Dobrzeń Wielki, Poland – May 17-18, 2014

Competition rules.

The Festival organizers:

Gminny Ośrodek Kultury w Dobrzeniu Wielkim (Community Culture Centre in Dobrzeń Wielki)
Urząd Gminy Dobrzeń Wielki (Commune Office in Dobrzeń Wielki)
Zespół Szkół Dobrzeń Wielki (Integrated Schools Complex in Dobrzeń Wielki)

The purpose of the Festival:

The festival is an opportunity for children and young people to present their achievements in the field of circus arts. It offers a chance to exchange the experiences of circus groups from various countries and to share the ideas and experiences in the field of working with teams. It promotes the circus art among children and young people, develops aesthetic sensitivity, general fitness and healthy lifestyle among children and young people. It also aims at developing and strengthening relationships and international cooperation through culture and art.


The festival will take place on May 17 and 18 , 2014  in Dobrzeń Wielki, near Opole, Poland.

Children and young people under 21.

Competition requirements:

a) the competition will be divided into particular areas – depending on used circus props.
1.    juggling (balls, hoops, clubs, kiwido, diabolo, flower sticks etc)
2.    equilibristics [e.g. bicycles, unicycles, ball, rolla-bolla, horizontal rope);   
3.    acrobatics (on the floor), acrobatic dance, hula-hoop
4.    clowning;

b) The performance will be divided into the following categories:
1.    solo performer
2.    duo
3.    team

c) performance duration
•    Solo performers, duos, teams in particular areas 1-4 up to 5 minutes
•    Each solo performer, duo and a team can enter one performance in each category.
•    Within one category, each participant and solo performer, duo and a team may present one show.
•    Fire show performances must comply with fire and safety regulations
Music:  Max speed at which you should burn an Audio CD for best sound quality - 8x.


a)    high quality and professionalism in using the circus props
b)    choreography – acting mastery of presentation, originality, costumes, choice of music.
c)    general artistic expression.

Cups, diplomas, prizes


GRAND PRIX’ for the best international performer of the Festival
First , Second ,Third Award /in particular categories, depending on the number of applications/
Audience Award
Special Awards
II, III place

Please send your application using the enclosed registration form till May. 1. 2013 to the following address:
Gminny Ośrodek Kultury  ul. Namysłowska 20 46-081 Dobrzeń Wielki, or
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Gminny Ośrodek Kultury w Dobrzeniu Wielkim       tel.fax     048 774695461,
Alina  Mroczek                                                            mobile:  +48501278008;
Justyna Stefańczyk                    mobile      +48660928430

Conditions and cost of stay

Transport – at participants’ own cost. The Festival organizers provide free accommodation in a school [classrooms / camp beds]. The participants must have their own sleeping bags and foam mattress.
Entry fee – PLN 12/ EUR 3 per person
The participants can order meals:
•    Dinner: PLN 15 / EUR 4
•    Breakfast PLN 5 / EUR 1.5
•    Supper PLN 5 / EUR 1.5
Alternatively, you can also buy meals at a nearby restaurant „ Kuchnia Śląska”.
Accommodation in a nearby hotel – PLN 70/ person
All payments should be transferred not later than by May 10, 2014 to the following account:
Gminny Ośrodek Kultury 46-081 Dobrzeń Wielki ul. Namysłowska 20 account No.:

IBAN PL 71 8895 0006 2000 0000 1397 0001
Swift code POLUPLPR

Bank Spółdzielczy w Dobrzeniu Wielkim
ul. Opolska 3
46-081 Dobrzeń Wielki

Registration forms available at: www.circus.young-festiwal.pl