FAKS Dance 2019.

International traditional and folklore dance festival

26. - 29. September 2019.

Rovinj - Pazin

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Dancing locations

Square of Marshal Tito,
Rovinj

Dancing locations

Spomen Dom Concert Hall,
Pazin

Festival can accept about 10 foreign folklore groups, max. 2 groups can be from each country, in case several different groups from same country will be registered for participation, the first two registered will have priority. Overall, the festival will have about 15 folklore groups because FAKS festival involves also local amateur folklore groups, so that foreign group can learn about Istria region, culture and customs.

The participating groups will have several workshops, two concerts every day in another town, and one presentation for the Opening Ceremony. For the Opening Ceremony on Thursday evening, each group needs to prepare one short presentation or choreography (up to 3 min) that represents the group and/or their country in the best possible way.

For the performances on Friday and Saturday, each group needs to prepare two different choreographies (up to 10 min) of free choice, one for each day. It is very important for group to respect the performances duration, it will also be required to send an video of your performances before arrival.

Main program

N.B.: the programme is subject to minor changes

THURSDAY

26.09.2019.

16:00

Arrival in Rovinj

17:30

Meeting with the organizers

18:00

Dinner

20:00

Opening ceremony

and presentation of folk dances

21:30

Welcome party

for the participants

FRIDAY

27.09.2019.

08:00

Breakfast

09:30

Dance workshop

featuring folk dances of the participating countries

13:00

Lunch

14:00

Round-table

with folklore group representatives

17:00

Performances by folklore groups

on the main square M. Tito in Rovinj

20:00

Dinner

22:00

Party

for all participants

SATURDAY

28.09.2019.

08:00

Breakfast

11:00

Istrian Balun workshop

and world's biggest balun performance on the main square M.Tito in Rovinj

14:00

Lunch

15:30

Departure to Pazin

Optional: visit of the Ethnographic museum in Pazin

18:00

Performance

Various folklore group performances in the concert hall Spomen Dom, Pazin

21:00

Dinner and party

with live music in typical Istrian restaurant

SUNDAY

29.09.2019.

08:00

Breakfast

10:00

Optional: Boat excursion

around the Rovinj archipelago

12:00

Lunch

13:30

Departure

Departure

The transport of the group to the destination and festival concerts should be organized and financed by the participants.

We can organize coach services at an affordable price for folklore groups arriving by plane or train instead of by coach.
The coach will be at your disposal for all specified trips throughout the festival and for all tours (transfer to and from the airport, city tours and transfer to the concerts).

During your stay, the following excursions of the area will be organized. Throughout the duration of the festival you will be accompanied by a festival guide.

Itinerary

RovinjPazin

On the beautiful Istrian coast, just below the Channel of Lim, there lies Rovinj, one of the most romantic places on the Mediterranean, and one of the most developed tourist places in Croatia. This town is characterised by a rich natural and cultural heritage, particularly the church of St Euphemia, the old town and the Zlatni rt forest park. It represents an ideal destination for all those who yearn for a sentimental atmosphere of bygone times. Romantic and mysterious, but at the same time full of possibilities for unforgettable fun, Rovinj becomes and remains a town to which you want to return.

Situated in the very heart of the Istrian peninsula, only around 30 km from famous tourist spots, Pazin is a town with a long and rich tradition, as well as many sights. Despite not being situated on the coast, its surroundings are ideal for a variety of sporting activities. If you wish to experience an environment in which people have been living since the ancient times, participate in programmes celebrating the tradition, life or food, stroll through the old stronghold, leaf through an incunabulum or seek inspiration, the town of Pazin and inland Istria are the perfect places for you.

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Accomodation

All folklore groups will stay together in Rovinj in the Villas Rubin tourist resort located near the sea.

FAKS Dance package

- 3 overnight stays

- Welcome drink

- Breakfast, lunch and dinner will be served throughout the festival, starting with dinner on Thursday and ending with lunch on Sunday

- Istrian dinner and party in agritourism

- Organization of excursions, performances and workshops

- Festival guide for the whole stay


140 €

per person

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If you want to stay a few days longer, we can book your accommodation in the same resort and organize all your excursions according to the program that each year is appreciated by participants of FAKS Festival.

Don’t hesitate to contact us for any further questions.

Workshops, round tables, excursions

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Workshops and round table discussions with renowned professionals are often incentive for future experimentations and development of artistic creations. FAKS festival is a place where procreation of new ideas occurs. With an attitude open for any suggestions from our participants, constantly following and participating on other festivals, FAKS team each year creates new values and undertakes new actions to raise artistic commitment and innovative approach, on both fields, organizational and expositional one.