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INTERNATIONAL FOLK DANCE FESTIVAL

 

"DUKATFEST 2015”


20.06.-24.06.2015.


OPEN CALL FOR APPLICATIONS! 


 Application    Program     Propositions           Rules

    8th International Folk dance festival "DUKATFEST” will be held in Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina from 20.06. till 24.06.2015.

    In recent years, "Dukatfest" hosted more than 60 ensembles from 40 countries around the world, and has proved to be one of the leading festivals of folk dances and songs of the Balkans. Successfully cooperated with festivals in the region and facilitated the participation ensembles in their program.

    In the festival program of "Dukatfest" in 2015, traditionally, will perform 10 ensembles from around the world. The first three ensembles, with the highest number of points in the competitive part of the Festival, will win money award  of "Dukatfest": the first place-600 euros, the second place - 400 euros and the third place – 200 euros. All ensembles-participants will be awarded with plaques and certificates of Festival.

    Completed applications for participation in the “Dukatfest 2015” must be submitted no later than 31.03.2015.

  All information about the Festival - Program, the Propositions of participation and the Rules of the competition program – you can read on official site www.iff-dukat.com.



Looking forward your application!


"Dukatfest"

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INTERNATIONAL FOLK DANCE FESTIVAL “DUKATFEST” BANJA LUKA

REPUBLIC OF SRPSKA/BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA

 

International Festival of folklore "Dukatfest" was successfully held in 2008th, 2009th., 2010th., 2011th. 2012th. and 2013. seven cities in the Republic of Srpska / Bosnia and Herzegovina : Banja Luka , Laktasi, Prijedor, Mrkonjic Grad, Modrica, Derventa, Gradiska.

"Dukatfest” is the only festival in the Republic of Serbian / Bosnia and Herzegovina to mark the International. Every year host 300 participants from ten countries worldwide. In the Republic of Srpska , folklore for centuries occupies a prominent place in the cultural development of citizens. For this reason, the organizer of the festival "Misija nt", is aimed at citizens of the Republic of Srpska/Bosnia and Herzegovina closer to the culture of different countries in the world, but also to their own cultural heritage presented by the parties. It should be noted that after the civil war in Bosnia and Herzegovina (1991st-1995th year) a small number of people visited countries in Europe and the world because of financial inability and unresolved visas. With the aim of intercultural education, "Dukatfest" tends to its citizens every year in several cities bring as many different ensembles from all over the world to the Festival and through the direct communication with the participants to build intercultural dialogue and understanding.
On the other hand, the organizer of the International Festival of Folklore "Dukatfest" aims to host reception ensembles from abroad, and a festival program promotes a positive image of Republic of Srpska in the World.
Views festival program in the five-day period is great. Statistics shows that about seven thousand people visited events at the Festival of the 2010th, and the efforts of the organizers of the festival to expand the program into a number of cities. In this way, the Republic of Srpska / Bosnia and Herzegovina would have traveled, international, festival.

"Dukatfest" could be held without understanding and financial support Government of Republic of Srpska that was in previous years was the largest co-financier of this cultural event. Also, the festival has received support in the organization of leadership IOV.
International Festival of Folklore "Dukatfest" Banja Luka , one of the activities of the Agency for Cultural Events "Misija nt”. As such, the agency is member of the IOV since 2007.. In Bosnia and Herzegovina is not formed a state representative IOV.

 

International folk dance festival “Dukatfest”

Poljskog partizanskog bataljona 24

78000 Banja Luka

Bosnia and Herzegovina

www.iff-dukat.com

dukatfest@gmail.com

 

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The aim of Dukat Fest is to gather folk ensembles in order to present various cultures and customs to the citizens of Republic of Srpska and to become leading festival in the region. Its membership in the World Association of Folk Art in UNESCO is very good pre-term to accomplish its aims.

 

WELLCOME TO

"DUKAT FEST"



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YOUR HOST - BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA

WHERE EAST MEETS WEST


Bosnia and Herzegovina lies in the very heart of South-East Europe and on the crossroads between Europe, the Middle East and Northern Africa. For centuries, different cultures, religions and traditions have been adding value to the creation of a specific area. It is bordering with the Republic of Croatia to the north, west and southwest, and with Serbia and Montenegro to the east and south.


In the last thirteen years, Bosnia and Herzegovina has achieved a stability that guaranties absolute security - the fact that, since Dayton Peace Agreement was signed (November 1995), not a single serious incident threatening the country's peace and stability has occurred, proves it more than clearly.
It is her boundless tourism resources that make Bosnia and Herzegovina so special, while her mix of different influences makes her culture and arts a true mosaic marked by an unusual balance between old and new.


Visiting numerous museums of Sarajevo, Banja Luka, Mostar and Bihac, one can find Roman mosaics, Neolithic pottery, Oriental architecture, crosses and paintings as the old decorations in the Othodox and Catholic churches. As a result of its geographic location, natural beauties, cultural and historical values and mild climate conditions Bosnia and Herzegovina represents an interesting tourist destination.

Through the centuries, different cultures, religions and traditions have mixed within this region. Banja Luka, Laktasi, and Prijedor, the host cities of the second International Folk Festival "Dukat fest" are located in the northwest of Republic of Srpska and Bosnia and Herzegovina and are among the most beautiful cities in the country.

 

   
 
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