INTERNATIONAL DANCE AND SONG FESTIVAL – CONTEST „ADRIATIC ZADAR OPEN 2023“ IN ZADAR, CROATIA
Event location Zadar, Starigrad Paklenica, Kroatija
DANCE AND SONG FESTIVAL – CONTEST „ADRIATIC ZADAR OPEN 2023“ CROATIA LIVE&VIRTUALLY
Event planning center „Terra Astrum“ presents a dance and song festival – contest „ADRIATIC ZADAR OPEN 2023“ in ZADAR, Croatia,
The festival – contest „ADRIATIC ZADAR OPEN 2022“ will be held on 13- 17 of June Zadar is a city of Croatia located in peninsula next to the Adria sea and here you can find anything you need to relax after a tense season: sea, sun, great views, historical but also modern old town, beautiful places in Zadar and also in other Croatia areas.
The festival consists of three parts: 1. The contest program in the National theatre of Croatia in Zadar. 2. The festival in the city square (the square of the pope John Paul II). 3. The GALA concert in Starigrad Paklenica (the village by the sea near Zadar, you will be living there).
PARTICIPANTS Various dance groups of children, youth and adults (modern, folk, fashion, entertainment, street, tap dance, line dances etc.). Various musical groups (children, youth, adults – vocal groups, ensembles, vocal – instrumental ensembles, choirs). Participants are divided into age groups in the contest part: Kid (4 – 7), Junior (8 – 12), Teen (13 – 16), Youth (17 – 25), Adult (26+). The age group is determined according to the average age of the participants. Participants are not divided into age groups in the festival part.
REQUIREMENTS 1. Every group presents their program up to 15 minutes in the city square for the festival part and one dance or one song for the contest program in city theatre. 2. The repertoire, fulfillment of the dance or song the image of the collective must correspond to the performer's age and stage aesthetic requirements. 3. Music must be sent by email, wetransfer or other appliancies and recorded on a USB device (it is recommended to have music records of at least two formats – just in case) during the festival. 4. If you are coming with your musicians - write the number of participants, how many instruments you will have, and how much you will need microphones.
EVALUATIONS Every group will show their 15 minutes long (may be shorter) dance or musical program in the city square (the square of the pope John Paul II) and one dance or song for the contest program in the National theatre of Croatia in Zadar. The competitive performances of the groups in the contest part will be judged by the jury. The techniques, dance ideas, aesthetic presentation, originality of the dances will be evaluated. For the vocal groups the vocals, performance, scene aesthetics will be evaluated. The winners of the I, II, III places will be selected in each group. Each group will be awarded the awards and prizes of the competition. On the third day of the festival, the participants will dance in the GALA concert in Starigrad Paklenica (the village by the sea near Zadar, you will be living there). The festival and the GALA concert are not judged by the jury. The phonograms should not contain back vocals. The songs can be performed acapella, with phonogram or accompanied by instruments (participants should bring their own instruments if needed). Participants should specify the number of musicians and types of instruments. If you need microphones for the instruments – please specify.
V.a. CONDITIONS OF THE COMPETITION/LIVE 1. Participating in the festival costs 168 euros. The price covers accommodation for the four nights in Starigrad Paklenica (village – about 40 kilometers from Zadar, from the place where the festival will be held, typical Croatian houses, villas witch host 20-30 people), meals (lunch and dinner for four days in Zadar); participants fee, prizes, resort costs etc. Groups above 20 persons may take one person for free, groups above 40 persons may take two persons free of charge (20+1 and 40+2; the free person could be a group leader, a driver, etc.) 2. You have to arrive to the festival at your own expense. It is your choice how to arrive in the festival. You can take a plane or travel by bus, visiting other countries on the way (we can help you in finding the bus). 3. Croatia is a member of the European Union, so you need to have a valid ID card, but you do not need passports and visas. However, this is not a Schengen area and you can take a little longer on the border. Croatian currency is Kun, but the festival fee is paid in euros. 4. Dance or vocal groups, who want to participate in the competition in Zadar, should send an application form (see below) until June 01 by e-mail: email@example.com and transfer 50% of the participants' fee (MB Bonum festum, No. LT914010051003729863) - until May 15. The remaining part is paid on arrival at the festival. 5. The program of the festival is as follows: June Day 13 (Tuesday) – arrival, registration, accommodation Day 14 (Wednesday) – the dance contest in Zadar Theater, parade from the theater to the city square, and the festival in the city square. Day 15 (Thursday) – the GALA concert in Starigrad Paklenica Day 16 (Friday) – excursions, free time Day 17 (Saturday) – departure
V.b. CONDITIONS OF THE COMPETITION/VIRTUALLY 1. Every group presents their one dance or song for each group (one dance or song duration till 5 minutes). 2. This is a competition for groups, not solo. The minimum number of participants is 5 persons per dance or song. 2. Dance or musical video should be sent by www.wetrasfer.com or Youtube link sent till 2023 June 10. Video requirements: (Stage Videos) can be from another competition or any stage performance (Studio Videos) can be recorded on any camera or phone at your studio or another big space. 3. Participation fee: virtually - 10 eur./person/per dance, vocal. The fee includes participation in the dance festival, medals, and diplomas for every participant, trophy for the group leader and shipment of the prizes for virtual participants.
Participant’s Fee should be paid to MB Bonum festum, No. LT914010051003729863 - until June 05 th. or paid upon arrival at live festival. VII. Competition Organizers Event organizing center „Terra Astrum“ Contacts: Edgaras Šnipaitis, phone number: +370-686 96084, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
We are waiting for you in the FESTIVAL – CONTEST „ADRIATIC ZADAR OPEN 2023” on 13 - 17 of JUNE IN ZADAR, CROATIA!!! DANCE AND VOCAL FESTIVAL – CONTEST „ADRIATIC ZADAR OPEN 2023“
The full name of the dance/vocal group (city):
The name, surname, phone number, email of the leader of the dance/vocal group:
What are you going to represent (school, cultural center and etc.)?
Dance/dances/song/songs for the contest part in the theater: title of the dance/song, style, authors, age group, and an accurate number of the dancers/singers/musicians (titles can be specified later):
Title of the 15 minutes long (can be shorter) festival program (titles can be specified later):
How many participants are going to come (count in the leaders of the group, drivers, accompanying persons – this number can slightly vary until the festival)?
Do you need an invoice (if you will need it, please write your contacts)?
For vocal groups – how many microphones will you need?
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