HARMAN FOLKLORE YOUHT CLUB ISTANBUL / TURKIYE ( Culture, Festival ORG.) was found in 1987 from ISTANBUL in TURKEY and has performed at numerous folk festivals in Europe, The United States and The Middle East. HARMANFOLK CULTURE & FESTIVAL ORG. arranges six different INT. CULTURE FESTIVAL - COMPETITION between April – September every year in TURKEY. folk music, brass band, Chorus, Modern dance, theatre groups from all ages take place in ISTANBUL. please visit our website : www.harmanfolk.com/ing.htm
HARMANCHORUS & CULTURE COMPETITIONS are open for both amateur chorus groups, folk dance - folk music -instrumental music and singing groups. Chorus may enter the competition in maximum two categories. Competition Groups can play and sing whatever they like when they will be on their performance place. Chorus may enter the competition in the following categories, with the number of members and the age-limits indicated below.
COMPETITION- FESTIVAL AND CATEGORIES : A1 DANCE : FOLK DANCE (traditional and stylized) MODERN DANCE ( grup, solo, düet) Classic dance, neo-classic, Modern choreography ,jazz, show groups, step, oriental dances, disco,hip-hop, techno, street, electric boogie, break dance ,Theaters of dance ,Ballroom dance.
B1 FOLK MUSİC : FOLK MUSIC- INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC, Vocal soloists and duets, trios, authentic vocal, folk vocal
C1 CHORUS MUSİC : CHORUS GROUPS Children Female Male Mixed,
FESTIVAL- COMPETITION GENERAL CONDITIONS : Competition are open for both amateur culture groups and all groups may enter the competition in maximum two categories. Expert jury members select from abroad. The International jury will evaluate the competitors according to their performance in competition. Competition min 6 max 8 minute . Performances are approximately 10-12 minutes. All groups will show of their performance max 2 nights. All performance will be two categorie CHILDREN CATEGORIE maximum16 years of age ( can be over 16 till 18, %20 ) ADULT CATEGORIE minumum 16 years of age ( can be less 16, %20 )
ENTRY FEE FOR PER GROUP 60 EURO solo or duet groups entry free 30 euro. If groups will not participate competition they will not pay ENTRY FEE.
FOLK DANCE CONDITIONS OF COMPETITION CHILDREN-ADULT FOLK DANCE Competition are open for both amateur groups .. The number of the dancers or musicians must be min 8 max 32 . the performance should be done with traditional dance and traditional costumes. Groups can use live music or CD
CHORUS - FOLK MUSIC & FOLK INSTRUMENTAL RULES OF THE COMPETITION : Expert jury members select from abroad. The International jury will evaluate the competitors according to their performance in competition. Chorus can make their own repertoire and are free to choice of the songs for competition. Chorus must prepare songs for competition in time limits. Minimum 6 minutes, maximum 8 minutes. The time starts with the first song and finishes with the last song together with breaks between the songs. If the groups pass the limited time, for the first 20 seconds, won’t be any cut of the point. But if they pass 8 minutes 20 seconds till 8 minutes 40 seconds there will be 1 point cut from the total point.
SOLO AND DUET DANCE & MUSIC COMPETITION : The competition will be organized folk solo -duet and modern dance solo -duet. The folk performance should be done with traditional music and traditional costumes. Modern dance solo duet is free costumes and free dance. It should be min 3 max 5 minutes
IST CUP PRIZE : Competition-Festival Committee will give Certificate, Medal to the all participants, moreover; plates and souvenirs will be given for each group and per categories 1st, 2nd and 3rd.The following prize money will be awarded to the groups who take the highest marks between all the groups.ISTCUP CUP and prize ....rules chorus groups
ACCOMMODATION *** 3 or **** 4 STARS HOTEL centrum istanbul.
105 € / per person/ all Festival time 3 NIGHTS 4 DAYS
125 € / per person/ all Festival time 4 NIGHTS 5 DAYS
We will provide to you Two meals per day open buffet (Breakfast+Dinner) and accommodation at the 3* - 4* hotel centrum in Kadikoy and Maltepe city centrum each room has 2-3 beds. free internet wifi. If group come more than 25 people one leader free if groups want to lunch pocket we can arrange it.
TRANSPORTATION; If group is going to by PLANE, we are going to hire the bus for their all ground transportations. Groups will pay this bus cost. Bus, serves throughout the festival dates (Airport transfers, excursions program transfers (group will visit historical area in Europe side only once), and transfers to the field performance). At the first day of the festival transportation fee should be paid to the festival committee. This is the cost of BUS for max. 45 person, totally 900 €. If group number of participant less than 16 person bus cost is 800 €. For the solo duet participate Between 1-4 people cost per person 90 euro.
P.S: All payments have to be pay in cash (travel-cheque not acceptable) at the first day of the festival.Deposit is non-refundable.
TECHNICAL & ARTISTIC INFORMATIONS: All the basics are providing by the festival organization, such as lightening, one stage side for musicians with microphones participation groups. The groups will perform at the open-air stages mostly during the nights, however some daily performances will be in festival schedule programmed too. https://www.facebook.com/eurasia.festivals
FESTIVAL MEDICAL INSURANCE : All groups are required to secure MADICAL INSURANCE before coming to festival. Organization won’t pay any medical or hospital cost incurred at the festival period. However for any emergency situation, we will provide an ambulance and it will be always ready for 24 hours. www.harmanfolk.com/avrasya.htm
ACTIVITIES DURING THE FESTIVAL; Group will visit historical area in Europe side in SULTANAHMET MOSQUE , BLUE MOSQUE free , SAINT SOPHIA, TOPKAPI PALACE, GRAND BAZAAR . PRIVATE BOAT TOUR (10 €, per person), there will be a swimming possibility at MARMARA SEA BEACH. Participation groups will be able to see PUBLIC BAZAAR and big SHOPPING CENTERS,
1. Day: Arriving day to Istanbul.
2. Day Groups are going to visit Byzantine historic district; Blue Mosque (free) - St. Sofia Topkapi Palace Grand Bazaar Free time or– Festival
3. Day: Competition (concert hall ) shopping centrum. festival performance at municipality stage open air .
4. Day:Boat tour at Bosphorus swimming or shooping and performance at municipality stage open air.Day: Leaving day from Istanbul
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3OEig2aQ7xs&t=42s CHORUS COMPETITION - STAGE FESTIVAL
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x46P95iUz1U CHORUS COMPETITION - STAGE FESTIVAL
If you interest please send back us the Application form as soon as possible. Meanwhile, send us a few recently photos and just short brief about your group background too. firstname.lastname@example.org. All payments will be in cash (travel-cheque not acceptable) at the first day of the festival. If the group wants to stay hotel, they should send deposit before festival in order to pay to hotel reservation
ISTANBUL CHORUS We offer you a golden opportunity living a natural life in Istanbul which we just called it paradise during a week all groups. http://www.harmanfolk.com/freeactivities.htm
GRAND BAZAAR: You will be able to see the famous historical and touristy places and shopping at the GRAND BAZAAR, which provide an amusing opportunity of all entertainments of shopping mix the east and west. Grand Bazaar is the oldest art and largest shopping centre in the world, it’s covered more than 30 hectares of the land in this labyrinth system of streets and passages there are more than 18 entrances and approximately 400.000 daily visitors. http://www.theguideistanbul.com/article/grand-bazaar
SULTANAHMET- SAINT SOPHIA TOPKAPI PLACE :
Istanbul known as the Capital of Empires was founded
2600 years ago. Approximately.
BOSPHORUS BOAT TOUR : We will arrange 4 hours Private Bosporus boat tour, A traditional excursion by private boat along the waterway (BOSPORUS) its 30 km long separating EUROPE-ASIA will be excellent and full of unforgettable breathtaking sceneries (Music-Dance). Duration in four hours you can not imagine how amusing funs you will havePRIVATE BOAT TOUR
SHOPPING CENTERS :You will be able to see public and lux shopping centre
SPECIAL TOURS YOUR GROUPS:There is a swimming possibility at Marmara sea,If you are interest you can vizit or swimming prince Island , we can arrange special TURKISH BATH.
Finally we say the ISTCUP ISTANBUL will stay with you for the rest of your life.
V - ACTIVITIES DURING THE FESTIVAL : If Participation groups want to see visit one day : Panaroma 1453( panaromik museum) http://panoramikmuze.com/ – Akvarium turkazoo http://www.turkuazoo.com/tr/ Forum istanbul http://www.forumistanbul.com.tr/ big supermarket shopping centrum. Darica zoo http://www.farukyalcinzoo.com/
COMPETITION PRIZES MARKING-MEDALS
The INTERNATIONAL JURY COMMITTEE will award prizes to the chorus , which will have achieved the following marks.
2011 JURY MEMBERS :BULGARIA ( MLADEN STANEV)-HUNGARY(TAMAS LAKNER) -MAKEDONIA( BOSKO TRANESKY)- ROMENIA - TURKIYE ( YASUA)
2012 JURY MEMBERS :BULGARIA (MLADEN STANEV) - TURKIYE ( KENAN VERDEMIR) 2-BELA RUSIA( NATALIA) -MAKEDONIABOSKO TRANESKY).TURKITE ( PERIHAN CATANA)
2013 JURY MEMBERS : BULGARIA( MALADEN STANEV)-HUNGARY( TAMAS LAKNER) -GREECE IOANNIS MOUTSAKIS-TURKEY (NURSEL ONCUL ) -TURKEY(LEYLA PINAR)
PRIZES WINNERS ISTANBULCUP
The following prize ISTCUP will be awarded to the chorus who takes the highest marks between all groups.
2013 INTERNATIONAL ISTANBUL CHORUS COMPETITION WINNERS ISTANBULCUP
2012 INTERNATIONAL ISTANBUL CHORUS COMPETITION WINNERS
2011 INTERNATIONAL ISTANBUL CHORUS COMPETITION WINNERS
CHILDREN COMPETITION GROUPS
MALE COMPETITION GROUPS
MIXED COMPETITION GROUPS
TRADATIONAL FOLK MUSIC CHORUS COMPETITION GROUPS
CHILDREN COMPETITION GROUPS
FEMALE COMPETITION GROUPS
MIXED COMPETITION GROUPS
2011 PARTICIPANT GROUPS SCORES
FEMALE COMPETITION GROUPS
MIXED COMPETITION GROUPS
HARMAN CULTUR & FESTIVAL ORGANISATION