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14th International Festival “CROSSROAD OF MUSES” 2018



The International Arts Festival “CROSSROAD OF MUSES”:

-       Is organized for the 14th year in a row;

-       Has the main goal to find talented children and young people from Bulgaria and other countries;

-       Has directions of music, dance and poetry;

-       Has great importance in the cultural life of Sofia and Bulgaria. 


The Festival is organized under the Patronage of the Ministry of Culture of Republic of Bulgaria.


The Gala Concert is organized in the National Palace of Culture – Sofia.

: 26-28 October 2018


Ø  Art company “New Stars” – Bulgaria  

Ø  Cultural institution “St. St. Cyril and Methodius 1924” – Sofia 


With the support of:   

Ø  Municipality of Sofia – “Krasna poliana” region

Ø  Union of cultural institutions

Ø  Union of Bulgarian writers

Ø  Union of Bulgarian composers 

Ø  Bulgarian national radio  




    1.         The festival has competition character.  

    2.         The delegates are separated in age groups:

Ø  Soloists: 5 – 8 y, 9 – 11 y, 12 – 14 y, 15 – 19 y, over 20 years;

Ø  Vocal and dance groups: up to 13 y, 14 – 19 y, over 20 years;

Ø  Folklore ensembles: junior up to 18 years old, adults over 19 years old;

Ø  The age of delegates is calculated to 26.10.2018 and is proven with birth certificate or personal ID document;

Ø  If the delegates in one ensemble are at different age, the group is defined by the age of the oldest one.  

Note: The organizers have the right to make changes in the age groups according to the number of delegates.



The delegates can participate in one or more directions of the Festival: 


1.    VOCAL:

Ø  Nominations – pop & jazz singing, folklore singing, etc.; 

Ø  Soloists, duets, trios, quartets, quintets, groups, choirs, ensembles;

Ø  All participants present two songs – first song in mother language and second song by choice. Both songs are in one nomination. Each song must be up to 3.00 min.    


2.    DANCE:

Ø  Nominations: contemporary dance, modern ballet, classical ballet, folklore dances, standard and ballroom dances, typical dances, hip hop, etc.

Ø  Participants can be soloists, duets, trios, groups;

Ø  The participation fee allows up to 2 dances. Delegates pay regular fee for each additional dance. Each dance is scored separately.

Ø  For soloists – dance should be up to 2.30 minutes;

Ø  For groups – dance should be up to 4 minutes. 


3.    Poetical Crossroad of muses – send your poetry (up to 3 written works) to the given email address.   


4.    For the Gala Concert all performances must be up to 2 minutes. Please prepare for that.



Ø  Grand Prize of the whole festival – exclusive decision of the Jury;

Ø  Grand Prize in each direction;

Ø  Gold, silver and bronze medals in each direction and age group;

Ø  Awards for vocal specialists, choreographers, etc;

Ø  Special awards of the Festival;

Ø  Certificates and diplomas;

Ø  Gifts from sponsors and partners;

Ø  Invitations to international festivals in Bulgaria and abroad;

Ø  The winner in direction VOCAL will receive:

ü  Free studio record in “Sofia Session Studio”; 

ü  The right to participate in the World Championship of Performing Arts  WCOPA 2019 in Hollywood, USA.


1.       The delegates prepare their own high quality instrumental on USB flash or CD.
The instrumental is sent in advance to the email by 20.10.2018 and brought at the Festival.

2.       The playback is strictly forbidden.

3.       Please send your applications by 8th of October 2018 to email .

4.       The competition “Prince & Princess of the Festival” will be organized during “Crossroad of Muses”. The age groups are – children up to 15 years, teen – 16 – 19 years, adults over 20 years. The delegates present in 3 rounds:

-       Individual presentation – the delegates talk about themselves in 30 seconds;

-       Fashion show in casual style – jeans and white shoes/snickers from the delegates, branded T-shirts from the organizers;

-       Fashion show in official wear – from the delegates.

-       The participation fee is 20 euros, and delegates must sign in in the entry form.

-       The delegates will receive crowns, sashes and special gifts. The winners will receive invitation to participate in the regional and National festivals “Prince & Princess of Bulgaria”.  

5.       The delegates in the International Festival “Crossroad of Muses” can participate in one or more nominations. They pay participation fee for each according to document “Participation Fees”.  

The Festival will end on 28th of October 2018 / Sunday / with:

Ø  Parade of all delegates along the central boulevard of Sofia “Vitosha” with demonstration of national flags, posters of the participants and cities, etc.

Ø  GALA CONCERT in the National Palace of Culture with participation of:

ü  Winners in different nominations;

ü  All delegates singing the final song of the Festival;

ü  Performances of famous Bulgarian singers.


The program of the Festival will be published 5 days before the beginning at the official pages – facebook : and website:


Welcome to the 14th International Arts Festival CROSSROAD OF MUSES“ !





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