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korisa26.06.2014 (Thursday)

untill 16.30 – Arrival of the groups and check-in in Hotel „Rodina”

17.00 – Working meeting of the group leaders with the Artistic Director of the festival Mr. Nestor Nestorov and meeting with the Patron of the festival and Mayor of Vitosha municipality – Ing. Valeri Yordanov

20.00 – Welcome evening for all groups participants ( casual clothes )  open air space at Vitosha Culture House, rehearsal for the closing ceremony of the festival

22.00 –  „Nestinari” show (barefoot dance on smoldering embers )  and folk discotheque – open air space at Vitosha Culture House




27.06.2014 ( Friday )
10.00 – Official meeting of the groups leaders with the Mayor of Sofia Great Municipality  Mrs. Yordanka Fandakova (exchange of presents)

12.00 – Official meeting of the groups leaders with the Minister of the Culture of Republic of Bulgaria – Mr. Petar Stoyanovich (exchange of presents)

16.00 – open spase at House of Culture „Krasno Selo”  performances of all foreign groups  max. length of performance 7 minutes for each group

18.00 – Street parade: National Palace of Culture  Vitoshka street
(main pedestrian street in Sofia) stage at the Central park „Borisova gradina”

19.30 – Official opening of the festival – stage at the Central park „Borisova gradina”

First part of the concert – „Bulgaria greet the World” – with participation of Bulgarian folk dance groups and special performance of the National Dance Ensemble „Philip Koutev”

Second part of the concert – „The World greet Bulgaria” – with participation of all foreign groups  max. length of performance 5 minutes for each group
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22.00  – „Nestinari” show – open air space at Vitosha Culture House
28.06.2014  ( Saturday )
10.00 – 17.00 – Cultural visit of the National Historical Museum and Boyana Church (included in  UNESCO World heritage list). Free time.

15.00 – Performance of the groups from Russia and Turkey in village Dren (near Radomir city , region Pernik) – length of performance  30 minutes for each group

19.00 – stage at the Central park „Borisova gradina”  performances of the groups from Kosovo, Panama, India, Bulgaria  length of performance 30 minutes for each group
– open space at House of Culture „Krasno Selo” – performances of the groups from: Czech Republic, Poland, Macedonia and Bulgaria – length of performance 30 minutes for each group
– open air stage at Vitosha Culture House – performances of the groups from Georgia, Turkey, Russia and Bulgaria – length of performance 30 minutes for each group

22.00 – „Nestinari” show – open air space at Vitosha Culture House

29.06.2014  ( Sunday )
11.00  – Picnic for all groups at the Dendrarium of the National Park Vitosha (Vitosha Mountain) planting trees in the festival alley

19.00 – Official closing of the festival  open air stage at Vitosha Culture House
Traditional games with competitive character for awards „Girl VITA and Boy LYULIN. Each group should participate with 5 couples

20.00 – „Let’s stay friends” – Gala concert with performances of all ensembles – length of performance  7 minutes for each group. Will be exchange of gifts with the festival committee and the artistic director  -each group should prepare 2 gifts

22.00 – „Nestinari” show – open air space at Vitosha Culture House

30.06.2014  ( Monday )
09.00 – 11.00  – Departure of the groups after breakfast

– In the festival will participate groups from Turkey, Georgia, Poland, Kosovo, Panama, India, Macedonia, Russia, Czech Republic and Bulgaria
– Each group will receive their detailed day-by-day schedule on arrival
– Address of arriva: Hotel RODINA , 8. blv. „Totleben”, 1606 Sofia, Bulgaria
– Phone number for contact: +359 897 979169 – Mr. Nestor Nestorov  Artistic Director