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Part of celebrations of the Russia-UK cross-cultural year 2015

Russian Speaking Community Council in UK
With support from Embassy of the Russian Federation to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Mission of Rossotrudnichestvo in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Russian Community Council in Great Britain presents

All Britain Performing Arts Youth Festival-Contest "STARS OF THE ALBION"

 "Stars of the Albion" contest is addressed to the Russian-speaking diaspora in the UK to identify the creative potential of talented compatriots. The project is linked to one of the most famous Russian holiday’s "Maslenitsa” which will be celebrated on the 15th February 2015. It is expected over 250 performers will take part in the contest, including young dancers, musicians (singers and instrumentalists), as well as theatre groups. Age of participants 6 - 30 years. At least 200,000 people will view the broadcasts in the electronic media and social sites and read the media publications. The level participants who expressed a desire to participate in the contest is extremely high, many of them have already won laureate titles at national and international competitions.
The participants will compete in two rounds. The first one will be based on video recordings of two pieces sent by the participants to the organising committee. Only 30 participants will be selected to perform in the second round. The second (final) round will be opened to the public and will be held at the Mission of Rossotrudnichestvo in central London with participation of distinguished guest artists.The contestants at all rounds will be judged by well-known artists, musicians and  representatives of media.  An interesting programme of events has been scheduled for the participants, including Awards Gala Concert, master classes with well-known musicians, performance at the Trafalgar Square on the opening concert of the festival of Russia culture “Maslenitsa”. 

 • 6 - 8 years
 • 9 -14 years
 • 15-30 years
 • Choreography (folk dance, classical dance, contemporary choreography) - groups and solo artists.
 • Singing (classical, folk, pop singing) - ensembles (up to 12 members), choirs, solo.
 • Instrumental Playing (classical, folk) - ensembles (up to 12 participants), orchestras, solo numbers.
 • Drama. Stage schools and studios are invited to participate. Groups and individuals.

Partners: Ensemble Productions, Education Centre “Znaniye”.

Media Support: newspapers “Angliya”, Business Courier, Russian Media Solutions.

Applications deadline: 31 January 2015
Creative Producer and organiser: Musica Nova Academy

Please forward your applications to:
Ms. Evgenia Terentieva

02078330502 / 07832341745

Dates: November 2014 – February 2015, Finals on the 7th February 2015.

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