Republic of Belarus, Minsk

XII International festival of music and arts “Slavic meetings”

01.11.2018-04.11.2018

Did you know that the genius Einstein wanted to teach at the Belarusian State University, the real doctor Aibolit lived in Minsk, and the first Russian Empress Catherine I, according to one version of her origin, was the daughter of a Minsk gardener? This is only part of the stories that the capital of Belarus cherishes carefully, spoiling its guests with fascinating stories. "Slavic Meetings" is an amazing contest in the Republic of Belarus! On one competitive stage here there are talents from the countries of the CIS and Europe, open to creative dialogue and international cooperation. Every year thousands of artists visit this amazing even with family atmosphere. The competition includes the organization and holding of events that are significantin the cultural life of the city, for example, a colorful gala concert with the best performances of talented children and youth.

Venue

The international festival will be held with the support of "St. Petersburg Academy of Postgraduate Education" and the Elena Obraztsova International Academy of Music. 

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".

Location

The  event will be held on the stage of the Palace of culture of veterans.

The Palace of culture of veterans is equipped with a modern concert hall with all necessary sound and light systems for preparing and holding concerts, competitions and festivals at a high professional level.

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 vocal, 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 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.

Financial terms

FINANCIAL CONDITIONS FOR NON-LOCAL ARTISTS

Special offer 10 + 1 for free.

PROGRAM "ECONOMY"

The cost of trip for person - 8650 rub

The registration fee for participation in the competition: 2900 rubles - soloists / duets, 1000 rubles from the participant of the collective (but no more than 12000 rubles from the collective) and 1000 rubles for the participant in the nomination of decorative and applied creativity.

THE PRICE INCLUDES: Excursions according to the program of the tour, Russian speaking guide according to the program of the tour, 2 nights in the hotel "Belarus" 3 *, with breakfast. Accommodation in 2 and 3 bed rooms with private facilities, transport service according to the program

Hotel "Belarus" is one of the most recognizable architectural symbols of Minsk. The hotel is located in the city center, within walking distance of the main sights of the capital. The rooms are equipped with everything necessary for a comfortable stay of participants. Free Wi-Fi is available on site.

PAID IN ADDITION: railway tickets Moscow-Minsk-Moscow or St. Petersburg-Minsk-SPb, entrance tickets to museums and other sightseeing objects, lunches, dinners.

PROGRAM "COMFORT"

The cost of a trip for 1 person - 10 250 rubles.

The registration fee for participation in the competition: 2900 rubles - soloists / duets, 1000 rubles from the participant of the collective (but no more than 12000 rubles from the collective) and 1000 rubles for the participant in the nomination of decorative and applied creativity.

THE PRICE INCLUDES: Excursions according to the tour program, Russian speaking guide according to the tour program, 3 nights in the hotel "Belarus" 3 * with breakfast. Accommodation in 2 and 3 bed rooms with private facilities, transport service according to the program

Hotel "Belarus" is one of the most recognizable architectural symbols of Minsk. The hotel is located in the city center, within walking distance of the main sights of the capital. The rooms are equipped with everything necessary for a comfortable stay of participants. Free Wi-Fi is available on site.

PAID IN ADDITION: railway tickets Moscow-Minsk-Moscow or St. Petersburg-Minsk-St.Petersburg, entrance tickets to museums and other sightseeing objects, lunches, dinners.

For the leaders of organized groups there is a proposal of 10 people + 1 for free

FINANCIAL CONDITIONS FOR PARTICIPANTS FROM MINSK (excluding accommodation, meals, transfers and excursions). 
Organizational fee for participation: for soloists and duets 2900 rubles; for collectives 1000 rubles per person, but not more than 12000 rubles. with the collective; participation in the exhibition 1000 rubles per person.

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.

Application

FOR PARTICIPATION IN THE FESTIVAL OF MUSIC AND ARTS it is necessary to send an application about the team (soloist) till October, 17, 2018  (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 visitors: the need for additional meals or excursions and information about the time of arrival.

IMPORTANT! According to the Russian Government Resolution No. 1177 of December 17, 2013 "On the Approval of the Rules for the Organized Transport of a Group of Children by Bus" (as amended by RF Government Decrees No. 579 of June 23, 2014, No. 652 of June 30, 2015, No. 569 of 22.06.2016), the time limits for submitting information for the organization of transfers and a sightseeing tour are limited.

Applications for the transfer and sightseeing tour are accepted no later than 3 weeks before the start of the festival. Groups that did not have time to apply before this deadline will be refunded money for organizing transfers and a sightseeing tour.

For the organization of the transfer and sightseeing tour it is necessary to send to the transport and excursion department to the address triumph_2@triumph-org.ru the exact data of arrival and departure for the festival, a filled table with the data of visitors and an indication of who will sit on the bus with whom.

Later, than 3 weeks before the start of the festivals, changes in the arrival-departure data, lists for transfers and excursions, transport layout of the participants is impossible. Responsibility for the reliability and timeliness of the provision of these data rests with the persons who provided these data on behalf of the participants. These data are accepted only in electronic form.

Preliminary program

TRIP PROGRAM 1 - "ECONOMY"

1 day. November 1 - Arrival in Minsk, meeting at the station. Bus and pedestrian sightseeing tour: Upper Town, Town Hall, ancient Nemiga street, Trinity suburb, cathedrals of the XVII-XVIII centuries - Orthodox and Catholic cathedrals; The Petro-Pavlovsky church of the beginning of the XVII century, the "Red" church of the beginning of the XX century, the avenue and the Independence Square, the Palace of the Republic, the diamond of the National Library is a modest description of the bright, interesting story route along the streets of the capital. Visit to the underground shopping and entertainment center "Stolitsa" on Independence Square with the brand shops of Belarusian brands. Free time, pleasant shopping. Accommodation in the hotel. Dinner*. Overnight at the hotel.

2 day. November 2 - Breakfast. COMPETITIVE DAY: rehearsals, grand opening of the festival, competitive performances. Summarizing. Meeting with the jury. Gala Concert. Solemn rewarding of participants. Dinner*. Overnight at the hotel.

3 day. November 3 - Breakfast. Free time in Minsk or additional excursion (for extra payment). Excursion to architectural monuments of cities Mir and Nesvizh (11 hours), listed in UNESCO World Cultural Heritage List. Mirsky castle, built in the first quarter of the XVI century, with a tour of the museum exposition in the northern building of the castle. Next to the castle is the church-tomb of the last titled castle owners - princes Svyatopolk-Mirskiy. The historical part of the village of Mir has beautifully preserved the color of the former cozy place where for centuries the Belarusians, Poles, Jews, Gypsies and Tatars lived together. The Orthodox Church, the Catholic Church, synagogues, houses of artisans and merchants form the ensemble of the Market Square of the World. Moving to Nesvizh. Sightseeing tour around the city - the former capital of the ordination of the Radziwills: the Market Square, the Town Hall and the old Trade Row, Slutsk Brama. Survey of the complex of the palace and park, exsisting since XVI-XVIII centuries, the foundation of which was laid by the Italian architect Giovanni Maria Bernardoni, visiting the exposition in the palace complex (the library and archive of the Radziwills, the main halls of the northern and central buildings) and the picturesque parks. Acquaintance with the village church of the end of the XVI century - the first in Eastern Europe construction in the Baroque style. Magnificent frescoes of a temple of the middle of the XVIII century, located in the cave of the church crypt (family shrine of the Radziwills). The excursion narrates about the history of one of the most influential clans of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania and the Commonwealth - the Radziwills, which left a deep mark on the cultural heritage of Europe. Return to Minsk. Boarding the train.

* - not included in the price.

TRIP PROGRAM 2 - "COMFORT"

1 day. November 1 - Arrival in Minsk, meeting at the station. Bus and pedestrian sightseeing tour: Upper Town, Town Hall, ancient Nemiga street, Trinity suburb, cathedrals of the XVII-XVIII centuries - Orthodox and Catholic cathedrals; The Petro-Pavlovsky church of the beginning of the XVII century, the "Red" church of the beginning of the XX century, the Palace of the Republic, the National Library's brilliant is a modest description of the bright festive route full of interesting stories. Visit the underground shopping and entertainment center "Stolitsa" on Independence Square with the brand shops of Belarusian brands. Free time, pleasant shopping. Accommodation in the hotel. Dinner*. Overnight at the hotel.

2 day. November 2 - Breakfast. COMPETITIVE DAY: rehearsals, grand opening of the festival, competitive performances. Summarizing. Meeting with the jury. Gala Concert. Solemn rewarding of participants. Dinner*. Overnight at the hotel.

3 day. November 3 - Breakfast. Free time in Minsk or additional excursion (for extra payment). Excursion to architectural monuments of cities Mir and Nesvizh (11 hours), listed in UNESCO World Cultural Heritage List. Mirsky castle, built in the first quarter of the XVI century, with a tour of the museum exposition in the northern building of the castle. Next to the castle is the church-tomb of the last titled castle owners - princes Svyatopolk-Mirskiy. The historical part of the village of Mir has beautifully preserved the color of the former cozy place where for centuries the Belarusians, Poles, Jews, Gypsies and Tatars lived together. The Orthodox Church, the Catholic Church, synagogues, houses of artisans and merchants form the ensemble of the Market Square of the World. Moving to Nesvizh. Sightseeing tour around the city - the former capital of the ordination of the Radziwills: the Market Square, the Town Hall and the old Trade Row, Slutsk Brama. Survey of the complex of the palace and park, exsisting since XVI-XVIII centuries, the foundation of which was laid by the Italian architect Giovanni Maria Bernardoni, visiting the exposition in the palace complex (the library and archive of the Radziwills, the main halls of the northern and central buildings) and the picturesque parks. Acquaintance with the village church of the end of the XVI century - the first in Eastern Europe construction in the Baroque style. Magnificent frescoes of a temple of the middle of the XVIII century, located in the cave of the church crypt (family shrine of the Radziwills). The excursion narrates about the history of one of the most influential clans of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania and the Commonwealth - the Radziwills, which left a deep mark on the cultural heritage of Europe. Return to Minsk. Dinner*. Overnight at the hotel.

4 day. November 4 - Breakfast. Free time in Minsk or additional excursion (for exta payment). Excursion to one of the most visited museums of Belarus, the Museum of National Culture of Dudutki (5.5 hours). You will see the interactive exposition, showing the lifestyle, traditions and way of living people of Belarus of XIX century: a traditional carpentry workshop, a picturesque bakery, an exhibition of old cars and others. In addition, there is also a stable with Oryol trotters, and ostriches, and wild boars, and etc. You are also rolled out on old carriages and cabs, you will be able to plunge into the atmosphere of a gentry manor. During the excursion you will have a dinner in Belarusian national style: in a bakery (freshly baked bread, 3 types of cheese, butter, tea) and at a mill (Belarusian lard with bread). Return to Minsk. Boarding the train.

* - not included in the price

Photoreports

Photoreports from past events:

IV "Slavic Meetings": http://vk.com/album-29213930_226929733
V "Slavic Meetings": https://vk.com/album-29213930_237936784

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
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The address of the organizing committee: 191186, St. Petersburg, ul. Bolshaya Morskaya, 19, letter A, cab. 2D2.