21 – 24 SEPTEMBER 2017 – PAN-BALKAN PEOPLE’S ASSEMBLY PETROHAN

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Date/Time
Date(s) - 21/09/2017 - 24/09/2017
All Day

Location
Petrohan

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Dear friends of folklore,

 

we have a pleasure to invite you to take part in PAN-BALKAN PEOPLE’S ASSEMBLY PETROHAN, a  part of a national campaign „Torches and preserve Bulgarian … Fire!“ – Program „Nestiya festivals – Bulgaria“ of Bulgarian art and folklore center Nestiya. The festival will be held in the area Petrohan on 22 of September 2017 year.

The groups are suppozed to arrive in Bulgaria on 21.09.2017 till 14.00 o’ clock. On 22 of September there are performances in the area Petrohan (open – air concerts). The departure of the groups will be on 24 of September after breakfast.

In this folklore event can take part folklore ensembles and groups; dancing and vocal groups; soloists and instrumentalists from all over the world. This international event is looking to promote and share the folklore and traditions of different nations to strengthen the friendship and the identity of each country.

 

 

Purposes of our folklore events are:

To present the folklore wealth and traditions of the whole world.

To popularize Bulgarian music and dance arts from all folklore regions.

To establish a cultural exchange between institutions and collectives from the country and abroad.

 

 

The organizers are:

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The organizers are: Bulgarian Art and Folklore Centre “Nestiya”- Sofia, Balkan alliance of folklore, Foundation “Nestiya”, Association “Evterpani”, Association “Fontan”, Touristic company “Delta EK”, Producer’s house “Kukeri”, and with the support of Ministry of Science and Education, Ministry of Culture.

– Manual coordination and control is performed by BAF „Nestiya“.

 

ACCREDITATION IN THE FESTIVAL-COMPETITION.

To participate in the competition of the festival, you should send the following documents:

– Application form

– Two color photographs of a good quality and in electronic format .jpg;

– Repertoire for the selected category (specify in the application form);

– List of participants and accompanying persons;

– Representatives of other countries should have national flag of his country;

– All participants of the festival to be health insured;

– Children under the age of 18 traveling without parents must have notarized permission to leave the country.

– The period of the passport must be valid at least 6 months after the end of the trip;

 

 

CONDITIONS FOR PARTICIPATING IN THE FESTIVAL:

 

  1. The groups should prepare 10 – 30 minutes programs accompanied by play-back CD or a live orchestra
  2. The organization committee will accommodate the groups in city of Varshets or in Berkovitsa (sleeping, 3 meals a day, medical service, if needed). Groups should inform if there is any special diet or food requirements (vegetarians). The members of the groups should have medical insurance.
  3. The travel costs to and from Varhsets and Berkovitsa should be covered by the participants.

The organization Committee will grant a fuel to each group, which comes with its own bus /fuel will be given for the distance from Varshets and Berkovitsa to the performances’ places or cities/.

For the groups which come by plane, the bus will be reserved and covered by the Festival’s Committee /Bus will be available to participants during the days of concerts, and transports them to and from the concert venues/. In case the group wants to go to the excursions out of Festival’s city, should pay 90 euro for bus transportation per day.

The groups which come by plane, should pay for the transportation service from the airport (airport in city of Sofia) to the festival’s city – 1 euro per km.

 

ACCREDITATION IN THE FESTIVAL-COMPETITION.

To participate in the competition of the festival, you should send the following documents:

– Application form

– Two color photographs of a good quality and in electronic format .jpg;

– Repertoire for the selected category (specify in the application form);

– List of participants and accompanying persons;

– Representatives of other countries should have national flag of his country;

– All participants of the festival to be health insured;

– Children under the age of 18 traveling without parents must have notarized permission to leave the country.

– The period of the passport must be valid at least 6 months after the end of the trip;

  1. The groups have to send application form for participation, pictures and other advertising materials by mail. All applications should be received not later than 40 days before the festival starts by e-mail.
  2. Each group should pay:
Hostel 22 Euro per person per day
Hotel ** 28 Euro per person per day
Hotel *** Lux 35 Euro per person per day

 

 

* For each 20 persons, one is free.

* 30% of the participation fee has to be prepaid not later than 30 days before the event starts.

* The other 70% should be paid when the group arrives.

* Payment after the above mentioned date will not be accepted.

* Exceptions from the above mentioned conditions are possible only after a decision of the Festival’s Organization Committee.

  1. Each group should bring a country’s flag.
  2. All groups can sell souvenirs and/or СDs.
  3. If group needs visa, it is responsibility of the group to arrange it! Organizers can only give invitation letter to groups and can’t interfere to visa issuing process and make extra contacts to embassies.

 

EXTRA DAYS:

  1. Each group can stay extra days in Varhsets/Berkovitsa come before the date, fixed by organization Committee as “date of arriving”
  2. The organization committee will accommodate the groups in city of Varshets/ Berkovitsa (sleeping, 3 meals a day, medical service, if needed). Groups should inform if there is any special diet or food requirements (vegetarians). The members of the groups should have medical insurance.
  3. During the extra days, the groups which come by plane, should pay 90 euro per day for bus transportation /if they need a bus/.
  4. Each group should pay for accommodation:

 

Hostel 22 Euro per person per day
Hotel ** 28 Euro per person per day
Hotel ***Lux 35 Euro per person per day