Festival of the Arts The Muses

The biggest youth festival in Eastern Europe. Feel the joy!
Bulgaria, Sozopol 5-15 July

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The Muses is more than a festival.
It is a global cultural community, a magical journey, a free spirit, an inspiration, creative energy, friendship, love, dream and more…
If you want to feel it, you have to experience it.
Welcome to the Muses Festival, welcome to Sozopol, Bulgaria!

The magic of the Muses

15

years of history

28

participating countries

30000

viewers

250

stage performances

30

exhibitions

100

theater plays

14

grand prix

840

awards

The charm of Sozopol

Sozopol

1

София

2

Созопол

So far in the Muses

Arts

Categories: 1. Essay; 2. Poetry; 3. Prose; 4. Narrative; 5. Literary musical story

Each participant presents his own essay, poetry or prose within 5 minutes.
The submitted works participate in the organized literary evening during the festival.

Once the request has been confirmed by the organizing team, the artwork files must be sent to e-mail (fest@muzite.org) in cda or MP3 format, under an individual name (participant name / FI – name) numbers)

Category 1. Folklore dances.
Includes performance of authentic or modified folklore dances, character dances, chamber dance, story dance, thematic dance. The program of each group may include one or two optional performances in one or more of the genres mentioned above. The total time of performance should not exceed 10 minutes.

Category 2. Classical dances.
Includes classical dances. Participants are allowed to include in their program up to two dances, each of those not exceeding 5 to 8 minutes. The individual participants may present their programs upto 4 minutes in the chosen style.

Category 3. Contemporary dances.
Contemporary dances, dance show – programs, Graham dance, neo classic dance, etc. Participants are allowed to include in their program up to two dances, each of those not exceeding 5 to 8 minutes.

Category 4. Street dances.
Performances in that section should be in style, similar to Hip-Hop dance and may include all styles of street dances. Participants are allowed to include in their program up to two dances, each of those not exceeding 5 to 8 minutes.

Competition works are performed with instrumental accompaniment or with a phonogram.
Once the request has been confirmed by the organizing team, the music files must be emailed (fest@muzite.org) in cda or MP3 format, under an individual name (participant name / FI – number name) )

Category 5. Ballroom dances
Ballroom dance formations may take part in this section and to perform together and under certain regulations standard or Latin dances. Dance compositions should be based on five standard or Latin dances. Story dance is recommended. The performance must have a duration between 5 and 8 min.
Each team might take part in the festival with two dances in a genre category.

Category 6. Cheerleaders (majorette) dances.
Participation of groups with up to two cheerleading dances with the choice of device (baton, pompon, flag, mix, etc.). Duration of each performance is up to 5 minutes.

Categories: 1. Show programs; 2. Acrobatics; 3. Fire show; 4. Gymnastics; 5. Fighting arts; 6. Attractions and circus; 7. Modern theatre; 8. Step; 9. Sport rock and roll; 10. Aerobic; 11. Fashion, etc.

Each formation can provide a solo program to 8 minutes in a style of choice. Individual performers may offer a program to 4 minutes in a style of choice.

Competition works are performed with instrumental accompaniment or with a phonogram.
Once the request has been confirmed by the organizing team, the music files must be emailed (fest@muzite.org) in cda or MP3 format, under an individual name (participant name / FI – number name) )

Do not allow playback performance.

Category 1. Folklore song.
Folk choirs, groups, chamber ensembles, vocal and instrumental groups and soloists for the authentic, modified and original folk songs.
Folk choirs perform two songs (with or without accompaniment) lasting up to 5 minutes.
Groups, chamber ensembles and soloists perform two songs lasting up to 5, 4 and 3 minutes respectively. Participants must be dressed in folk costumes.

Category 2. Popular song
Vocal groups, vocal and instrumental groups and soloists performers of popular music. Participants may perform two songs with a playing time up to 5, 4 and 3 minutes respectively. The program allows a maximum of two individual performers for each team.
Singing of vocal groups is required to be “live” with musical accompaniment or singback. One of the songs should be performed in native language of participants. Only one performance of song in a foreign language allowed.

Category 3. Classical singing
Classic choirs and individual singers accepted. Performers should present two songs, one of which is a cappella, with a duration 5 and 3 minutes respectively

Category 4. Folklore musical instruments
Folklore musical instruments orchestras (mixed and homogeneous) and soloists are accepted.
Performers are expected to present a program with a total duration of up to 20 minutes for groups and 8 minutes for soloists.

Category 5. Pop, rock and jazz music.
Each formation may present a solo program with duration of up to 10 minutes in a style of choice. Soloist singers may present a program up to 5 minutes in these styles of own choice.

Category 6. Classical musical instruments.
Piano, violin and other classical instruments.
Soloists, chamber groups and orchestras. They should perform up to two musical pieces with a total duration of up to 8 minutes for the contest.

Category 7. Mixed music and dance ensembles.
Each formation can present a separate program to 20 minutes in the style of choice.
The performances of the ensembles are accompanied by live music or synbek.

Competition works are performed with instrumental accompaniment or with a phonogram.
Once the request has been confirmed by the organizing team, the music files must be emailed (fest@muzite.org) in cda or MP3 format, under an individual name (participant name / FI – number name) )

Category 1. Fine arts
Participants should provide two pieces of size and topic of their choice (regardless of the type of painting materials).
The works must to be inscribed with the name, age, city, state, address and phone number.
The paintings take part in an exhibition during the festival. All the works remain for the fund of the IYFA “Muzite”.

Category 2. Applied arts
Participants /art clubs, schools or individuals/ present up to two pieces – sculptures, plastic arts, decorative and applied works, carvings, ceramics, textiles, etc.
The pieces take part in an exhibition during the festival. All the works remain for the fund of the IYFA “Muzite”.

Category 3. Photography.
Photo contest and exhibition. Each person may participate with black-and-white or color photos, up to two pieces, with format and theme of choice. Photos must be typed on paper.
The works must be inscribed with the name, age, city, state, address and phone number.
The shots take part in an exhibition during the festival. All the works remain for the fund of the IYFA “Muzite”.

Once the request has been confirmed by the organizing team, the image files must be sent to email (fest@muzite.org) in cda or MP3 format, under an individual name (participant number / FI name) numbers)

Categories: 1. Drama; 2. Puppetry; 3. Street theater; 4. Musical; 5. Plastic and pantomime.

Participation is open for the following theatrical forms:
– performance – up to 40 minutes.
– measuring less theatrical form, solo or finished stage, theater miniature – from 10 to 20 minutes.
– Individual acting – up to 10 min.
/ breach of the implementation duration is interrupted /

Competition works are performed with instrumental accompaniment or with a phonogram.
Once the request has been confirmed by the organizing team, the music files must be emailed (fest@muzite.org) in cda or MP3 format, under an individual name (participant name / FI – number name) )

Categories: 1. Feature films; 2. Documentaries; 3. Experimental Films; 4. Animations; 5. Video Arts; 6. Hybrid forms.

The films must be in an * avi or * mp4 *format with up to 10 minutes of free theme and with English subtitles.
The films will participate in the competition during the festival

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Discount

Applications and payments received until February 28th, 2020 receive 15% discount on the total price for each participant.
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