• 25th Dance Festival of Europe
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  • Festival 2016

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Contest Bellydancer of the World & Jury-Show

Fair & Open-Stage




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24th OFE 22. - 28.11.16
Nov 26 + 27 - 10 th Contest
"Belly Dancer of the World"
& Jury Show-Acts & Fair & Open Stage

Nov 26 : several groups (disciplines to be announced)
Nov 27: all other disciplines and categories ( Kids/Junior & Adults)

Competition entries in the following categories, disciplines and styles are allowed:
Classical Oriental, Folklore, Oriental-Fusion/Fantasy, Tribal, Bollywood


Classical oriental:
Raks Sharki, Oriental-Pop, veil dance (for entrance), floor work, Takseem, Drum Solo classical style, cymbals. Also modern Baladi and classical routines which include short folkloric pieces or entrances with accessories.

Folklore: Egyptian, Arabic, Turkish, Balkan, Eastern:
Saidi-Stick or candelabra dance, malaya, tambourine, sword (Bedouin
style - for fusion or tribal sword see the tribal section below), Debke, Andalusian -Arabic, Moorish court dance, Bambouti (spoon dance), Derwish dance/Tanoura, Gypsy dance (Folk), Karshliamar, Ghawazee, Hagalla, Persian, Usbek, Tadjik, Zaar (trance), Saudi or Khalegi, Iraki, Shaabi, traditional Balady, Fallahi etc.

All tribal styles are allowed in this section with or without props: also Fat Chance Belly Dance style, Tribal fusion, Tribal Break beat, Gothic, Tribal sword and floor work, etc.

Oriental Fusion/Fantasy:
Oriental mix with spanish/flamenco influence, also Rumba, Tango, Jazz, modern dance, Afro, samba, Bellywood (oriental with Bollywood), acrobatic, feather boa, candles, Pharaonic dance, Isis-veil dance, veil dance, fanveils, Drum solo mix/fusion with other dance styles, etc. NB the oriental input into your dance style should be an obvious 40% or more to qualify for this discipline.

Bollywood : Indian dance and Bollywood
Several Disciplines can be considered together depending on no. of contestants!

Several categories can be considered together - please specify on application
Solo m/f, Duet m/f, Group ( 3-7 people), Formation ( more than 8 people)

Age Range:
tots to age 6, kids to age 11 ( maybe judged together depending on number
of contestants), junior (age 12-15), adults (16-54), seniors ( 55 + )

Music (G.E.M.A- license-free!) that means no SECAM – music (France) or SABAM (B), no PRS Music (England) nor ASCAP (US). But you can use for example music from www.Suhailainternational.com , Sahra Saeeda Music a.m.m. Further, we do not allow at our festival, to use the "Oriental-Fantasy Music" distributed by B. & H. Cifuentes. Thank you.

Performance Duration
Solo/Duet max. 3,3 minutes and maximum 5 minutes for groups/formations - limit may be shortened depending on the number of contestants. Recognisably Oriental music or percussion or classics) - no (Brit) pop chart songs!

Your entry will be judged on the following points:
1) Choreography - so please do tell us if you are using someone else's choreography!
2) Music, theme and rhythm interpretation
3) Technique
4) Timing & Synchronism (duo/group/formations dances)
5) Stage presence
6) Look, Presentation, Costume (NB. how well it fits with your act & music/style)
7) Group dances will be judged as a whole - short solos in a group dance are allowed
but should not overshadow the group performance.

Running order and rules
Round one - performance to own or named choregraphy, judged.
Round two - Soloists only if time allows: Live drum solo - Improvisation to live percussion

To make it fun for both audience and participants and avoid getting into a "dance marathon" judges decision on each round will be final and there will not be separate "quarter" or "semi" final rounds. The dancer with the highest points across the rounds wins! In case of too many registrations, the round 2 will be cancelled. We will inform you in this case early enough.

Our dance jury will consist of highly competent and objective world dance stars & Winner BD of the World, especially selected for their fairness and consideration. They are for example: Madame Raqia Hassan (EG), Magdy El Leisy (EG), Nika Mlakar (SLO), Silvia Salamanca (USA), Nadia Nikishenko (RUS), Moria Chappell (USA), Chanel Arobas (Morokko), Helene Skaugen (Norway), Mor Geffen (ME), Foxycat Alice (Hongkong), Schachlo (Usbek), BD World Fusion Solo 2014 - Chloé Schwartz (FR/Tunisia) BD World Solo Oriental 2015 - Carmina (Syria), Helen Saida (Georgia), Cristina Zegarra (Ger) and Leyla Jouvana herself, etc. The winner will be announced over the tannoy after we have seen all performances in your discipline/category. Dancer with the highest points at the end is the winner and the top five will be announced. Note : on grounds of fairness, no jury member will judge any group or student of their own, should they take part (another jury member will judge instead of). Audience please note : the strength of your reaction and applause will also be taken into consideration when judging!

Show-Acts and Workshops/CODE with World Class Stars:
During the contest we will also have a chance to enjoy the dancing of our Jury and much more world dance stars with workshops from 22 through to 28/11/16
in the centre for oriental dance in Claubergstrasse 20 – 22, 47051 Duisburg

The Prizes!:
Every winner gets an Award/Certificate, a title and a specific individual prize from the
list below (more to come!)

Contest Partners & Actual Contest Prizes:
Every winner gets an Award/Certificate, a title and a specific individual prize from the
list below (more to come

- Chance to appear in one Show of OFE in the Rheinhausenhalle in 2016/2017
Invitation to teach at one of our future Events/Festival (Solo of our choice), Summer 2017!
Invitation to judge at our future Contest BD of the World (Solo Classical)
Invitation & free WS @Oriental Summer Campus , August 2017 in Italy sponsored by Simona Minisini & free participation (Solo or troup/Formation) @ World Dance Trophy International Dance Contest (March 2017 )
solo raks Sharki/classical winner: Full pass for all WS at Bellyqueens Festival of Anisoara in Rimini/Italy 2017/2018 , + Performance at the Superstar Gala Show +Hotel + opportunity to teach in 2017/2018! Contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , www.anisoarachitu.jimdo.com , www.bellyqueensfestival.jimdo.com
Festival package Tarazade Istanbul 2018 (Shows & 10 h WS free) for solo winner classical or Dahab Festival
one group or Formation winner: International contest in Budapest, free participation, Studio Mahasti in Budapest February 2017/2018
Your choice of Professional costume from Isis Bazaar
Exclusive prof. costume from star designer Aida Style
Vouchers for classes and WS with Leyla Jouvana
Our Show-Videos from the Oriental Festivals of Europe
3 vouchers for 3 month free advertizement at online magazin www.hagalla.de (each 165 Euros!)
A voucher for 100 Euros from Eigen Art
A voucher for 79 from Shali-Sari
A voucher for 100 Euros for the Tribal winner: Shaila- tribal arts & jewelery
A voucher for a costume for 300 Euros from Orientalische Sterne M. El Gnainy
4 x 50 Euros voucher from Sakkara
Raks Sharqi winner: Studio Photosession (value of 300 Euro) André Elbing
For each winner of each category and discipline 1 picture from the Contest in format 20x30 cm in 300 dpi (digitale Data) from André Elbing
Voucher from Dashilama richt jewellery set
Voucher from Majorelle
Vocher 2 x 50,- Silver jewelery from Zargar
Voucher for a costume from Fayoum
Voucher 3 x 50 Euros from Nela
Voucher 100 Euros from Martha
Voucher from Mirabesque
NB - only one prize per winner!

Contest Fees up to 25.10.16:

Groups & Formations p.p. in Euro:
35,- registration fee (incl. 1 x personal free night Gala ticket for Nov 26 exclusively)
+ 11,- licence to participate p. P.
+ 11,- per person and for each entry/performance

Duo & solo p.p.
35,- registration fee (incl. 1 x personal free night Gala ticket for Nov 26 exclusively)
+ 11,- licence to participate p. P.
+ 15,- per person and for each entry/performance
+ booking of minimum 3 Festival WS für solo and minimum 2 WS for Duo p.p. Adults

Contest Fees after 25.10.16:
Groups & Formations p.p. in Euro:
40,- registration fee (incl. 1 x personal free night Gala ticket for Nov 26 exclusively)
+ 11,- licence to participate p. P.
+ 22,- per person and for each entry/performance

Duo & Solo p.p.
40,- registration fee (incl. 1 x personal free night Gala ticket for Nov 26 exclusively)
+ 11,- licence to participate p. P.
+ 30,- per person and for each entry/performance
+ booking of minimum 3 Festival WS für solo and minimum 2 WS for Duo p.p. Adults

Conditions of Booking/Registration
Booking by official booking form/written booking only to the address above.
A refund is possible in case of inability to attend but this MUST be notified to the organisers in writing AT LEAST TEN DAYS before the workshop/contest (Minus registration fees of 35/40 Euros for the contest p.p. and - 10 Euros registration fees for the WS per person). No refund is possible after this time although your workshop/contest registration can be transferred; again please notify us of the details of the new workshop participant/contestant in writing. WS changings 10 days before or during the WS/festivals: 5 euros per WS changing. thank you. Please note we are not insured for your personal possessions – please keep them with you at all times while in the venues.

With your written booking you agree with the conditions.

Payment by bank transfer. reference Contest/Festival 2016
Leyla Jouvana
name of the bank: Stadtsparkasse Duisburg, Filiale Koloniestrasse
Adress of the bank: Koloniestrasse, 47057 Duisburg, Germany
Iban-Nr. DE93 3505 0000 0227 0003 04

Video Policy:
Filming is not allowed at the festival and at the Contest. Attention: A Media team will be filming the contest and your own performance will be available at the fair right after your performance.

Contest & Show ticket prices for the audience

Saturday Nov 26

Afternoon Gala I (Contest I & Superstar Jury Show Acts I):
20 Euro in advance or 23,- on the door for the whole afternoon including the fair, Contest I with some groups (disciplines to be announced), Judges Show acts Part I
10 Euros exclusive discount if you buy a second ticket for one of the other shows

Grand Night Gala with World Stars:
29,- /31,-/34,- in advance

Combo day ticket Saturday (both shows)
Afternoon Gala I & Grand Night Gala: 39,-/41,-/44,- in advance

Fair both days possible! Sa & So 10,- in advance per day

Sunday Nov 27

Noon Gala II (Contest II & Superstar Jury Show Acts II):
20 Euro in advance or 23,- on the door including the fair, Contest Part II with kids, junior, remaining groups, some formations and internat Jury/Judges Show acts Part II
10 Euros exclusive discount if you buy a second ticket for one of the other shows

Afternoon Gala III (Contest III & Superstar Jury Show Acts III):
Contest with all remaining categories & disciplines, starting with formations – different artists/show
20 Euro in advance or 23,- on the door incl. fair,
10 Euros exclusive discount if you buy a second ticket for one of the other shows

Combo day ticket Sunday Nov 27
Contest II & III: Noon & Afternoon Shows: 30,- in advance incl. fair and contest whole day

Fair (both days possible! Sa & So)
10,- in advance per day , this time Sunday also possible!

Nov 26 & 27

Super-Combo ticket all 4 different Shows & Fair & Contest I-III
Sa combo price + 20,- = 59,-/61,-/64,- in advance
Combo tickets are valid for the same person and not shareable

Opening/beginning times :

Saturday Nov 26

Fair: 1 pm – 11 pm
Open stage: 1 pm - 4 pm
Afternoon Gala I, Contest I opening/theatre: 4 pm
Incl. Superstar Jury-Show Acts I &
Contest I groups 4:30/5 pm

Grand Night Gala Show: 7:45 pm, start at 8 pm

Sunday Nov 27

Fair: 12 noon time – 8:30 pm
Open stage: 12 noon time - 1 pm
Noon Gala II, Contest II incl. Superstar
Jury Show Acts II, opening/theatre ca. 1:30 pm
1) Contest II (Kids/Junior & remaining groups)
2) Jury Superstar Show Acts II ca. 3 pm (depends on the no.of kids registrations )

Afternoon Gala Show III, Contest III
Incl. Superstar Jury Show Acts III
& Contest III Starting with formations, then
All other remaining categories/disciplines
Entrance/start 3:45 pm /4 pm

end approx. 8:30 pm- please check the website/October, when we will have a better idea of how many entries we have. In case of too many registrations the kids/junior contest will start at 1 pm
subject to alterations

Venue Shows & Fair:
Rheinhausenhalle Duisburg, Beethovenstr. 20 , 47226 Duisburg

WS venue:
Tanzstudio Leyla Jouvana , Claubergstr. 20 – 22, in 47051 Duisburg Centre


Registration form/Booking & Info:
For all contest entries please write to Leyla Jouvana, Claubergstr. 20 -22
47051 Duisburg * Tel & Fax.: +49 - 203/20229 * www.Leyla-Jouvana.de *
e-mail:This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Please make sure to give us the following information when you apply

Name of the applicant/group leader/Dance school/contact person

Address, Tel. No. & e-mail

Name of the choreographer

Name(s) of the performer (soloist/duet/group etc)

Please specify categories by underlining
Solo m/f , Duet ( 2) m/f, Group ( 3 to 7) Formation ( 8 plus)

Discipline: e.g. Oriental, Bollyood, folklore etc.


Have you already won a place at another contest? Where, when? Name, no. of the prize/title/place:

Duration and title, name (CD), composer of your music - please tell us at the latest end October

Style - please tell us at the latest by end October

For groups please tell us the names of ALL participants
Separate information on a separate page for all separate entries please i.e. names of participants, is it solo. duet group etc , what style is it and what discipline, details of music.

Do you need a costume change - please tell us yes or no to make scheduling easier!
Rehearsals on the day will be from about 11 am - more exact details available late summer/early October

Your Festival WS registrations: