23 - 27 Август 2018
  Ohrid      Македония - FYROM

Възрастни Детски Танци Хорове / Песни Оркестри

Директор:  Zoran Strezovski


With pleasure we INVITE you (FOLK ENSEMBLES, CHORAL GROUPS AND MAJORETTE TEAMS) (children, youth and adults groups) to participate on  XII International folk – dance  & music festival “OHRID SUN”   23 – 27 August,  Ohrid 2018
The Festival light motive is to present the cultural tradition of different countries and regions, and to provide an opportunity for the members of groups to get together, to establish friendships and culture presentation trough dance, music..
 
Охрид – смесица на богата история и съвременен живот
Македония, дълбоко в сърцето на Балканския полуостров, една малка държава с необикновена красота. Древната и библейска земя е може би една от най-слабо познатите страни в Европа, което по някакъв начин я прави още по-загадъчна и привлекателна. И накрая, тази непозната земя е готова да бъде открита. И без съмнение най-ценните ѝ забележителности са град Охрид и Охридското езеро. 
За съжаление, не много хора в Европа знаят за 7-те забележителни универсални постижения, свързани с цялата човешка цивилизация. Според известната телевизионна игра "Стани богат" (2007), Охрид е обявен за най-старият град в света с непрекъснат цивилизационен напредък. Всъщност според много историци Лихнидос - градът на светлината (древното име Охрид) е построен през 4-ти век, но хора живеят там повече от 8000 години.
Със сигурност има населени места на много други места по цялото земно кълбо, но по някакъв начин те са превърнати в изоставени и безжизнени руини. Причините са различни: земетресения, наводнения, изригвания на вулкани, болести, войни. Тук в Охрид, от самото начало до днес, животът продължава без край. Ето защо се нарича "царството на археолозите". Сред другите постижения Охридчани ще бъдат запомнени като учредители на първия университет в Европа (893), разположен в Стария град на Охрид, много преди Университета в Болоня (1088 г.). Древните руини, красивият амфитеатър, 3 крепостни стени, катедралата Света София, множество църкви и манастири, галерия с икони, музеи, работилници за ръчно изработенa хартия, за дърворезба и за известните охридски перли, са сред стотиците забележителности за туристите. Има и силна римска връзка с града, тъй като Лихнидос е бил разположен на известния път Via Egnatia, построен през II век, свързващ Адриатическо и Егейско море. Като се има предвид броят на църквите, намиращи се в Стария град - 365 църкви, Охрид се нарича "Балканският Йерусалим" и успешно играе ролята на най-голямото поклоническо място за всички православни християни в света.
През 1979 г. и през 1980 г. Охрид и Охридското езеро са приети от ЮНЕСКО за културно и природно световно наследство. В действителност Охрид е едно от 28-те места, които са част от световното наследство на ЮНЕСКО и са едновременно културни и природни забележителности.
 
Охридското езеро е едно от най-дълбоките и според повечето експерти е най-старото езеро в Европа. Значението на езерото е допълнително подчертано, когато бе обявено за обект на световно наследство от ЮНЕСКО през 1979 година.
Почувствайте Охрид веднъж в живота си и вече знаете защо ще се върнете отново. Фестивалната програма ще се проведе на централния площад в Охрид.

General rules:

  • Every  group  has the right to participate. Children's ensembles  (2/3 of the participants must be 16 or younger), Youth ensembles (2/3 of the participants must be 25 or younger), adult ensembles (1/3 of the participants must be older than 25).
  • This is a non-competitive sample of traditional and modern dances and music performed by  groups.
  • On the festival may participate children and youth folklore dance groups, modern dance groups, vocal groups, instrumental groups and soloists, as well as groups and performers from other art styles.
  • The number of participants are limited (only 3  groups from each country),
  • Each group should consist of most 50 members including dancers, managers and musicians,
  • Ensemble should have prepared at least 2 folk dances 12-18 minutes each with orchestra or CD.
  • The Choral groups -two parts from 12 – 18 minutes free program (one performance a capela in old city (churches) and one performance on the stage with sound equipment)..
  • The performances will be in the evening hours so you can plan the day ahead and use it for visiting the historical part of the city and  excursions. Also, we will choose the best girl's and men's folk costume and the best dancing couple
  • To send us short CV and photos of the group,
  • To take a flag of the country,
  • Ensembles should have there own transport for arrival and departure,

Participation fee:

  •  60 euro per person for 3 nights half board accommodation (breakfast and dinner)
  •  79 euro per person for 4 nights half board accommodation (breakfast and dinner)
  •  97 euro per person for 5 nights half board accommodation (breakfast and dinner)
  •  66 euro per person for 3 nights full board accommodation (breakfast, lunch and dinner)
  •  85 euro per person for 4 nights full board accommodation (breakfast, lunch and dinner)
  •  103 euro per person for 5 nights full board accommodation (breakfast, lunch and dinner)

Participation fee inculdes:

It covers hotel accommodation with 3 meals per day in 3*** hotels which are located on the coast of Ohrid Lake with own beach, in 1/2, 1/3 or 1/4 bedrooms with own toilet and bathrooms and hotels in the centre of the city.
Hotel Desaret is 3* Lake resort with outdoor swimming pool and it has 550 beds so the number is limited. (Our organization has only the right to represent the hotel Desaret).
 
Visit:
Hotel Desaret (hotel on the Lake) – www.hoteldesaret.com.mk,
Hotel Prestol (hotel on the Lake) -  www.hotelprestol.com.mk,
Hotel Plaza (hotel on the Lake)-  www.galebiplaza.com.mk,
Hotel Montenegrin (hotel on the Centre of the city) – www.montenegrininn.com  
Hotel De Lux apartment ( in the centre of the city)
Vila& restaurant “Fortuna” ( in the centre of the city)
Hotel Cingo (4*)

Participation fee doesn't include:

  • for 21 dancers – one gratis,
  • souvenir and gift for each group,
  • Certificate for attendance,
  • Welcome cocktail
  • Disco party with drinks
  • drinks during the performance,
  • tourist guides for sightseeing of the town,
  • free parking
  • reception in city hall,
  • advertising of the festival (press conference, e-flayers, FB promotion….).
  • Professional stage where concert performances take place, size: 10x8 meters
  • Professional sound equipment: (2 bass speakers, 4 satellite speakers, 2 monitor speakers…)
  • Professional light equipment
  • DVD and photos of the festival
  • For the groups arriving by plane we will organize transfer from the Ohrid airport to the hotel free of charge

Program:

23.08. Thursday
13.00 Arrival in Ohrid, hotel accommodation
14.00 – 15.00 Lunch in hotel
19.00 – 20.00 Dinner in hotel
21.00  Welcome reception with leaders of the groups
 
24.08. Friday
08.00 –10.00 Breakfast
10.00 -14.00  Ohrid sightseeing – visiting Ethno museum (1 euro), Visiting exhibition “Ohrid in past” with degustation of wine,rakija or soft drink, (1 euro), visiting cultural monuments (St.Sofia church, Samoil fortress – entres 1 euro, Antique theatre, Plaosnik- St.Kliment church – enter 1 euro, St. Kaneo church, Bridge of wishes )
14.00 – 15.00 Lunch in hotel
18.00 – 19.00 Dinner in hotel
19.30 Ensembles parade (old town)
20.00 Official opening of the festival
           Welcome speech and firewall
           Open air performance
           Dancing and singing together
 
25.08  Saturday 
09.00 –10.00 Breakfast
11.00 – 15.30 Cruising with boat on Ohrid Lake, visit Museum on water and most famous tourist resort  St.Naum monastery, culture  place, –(price 8 euros per person, lunch packet on the boat)
18.00 – 19.30 Dinner in hotel
20.00 Defile and Second festival evening or Macedonian evening party   (optional)
 
26.08. Sunday
09.00 – 10.00 Breakfast
11.00 – 14.00 Visiting Stara carsia, oldest tree called – Cinar, Biljanini izvori, Ohrid pearl manufactory, shopping…..   or visiting Struga city
14.00 – 15.00 Lunch in hotel
19.00 – 20.00 Dinner in hotel
21.00. – 00.00 Closing ceremony of the festival- organizers give certificates and presents for the groups than exchange presents and disco party with all participants with wine degustation and soft drink for the kids
 
27.08. Monday
09.00 Breakfast
11.00 Departure of the participants
 
OPTIONAL – If you stay more days…
27.08 Monday   
09.00 -10.00 Breakfast
10.30 – 14.00  Visiting Struga city (house of Miladinovci brothers, river Crni Drim, Kalsita caves church……)
14.00 – 15.00 Lunch in hotel and free activities
19.00 – 20.00 Dinner in hotel
21.00. – 00.00 Firewall party
 
28.08. Tuesday 
08.00 – 09.00 Breakfast
09.00 – 14.00 Departure to Skopje city with guides (visiting monuments of Alexander of Macedon, National museum of Macedonian struggle, Macedonian GATE, Stone bridge…)
14.00 Departure from Skopje city
 
INSURANCE:
Personal responsibility and health insurance are within the other obligations of the groups. First Aid and Medical Hospital will be available, medical services must be covered by the group.
After Groups arrived in Hotel will be given detailed program of the festival and each group will have guide during festival.
After the festival finish organizers will send you DVD from the festival program for each group and photos. The copy right of all video materials and pictures are ownership of the Organization of the Festival.
 
On your request,  You can continue your stay in Ohrid. Price will be 23 Euro per day per person FB – price is special for the participants in festivals that we can provide. For additional days we will prepare special program for you. If you wish, we will include festival evening in other city
After Groups arrived in Hotel will be given detailed program of the festival.
 
The festival will organize the transport for the groups coming by plane by picking them up from Ohrid airport, during the festival days and back to the same Ohrid airport. You can also arrive through Skopje, Tirana or Thessaloniki Airport which are only 200 km from Ohrid. The cost of the transportation will be covered by the group and will be additionally agreed according to their number. We will also assist you in obtaining visa for Macedonia if necessary. Also, you can arrive in Ohrid airport by plane and we will organize transfer from the airport to the hotel free of charge.
 
All detailed information will be supply after your confirmation for participations.
 
In 2015 on this Festival participated over 393 (children’s, youth and adults) from 5  countries of South – East and central Europe.
In 2016 on this Festival participated over 428 (children’s, youth and adults) from 8  countries of South – East and central Europe.
In 2017 on this Festival participated over 444 (children’s, youth and adults) from 9  countries of South – East and central Europe.
 
Number of participants is limited on 400 or 10 groups!
 
Any group willing to participate must submit an Application form.
Approved groups pay in advance a 10% guarantee fee, which is to be deducted at the final payment.