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Competition

COMPETITION CONDITIONS:

CATEGORIES OF COMPETITION:

Every group can includes other age of participants but no more than 30% from full group

 

CATEGORY А: Classical dance and neoclassical dance

А-1 – Classical dance and neoclassic. Children group – age 7–11

А-2 – Classical dance and neoclassic. Teen group – age 12–15

А3 – Classical dance and neoclassic. Juniors group – age 16–20

А4 – Classical dance and neoclassic. Adults group – age 20–40

А5 – Classical dance and neoclassic. Seniors group – from 40 years and above

 

CATEGORY В: Folk choreography (ethnic dance and stylization)

В-1 – Folk choreography. Children group – age 7–11

В-2 – Folk choreography. Teen group – age 12–15

В3 – Folk choreography. Juniors group – age 16–20

В4 – Folk choreography. Adults group – age 20–40

В5 – Folk choreography. Seniors group – from 40 years and above

 

CATEGORY С: Modern chorography (jazz, modern, free plastic)

С-1 – Modern chorography. Children group – age 7–11

С-2 – Modern chorography. Teen group – age 12–15

С3 – Modern chorography. Juniors group – age 16–20

С4 – Modern chorography. Adults group – age 20–40

С5 – Modern chorography. Seniors group – from 40 years and above

 

CATEGORY D: Stage choreography (show groups, step, oriental dances, disco)

D -1 – Stage choreography. Children group – age 7–11

D -2 – Stage choreography. Teen group – age 12–15

D3 – Stage choreography. Juniors group – age 16–20

D4 – Stage choreography. Adults group – age 20–40

D5 – Stage choreography. Seniors group – from 40 years and above

 

CATEGORY E: Sport choreography (hip-hop, techno, street, electric boogie, break dance)

E -1 – Sport choreography. Children group – age 7–11

E -2 – Sport choreography. Teen group – age 12–15

E3 – Sport choreography. Juniors group – age 16–20

E4 – Sport choreography. Adults group – age 20–40

E5 – Sport choreography. Seniors group – from 40 years and above

 

CATEGORY F: Theatre of dances

F -1 – Theatre of dances. Children group – age 7–11

F -2 – Theatre of dances. Teen group – age 12–15

F3 – Theatre of dances. Juniors group – age 16–20

F4 – Theatre of dances. Adults group – age 20–40

F5 – Theatre of dances. Seniors group – from 40 years and above

CONTEST PROCEDURE:

The competition includes two rounds:

Each participant group has a rehearsal (stage trial). The schedule of their trials is devised by the secretary IN ADVANCE (before the participants’ arrival).

First round

The contestants perform before an audience.

For the First Round a participant dance group prepares two (2) choreographic pieces lasting no longer than 10 minutes (total), including their entrance and retirement form the stage.

For the CATEGORY F (theatre of dances) it possible to extend the time of performance (in this case only one composition up to 15 minutes)

Upon completion of the first round the jury will make decision as to winners and diploma holders of contest, and will award special prizes:

  • Laureate (first, second and third places in the categories)
  • Diploma for participation
  • Special Jury Prizes

THE MAIN JUDGING CRITERIA:

  1. Performing skills. Technique/perfection. (maximum 50 points)
  2. Artistic merit (imagery and image creation, message, emotionality, artistry) (maximum 50 points)
  3. Presentation (stage design and stage direction, repertoire choice, costumes ) (maximum 50 points)

The group can take maximum 150 points.

Age First place Second place Third place Diploma For Grand Prix contest
Age 7-11 130-150 111- 129 91 — 110 0-90 the highest score, not less than 135
Age 12–15 130-150 111- 129 91 — 110 0-90 the highest score, not less than 135
Age 16-20 130-150 111- 129 91 — 110 0-90 the highest score, not less than 135
Age 20-40 130-150 111- 129 91 — 110 0-90 the highest score, not less than 135
Age 40 — 130-150 111- 129 91 — 110 0-90 the highest score, not less than 135

 

Second round    Grand Prix contest

The contestants perform with audience. The running order is determined by drawing.

All Laureates of first place (up to 15 nominees), selected by the jury, can compete in the second round.

For the second round competition a participant dance group presents one choreographic piece (the group’s choice) lasting no longer than 5 minutes.

Awards of the second round winners:

Grand Prix 40000 Rubles  (in euro by course)
Special prix of «House of Traditional Art»   «For the best work of choreographer»
Prize of Public  

PARTICIPATION TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

  • A dance group is welcome to participate in two or more categories.
  • A group cannot change the program which they apply with. If the competition program differs from that proposed in the application, the group losses points!
  • The running order in the first round is determined by the Organizing Committee.
  • Audio record for a group’s performance must be written on a CD-R or mini-discs, with each program number (dance) on a separate disc. Audio records of low quality are not allowed and will not be admitted to the competition. There are no restrictions on the use of ‘live’ accompaniment to the performance.
  • Performance conditions are equal for all contestants.

PARTICIPATION FEE IN COMPETITION:

To take part in the competition, artist groups must submit an application and pay a fee:

Group of 3-6 members – 50 euro (per group)

Group of 7-12 members – 70 euro (per group)

Group of 13 and more members – 100 euro (per group)

The fee is to be paid to the Organizing Committee AFTER THE APPLICATION SUBMISSION. Fee payment is regarded as a confirmation of a group’s participation in the competition.

PLEASE NOTE:  If you refuse to participate in the competition after March 30, 2016, the fee is not refunded.

The coordinator sends banking and fee payment details to a group after receiving their application. If the fee is paid by an organization, we ask you to provide the organization’s bank details for the contract and invoice formation (organization full name, full name of the person in charge, legal address, bank details)

Original documents (contract, acceptance certificate, invoice) will be provided on arrival.

APPLYING FOR PARTICIPATION:

To participate in the festival and competition you should fill the application form and send it by e-mail:

super-dance10@mail.ru, no later than March 1, 2016.

The following materials are to be attached to the application form:

  • Background (no longer than 20 lines in English);
  • Colour photographs of group (in JPG (JPEG) format, up to 2 MB)
  • video records (send certain tracks by e-mail by post, needed for concerts organization)
  • group’s performance program

 

ORGANISING COMMITTEE:

Tel./fax: +7-812-328-39-21

website: www.interfestplus.ru

e-mail:  super-dance10@mail.ru