3 May 2022     Awards  Festival-Contest 

Grand Prix winner in the "Individual performers" category of the International Dance Competition "Golden Dance" is Akkanat Smagulova - Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan. Winner of the prestigious Grand Prix in the "Groups" category of the competition is the Children's-youth dance ensemble "Balgarche" at the Center for support and personal development - Municipal Children's Complex - Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria.

The jury commission in the digital competition, held in the period from 25 to 29 April 2022 consisted of: Anahit Sarybekyan - regional supervisor of the International Dance Council, CID at UNESCO - Armenia; Valentin Halvadzhiev - choreographer - Bulgaria; Tsatsral Baatar - ArtLar House, director of the Asian Folklore Championship "Asia Folk" - Mongolia and Mariana Nutsova - ethnologist - Bulgaria.

The diploma "Audience award" was awarded to Dance group "Karnota" at "Dimitar Polyanov 1862" Community center - Karnobat, Bulgaria.

Winners of laureate title first degree and Golden diploma are: Children's-youth dance ensemble "Balgarche" at the Center for support and personal development - Municipal Children's Complex - Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria; Akkanat Smagulova - Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan; Representative folklore ensemble "Stanimaka" at "Sveti Prepodobni Paisiy Hilendarski - 1997" Community center - Asenovgrad, Bulgaria; Folklore dance group "Merakliyche" at "Hristo Botev - 1928" Community center, Kopanitsa village, Bulgaria; Dance group "La Salle" at the De La Salle University - Manila, Philippines; Middle group at the Dance group from the Children's-youth dance ensemble "Balgarche" at the Center for support and personal development - Municipal Children's Complex - Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria; Dance group "Karnota" at "Dimitar Polyanov 1862" Community center - Karnobat, Bulgaria; Mukarramhon Saydullaeva at Fergana Regional branch of the State Institute of Art and Culture in Republic of Uzbekistan - Kokand, Fergana, Uzbekistan; Folklore club "Trakiyka" at "Sv. Kiril i Metodiy 1914 - Banya" - Banya, Karlovo municipality, Bulgaria; Folklore ensemble "Ratilėlis" at the National cultural center in Kaunas, Lithuania.

Silver Diploma and Laureate titles second degree were awarded to Sarswati Swar Sangam - Dharamshala, India and Dance ensemble "Lycée Jean Renoir" from Munich, Germany. 

Winners of award in the following categories are:

  • Level of complexity and technique of performance - Representative folklore ensemble "Stanimaka" at "Sveti Prepodobni Paisiy Hilendarski - 1997" Community center - Asenovgrad, Bulgaria; 
  • Presentation (costume, props, play, repertoire) - Dance group "La Salle" at the De La Salle University - Manila, Philippines;
  • Stage presence (attitude, artistry) - Mukarramhon Saydullaeva at Fergana Regional branch of the State Institute of Art and Culture in Republic of Uzbekistan - Kokand, Fergana, Uzbekistan;

Many of the winners received recommendations for participation in the European Championship of Folklore "Euro Folk" 2022, the Asian Championship of Folklore "Asia Folk" 2022 - online, and in the World Championship of Folklore "World Folk" 2022.

You can enjoy the Gala concert of the competition with a duration of 27 minutes, where the rankings of the participants are presented - here.