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Privet Russia

International Festival-Competition of Arts

05.09.22 - 08.11.22

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International Contest-Festival of Arts Ciao Italia - Privet Russia invites creative groups and solo performers to participates in a really international project created by Russian and Italian organizational committees with many years of experience in the field of organization of festival and contest programs.
Grand Prix in three nominations — vocals, choreography, and instrumental performance.
Contest winners are invited to personally perform at gala concerts in Moscow.

International jury consisting of world-famous figures of culture and art of Italy and Russia was invited to express their professional opinion in the field of choreography, vocals, instrumental art, circus, theater genre, pictorial art, as well as arts and crafts, and photography. Diplomas issued according to the international standards will be presented to all participants. The best participants will receive invitations to participate in festival projects of Italy and Russia.

1. The main thing about the event

Event organizers

  • Festival&Contest (Italy) — International Culture Association
  • Art Center Plus (Russia) — Multi-Profile Company
The festival is carried out with informational support in Russia and the CIS countries – “Music Klondike” information agency and newspaper

Event dates

  • 05.09.2022-08.11.2022 - accepting applications
  • 09-17.11.2022 - review of the material and its evaluation by the jury members
  • 18.11.2022 - publication of results
  • Until 28.11.2022 - sending the diplomas to the participants

Location

Channel on YouTube: Art Center Plus

2. Creative nominations, age categories, timing, cost of participation in the competition
2.1 Choreography

Choreography (collectives and individual participants)

  • Classical and neoclassical ballet
  • Modern choreography (modern dance, jazz dance, etc.)
  • Hip-Hop (and all kinds of street dance)
  • Folk choreography, stylized folk dance
  • Sports dance
  • Ethnic and trivial dance
  • Ballroom dance
  • Children's dance (up to 6 years old)
  • Others (specify in the application)

Free program.


  • Soloist — 1500.00 rubles/ € 25.00
  • Duo/ per individual — 1250.00 rubles/ € 21.00
  • Group of 3-4 people/ per individual — 1000.00 rubles/ € 17.00
  • Group of 5 and more people/ per group — 4000.00 rubles/ € 67.00
Payment is made for each video (the participants can take part in several nominations or categories; in this case they will have to send a separate application for every performance and make a separate video for every performance). The number of participants in the group affects the sum of the organizational fee.
Participants can present an unlimited number of performances/works to the contest.
Every video is evaluated separately and receives a separate diploma, without mentioning the distant participation.
2.2 Vocal (soloists, duets, vocal ensembles)

Vocal (soloists, duets, vocal ensembles)

  • Academic vocals
  • Modern vocals (pop, rap, jazz, soul, funk, etc.)
  • Folk vocal
  • Spiritual music
  • Others (specify in the application)

Free program.


  • Soloist — 1500.00 rubles/ € 25.00
  • Duo/ per individual — 1250.00 rubles/ € 21.00
  • Group of 3-4 people/ per individual — 1000.00 rubles/ € 17.00
  • Group of 5 and more people/ per group — 4000.00 rubles/ € 67.00
Payment is made for each video (the participants can take part in several nominations or categories; in this case they will have to send a separate application for every performance and make a separate video for every performance). The number of participants in the group affects the sum of the organizational fee.
Participants can present an unlimited number of performances/works to the contest.

Every video is evaluated separately and receives a separate diploma, without mentioning the distant participation.

2.3 Choirs (children's, men's, women's, mixed)

Choirs (children's, men's, women's, mixed)

  • Children's choirs
  • Men's choirs
  • Women's choirs
  • Mixed choirs

Free program.


  • Soloist — 1500.00 rubles/ € 25.00
  • Duo/ per individual — 1250.00 rubles/ € 21.00
  • Group of 3-4 people/ per individual — 1000.00 rubles/ € 17.00
  • Group of 5 and more people/ per group — 4000.00 rubles/ € 67.00
Payment is made for each video (the participants can take part in several nominations or categories; in this case they will have to send a separate application for every performance and make a separate video for every performance). The number of participants in the group affects the sum of the organizational fee.
Participants can present an unlimited number of performances/works to the contest.

Every video is evaluated separately and receives a separate diploma, without mentioning the distant participation.

2.4 Instrumental creativity (ensembles and individual members)

Instrumental creativity (ensembles and individual members)

  • Classical music (any musical instruments)
  • Contemporary music (any musical instruments)
  • Folk music (any musical instruments)
  • Others (specify in the application)

Free program.


  • Soloist — 1500.00 rubles/ € 25.00
  • Duo/ per individual — 1250.00 rubles/ € 21.00
  • Group of 3-4 people/ per individual — 1000.00 rubles/ € 17.00
  • Group of 5 and more people/ per group — 4000.00 rubles/ € 67.00
Payment is made for each video (the participants can take part in several nominations or categories; in this case they will have to send a separate application for every performance and make a separate video for every performance). The number of participants in the group affects the sum of the organizational fee.
Participants can present an unlimited number of performances/works to the contest.

Every video is evaluated separately and receives a separate diploma, without mentioning the distant participation.

2.5 Orchestras

Orchestras

  • Symphony Orchestra
  • Brass band
  • String orchestra
  • Orchestra of Folk Instruments
  • Variety Orchestra
  • Jazz orchestra
  • Others (specify in the application)

Free program.


  • Soloist — 1500.00 rubles/ € 25.00
  • Duo/ per individual — 1250.00 rubles/ € 21.00
  • Group of 3-4 people/ per individual — 1000.00 rubles/ € 17.00
  • Group of 5 and more people/ per group — 4000.00 rubles/ € 67.00
Payment is made for each video (the participants can take part in several nominations or categories; in this case they will have to send a separate application for every performance and make a separate video for every performance). The number of participants in the group affects the sum of the organizational fee.
Participants can present an unlimited number of performances/works to the contest.

Every video is evaluated separately and receives a separate diploma, without mentioning the distant participation.

2.6 Original genre (individual members and collectives)

Original genre (individual members and collectives)

  • All types of circus art except: performances with animals, use of fire, aerial acrobatics

Free program


  • Soloist — 1500.00 rubles/ € 25.00
  • Duo/ per individual — 1250.00 rubles/ € 21.00
  • Group of 3-4 people/ per individual — 1000.00 rubles/ € 17.00
  • Group of 5 and more people/ per group — 4000.00 rubles/ € 67.00
Payment is made for each video (the participants can take part in several nominations or categories; in this case they will have to send a separate application for every performance and make a separate video for every performance). The number of participants in the group affects the sum of the organizational fee.
Participants can present an unlimited number of performances/works to the contest.

Every video is evaluated separately and receives a separate diploma, without mentioning the distant participation.

2.7 Folk art (individual participants and groups)

Folklore creativity (individual participants and groups)

A single category where stage movements or dance, singing, costume, folk musical instruments are evaluated at the same time


Free program


  • Soloist — 1500.00 rubles/ € 25.00
  • Duo/ per individual — 1250.00 rubles/ € 21.00
  • Group of 3-4 people/ per individual — 1000.00 rubles/ € 17.00
  • Group of 5 and more people/ per group — 4000.00 rubles/ € 67.00
Payment is made for each video (the participants can take part in several nominations or categories; in this case they will have to send a separate application for every performance and make a separate video for every performance). The number of participants in the group affects the sum of the organizational fee.
Participants can present an unlimited number of performances/works to the contest.

Every video is evaluated separately and receives a separate diploma, without mentioning the distant participation.

2.8 Theatrical creativity and fashion theater (individual participants and groups)

Theatrical creativity and fashion theater (individual participants and groups)

  • Theatre
  • Musical
  • Puppet show
  • Reader
  • Fashion theater
  • Model
  • Stylist
  • Others (specify in the application)

Free program


  • Soloist — 1500.00 rubles/ € 25.00
  • Duo/ per individual — 1250.00 rubles/ € 21.00
  • Group of 3-4 people/ per individual — 1000.00 rubles/ € 17.00
  • Group of 5 and more people/ per group — 4000.00 rubles/ € 67.00
Payment is made for each video (the participants can take part in several nominations or categories; in this case they will have to send a separate application for every performance and make a separate video for every performance). The number of participants in the group affects the sum of the organizational fee.
Participants can present an unlimited number of performances/works to the contest.

Every video is evaluated separately and receives a separate diploma, without mentioning the distant participation.

2.9 Fine and photo creativity (individual participants and schools, studios)

Fine and photo creativity (individual participants and schools, studios)

  • Watercolor
  • Butter
  • Pastel
  • Tempera
  • Pencil
  • The photo
  • Others (specify in the application)

Free theme.


  • Soloist — 1500.00 rubles/ € 25.00
  • Duo/ per individual — 1250.00 rubles/ € 21.00
  • Group of 3-4 people/ per individual — 1000.00 rubles/ € 17.00
  • Group of 5 and more people/ per group — 4000.00 rubles/ € 67.00
Payment is made for each video (the participants can take part in several nominations or categories; in this case they will have to send a separate application for every performance and make a separate video for every performance). The number of participants in the group affects the sum of the organizational fee.
Participants can present an unlimited number of performances/works to the contest.

Every video is evaluated separately and receives a separate diploma, without mentioning the distant participation.

2.10 Age categories

Age categories

MINI — up to 6 years old
JUNIOR A — from 6 to 9 years old
JUNIOR B — from 9 to 12 years old
JUNIOR C — from 13 to 15 years old
SENIOR D — from 16 to 19 years old
SENIOR E — over 19 years old
PROFI — only professionals
OVER — over 60 years old
MIX F — mixed category*
  • in case more than 30% participants of the group do not conform with the chosen age category.
3. Requirements for participants
3.1 Requirements
Participant or group shall fill the application on organizers’ website and attach a link to a YouTube video that they would like to send for the contest in the “Performance program, length of performances” box.
Video: a link to YouTube (1 performance, not exceeding 5 minutes) Video material shall be “raw”, without any special effects or editing; video shall be static, without the use of zoom; audio recording shall be original, without any editing; instrumental performance — all the participants shall be seen in the video (for solo performers — the participant + their musical instrument); vocal performance — all the participants shall be seen (preferred videos for soloists is with them brought to the forefront); choreographic performance — the whole area or stage shall be seen.
Participant or group who received a confirmation shall pay the organizational fee (not later than in 3 days after receiving the invoice) and send a copy of the payment order or the check (in case of paying in cash) to the organizers of the contest.
After the payment of the participant is completed, the organizers post their video material on the YouTube channel of the festival.
The results of the contest will be presented in written form after it ends, and posted on the website of Art Center Plus.
After the announcement of the results of the competition, the organizers send the certificates to the winners via e-mail using the address stated in the application.
The best videos will be posted in social networks (according to the choice of the organizers).
3.2 Rights of the organizers
  • A participant or a group can be disqualified, without any economic compensation if the participation fee for the contest has already been paid, in case of the following: obscene content of video material, suspected falsification of the material, suspected editing or use of audio and video effects, failure to observe the timescales, failure to observe any of the clauses of the “Participation rules” section.
  • The organizers reserve the right to use the material obtained from the participants according to their discretion without any permit from the participant.
  • The organizers reserve the right to change members of the jury during the competition, notifying the participants and maintaining the level of the jury member replaced.
3.3 Responsibility of the participants

By sending the application for the participation in the contest to the organizers, the participants automatically accept all the terms of this provision, which is an agreement between the parties (Organizers/ Participants). By participating in the contest, participants undertake to observe laws, existing and related to the recording and publication of the video materials sent to the organizers. Under no circumstances the organizers may be held responsible for violation of the effective legislation connected to publication of video materials. In case of violation of laws by the participants, the organizers reserve the right to withdraw from the proceedings or consider themselves the injured party (if there is damage related to the image or efficiency of the organizers).

4. Jury evaluation system, awards, sponsors
4.1 Grading system of the competitive part
Competitive part grading system
  • The contest part is evaluated according to qualification, not competitive principle. Every participant receives a diploma including the degree awarded based on the point average.
  • All the participants will be evaluated based on their age and creative category.
  • The following factors are evaluated: performance technique, complexity of the chosen piece, individual approach to the interpretation of the piece, manner of performance, and personal style.
  • The jury carries out evaluation in every creative category according to a 100-point system (the point average for every performance per every judge member is calculated).
*In case of several performances for one category, the one that received the highest evaluation is chosen for the final assessment.
  • 100 points — GRAN PRIZE
  • 99-90 points — Winner, I degree
  • 89-80 points — Winner, II degree
  • 79-70 points — Winner, III degree
  • less than 70 points — Participant
4.2 Jury members
Jury members

Olga Sosnovskaya/ Russia
Distinguished artist of the Russian Federation, Honored Artist of the Komi Republic. Leading soloist of the Teater of opera and ballet of the Komi Republic, President of the Classics and Contemporaneity international culture fund, member of the Public Council of the Ministry of Culture of the Komi Republic.

Mamed Guseinov/ Russia
Composer, teacher, pianist. Graduate of the Gnesin Russian Academy of Music. Organizer and art director of Moscow International Festival of Turkmen Classical Music “Sounds of Dutar” named after Nura Khalmamedov.

Olga Kosiborod/ Russia
Director of music programs and honorary member of the Russian Academy of Arts. Director of the international festival-contest of spiritual music The Crystal Chapel and The Crystal Chapel on the Holy Ground, founding author of the International Festival of National Cultures “Moscow, Cosmopolitan City”, organizer of the Russia-Belarus Union Choir, leader and conductor of the female Gofman Choire. Honored Cultural Worker of Moscow city. PhD in Pedagogy, Associate Professor of the Department of Social and Culture Activities of the Institute of Culture and Arts, Moscow State Pedagogical University. Awarded with a badge of Gratitude of the Ministry of Culture and Mass Communications of the Russian Federation.

Alina Platonova/ Russia
Honored worker of the general education of the Russian Federation, teacher of the highest category, art director, ballet-master, author of master classes in psychology and choreography.

MARINA KOROL/Russia - Singer, teacher, TV show host. 42-time winner of International and All-Russian competitions and festivals. Vocal expert of the TV show "Come on all together". The largest kokoshnik of the country is officially listed in the Russian Book of Records.

Eliо Cassarà /Italy
An artist whose works are exhibited in the best modern art museums like: National Museum Zajecar (Serbia), Osservatorio dell'arte contemporanea in Sicilia (Sicilian Museum of Contemporary Art), as well as museums located in Germany and other European countries. His works are also part of the private collections of the following art critics: Francesco Gallo Mazzeo, Ezio Pagano, Pasquale Lettieri, Nina Pogarcic, Victor Arellano Rey, Gaetano Salerno, Stefan Skovron, Ingrid Maria Torvart.

Sabrina Gasparini/ Italy
For more than 28 years she is considered a famous singer with Italian and international repertoire of original songs. During her career she has been cooperating with almost all music celebrities, namely: Claudio Ughetti — accordion, Gentjan Llukaci — violin, participating in a whole series of concerts of Ensemble d’Autore in Italy, including Echi Musicali, La Valigia dei Suoni, Ribalta Marea, Festival Ultrapadum, I Giovedì al Giardino Ducale, Artinscena, Incontri D’autore, Slow Flute, and many others.
She has also participated in MUSICA SENZA CONFINI, IL MARE di MEZZO (flamenco theme), ROSSO TANGO e CINEMA MUSICA DA VEDERE theater plays in Italy, that received only positive reviews from Italian theater critics.
In 2010, she released a disk together with Ensemble D’autore featuring WAO Orchestra.
Her constant search for her own style leads her to learning and performing the repertoire of Jewish songs, tango, Yiddish, and national songs. She presents themed concerts dedicated to female voices of the world music to her public.

Gentjan Llukaci/ Albania
Graduated from the Academy of Arts of the city of Tirana, violin department, with honors in 1991. He has been successfully participating in concert activities in Albania, both as a soloist, and as a member of large instrumental groups. He became the leading violinist of the Albanian Television and Radio Orchestra, as well as the leading violinist of the Durazzo and Tirana Philharmonic Hall.
In 1992, the performer moved to Italy and started his teaching career in the Music Institute of Riccione city, as well as establishes partnership with the Symphonic orchestra of the Marche region.
His lectures concerning the performance technique are becoming so popular in Italy that those who are willing to join his master classes have to register almost a year before.

Lola Fejzo/ Albania
Prima ballerina of the National Theatre of Opera and Ballet of Albania, soloist of the La Scala theater in Milan, director and head of the Nasco danza school in Italy, the graduates of which shine on the stages of the best theaters in the world. She has visited almost all countries of the world performing the classical repertoire of the world ballet, she is a unique teacher and choreography specialist, a talented and globally respected ballet dancer.
* The organizational committee has the right to change the composition of the jury panel depending on the number of applications received for nominations.
4.3 Prizes of the Festival-Competition
Prizes of the Festival-Competition
Depending on the final points, all participants will receive the following degrees and awards:
  • 100 points — GRAN PRIZE / Choreography: diploma + free participation in the International Competition “We Dance St.Petersburg” March 2023, Vocals: diploma + free participation in the International Festival-Competition “Italian evenings in Moscow" March 2023. Instrumental: diploma+ free participation in the International Festival-Competition “Italian evenings in Tula” in April 2023, Theater, ISO, DPI: diploma + free participation in the International Festival-Competition “St. Petersburg evenings” in April 2023. An article in the newspaper "Musical Klondike" and free participation in one of the projects of the Russian Organizing Committee.
  • 99-90 points — Laureate, I degree/ diploma
  • 89-80 points — Laureate, II degree/ diploma
  • 79-70 points — Laureate, III degree/ diploma
  • less than 70 points — Participant/ diploma
!Attention! The opportunity to receive an additional prize from the organizers of the contest is provided to the participant who will win the audience poll on the Youtube channel. (Collect the likes under your video. We will appreciate your popularity!): free participation in the concerts and promotion at the online resources of Art Center Plus and the Music Klondikeinformation agency.
The best participants may be invited to participate in Russian concert programs.
4.4 Official invitations and letter to sponsors
Official invitations and letter for sponsors
The organizers are ready to prepare official letters for sponsors, administrations, cultural departments, school directors, etc. with a request to support your trip to the Competition. To do this, you need to send to the address info@festivalcontest.net the full name addressed to whom we are making an invitation, the full name of the organization that he leads and the full name of the participant or the name of the team that we are inviting.
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