• Eurasian International Rating Championship on Oriental Dances among professionals

Terms of participation

Before the start of the competitions, the Organizing Com-mittee of the Championship conducts a draw among the participants of the numbers of dancers, under which they will participate in the competitions. Judges are not in-formed of the results of such a draw.
Participants must send to the organizers of the Champi-onship, before March 15, 2018, the phonogram of the musical piece to musiceafest@gmail.com with only one corresponding sound track, indicating their data: surname, name, nomination and age category.
The rops, costumes and accessories should correspond to the performing dance style; and the choreography, taking into account the plot development (introduction, culmina-tion, finale) should contain characteristic movements, manners, themes of the chosen dance.
It is forbidden to use elements of acrobatics and lift, spec-tacular jumps, animals, insects, open fire (in case of a vio-lation – direct disqualification and withdrawal from the Championship).
Eurasian Champions’ Cup

To participate in the Championship in the category “Eura-sian Champions’ Cup”, dancers are invited under four age groups in the category “Solo” in the following styles of Oriental dance:

To the orchestra:
Solo to the orchestra
(under the preselected musical composition)
To phonogram:
(including Raks Sharki, a variety Arab song, a classical Arabian song/music or classical Arabic instrumental piece)
Show Belly Dance
(including tribal fusion Belly Dance, comedy Belly Dance)
(в т.ч. танцы народов мира, обрядовые танцы, болливуд)
Age of participants:
  • Juniors, youth – from 12 to 17 years inclusive
  • Adults 1A – from 18 to 30 years inclusive
  • Adults 1B – 31 years and older
The Eurasian Champions’ Cup is eligible only for candi-dates for professionals, professionals, winners of interna-tional competitions and contests according to various dance leagues (upon presentation of a diploma or certifi-cate).

A participant performs to the accompaniment of the or-chestra for up to 5 minutes (to avoid penalty points).
The choice of compositions is provided from the list of the orchestra’s repertoire upon registration.
Rehearsal with the orchestra takes place for 20 minutes be-fore the performance under the schedule for a separate fee.

A contestant performs for up to 4 minutes (to avoid penal-ty points).
An instrumental classical composition without vocal can be used (i.e., the interance can be with words if the text fits the sence, for example, “Seth El Hosni”, “Helva”, “Mashaal”), as well as an Arabic classical song (Um Kalsum , Warda, Abd El-Halima Hafiz, Farid El Atrash, Mohammed Abdel Wahab, Mohammed Fauzi, etc.)
Songs sung or written by contemporaries on all canons of a classical song or old folk songs are allowed.
You can use a variety or popular song, written not in the classical manner.

You can use a variety or popular song, written not in the classical manner.
Of the accessories, it is allowed to use sagate and tarches.
It is not allowed to use music in “techno” arrangement.

It is not allowed to use music in “techno” arrangement.

A contestant performs for up to 3 minutes (to avoid penal-ty points).
A dance of the folklore direction of the countries of the Ar-ab world, in the appropriate suit, containing manners and characteristic movements, of this folklore direction, is evaluated.

It is allowed to use thematic accessories and items (except for open fire).
It is allowed to use the scenery, which must be carried in and out by the participant within 15 seconds (to avoid penalty points).

A contestant performs for up to 3.5 minutes (to avoid penalty points).
Any music is allowed, where the leitmotif should be East.
The Belly Dance technique is a must.

Техника BellyDance обязательна.
It is allowed to use any accessories (except for open fire).
It is encouraged to use originality, elements of the show, in which any effects can be used, non-standard costumes, mixing of different dance styles and directions, work with objects.
It is allowed to use scenery, which must be taken in and out by the participant or his/her team in 15 seconds (to avoid penalty points).
All the items and accessories remaining on the stage after the performance (for example, petals, sequins, confetti, etc.) are removed by the participant him/herself.
The “Tabla” Solo should not exceed 30% of the composi-tion.

The Eurasian School Cup
Candidates for professionals, professionals, winners of in-ternational contests and competitions, as well as beginning dancers at the discretion of the Heads of Dance Schools are eligible to participate in the Eurasian School Cup.
In the Championship, in the category “Eurasian School Cup”, dance schools, studios, clubs, etc. can compete (hereinafter – the Dance Schools) with the mandatory pro-gram “Improvisation to the Orchestra” in the styles of ori-ental dance.
The total duration of the Dance School performances is 10-12 minutes (in order to avoid penalty points).
Any number of dancers can perform on the stage, but solo per-formances are prohibited.
During the performance it is possible to use the theater light of the Culture Palace, folk dance items of Arab countries (sagata, acai, tahtibi, sham-adans, tambourines, drums, melai, etc.), oriental show items (kerchiefs, wings, veils, poi etc.), or any non-oriental props as required for performance.
Evaluation methodology
The judges evaluate participants’ performances according to the criteria depending on the style of the dance.
The styles “Improvisation to the Orchestra”, “Solo to the Orchestra”, “Oriental” and “Folklore” are evaluated ac-cording to 10 criteria on a 10-point system, namely:
manner of acting
acting skills
sense of rhythm
quality and aes-thetics of performance
technique of style
se-mantic and musical conformity to the programme (enter-tainment)
and general im-pression.
The style of “Show Belly Dance” is evaluated by 6 criteria on a 10-point system, namely:
actor’s skills
idea, originality of concept
general impression.
Evaluation of participants’ performances is made by the Championship judges, also taking into account the basic rules in force at international dance organizations (IDO, IFMD, IDF, etc.).
The evaluation takes into account:
technique of performance (clarity, complexity, accuracy, synchronism)
choreography (movements, shapes, patterns, lines of hands, back, shoulders, legs, etc.
using the basic and additional rhythms of music, variation and originality in the use of each component
the use of vertical and horizontal space
the use of the dance floor
the correspondence of movements
the abilities of the dancer (balance, stretching, mobility, athleticism, energy, confidence, individuality)
musicality (correspondence of the music of the composition represented, tempo and basic rhythm)
theatrical presentation
and neatness.
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