15 - 20 July 2021
  New Delhi      India

Adults Childrens's Dances Choirs / Songs Orchestras Classical or Marching Band and Majorettes

Director:  Vagdevi Karumuri

Application Form

  until 15 January 2021

Festival City – Delhi:
Welcome to Delhi, City of Djinns:
Delhi is the capital territory of India.  Delhi is the largest commercial centre in northern India. The National Capital Territory of Delhi has its own Legislative Assembly, Lieutenant Governor, council of ministers and Chief Minister. The people of Delhi are referred to as Delhiites or Dilliwalas. The city is referenced in various idioms of the Northern Indo-Aryan languages.
Delhi's Culture at a Glance
The Archaeological Survey of India recognizes 1200 heritage buildings and 175 monuments as national heritage sites. In the Old City, the Mughals and the Turkic rulers constructed several architecturally significant buildings, such as the Jama Masjid – India's largest mosque and the Red Fort. Three World Heritage Sites – the Red Fort, Qutab Minar and Humayun's Tomb – are located in Delhi. Other monuments include the India Gate, the Jantar Mantar – an 18th-century astronomical observatory – and the Purana Qila – a 16th-century fortress.
Delhi Monuments: India Gate, Rashtrapati Bhawan, Bangla Sahib Gurudwara, Lotus Temple, Qutub Minar, Iskon Temple, Birla temple, Red fort, Jama Masjid, Chattarpur Temples, Safdarjung Tomb, Raj Ghat, old for-Purana Quila, Isa Khan’s Tomb, Vishwa Shanti Stupa, Tughlaqabad Fort, Alai Darwaza, Jantar Mantar & Lodi Gardens.

Festival description:

International Cultural and Dance Festival International Cultural and Dance Festival - 2021, a mega World Dance Celebration with a tag line "Let's Dance for World Peace" is hosting its Sixth edition from July 15 – 20, 2021. A Special invitation for all the art lovers around the world to our big family of ICDF. We believe a festival is the ultimate way to experience a Country. The immersion into the culture, celebrations and community can be a life-changing experience that everyone may encounter. Usually crammed into a few short days, our festivals can be a fleeting yet unforgettable experience.
 
The main highlight of the festival is welcoming World’s Performing Art Forms, with no age limit. The festival involves children groups, youth groups, adult groups and individual performers from 8 to 85 years from local, regional, national & International sectors. Our festival provides a unique, exciting and eye-opening opportunity for every artist eager to experience their culture fix in a unique and different way. Our festival is a rich cultural treat for the inquisitive artists looking for a deeper insight into the remote communities of India.
The Festival showcases 10 International dance or music Ensembles with 10 National Ensembles. The festival will be a highlight of the New Delhi’s Cultural diversity and it expects an exceptional line up which brings over 400 artists together with the massive crowd over 10,000 to 20,000 patrons by hitting the biggest grounds & Auditoriums of New Delhi and NCR Regions.

Festival highlights:

Direct flight to New Delhi – Capital city of INDIA
Welcome to all groups and to ages
Comfort stays with hygiene places
3 times meals with Delicious cuisines of INDIA
Convenient and friendly Program schedules
Certificates to all group members and a Huge beautiful Trophy to the Group
Mehndi Painting
Traditional Indian dress wear and photo session
Helps to explore 15 Monuments of Delhi in Delhi City Tour
Option to choose Agra-Taj mahal, Mathur Tour, Jaipur Tour, Haridwar & Rishikesh, Gujarat Tour & Goa Tour as per the group requirements

Participants:

Festival is open to dance and music groups of any style without any age limit.
Festival Organization will select the best 10 groups from 4 corners of the World, who are requested to pay for the accommodation and Food thereby selecting the Accommodation packages of 175 Euro / 210 Euro / 250Euro.

Conditions:

Festival is open to host all performing art groups. Styles: Folk dances, Classical dances, Theatres, Contemporary dances, Latin dances, Ball room dances, Street Dances, Modern Dances, Social dances, Oriental dances, Choirs, Brass Bands, Fusion, Orchestras & majorettes.
Groups are allowed to perform with live music or cd player.
Participants of the Music Bands should at least be 2.
Participants of the group members should be of any age starting from 8+.
Groups should get the Flight Tickets and Travel Insurance by their own.

Groups can extend their stay in INDIA only with the organizer with extra days and extra tourism which are available with the organizer. Groups can not engage themselves with any other Tour operator while in India on Organizers invitation.

Arrivals & Departures:
The date of arrival for participants should arrive in New Delhi Airport on 15th July by 12:00 hours as per the packages chosen.
The departure time from New Delhi shall be started on 19th/20th July by 12:00 afternoon (After Breakfast). 
The participating groups shall arrive in New Delhi Indira Gandhi International Airport, the SMC organization committee will arrange a coach to meet the foreign groups in the airport and escort them to the hotel.
Travel Requirements:
Each group should cover the travelling expenses of their international flight expenses for the round-trip.
Every member of the group has to have Travel Insurance which should include your medical and accidental coverage during the period of the festival.

Extra expenses, such as expenses in the hotel for beverages, laundry, room service, long distance calls are not allowed to pay by the organization committee.

Performance Details:
The Group should perform 3-4 different dance/music items with 10/15 minutes programs each 2 times a day at provided venues.
Venues for performances will include open-air stages, theatres, halls, Auditoriums and scenic spots without special stage facilities or lighting equipment.
Groups should attend the rehearsals on time.
Group should provide 2 workshops & 1 road show in the festival
Group should actively participate in the discussion forums
The group has to take part in all programs, the festival organizers made its whole period and do not undertake any other performances, during the festival period they have no right to cancel any program without any approval from the Festival Committee.

National costume of their state can be stylized

Festival Rights:
The festival reserves the right for radio-TV and video-recording, copy-right without paying any honorarium.
The Festival organizing committee has the right to change the schedule of the program at any time during the festival.
By applying you confirm that you accept all festival conditions. All detailed information will be supply after your confirmation for participations

Participation fee:

  • 175 Euro per person
  • 210 Euro per Person
  • 250 Euro per person

Participation fee includes:

  • 175 Euro Package:
    • 3 Star Hotel Accommodation
    • Full Board: 3 Times Meals
    • 5 days/4 nights’ Accommodation
    • Arrival on 15th July by 12:00 and (Lunch will be the first meal)
    • Departure on 19th July by 10:00 - 12:00 (after breakfast)
    • Extra Day: 3* Hotel: 25€ per person only accommodation
    • 3 meals: 15€ / per person
  • 210 Euro Package:
    • 3 Star Hotel Accommodation
    • Full Board: 3 Times Meals
    • 6 days/5 nights’ Accommodation
    • Arrival on 15th July by 12:00 and (Lunch will be the first meal)
    • Departure on 20th July by 10:00 - 12:00 (after breakfast)
    • New Delhi Airport Transfers
    • Delhi City Tour (Excluding Monuments fee)
    • Extra Day: 3* Hotel: 25€ per person only accommodation
    • 3 meals: 15€ / per person
  • 250 Euro Package:
    • 4 Star Hotel Accommodation
    • Full Board: 3 Times Meals
    • 6 days/5 nights’ Accommodation
    • Arrival on 15th July by 12:00 and (Lunch will be the first meal)
    • Departure on 20th July by 10:00 - 12:00 (after breakfast)
    • New Delhi Airport Transfers
    • Delhi City Tour (Excluding Monuments fee)
    • Extra Day: 4* Hotel: 30€ per person only accommodation
    • 3 meals: 15€ / per person

Additional tourism:

AGRA & MATHURA TOUR: (1Day/Same day) on 20th July 2020.
HARIDWAR & RISHIKESH TOUR: (2 Days/1Night) Visit to River Ganges & Laxman Jhoola & Ram Jhoola
JAIPUR: (3 days/ 2nights) Amer Fort, Jaigarh Fort, Nahargarh Fort, Hawa Mahal, Jal Mahal, Jantar Mantar, Sisodiya Rani Bagh, Vidyadhar Garden & Albert Hall.
GUJARAT: (5 days/4 nights) Ahmedabad, Rajkot, Somnath, Porbander, Dwarka, Modhera – SUN Temple
GOA TOUR: (By Train) 3nights/4 days (4* Hotel (triple Sharing)
GOA TOUR: (By Flight) 3nights/4 days (4* Hotel (triple Sharing)
HIMACHAL TOUR: Shimla & Manali   3nights/4 days (3* Hotel (triple Sharing)
All application forms will be evaluated by the Organization Committee. Official invitations will be sent to all groups as soon possible.

Program:

Day 1
10:00 – 14:00: Arrival of the groups in New Delhi & Hotel Check-In
14:00 – 15:00: Lunch         
16:00 - 18:00: Rehearsals for Opening Ceremony
21:00 – Dinner in Hotel
 
Day 2
08:00 – 09:00: Breakfast
10:00 – 13:00: Rehearsal on Stage/Performance
14:00 - 15:00: Lunch in Hotel
18:00 – 22:00: Official Inauguration & Performance by Groups
22:00: Dinner in Hotel
 
Day 3
08:00 – 09:00: Breakfast
10:00 – 13:00: Workshops
14:00 - 15:00: Lunch in Hotel
18:00 – 22:00: Performance by Groups
22:00: Dinner in Hotel
 
Day 4
08:00 – 09:00: Breakfast
10:00 – 13:00: Workshops
14:00 - 15:00: Lunch in Hotel
18:00 – 22:00: Performance by Groups, Closing Ceremony, Gifts exchange,
22:00: Dinner in Hotel
 
Day 5
08:00 – 09:00: Breakfast
10:00 – Delhi Tour for 240€
10:00 – 12:00: CHECK OUT for 175€ package.
22:00: Dinner in Hotel for 210€/250€ package.
 
Day 6
08:00 – 09:00: Breakfast
10:00 – 12:00: CHECK OUT for 210€/250€ package.
(Changes may be possible to the schedule of the program at any time during the festival)
 
NOTE: Festival organization take the full responsibility of the group by providing the official invitation. Festival will receive the group on arrival from the Delhi IGI airport and will escort the groups to the Boarding sections of the Delhi IGI Airport on departures from INDIA. If the group wants to extend their stay in India with Tourism then also kindly consult the organizer for the further arrangements.
 
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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