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Festival Regulations
Of the
Second International Festival
«NESSEBAR WITH NO LIMITS»

 

1. Festival organizers

1.1. The organizers of the international festival “NESSEBAR WITH NO LIMITS” (hereinafter – the festival) is the community of Nessebar (Nessebar, Bulgaria), Bulgarian-Kazakh Association for Support and Integration of Disabled People (Nessebar, Bulgaria) and the Public Association Center for Rehabilitation of Disabled People “Laiyekty Omir”(Karaganda, Kazakhstan).
1.2. Festival leadership is executed by the Organizing Committee of the festival.

2. Aims and objectives of the festival

2.1 Facilitating the process of social adaptation and integration of disabled people into society by means of culture and arts.
2.2 Identifying talented people with disabilities and promoting their creativity.
2.3 Interaction of state and public institutions and organizations in the socio-cultural rehabilitation of disabled people.
2.4 Strengthening international cooperation in the field of disability movement among the participating countries.

3. The order of the festival

3.1. Festival is held from August 30th, 2017 to September 1st, 2017:
from 01.11.2016 to 15.05.2017 – Accepting applications for participation in the festival;
from 30.08.2016 to 31.08.2017 – The festival of performing arts is held according to nominations.
01.09.2017. – Gala-concert of the festival and awarding ceremony.
3.2 The organizers of the festival approve the plan of joint activities of the festival.

4. Terms and conditions of the festival

4.1. For the participation in the festival we invite people with disabilities aged 18 years and older, engaged in artistic creativity in various genres, as well as creative collectives.
4.2. The festival implies competitiveness that includes the following nominations:

• Vocal (solo, duo, group singing);
• Choreography;
• Wheelchair dance;
• Sign singing (solo, duo, group singing);
• Instrumental;

4.3. Participants have the right to present their talent only in this category that is listed in the application.
4.4. The program of each participant must not exceed more than 2 performances.
4.5. The requirements for the phonograms: phonograms must be submitted in electronic format (CD-ROM (except karaoke disc), memory sticks). If you have multiple soundtracks, each must be submitted on a separate carrier (with the name of artist or collective’s name and performance).
4.6. The order of performances and rehearsals of the participants of the festival are set and
regulated by the Organizing Committee of the festival.

5. Regulations of the juries

5.1. The jury is formed in accordance with the nominations of the festival, the members are approved by the organizing committee of the festival.
5.2. The jury’s decision is recorded in the minutes signed by all the members of the jury and is not subject to revision.

6. Criteria for assessing the performance

6.1 The nomination “Vocal”

No more than two performances of your choice (a pop song, academic singing, folklore etc.). The performance is executed to the soundtrack (minus), the duration of each performance – not more than 4 minutes.

Evaluated:
• Mastery: musicality, artistic interpretation of a musical work, purity of the intonation and quality of the sound, beauty of the tone and strength of the voice, difficulty of the repertoire.
• Theatrical Effectiveness: calisthenics, costumes, props and manner of execution.
• Artistry: individuality, personal perception of a lyrical situation by the contestant and precision.
• Organic Manner: matching of the appearance to chosen music and genre, scenic culture.
• Emotional Impact: ability to hold attention of the audience during a performance and to provoke emotional response from the audience and the jury.

6.2 Nomination “Sign singing”

No more than two performances per participant. The performance is executed to the soundtrack (plus), the duration of each performance – not more than 4 minutes.

Evaluated:
• Mastery: musical phrasing, dynamics, melodiousness transmitted by hands, phrase ending; for collectives: synchronization.
• Theatrical Effectiveness: calisthenics, costumes, props and manner of execution.
• Artistry: individuality, personal perception of a lyrical situation by the contestant and precision.
• Organic Manner: matching of the appearance to chosen music and genre, scenic culture.
• Emotional Impact: ability to hold attention of the audience during a performance and to provoke emotional response from the audience and the jury.

6.3 Nomination “Choreography” and “Wheelchair Dance”

No more than two performances per participant (folk dance, pop dance, classical dance, modern dance, modern jazz, modern, free plastic, etc.), the duration of each performance is not more than 4 minutes, for participants in “wheelchair dance” nomination – not more than 5 minutes.

Evaluated:
• Mastery: techniques, control of the wheelchair.
• Composition: dramaturgy (content), music, text (movement, posture, gestures, facial expressions), overall picture (usage of the stage area and various angles).
• Theatrical Effectiveness: calisthenics, costumes, props and manner of execution.
• Artistry: individuality, personal perception of a lyrical situation by the contestant and precision.
• Organic Manner: matching of the appearance to chosen music and genre, scenic culture.
• Emotional Impact: ability to hold attention of the audience during a performance and to provoke emotional response from the audience and the jury.

6.4. Nomination “Instrumental.”

No more than two performances per participant, the duration of each performance – not more than 4 minutes. Note that musical instruments are not provided by the organizers of the festival.

Evaluated:
• Mastery level
• The complexity of the repertoire and arrangement.
• The purity of intonation and musical structure.
• Theatrical Effectiveness: calisthenics, costumes, props and manner of execution.
• Artistry: individuality, personal perception of a lyrical situation by the contestant and precision.
• Organic Manner: matching of the appearance to chosen music and genre, scenic culture.
• Emotional Impact: ability to hold attention of the audience during a performance and to provoke emotional response from the audience and the jury.

7. Awarding process

7.1. The winners of the festival are determined by three prizes in each category.
7.2. The winners are awarded with diplomas.
7.3. The festival participants are awarded with certificates.
7.4. The organizing committee and the jury determine the winner of Grand Prix of the festival beyond the nominations.

8. Funding

8.1. Funding of the festival is made at the expense of the festival organizers and sponsors.
8.2. The festival is a charity and does not require participation fee from the festival participants.
8.3. Expenses related to accommodation, meals, travel and visa fees, as well as transfers, excursions, etc., are paid by the participants themselves. Upon request, the Organizing Committee provides assistance to the participants with the reservations at the hotel, transfers, excursions.
8.4. Special prizes are established by the decision of the organizers of the festival and sponsor organizations.

9. The procedure of application

9.1. Application for participation in the festival is made in accordance with the attached form.
9.2. The application is submitted by the art director of the collectives, or by the participant himself/herself.
9.3. Deadline for submission is April 30, 2016.
9.4. Applications must be sent to the e-mail address: nessebarfest.info@gmail.com

9.5. In the period from 15- 30 May 2017 the Organizing Committee of the festival selects the participants
and sends invitations to successful applicants.
9.6. Information about the festival “Nessebar With No Limits” held in 2015 and 2016 available on the website
www.nesebarfest.com

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