“Euro Folk – Nishavski Horovod 2005” International Folklore Festival

Director: Petar Iovanovich

Date: 9 - 12 June 2005

Place: Dimitrovgrad, Serbia and Montenegro

“Euro Folk – Nishavski Horovod 2005" International Folklore Festival will be held within the scope of "Euro Folk 2005" Musical Feasts - The world is television, which take place in different European cities and countries from 3 May till 22 September 2005.

Musical Feasts “Euro Folk 2005” comprise of twelve musical festivals and a Science-practical conference “Traditional folk arts and the contemporary information technologies”. Main event of the Musical Feasts “Euro Folk 2005” is Festival №1 in Europe for the traditional folk arts – Stara Planina Fest “Balkan Folk”. Every year in the Festival participate 15000 musicians, singers and dancers. Other typical festival of the Musical Feasts “Euro Folk 2005” is “Euro Folk – Russian Island 2005” International Festival for Traditional Folk Arts – held in Moscow Region, Russia. There under preferential conditions take part the awarded with the Grand prix and First Awards from the other musical festivals “Euro Folk”. From the International festivals, that are held untill now, 6 groups – awarded with the “Grand prix” and 10 groups awarded with the “First Awards” are invited to participate in the International Festival for Traditional Folk Arts “Euro Folk – Russian Island” in Moscow Region.

Typical feature of Musical Feasts “Euro Folk 2005” is, that all performances are recorded with professional audio and television equipment and the best of them will be broadcasted in Europe. Natural continuation of this activity is International Festival for TV and Internet Musical Products “Euro Folk”. In this festival except television and Internet musical products of “Euro Folk” and “Balkan Folk” take part also specialists and products from other European and world televisions. All these activities realize the main purpose of Musical Feasts “Euro Folk 2005” – The world is television to make the traditional folk arts popular through the media.

Preliminary Program

The fest program includes competitions in the following categories:

  • folk songs;
  • folk dances;
  • folk ensembles;
  • folk customs;

The fest program will consist of three sessions open to the public:
  1. preliminary round;
  2. second round;
  3. final /third/ round.

The jury announces, after each round, the results and the groups, which pass into the next round.
All participants, who proceed to the second round, become laureats of the fest.
The jury will have the right to ask for partial performance and to interrupt it, if it exceeds the prescribed time limits. Participants, however, must be prepared, if requested, to perform the program in its entirety.

Regulations

The "Euro Folk – Nishavski Horovod 2005" International Folklore Festival is held within five performing days and evening concerts. Main task of the organizers is to ensure the artistic teams an access to the stage, to gather them in a contest program aimed at defining the best ones and to popularize the award winners of the fest by broadcasting their art in the European TV channels.

"Euro Folk – Nishavski Horovod 2005" International Folklore Festival is organized by Euro Folk Academy, Balkan Folk Academy and other organizations within the scope of "Euro Folk 2005" Musical Feasts - The world is television, from 9 till 12.06.2005.

Host of the festival is the city Dimitrovgrad, Serbia and Montenegro.


European Association of Folklore Festivals - EAFF,