Baltic Pearl - 2019

International Dance Festival «Baltic Pearl»

29 April — 2 May 2019, Russia, Saint Petersburg

General Conditions Application Form

International Dance Festival «Baltic Pearl»
  • Establishment of creative contacts, strengthening inter-regional relations and cooperation through the children's work, the formation of the creative potential of the younger generation;
  • Revival, preservation and development of national cultures and the strengthening of international cooperation;
  • Relationship with the best creative teams, promotion and popularization of choreography;
  • Providing methodological and advisory assistance in the field of choreography, the exchange of experience.

International Dance Festival «Baltic Pearl» will take place at the Grand Concert Hall of the hotel «Saint Petersburg» - one of concert platforms in the center of Saint Petersburg. Stage Dimensions: 14 m - wide, 13 m – deep. Floor – Ballet Floor Sheet. Grand Concert Hall of the hotel «Saint Petersburg» is equipped with modern sound, light and project equipment.

  • International dance festival is open for dance groups of different styles, ballet schools, soloists and duets. One dance group can participate in a few nominations and age divisions.
  • The total time of dance performance should not be over 25 minutes (total time for all nominations – max. 25 min).
  • The Application Form is available in electronic form on our homepage. Deadline for sending Application Form is 10th March 2019. It is possible to correct Application Form, but no later than 24th March 2019. After that we will contact you and send the confirmation.
  • Music requirements: CD/DVD drives or USB memory stick
  • Classical dance
  • Contemporary dance
  • Hip-hop
  • Modern dance
  • Folk dance
  • Folk stylization dance
  • Modern dance
  • Children's dance
  • Variety dance
  • Ballet
  • Solo, duet, ensemble (no more than two performances)
  • Show

One dance group can participate in a few nominations and age divisions. For the participation in solo or duet you have to send the video with one of your dance to our e-mail: info@baltgem.ru

Age divisions:

  • Junior - 7 – 10 years
  • Teen - 11 – 14 years
  • Senior - 15 – 20 years
  • Adult - 21 years and older
  • Mixed group
  • Performing skills-motion technique
  • Compositional structure of programs
  • Compliance with the repertoire of the age peculiarities of artists
  • Theatrical skills (plastic, costume, props, culture of performance)
  • Selection and matching of musical and choreographic material
  • Artistry, the disclosure of the artistic image
29 April
  • Arrival to St. Petersburg (transfer from the airport/railway station to the hotel) Transfer to St. Petersburg on request.
  • Pick up at the railway station
  • 14:00 – check-in
  • Lunch*
  • 17:00 – 18:30 – Meeting for the heads of the dance groups in a panoramic hotel’s restaurant «Bering»
  • Dinner*
  • 20:00 – 22:00 – Special program «Let’s get to know» with surprises and gifts
30 April
  • 07:00 – 08:00 – Breakfast
  • 07:00 – 08:00 – Rehearsal on the stage
  • 09:00 – 09:20 – Opening of the International Dance Festival Competition «Baltic Pearl» on the professional stage of The Grand Concert Hall
  • 09:20 – 19:00 – International Dance Festival Competition «Baltic Pearl» on the professional stage of The Grand Concert Hall (part I - III)
  • Lunch*
  • Dinner*
  • 20:00 – 23:00 – Gala-dinner for the heads of dance groups and teachers with juries and festival planners
1 May
  • 07:00 – 09:00 – Breakfast
  • 09:00 – 13:00 – Free time. You can book one of our guided excursions (see «Optional tours»)
  • Lunch*
  • 10:00 – 17:00 – Dance workshops with famous choreographers of ballet schools and contemporary dance companies:
    1. Russian folk dance
    2. Contemporary dance
    3. Ballet dance
    4. Russian classical dance
  • 18:00 – Gala-concert and award ceremony of The Dance Festival Competition «Baltic Pearl» on the professional stage of The Grand Concert Hall
  • Dinner*
  • 20:00 – 22:00 – Special disco for our participants
2 May
  • 07:00 – 09:00 – Breakfast
  • Free time. You can book one of our guided excursions (see «Optional tours»).
  • 12:00 – Check out and transfer to the airport/railway station

See you soon!

Extension of the living in the hotel (on request, see extra options).


* Lunch is included in packages «Standard 2», «Comfort 2», «Standard 3», «Comfort 3»

* Dinner is included in packages «Standard 2», «Comfort 2»

Package General fee per person (4 days, 3 nights) Hotel
Standard from 160 EUR Andersen Hotel ***
Okhtinskaya Hotel ***
Comfort from 175 EUR Saint Petersburg Hotel ****
Standard

Accommodation in Andersen Hotel *** http://www.andersenhotel.ru/en/

Accommodation in Okhtinskaya Hotel *** https://okhtinskaya.com

«Standard 1»
160 EUR

(only breakfast)

«Standard 2»
178 EUR

(breakfast, dinner)

«Standard 3»
196 EUR

(breakfast, lunch, dinner)

Comfort

Accommodation in wonderful Saint Petersburg Hotel **** in front of the famous museum cruiser «Aurora» https://hotel-spb.com

«Comfort 1»
175 EUR

(only breakfast)

«Comfort 2»
193 EUR

(breakfast, dinner)

«Comfort 3»
211 EUR

(breakfast, lunch, dinner)

The participation packages (standard and comfort) includes:

  • Participation in The International Dance Festival Competition «Baltic Pearl» inclusive three nominations
  • Arrival/departure transfer service (from the airport to the hotel and back)
  • Arrival/departure transfer service from the hotel to the Grand Concert Hall during Dance Festival Competition
  • Dance workshops with famous choreographers of ballet schools and contemporary dance companies:
    1. Russian folk dance
    2. Contemporary dance
    3. Ballet dance
    4. Russian classical dance
  • Accommodation in selected hotels (Standard or Comfort package) in Saint Petersburg city center
  • Visa support included consular fee – cultural exchange (not for every country, on request)
  • Travel insurance
  • Special program «Let’s get to know» with surprises and gifts
  • Boarding in hotel restaurant including non-alcoholic drinks:
    «Standard 1», «Comfort 1» – included: only breakfast
    «Standard 2», «Comfort 2» – included: breakfast, 3 dinners
    «Standard 3», «Comfort 3» – included: breakfast, 3 lunches, 3 dinners
  • Technical support and planning of the International Dance Festival Competition «Baltic Pearl»
  • Gala-dinner for the heads of dance groups and teachers with juries and festival planners
  • Special disco for our participants
  • English, German and Italian accompaniment during the whole stay
  • A lot of exciting communications and positive emotions
  • Professional video recording during the International Dance Festival Competition

Hotel rules:

  • Time for check in - from 14:00 (local time)
  • Time for check out - at 12:00 (local time)

Extra options (additional fee applies):

  • Visa processing fee for citizens of the European Union in Russian Visa Office in your country - 30 €/person (Visa processing fees for the citizens of other countries are calculated according to “Consular fees of the consular institutions of the Russian Federation”)
  • Extra day in Saint Petersburg (per person):
    Standard 1 - 35 EUR
    Standard 2 - 41 EUR
    Standard 3 - 47 EUR
    Comfort 1 - 40 EUR
    Comfort 2 - 46 EUR
    Comfort 3 - 52 EUR
  • Accommodation in deluxe rooms in «Saint Petersburg» Hotel
  • Optional excursions: (the cost of all excursions depends on the number of applicants for a trip)
    Pushkin (Tsarskoye Selo) – including Catherine palace
    Peterhof’s famous water Fountains and Waterfalls
    Moveable bridges of Saint Petersburg at night
    City tour Saint Petersburg
    City tour Kronstadt
    Constantine Palace in Strelna
    Grand Menshikov Palace in Oranienbaum
  • Visit of following museums:
    Hermitage
    Kunstkamera
    Russian museum
    Museum of water
    Grand maket Rossiya
    Oceanarium
    Peter and Paul Fortress
    Yusupov Palace
  • Visit of following theatres:
    Famous Mariinsky Theatre
    Mikhailovsky Opera and Ballet Theater
    Alexandrinsky Theatre

The advance payment of 130 €/person should be done until 20th February 2019 through bank transfer.

If the dance group has more than 15 participants, the head of group doesn’t pay the general fee.

Results of the competition and awarding ceremony will be hold separately on the basis of protocol of the Juries in each nomination according to the age categories of participants and provides the awards for holder of the Grand Prix, Laureates I – III degrees and Diplomats I - III degrees. Baltic Pearl award means estimation by respected figures in the world of dance.

The Juries can award some separate participants or the heads of dance groups with the following Diplomas: “Best ballet master work”, “Best concert master work”, “Best virtuosity and dramatics», the gratitude letters and precious souvenirs can be issued as well. The heads of dance groups and teachers receive state certificates of participating in workshops.

All of Diplomas and state certificates will be given in English language.

The Grand Prix winner will be awarded a free trip to the International Dance Festival «Baltic Palette» in December 2019 in Tallinn, Estonia.

The award fund of The Festival amounts 9,000 EUR.

The best dance groups will be given the incredible opportunity to dance on the one stage with famous ballet dancers of 21th century.

Team of professional, renowned and respected figures in the world of dance:

Oleg Vinogradov (Saint Petersburg) – World renown choreographer, Professor of choreographic art. He was artistic director and chief choreographer at the Mikhailovsky Theatre (Saint Petersburg); directed such Russian ballet legends as Mikhail Baryshnikov, Natalia Makarova and Rudolph Nureyev.

Valeriy Butirkin (Moscow) – Professor of Ippolitov-Ivanov Moscow State Musical Pedagogical Institute, well-known choreographer, ballet-master, State honored in the art.

Ravil Bagautdinov (Rostov-on-Don) – Artistic director of the ballet school in Japan. Ballet-master of the Rostov State Musical Theater. Teacher at the Vaganova Academy of Russian Ballet. Earlier Soloist of the Mariinsky Theatre.

Dmitriy Zaleski (Belarus, Minsk) – Choreographer of modern and contemporary dance, artistic director of TV Project «Everybody dance» (First Channel Russia). Owner and Artistic director of the theatre of modern choreography «D.O.Z.SK.I».

Creative Association «Baltic Pearl»

Bolshaya Konyushennaya Street, 27, Saint Petersburg, Russia

For applications and further information please contact us on e-mail info@baltgem.ru

or go directly to vkontakte: https://vk.com/baltgem

or call us:

For dance groups/ soloists from EU / Asia / USA

Artur Nikiforov + 49 172 278 63 22 (WhatsApp, Messenger)

With the support of: The International Dance Council (CID UNESCO), Committee of Youth Policy and interaction with public organizations of Saint Petersburg and the city administration, Oleg Vinogradov Foundation for the preservation and development of Classical Ballet, The cultural center «Salme» in Tallinn.