To participate in the Creative meeting ‘Together in the 21st Century’ are invited choral, theatre and dance groups, vocal ensembles and soloists, beginner artists and photographer-artists, amateur song writers, and also young poets from Bulgaria and from near and far foreign countries.
The following entities can participate in the Festival:
- CHOIRS: child, teen, youth, professional, folk, veteran, school, student, amateur choirs, whose number of performers – in the choirs – is at least 16 people and in the ensembles - from 2 to 16 people. In the composition of teen and youth choirs young people aged 16-28 years are allowed to participate.
- SOLOISTS (vocal): classical, folk music, jazz, pop singing, patriotic and original song (specify the presence of concertmaster. For the category ‘Pop singing’, as well as for military and patriotic songs, it shall be permitted to use accompaniment phonogram minus 1 with back-vocals).
- DANCE ENSEMBLES: classical ballet, folk dances (the presence of accompanying instrumental group shall be permitted), pop and ballet dance, contemporary dance, pantomime and modern dance. SOLOISTS (and duets) in all above-listed categories.
- INSTRUMENTALISTS (ensembles and soloist) No restrictions (specify the presence of concertmaster).
- THEATRE GROUPS: drama, music, мodern, original song, original genre, etc. ARTISTS (for exhibitions both originals and their copies or photocopies shall be accepted)
- ARTIST-PHOTOGRAPHERS. BEGINNER POETS, AUTHORS AND PERFORMERS IN THE GENRE ORIGINAL SONG
Value of accommodation and food: EUR 30 per day and night per child (from child and youth choral groups to 18 years inclusive) and EUR 35 per adult (from 18 years up). The value of the amount paid includes: – accommodation in comfortable rooms for 3 to 4 individuals (for directors – double room); – three meals in a restaurant (full board); – transfer from airport Varna and back; – pool; – training hall; – visit to the planetarium and Space Center; – playgrounds; – emergency medical care, if necessary. If visas are required for the countries participating in the festival, the host country will provide an invitation to ensure issuance of visas for Bulgaria.
OBLIGATION OF THE PARTICIPANTS IN THE FESTIVAL Every participant must have medical insurance for his stay in Bulgaria. Each child is also required to submit a medical certificate that the child is not in contact with infected patients. On the area of Sanitation and Health Complex ‘Kamchia’ the Medical Complex ‘ZDRAVETS’ is situated which is equipped with the latest world achievements in the field of medical equipment, physiotherapy and treatment. Each adult participant must sign a declaration of consent to comply with the rules for living in the complex and the requirements of the festival.
2.4. All choirs and ensembles that have wished to take part in the festival shall pay in advance the amount of EUR 30 per individual, for preliminary registration, as part of the payment due for the stay. Bank details: In BGN: Sanitation and Health Complex ‘Kamchia’ EAD INTERNATIONAL ASSET BANK AD CENTRAL BRANCH No: 81-83 Todor Aleksandrov Street IBAN: BG12IABG80981001526401 BIC: IABGBGSF In EUR: Sanitation and Health Complex ‘Kamchia’ EAD INTERNATIONAL ASSET BANK AD CENTRAL BRANCH No: 81-83 Todor Aleksandrov Street IBAN: BG64IABG80981401526402 BIC: IABGBGSF Payment: money transfer in the bank. If payment is made in cash – it is permitted to pay in cash only up to BGN 15 000. In the Republic of Bulgaria it is prohibited to pay in cash an amount greater than that specified.
Applications to participate in the Festival will be accepted until 31st of July inclusive by form (Annex 1). To the application the following should be attached: information about the group (biography) and about the art director – up to 1500 characters; color digital photo of the group and photo of the art director; CD or DVD recording of the group or a link to a video or audio resource in the Internet; program of the group, indicating the time of sounding of each work; concert program for Gala-concert (20 minutes); copy of the payment order for payment of the advance amount. All groups who have submitted a full package of documents shall be admitted to participate. Participation in the festival shall be considered as full consent with all its conditions. In the program of the Festival: Concerts on prestigious grounds and in the Cathedral of the city of Varna; Gala-concert ‘One Destiny – One Victory’; Concert of patriotic and military songs; Concert of soloist vocals, Group and individual master classes (rehearsal equipment, concert practice); Work in mixed choir; Round table of choir masters; Creative and Internet workshops; Excursions; Lectures; Discussion club; Entertainment programs for children and adult; Sea recreation, sun bathing; Sport races; Health procedures; Recreation in the pools and simulators. Choirs should perform a program with sound duration of minimum 15 minutes. In the program the following should be presented: minimum one work in Russian and one in any other Slavic language; a spiritual work of Slavic author (for Academic choirs it is required to perform minimum one work of the Mass or Vespers of S.V. Rahmaninov or of Dm. Bortnyanski or one or two works of the choir concerts of Dmitriy Bortnyanski) or 1-2 spiritual works of an author from the country participating in the festival; a work of contemporary composer of the country which the choir represents; free work or two works at choice; for folk choirs – minimum 2 works of the folk music of the own country. At least 2 works should be without accompaniment. If desired, the choir can perform an own program of not more than 1,5 hours; topics - free. This must be stated in the application to determine the program of the festival. Should carry with it: State flag of the country participating in the festival and (or) flags for each participant (for official events). National costumes (or one form) for the parade of participants are welcomed. Poster is also welcomed (in electronic format, without specifying dates, to be sent to the Organizing Committee of the Festival latest until July 31, 2014 inclusive). All participants (in the choral category) shall be awarded Diplomas of Participants and commemorative awards for: The best performance of a work of S.V. Rahmaninov; The best performance of a work of Dm. Bortianski; The best performance of a work of Russian author; The best performance of a work of a Slavic author; The best performance of a work of ancient chant; The best solo; The best performance of a spiritual work; The best performance of a work of a modern author; Premium for musicality; Premium for prayer (for vocal and choir categories); Special prize for the best performance of Bulgarian work; All groups should learn a work in the course of the festival to be performed by the combined choir at the Gala-concert of the Festival. Vocal competition Within the choral festival a competition for young vocalists will be held for the nominations: Songs from the war years; Lyrical and patriotic song; Classical vocal. Age categories: - junior group (from 14 years), - intermediary group (from 12 to 18) - senior group (from 18 to 24 years) Folk singings: - junior group (up to 12 years), - intermediary group (from 12 to 16) - senior group (from 16 years) Those who wish to participate in the competition of vocalists should pay the amount of EUR 30. (specify the presence of concertmaster) In the program of the competition audition the following should be presented: In the nominations ‘Songs from the war years’ and ‘Lyrical and patriotic song’: 2-3 songs (minimum 1 song in Russian). Classical vocal: In the junior group: - classical work - song at choice In the intermediate and senior group: - romance - aria - work of contemporary author. Folk singing: - folk song from the country of the participant; - free work selected by the participant; All participants in the competition of vocalists shall be awarded Diplomas of Participants and the best performers in each nomination – Diplomas of Laureates I, II and III degree, and also precious gifts. The Festival manifests ideas of friendship and cooperation between peoples, exchange of cultures and traditions. Any statements showing disrespect and conflicts on a national basis shall automatically lead to disqualification of the group.