Ðóññêèé
INTERFOLK in RUSSIA

Our partners:

EUROPEAN ASSOCIATION OF FOLKLORE FESTIVALS

Folk-Fest.com


All-Russian public organization Women in business


Random Image



Festival
INTERFOLK IN RUSSIA on Facebook.com  Facebook  

THE COMMITTEE FOR INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS OF ST.PETERSBURG
The Centre of International Cooperation – “Inter Aspect”
with support of
EUROPEAN ASSOCIATION OF FOLKLORE FESTIVALS (EAFF)


10th International Folklore Festival

«INTERFOLK in Russia»

November 10 – 14, 2017, Saint Petersburg


OBJECTIVES OF THE FESTIVAL


The Festival is aimed at promoting the interaction between cultures in the field of folk art. The main idea is to bring together the groups and ensembles from around the world in St. Petersburg in order to further the cross-enrichment of cultures and promote international cultural cooperation.

Another objective of the Festival is to hand national traditions down to younger generations, so that they would keep the national heritage and develop new forms of intercultural dialogue.


THE FESTIVAL AIMS TO:


  • Develop and strengthen cultural relations with countries of the former Soviet Union Countries and beyond, activate cultural exchange, generate a creative climate favourable for the communication among participants in the Festival;
  • Promote joint performances of ensembles from different countries of the world and cities of Russia, in order to foster the respect for national traditions of other cultures and to stimulate the emergence of new masterpieces based on folklore;
  • Develop the professional skills of groups’ leaders;
  • Search for and provide all-round support to new talents in the field of folk music (the best groups will be publicized on the web site and in the GOLD book of the Festival);
  • Encourage music producers, organizers of concerts and festivals to develop further contacts with participant teams (invitation of the best groups to the concert tours and the international festivals);
  • Carry out educational programs at schools intended to inculcate in youngsters a positive attitude towards ethnic diversity and to heighten their interest in traditions, customs and culture of various ethnic groups.

PARTNERS

Saint-Petersburg District Administrations

The Russian Museum of Ethnography

«Kaskad» Cultural Centre, Peterhof

Creative Association «Art Attache»

PARTICIPANTS:

  • Vocal groups performing folklore music: choirs and ensembles
  • Dance groups performing traditional and folklore dances
  • Instrumental groups: orchestras and ensembles, performing folk music
  • Groups enacting parts of folk ceremonies, rituals, popular games, etc.
  • Masters of folk arts and crafts

CONCERT VENUES:

  • “Saint-Petersburg” Concert Hall (5/2 Pirogovskaya Embankment)
  • «Kaskad» Cultural centre (2 Tsaritsinskaya street, Petrodvoretz)
  • Halls of St Petersburg district Administrations
  • Concert halls of educational institutions (museums, schools, higher education institutions)
  • Cultural centres of St Petersburg and suburbs

THE FESTIVAL SCHEDULE:


    November, 10

    Arrival of participants in St Petersburg, check in hotel

    Registration of participants

    Rehearsals on the concert stage

    17.00 – The fair and workshop on handicrafts

    19.00 – Festival’s Opening Ceremony, gala concert of the participants

    November, 11

    Sightseeing tours of St Petersburg

    Rehearsals on the contest stage for participants in the competition

    Festival Concerts (concert halls of St.Petersburg and abroad)

    November, 12

    First round of International competition «INTERFOLK»

    (performances of competitors)

    For other participants: excursions to St.Petersburg museums and famous places.

    November, 13

    Master classes

    Festival Concerts (concert halls of St.Petersburg)

    20.00 – Friendship party

    (“Festival school”, declaration of the groups to the second round)

    November, 14

    Master classes

    Festival Concerts (concert halls of St.Petersburg)

    19.00 - Second round of International competition «INTERFOLK».

    Grand Prix contest, bestowal of awards, diplomas and souvenirs to Winners and Diploma holders. Festival’s Closing Ceremony

    22.00 - Dance party for the participants of the festival

    November, 15

    Departure of participants


APPLYING FOR PARTICIPATION:


You should fill in the application form and send not later than September 15 by e-mail: interfolk@mail.ru

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

  • Background (up to 10 lines in English);
  • Colour photographs of group (in JPG (JPEG) format, up to 2 MB)
  • Audio- or video records (please, send certain tracks by e-mail to: interfolk@mail.ru)
  • Proposed repertoire.

You can download the festival invitation and the application form here


CONDITIONS:


  • All participants of the Festival pay their travel expenses. The Organising Committee organize hotel accommodation as well as to arrange for feeding and cultural program (excursions);
  • Participant groups are to submit printed materials to be used in posters, booklets and catalogues of the Festival for information purposes; each team will receive free catalogues;
  • Participation in Opening of the Festival with one piece up to 3 minutes and participation in concerts of the Festival, overall time of performance from 10 to 15 minutes (one concert minimum);
  • All participants in the Festival are to submit their audio or video records to organizers (CDs may be mailed by post, and certain tracks may be sent by e-email)
  • Each participant group will receive a certificate (diploma) and a souvenir of the Festival,
  • Every group may participate in the fair on handicrafts at the Open and Close concerts (with their crafts products from native region)
  • All the Festival events will be covered by press, radio and TV programs; participants’ information submitted to the Organising Committee will be used in Festival advertising materials;
  • A delegation may include not only artists, but also accompanying persons. No limitations on number of artists and accompanying persons;
  • Participation in evening party with other groups.

FESTIVAL FEE (for participants and accompanying persons)


«Festival Package 1 » 165 EUR per person (3* hotel, BB)
  • 5 nights in twin/double rooms, bathrooms available
  • 5 breakfasts
  • transfer “airport-hostel-airport” with guide
  • sightseeing city tour by bus with guide (St. Petersburg)
  • Opening ceremony with gala concert of participants
  • public concerts with other groups
  • transfers by bus to the concert venues
  • complete set of festival information materials

«Festival Package 2 » 205 EUR per person (3* hotel, HB)
  • 5 nights in standard twin/double rooms, bathrooms available
  • 5 breakfasts on buffet
  • transfer “airport-hostel-airport” with guide
  • 5 (five) dinners
  • sightseeing city tour by bus with guide (St. Petersburg)
  • Opening ceremony with gala concert of participants
  • public concerts with other groups
  • transfers to the concert venues
  • complete set of festival information materials
  • one free leader for group of 30 persons

«Festival Package 3 » 275 EUR per person (3* hotel in the center of the city)
  • 5 nights in standard twin/double rooms, bathrooms available
  • 5 breakfasts on buffet
  • transfer “airport-hotel-airport” with guide
  • 5 (five) dinners on buffet at hotel
  • sightseeing city tour by bus with guide (St. Petersburg)
  • Opening ceremony with gala concert of participants
  • public concerts with other groups
  • transfers to the competition and concert venues
  • complete set of festival information materials
  • one free leader for group of 30 persons

Notice! Hotel reservation is guarantee ONLY after 10% prepayment before September 30.

We’ll be glad to see you at the Festival «INTERFOLK in Russia» in 2017!




www.interfestplus.ru choirfest@inbox.ru interaspect@mail.ru