, competitive performances, round tables and master classes, Award Ceremonies and Gala concerts, sightseeing tours in order to familiarize with the cultural and historical heritage of the country.

Festival Dates:

Program 1: June 28 - July 5, 2020
Program 2: June 30 - July 5, 2020

Main goals and objectives of the festival - competition:

  • 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 - competition:

The competition 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 nominations: 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.
Evaluation criteria: musicality, artistic interpretation of a musical work, purity of intonation and sound quality, beauty of timbre and strength of voice, stage culture, complexity of the repertoire, correspondence of the repertoire to the performance capabilities and age category of the performer, performing skills.
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.
Evaluation criteria: performing skills, performance technique, compositional construction of the number, the repertoire’s conformity with the age characteristics of the performers, stage performance (plastic, costume, props, performance culture), selection and conformity of musical and choreographic material, artistry, disclosure of the artistic image.
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.
Evaluation criteria: purity of performance, technique of owning instruments, mastery of the dynamics of sound, the complexity of the work performed, creative personality, the artistic value of the repertoire, originality, artistry.
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;
Evaluation criteria: performing skills, technicality, compositional composition of the number, the repertoire’s conformity with the age characteristics of the performers, stage performance (plastic, costume, props, performance culture), artistry, disclosure of the artistic image, entertainment, coordination of movements and physical preparation, design, originality.
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.)
Evaluation criteria: disclosure and brightness of artistic images, performing level, stage performance (plastic, costume, performance culture), the repertoire’s conformity with the age characteristics of the performers, the performance design, props, and diction of actors.
The duration of the work is not more than 10 minutes.
 
VI. Artistic word (verses, prose, fable)
Evaluation criteria: revealing the creative personality of the contestant, artistry, charm, emotional impact on the listener, completeness of the disclosure of the theme of the work, literacy of speech.
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.)
Evaluation criteria: originality of the theme, consistency in style (costume, hairstyle, choreography, musical accompaniment), additions and accessories, artistic performance.
The duration of the work is not more than 10 minutes.
 
VIII. Fine art (painting, graphics, design)
Evaluation criteria: age-appropriate, workmanship, topic development, color scheme, color, composition, expressiveness, emotionality, originality.
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)
Evaluation criteria: creative approach to performing work, artistic taste, originality, knowledge and preservation of national traditions, skillful combination of traditions and innovation in the manufacture of work, imagination in the use of materials of manufactured products, possession of the chosen technique, aesthetic appearance and design of work, age-appropriate, application new technologies and materials, unconventional use of well-known materials.
Participants submit 3 entries.
 
X. Photography
Evaluation criteria: the plot of the photo, originality, photo quality, informational content.
Participants submit 3 entries.

Age categories:

1 age category - 5 - 10 years old
2 age category - 11 - 15 years old
3 age category - 16 - 20 years old
4 age category - 21 - 25 years old
5 age category - 26 years and above
6 age category - mixed

Competitive requirements:

  • Phonogram carriers are CD, FLASH - media or a mini disc with high sound quality.
  • Each sound recording must be on a separate medium with the name of the work, the name of the ensemble or the name of the artist, as well as the duration of the work.
  • The vocalists are not allowed to perform under the “+” phonogram.
  • To participate in the gala concert, groups and solo performers are selected by decision of the jury and the organizing committee.
  • 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 competition.
  • 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:

An international jury of prominent cultural and art workers from near and far abroad countries is invited to evaluate the performances of participants. Following the results of the competition, a gala concert and a solemn rewarding of the participants of the festival-competition will be held. All participants will receive commemorative diplomas, souvenirs with the symbols of the festival from the company "MAGIC GROUP". Evaluation of performances is held in nominations taking into account age categories. The jury awards: Grand Prix, Laureate I, Laureate II, Laureate III degree, Diploma winner, as well as special prizes. By decision of the jury, the Grand Prix and other prizes may not be awarded. The program of the gala concert is determined by the organizational comets of the festival competition on the basis of a jury decision. The decision of the jury is final and not subject to change. Winners - collectives or solo performers will be awarded invitations on special conditions from the company "MAGIC GROUP"  and jury members to take part in festivals and competitions held both in Georgia and abroad, organized by partners of the company "MAGIC GROUP".

Program №1:

28/06: Arrival, meeting at the airport, registration, accommodation of participants and guests of the festival in a hotel in Tbilisi after 14.00, lunch, rest, an evening of acquaintances and 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.
29/06: Breakfast. Tour of Tbilisi. You will see the most attractive corners of Tbilisi: the Narikala fortress IVB., 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.
Departure to the ancient capital of Georgia - city-museum Mtskheta, included in the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites. 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.
Lunch at a local restaurant.
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.
Departure to Adjara. Accommodation of participants and guests of the festival in a hotel in one of the resorts of Adjara (Batumi, Kobuleti, Gonio, Kvariati, Shekvetili, Ureki) Dinner. Overnight at the hotel.
30/06: Breakfast. Hotel exemption. Departure to the city of Batumi. Dinner. Free time. Dinner. Overnight at the hotel.
01/07: Breakfast. Free time. Dinner. Excursion in Batumi. Dinner. Overnight at the hotel.
02/07: Breakfast. Free time. Dinner. Rehearsal on stage. Opening of the festival - competition in the concert hall of the city of Ureki. Dinner. Overnight at the hotel.
03/07: Breakfast. Competitive program - choreography on the stage of the Batumi concert hall. Dinner. Competitive program - instrumental and vocal genre, Gala-concert and award ceremony for participants on the stage of the Batumi city concert hall. Return to the hotel. Dinner. Overnight at the hotel.
04/07: Breakfast. Free time. Dinner. Free time. Dinner. Overnight at the hotel.
05/07: Breakfast. 12.00 - release of the hotel, transfer to the airport.

Program № 2:

30/06: Breakfast. Hotel exemption. Departure to the city of Batumi. Dinner. Free time. Dinner. Overnight at the hotel.
01/07: Breakfast. Free time. Dinner. Excursion in Batumi. Dinner. Overnight at the hotel.
02/07: Breakfast. Free time. Dinner. Rehearsal on stage. Opening of the festival - competition in the concert hall of the city of Ureki. Dinner. Overnight at the hotel.
03/07: Breakfast. The competitive program - choreography on the stage of the Batumi concert hall. Dinner. Competitive program - instrumental and vocal genre, Gala - concert and solemn rewarding of participants on the stage of the concert hall of the city of Batumi. Return to the hotel. Dinner. Overnight at the hotel.
04/07: Breakfast. Free time. Dinner. Free time. Dinner. Overnight at the hotel.
05/07: Breakfast. 12.00 - release of the hotel, transfer to the airport.

Participation fee:

Program № 1 Tbilisi, Batumi (7 nights 8 days):
  • 270 Euro per person (with 3-4-bed accommodation in 3 * - 4 * hotels);
  • 320 Euro per person (with 2-bed accommodation in 3 * - 4 * hotels);
  • 410 Euro per person (with 1-bed accommodation in 3 * - 4 * hotels);
Program № 2 Batumi (5 nights 6 days):
  • 190 Euro per person (with 3-4-bed accommodation in 3 * - 4 * hotels);
  • 225 Euro per person (with 2-bed accommodation in 3 * - 4 * hotels);
  • 290 Euro per person (with 1-bed accommodation in 3 * - 4 * hotels); 

Participation fee includes:

Program № 1:
  • 2-day stay in a hotel in Tbilisi,
  • 5-day stay at a hotel in one of the resorts of Adjara (Kobuleti, Gonio, Kvariati, Shekvetili, Ureki);
  • 3 meals a day during the whole stay in Georgia (starts from lunch on 28/06 and ends at breakfast on 05/07);
  • All excursions listed in the program of the festival-competition are accompanied by a Russian-speaking or English-speaking guide;
  • Serving the participants and guests of the festival throughout the stay on a comfortable bus.
  • Group transfer from the airport of Tbilisi and back.
Program № 2:
  • 5-day stay at a hotel in one of the resorts of Adjara (Kobuleti, Gonio, Kvariati, Shekvetili, Ureki);
  • 3 meals a day during the whole stay on the territory of Georgia (it starts from lunch 30/06 and ends with breakfast 05/07);
  • All excursions listed in the program of the festival-competition are accompanied by a Russian-speaking or English-speaking guide;
  • Serving the participants and guests of the festival throughout the stay on a comfortable bus.
  • Group transfer from the airport of Batumi and back.
For 20 participants - 1 leader is free (20+1)
(Leaders, if desired, are accommodated in 2-bed rooms).

Participation fee does not include:

  • Participation in the festival competition for 1 issue:
    • 10 Euro - groups above 10 participants;
    • 15 Euro - small forms 2 - 10 participants;
    • 20 Euro - solo;
  • Private transfer from the airport and back:
  • Optional excursions (Botanical Garden, Dolphinarium, Adjara Waterfalls, Martvili Canyon, Okatse Canyon, Kutaisi - Prometheus Cave, Akhaltsikhe - Rabati Fortress - Cave City of Vardzia, Eastern Georgia - Signagi Love City - Bodbe Monastery, Cave City of Uplistsikhehe, Anan);
  • Medical insurance.
  • Extra day:
    • in a 3-4-bed room with 3 meals a day - 35 Euro
    • in a 2-bed room with 3 meals a day - 42 Euro
    • in a single room with 3 meals a day - 55 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 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. At 10 km from Gori, is one of the rarest monuments in the world - still from a distance this quaint. The 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 temples and fortress walls, a secret underground tunnel through which Uplistsikhe was supplied with water, remained intact. 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 at a restaurant in the ancient capital of Georgia, Mtskheta. Return to Tbilisi.

  • Excursion to eastern Georgia: the city of love Sighnaghi - Bodbe Monastery. 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, acquaintance with Kakheti cuisine. 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 and the national museum, enjoy the amazing view of the Alazani Valley and the Caucasus Mountains ringing it.

  • Excursion: Ananuri - Kazbegi. 30 euro per person.

Departure from Tbilisi with a guide to Kazbegi. Along the way, you will visit the fabulous Ananuri complex - the former residence of the princes of Aragveti. Churches and medieval towers of Ananuri majestically rise above Lake Zhinvali, hugging the slopes of the Caucasus Mountains, you will see the beauty of mountain rivers and gorges of the Caucasus. Arrival in Kazbegi, which is now considered a resort, is located at the very foot of Mount Kazbek, not far from the Terek River, originating in Georgia. These places are famous, first of all, for their nature. Local mountains, gorges, passes, lakes, rivers, forests are the main attractions. The beauty of such mountain glaciers as Mna, Miley, Suatisi is beyond words, they really need to be seen! Mount Kazbek is considered one of the highest peaks not only in Georgia, but throughout the Caucasus, which is so rich in majestic peaks. The very "peak" of this amazingly beautiful mountain is covered with eternal snows and valley ice, which periodically fall. Mount Kazbek belongs to the lateral ridge of the Greater Caucasus. The height of the mountain reaches 5000 meters. Kazbegi resort for regular tourists organizes regular ascents to Mount Kazbek under the supervision of numerous instructors and professional climbers. Lunch at a local restaurant. Upon arrival in Kazbegi we will change the car to an SUV and drive to the village of Gereti, where we will see Tsminda Sameba church, built here in ancient times. Located at an altitude of 2200 meters above sea level, this church dates from the XII-XIII centuries. The village of Gergeti served as the keeper of Tsminda Sameba for centuries, and for centuries the key to the church was handed down from father to son and was kept by the villagers. In addition to the interior decoration - frescoes, murals, icons, etc., there is a small observation deck with a stunning panorama of the peak of Kazbek, the resort and mountains. Descent and 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 27 March 2020