From 10th till 14th of November in Saint Petersburg (Russia) was held the 10th International Festival "INTERFOLK in Russia". 57 groups from Indonesia, Bulgaria, Ecuador, Estonia, England, Switzerland, Abkhazia, Russia, Romania, Iran and others took part in the festival. Among the official guests of the jubilee edition was the President of the European Association of Folklore Festivals - EAFF - Mr. Kaloyan Nikolov.
"The 10th jubilee edition of International Folklore Festival "INTERFOLK in Russia" was held on really high level of implementation. The organizing committee has duly defended the Golden Quality Certificate of Organizational Activity awarded by the EAFF.
The festival was held in two competition days. Many excursions, concerts on different locations in St. Petersburg, party, fair - exhibition were organized during the festival period. The atmosphere was friendly and full with lots of laugh and good mood.
In accordance with the 10th anniversary, there were awarded 2 Grand Prix prizes with cash prize of 1000 Euro each", said the president of EAFF about the large-scale event.
Grand Prix prizes of Interfolk were awarded to:
Dance group "TATRA SASIKIRANA" from "Prasetya Mulya" Business School (Tangerang, Indonesia). Artistic director Cristianno Rae.
Children's-youth choreography ensemble "IMAMAT" (St. Petersburg, Russia). Artistic director - Nurmagomed Gadzhiev.
Star of Interfolk and cash prize of 350 Euro were awarded to:
Ensemble for folklore dances "ADATS" (Gudauta, Republic of Abkhazia). Artistic director - Ruslan Dbar.
The president of the European Association of Folklore Festivals - EAFF gave the prominent groups Recommendations for participation in the European and World Championships of Folklore. He awarded two groups with vouchers for participation in the aforementioned championships:"
Orchestra for Russian folklore instruments "DOZHD" at Children's School of Arts (Cherepovets, Russia). Artistic director Elena Ryabova. The group received voucher of 500 Euro for participation in the European Championship of Folklore in Bulgaria.
Ensemble for folklore dances "ADATS" Gudauta, Republic of Abkhazia). Artistic director - Ruslan Dbar. The group received voucher of 500 Euro for participation in the World Championship of Folklore in Bulgaria.
The organizing committee appreciated the efforts of all the participants and thanked EAFF for the fruitful cooperation in all those years.