Tallin, Stockholm, Helsinki

ХII International festival of music and arts “Guiding star”

29.10.2018-02.11.2018

From 169 euro per person

Everyone welcome on board! Out festival will take place on board of the passenger liner Princess Anastasia, 8 decks, 5 days, 3 European capitals, 1 festival of music and arts are waiting for artists: brave young men and experienced boatswains, and, of course, captains - teachers. The unusual format of our festival is intriguing and the views of Stockholm, Helsinki and Tallinn are inspiring with their northern beauty. A variety of nominations allows to take part in the festival to representatives of many kinds of art: artists of vocal art, crafts, choreography and others. An international jury consists of  judges whose competence and professionalism is unquestionable. This will allow us to identify the strongest artists and collectives who will be awarded by special valuable prizes. Just think: not one, but three cities at once, huge audience of spectatots are waiting for you, and the special atmosphere of a sea cruise and a trip abroad will be remembered for a long time!

Venue

The international festival will be held with the support of "St. Petersburg Academy of Postgraduate Education" and the International Academy of Music of Elena Obraztsova and "Sanartis" c.r.o. (Prague, Czech Republic).

OBJECTIVES AND TASKS OF THE INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF MUSIC AND ARTS
Preservation and development of the Russian Federation and foreign countries multinational culture traditions; The identification and full support of the most talented and promising children and young people in the field of the arts; Attracting Orphanages, children with disabilities to the creativity of pupils; Experience exchange between collectives, mentors and teachers, support of permanent creative contacts between them, their unification in the framework of the festival movement; Increase of professional skills of heads of collectives and teachers (holding seminars, round tables and master classes); Attracting attention from state, international, commercial and public organizations to the problems of creative teams and performers; Coverage of the creativity of children and youth in the media. Implementation of the decree of the President of the Russian Federation "On approval of the foundations of the state cultural policy" No. 808 of December 24, 2014.

NOMINATIONS
I. DANCE CREATIVITY
 (solo, duets, small forms (3-7 persons), ensembles): classical dance (including excerpts from ballets), ballroom dance and sports ballroom dance, folk dance (ethnic, folk, characteristic), folk dance in modern processing, world nations dances, children's dance, variety dance (including step, disco, show group), dance theater, dance show, free plastic, modern (jazz, jazz-modern, contemporary, neoclassic), club dance (salsa, bachata, merengue, rueda, hustle, Argentine tango, etc.), street dance (break dance, hip-hop, house, popping, jazz funk, electric boogie, etc.), oriental belly dance (tribal, belly dance).
II. VOCAL CREATIVITY (solo, duets, trios, ensembles, choirs): academic, folk, pop, jazz, choral, show groups.
III. INSTRUMENTAL CREATIVITY (solo and duets on various instruments, ensembles, orchestras): classical, variety, folk, jazz, accompaniment, teacher-soloist.
IV. COMPETITION OF YOUNG COMPOSERS AND BARDS. Purpose: to get acquainted with new trends and ways in art, to identify new talented composers, poets, and to promote their creativity.
V. THEATRICAL CREATIVITY: miniature, an excerpt from a play, a musical, artistic reading, a conference, an actor's song, a puppet theater, a music theater, a fashion theater.
VI. CIRCUS ART. ORIGINAL GENRE: acrobatic etude, air-sports equilibration, cheerleading, majorettes and drummers, eccentric, etc.
VII. FINE ARTS: painting, graphics, photography.
VIII. EXHIBITION OF APPLIED ART: sculpture of small forms in the interior, academic sculpture, jewelry art, sculptural and jewelry techniques (metal-plastic, cut-through metal, diffusion, hand-forging, casting, chasing, bone carving), costume design, graphic design, cold and hot batik, free painting, heel and print, tapestry, remix creativity, collage, quilt, art felt, textile doll, hand-made paper, linocut, lithography, woodcut, etching, incisal engraving, etc.
IX. COMPETITION IN COSTUME: historical costume, national costume, theatrical costume, stage costume, model.
X. DEBUT. The first performance on the stage. A creative performance for any of the above categories is presented. Children are allowed to participate for 4-8 years.

AGE CATEGORIES
Up to 8 years; From 9 to 10 years; From 11 to 12 years; From 13 to 15 years; From 16 to 18; Over 18; Mixed group.

In the team of each age category, no more than 30% of participants younger or older than the specified age range are allowed. For example, in a team declared in the age category of 9-10 years, up to 30% of the composition may be less than 9 years old or over 10 years old.

TECHNICAL EQUIPMENT
Participants of all nominations can perform competitive works with live music or have audio tracks on a USB flash or CD in the audio format (WAV / WAVE or MP3), signed as follows: track title, collective or soloist's name (for example: " Russian Dance ", ensemble "Kalinka"). On the USB or CD-ROM there should be no other files, except the competitive program. The organizing committee has the right to place festival photo and video materials of collectives in the Internet and use them in advertising products without coordination with the collective or individual performer.

PROGRAM OF PERFORMANCE
Each team-participant of the festival presents a program of performances consisting of one or two diverse works with a total duration of up to 8 minutes. In the nomination "Theater Creativity" the collectives represent an excerpt from the play with a total duration of up to 10 minutes. The time of the performance can be extended to 15 minutes (with preliminary coordination with the organizing committee of the festival and the availability of a time reserve on the competition site). Soloists and duets of nominations "Variety Vocal", "Dance Creativity" and "Artistic Word" represent one work with a total duration of up to 5 minutes. The competitive performance of participants of the nomination "Conference" consists of two outputs (all necessary information for preparation will be sent by the organizing committee of the festival). Soloists and duets of the nomination "Instrumental Creativity", "Academic Vocal", "Folk Vocal", "Competition of Young Composers and Bards" represent one or two diverse works with a total duration of up to 7 minutes. The duration of the show in the nomination "Costume Competition" is 2 minutes. Participants in the "Debut" nomination must show one creative performance with a total duration of up to 3 minutes. In the nomination "Fine Art" and "Exhibition of Applied Arts", participation is organized in the format of an exhibition that takes place during the festival. Within the framework of one participation, two to four works of a size of 50x70 cm (for arts and crafts - grounds) or less can be submitted.

In case of non-observance of these requirements and timing, the jury has the right to remove the team (soloist) from participating in the festival.

JURY
The jury headed by the chairman is formed and approved by the organizing committee of the competition-festival of famous artists, teachers of creative universities, directors, leaders of creative teams, cultural figures and artists. The jury is not disclosed until the start of the competition-festival. At the end of the contest-festival participants and teachers have the opportunity to discuss with the jury the contest performances and exchange opinions.

CRITERIA FOR ASSESSING PERFORMANCES AND AWARDING WINNERS
Competitive performances of participants are evaluated according to generally accepted criteria: technical mastery (according to nomination and age), artistry, complexity of repertoire, creation of artistic image, etc. 

PRIZES AND AWARDS
All collectives, participants in the festival competition, and soloists are awarded memorable cups and diplomas. In each nomination and age category, the titles of Laureate I, II, III degrees, as well as the titles of Diplomant I, II III degrees are conferred. Soloists, holders of the Grand Prix, are awarded a free trip to one of the contest-festivals in Europe or Russia; Collectives, owners of the Grand Prix, receive a certificate approved by the certificate, which can be used to travel to one of the festival-competitions in Europe or in Russia. The amount of the grant is used at a time, solely for payment not more than 50% of the cost of the trip. Special diplomas and titles were also established: "Best choreographer", "Best accompanist", "Diploma for Artistry", "Diploma for the youngest participant", "Best teacher", "For the preservation of national cultural traditions".

Master classes

IN THE FRAMEWORK OF THE INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF MUSIC AND ARTSparticipants can take part and improve their skills at master classes from professional teachers in various creative disciplines, gain theoretical knowledge and practical advice from experienced art masters. 

Note:

- participation in master classes for contestants is free,
- the visit is strictly by appointment,
- at the end of the master-class you will get a certificate,
- all information received in the master-class can be used in further creative activity. 

Master class in folk dance

During the master class, the contestants will get acquainted with the rich heritage of their native country, learn the peculiarities of the ethnic warehouse of the Russian culture. Participants will immerse themselves in the atmosphere of Russian folk dance, learn the professional "tricks", which will be a significant contribution to the knowledge base of young dancers.

Master class on variety vocal

On the master class on vocals, young artists will learn the subtleties of the variety manner of sound production and the peculiarities of variety stylistics. Within the framework of the lesson, the basic principles of the pop production will be discussed. In a comfortable and friendly atmosphere, under the guidance of a professional performer, singers will be able to better understand themselves,their voice and find original vocal solutions for the development of their musical career. 

Master class on contemporary dance

Practical lesson on modern dance will be an excellent addition to the already existing choreographic base of the artist. In modern dance it is extremely important to be aware of the latest trends and actual dance practics. Visiting the master-class on contemporary choreography, young dancers will be able not only to adopt the rich experience of a professional, but to bring fresh solutions to their own dance aesthetics.

Master class on arts and crafts

The variety of modern techniques of decorative and applied art allows the young creator to choose a direction appropriate to his creative interests. Cognition of contemporary arts and crafts expands the horizon of the child and creates solid basement for the development of creative abilities, imagination, the ability to think outside the box and generate ideas.

Master class on instrumental creativity

Take the opportunity to enrich your professional experience by interacting with brilliant instrumentalists of Russia and abroad. The master class will deal with the following topics: the development of musical abilities in different periods of study, the interpretation of musical works, musical training, as a way of developing common abilities and other topics relevant to instrumentalists. Within the framework of the master class, individual consultations on the repertoire and technique of execution are possible. *

* The master class will take place with a sufficient number of participants in the nomination "Instrumental creativity". 

Master class on acting

An artist in any genre must know how to properly present themselves on the stage. At the master class on acting skills, participants will receive valuable recommendations on the emancipation and the development of confidence during the performance. Contestants will be given modern material on theatrical plastic and speech, the technique of inclusion in the role and methods of interpreting the character.

Application

FOR PARTICIPATION IN THE INTRNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF MUSIC AND ARTS it is necessary to send an application about the team (soloist) till 08. 10.18 (You can see the sample application on the website or receive by fax) and pay the registration fee.

In the application it is necessary to specify: the full name of the collective (soloist); nomination; the institution in which the collective is based, its postal address (with the index), tel./fax; date of creation of the collective, honorary title, awards; number of participants and their age; Competition program: title, author, timekeeping, phonogram carrier, technical means; Full name of the head of the team, contact phone numbers. For foreigners: the need for additional meals or excursions and information about the time of arrival.

Financial terms

The cost of a trip for 1 person is 169 euro (for organized groups 10 + 1 for free).

The rate is quoted per person with accommodated in a four-berth class "B" cabin

Organizational fee for participation in the festival:
45 euro from the soloist,
25 euro from the participant of the collective (but not more than 350 euro from the collective) 
20 euro from the participant in the nomination decorative and applied creativity.

PAID IN ADDITION: Railway or air tickets to St. Petersburg and back, medical insurance, Schengen multiple entry visa (it is necessary to specify the recommended visa for the region of the group), bus-excursion service (bus and pedestrian excursions in Tallinn, Stockholm and Helsinki), entrance tickets to museums and sightseeing objects, meals on the ferry.

Upon your request is possible to book accommodation and organize excursions in St. Petersburg and to book accommodation in a class A cabin with a window with surcharge.

Meals on the ferry (extra-fee)
The price is indicated if you purchase in advance / purchase on board

Breakfast at the restaurant Princess's Garden (buffet)
Adults - 13 € / 15 €
Children 4-12 years old - 6.5 € / 7.5 €
Children 0-3 years old - free of charge

Deluxe Breakfast at the A'la carte restaurant
Adults - 18 € / 20 €
Children 4-12 years old - 9 € / 10 €
Children 0-3 years old - free of charge

Dinner at the restaurant Princess's Garden (buffet)
Adults - 31 € / 34 €
Children 4-12 years old - 15,5 € / 17 €
Children 0-3 years old - free of charge

ATTENTION! The cost of meals can be changed. Update the current price at the time of purchase.

In case of exceeding the limit of applications, the registration can be closed anticipatorily

DRAW YOUR ATTENTION TO!

If a participant acts as a solo / in a duet, or as part of an ensemble, the main nomination is ensemble. Solo / duet performance in this case is an additional nomination.

When submitting an application for the festival, each team, as well as each age group, must submit a surname list of the composition of the team / age group, indicating the exact age of each participant at the time of the performance.

Preliminay program

Day 1
Registration in St. Petersburg at the Marine Station (Marine Glory square, 1). Passing of passport, customs control. Accommodation in the cabins of the selected class. 18:00 - departure to Helsinki. Rest on the ferry: shops, disco, show program, restaurants and cafes. Festival program. Dinner at the restaurant (buffet). *

Day 2
Breakfast in the restaurant (buffet). * 07:00 - arrival of the ferry to Helsinki. Passengers on board from Finland. 08:30 - departure of the ferry to Tallinn. 12:30 - arrival in Tallinn, passage of border control. Walking tour of Old Tallinn *. 18:30 - departure from Tallinn. Festival program. Dinner at the restaurant (buffet). *

Day 3
Breakfast in the restaurant (buffet). * 09:30 arrival of the ferry to Stockholm, passage of border control. Excursion around Stockholm *. 17:30 - departure from Stockholm. Festival program. Dinner at the restaurant (buffet). *

Day 4
Breakfast in the restaurant (buffet). * 11:30 - arrival of the ferry to Helsinki, passage of border control. City tour of Helsinki *. 19:00 - departure from Helsinki. Gala Concert. Rewarding. Dinner at the restaurant (buffet). *

Day 5
Breakfast in the restaurant (buffet). * Arrival in St. Petersburg at 09:00.

* - not included in the price of the trip.

Excursional program

Walking tour of Old Tallinn (2 hours)
The old city of Tallinn is an absolutely unique object for Europe. The excursion program includes all the most interesting from the history of the Middle Ages: acquaintance with the Upper and Lower City, access to the observation platforms, from where panoramic views of the historic and modern Tallinn open. You will see the building of the Estonian Parliament and the Orthodox Cathedral of Alexander Nevsky, walk along the narrow cobbled streets of the old city to the Town Hall Square, where the tour ends and you have some free time for rest.

Cost of excursion (€ / person):
Adults - 10 €
Children 7-12 years: 10 €
Children 0-6 years old: free of charge
The tour will take place at a group of 10 people.

Sightseeing tour of Stockholm (3 hours)
We invite you to an exciting journey through the most beautiful city of Scandinavia. The excursion program includes a trip to the numerous islands of Stockholm, including the famous Djurgården, Knights Island, Küngsholmen Island, where the City Hall is located, in which the Nobel Prize is annually awarded. The bus will take you through the most beautiful street in Stockholm - the Strandvägen promenade, you will get to know the Kungsträdgården Park, the Royal Garden and the palace.

Cost of excursion (€ / person):
Adults - 26 €
Children 7-12 years old - 15 €
Children 0-6 years old - free of charge
The tour will take place at a group of 15 people.

Walking tour in Helsinki (2 hours)
Many interesting and unique places in the center of the Finnish capital can not be seen by bus. We suggest you to get acquainted with the center of Helsinki on foot! Route: Western Port - Hietalahti Market Square - Boulevard Street - Old Church - Barracks Square - Esplanade Boulevard - Chimera House - Senate Square - Central Market Square.
During the tour there are stops for rest and photos.

Cost of excursion (€ / person):
Adults - 10 €
Children 7-12 years old - 10 €
The tour will take place at a group of 10 people.

PLEASE NOTE:
1. Any other additional excursion program can be arranged for a fee at your request.
2. Prices quoted are subject to change. The actual cost of an additional excursion is recommended to be specified at the time of booking.

Contacts

Phones / Fax:
8 (800) 250-80-55 (Calls to the RF free of charge)
8 (911) 250-80-55 (Calls to WhatsApp for free)
8 (812) 600-21-23
8 (812) 600-21-24
E-mail address: info@triumph-org.ru
Official site of the contest-festival: www.triumph-org.ru
Social networks:
VKontakte https://vk.com/triumph_org
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/triumphorg/
The address of the organizing committee: 191186, St. Petersburg, ul. Bolshaya Morskaya, 19, letter A, cab. 2D2.