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Russia, Veliky Ustyug

L International festival of music and arts “Visiting a fairy tale”


Present child a fairy tale for the New Year - this is certain dream of every parent! And we know that the most wonderful adventure for children will be a trip to the main winter wizard Father Frost to Veliky Ustyug! This is the place, where you will learn how magic works, who helps Father Frost to make a fairy tale happen. For many centuries, Veliky Ustyug amazes visitors with its uniqueness, white-stone monasteries and mansions of merchants. Be sure, this trip will be an unforgettable experience for every child. Father Frost will invite talented artists to the festival, who are ready not only to believe in miracles, but also to create them, because "music, dances and songs are also real magic!" 


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

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.

 (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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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. 

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".


Performances of the participants of the festival will be held on the stage of the concert hall of the House of culture in Veliky Ustyug.

The culture house of Veliky Ustyug is a popular venue for large-scale events: contests and festivals. It is located in the historical center of the city. The concert hall has all necessary equipment, sound and light systems for organizing events at a high 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. 


- 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

Special offer 15 + 1 for free.
Participation in the second and subsequent nominations - at an additional cost *


3 days

4 days


Extra meals

Extra days


6 800


7 700


breakfast, dinner - 450
lunch - 400

1 100


8 300

9 950

breakfast, dinner

lunch- 400

1 800

The price includes: participation in the festival and master classes, a visit to the Father Frost's fiefdom, an interactive program and a photo session, accommodation (according the program), breakfasts and dinners (accroding the program). Arrival of participants from 14.00, departure until 12.00, excursion program, transfer from railway station Kotlas South -V.Ustyug-Kotlas South(on festival dates).

Transfer hotel-concert hall-hotel is charged additionally: from 150 rubles per person.


The group transfer for participants is organized according to the schedule: in the morning, departure to the concert hall, in the evening - return to the hotel. Participants are personally liable for late / non-appearance at the time of transfer; money for the missed transfer will not be returned.

* Participation in two or more nominations is chargeable:
- for soloists and duets - 2900 rubles,
- for other participants - 1000 rubles per person, but not more than 9000 rubles from the team
- participation in the exhibition - 1000 rubles per person.
Cost is indicated for one additional nomination.

Hotels are located in the city center, within walking distance of the main attractions of Veliky Ustyug.

"Economy" - a cozy hotel, offering guests a budget accommodation in rooms with a TV, refrigerator, washbasin. Facilities are on the floor.

The campus of the Pedagogical College is a nice option to stay in standard rooms.

"Dvina" - one of the best hotels in the city offers comfortable accommodation in rooms with all amenities. The hotel is located in a historic building in the very center of the city, 200 meters from the Sukhona River Embankment and a 3-minute walk from the city’s Santa Claus Residence. The distance to the bus station is about 2.5 km.

"Veliky Ustyug" is a comfortable, modern hotel located in the center of the city, within walking distance from the historically significant architectural objects of Great Ustyug - the Cathedral of Procopius the Righteous, the Church of the Ascension, the Archangel Michael Monastery and other attractions. Hotel rooms have everything you need for a good rest.

"Postoyales" - a cozy small hotel located in the historic center. It offers spacious rooms with all amenities. Within walking distance from the hotel there are numerous cafes and restaurants, shops. The picturesque embankment of the Sukhona River is located 100 meters from the hotel building.

"Gleden" - the hotel is located in Veliky Ustyug, in a pine forest, 2 km from the city center. It offers free Wi-Fi, the rooms are equipped with everything you need to relax, including flat screen tv.

"Chaika" is a clean and modern hotel. The rooms include a flat-screen TV and a private bathroom with a shower. All rooms are equipped with a fridge. Free Wi-Fi is available on site.

"Iceberg" is a comfortable hotel with bright and spacious rooms, equipped with cable TV, private bathroom, refrigerator. All key sights of the city are located nearby.

"Prokopievskaya" is a modern hotel in Veliky Ustyug. It features a Finnish sauna with a small pool and a Turkish hammam. Free Wi-Fi is available. All rooms are decorated in a classic style and are equipped with a TV and a fridge. The historic city center is 10 minutes from the hotel.

* Participation in two or more nominations - extra paid:
- for soloists and duets - 2900 rubles,
- for other participants - 1000 rubles per person, but not more than 9000 rubles with the team,
- participation in the exhibition - 1000 rubles per person.
The cost is indicated for one additional nomination.

FINANCIAL CONDITIONS FOR PARTICIPANTS FROM VELIKY USTYUG (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 9000 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


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.


FOR PARTICIPATION IN THE INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF MUSIC AND ARTS it is necessary to send an application about the team (soloist) till February, 6, 2020 (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 [email protected] 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 is accepted only in electronic form.

Preliminary program

Day 1
Meeting at the railway station Kotlas South participants arriving on the program for 4 days. Moving to Veliky Ustyug. Accommodation at the hotel (rooms are available from 14.00). Dinner*. Free time for additional excursions *. Dinner. Organizational meeting for teachers. Discotheque-acquaintance for children. Participants present out-of-competition performances. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 2
Breakfast. Meeting at the railway station Kotlas South participants coming for the program for 3 days. Moving to Veliky Ustyug. Accommodation at the hotel (rooms are available from 14.00). Dinner*. Sample scenes and sound. Master classes. Visit the patrimony of Father Frost according to the schedule. Dinner. Organizational meeting for teachers. Disco. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 3
Breakfast. COMPETITIVE DAY. Rehearsal of the grand opening of the contest-festival. Solemn opening of the contest-festival. Competitive listening. Dinner*. Continuation of competitive auditions. Round tables with jury members for teachers. Master classes. Gala-concert and solemn rewarding of participants. Dinner. Festive disco. Special dinner for teachers. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 4
Breakfast. Visit the patrimony of Father Frost according to the schedule. Transfer to the railway station Kotlas South.

* at extra charge
Please note that the program can be changed!

Excursional program

Visiting the residence of Father Frost is an event, which all those who believe in miracles dream about, from kids to adults. Here, clean air, a pine forest, here, as in a fairy tale. During the visit, children will be able to get acquainted with the main winter wizard of the country, take a picture for memory, take part in an interesting interactive program and have fun.

Additional activities and master classes (for a fee)

1. "To whom we sing - we bring only good" (1 hour)
Theatrical interactive program, holy gatherings with fortune-telling, songs, mummers, games.

The cost is 150 rubles per person.

2. "I go out and begin to dance" (1 hour)
Master class on traditional dances and quadrillees of the Russian North. During the lesson participants will learn a multi-figure folklore dance from the traditional choreographic elements of the Vologda region.

The cost is 150 rubles per person. with a group of no more than 30 people.

3. Dance evening with a thematic program (2 hours)
New Year's time is a time for fun, holiday. And what a holiday without dancing? The thematic program will add color to the event.

The cost is 70 rubles per person for children, 50 rubles per person. - Adult.

4. Various master classes in arts and crafts (1 hour)

"Birch bark"
Master class on weaving of birch bark. During the lesson, the contestants will make their own souvenir "Sharkunok"

"Leo - the keeper of the hearth" (for children from 10 years and older)

"Velikoustyugsky tulip" (for children from 7 years to 11 years)

Master class on decorating birch bark with elements of the famous Veliky Ustyug painting.

"Who did not play with the dolls, he did not see happiness" (1 hour)
A master class on folk-applied creativity, within which a traditional folk doll will be made.

The cost of participation in all master classes is 150 rubles per person. with a group of no more than 30 people.

For the master class "Who did not play with the dolls, he did not see happiness", the program can be 1.5 hours. The cost is 200 rubles per person.

5. Master class "Book-postcard" Visiting Father Frost "(45 min)
You will make a quadrilateral greeting postcard with illustrations on the themes of New Year's cartoons. The souvenir becomes a pleasant gift for the holiday for children and adults.

The cost is 75 rubles per person.

6. "Journey to Ustyug-grad" (45 min)
In the game form, participants will get acquainted with the rich history and culture of Veliky Ustyug, see what the city was like many years ago. The most active participants in the Toy Library are gifts and prizes!

The cost is 50 rubles per person.

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.


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

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