CIOFF INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL DAYS OF MOWING KUPRES, BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA”

CIOFF INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL „DAYS OF MOWING – KUPRES, BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA 2012“

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Summary and Operative Plan of the Festival                                                                                        The CIOFF INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL „DAYS OF MOWING – KUPRES, BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA 2012“ will be held from June 27th to July 01st 2012 in Kupres, Bugojno, Medugorje – Ethno Village “Herceg” and Mostar. The festival is included in the Global CIOFF Calendar of Festivals, for it has achieved the required standards of international folklore festivals and traditional arts. Whose aim is to preserve the non-commercial cultural heritage and to spread a culture of peace and trust amongst the people of the world.

At the CIOFF (Council International Organiser for Folklore and Festival –in cooperation with
UNESCO) General Assembly held in Tahiti on the 11th of November 2010, the INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL“DAYS of MOWING – KUPRES BiH“ offically received the CERTIFICATE „CIOOF International Festival“ (a copy is presented in the appendix). This is the highest international accreditation that a folkoric festival can receive, which binds the festival to keep its high standards and continuity.

The Festival was commended with a CHARTER for its contribution to the protection of non-commericial cultural heritage in BiH awarded by the Ministry of Culture FBiH in 2009, also it received a special award „ZLATNA TURISTICKA RUZA“ (Golden Rose) from the Cultural Tourist Project of BiH „Turizam Plus“ in 2009. For its success it was included in the Calendar of Cultural Manifestations of Importance for Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Centuries old tradition and its international recognition makes the manifestation an inexhaustible source for the new challenges in our time, which has yielded a cultural project with quality, diversity and an appealing content. Thus the Festival marks the beginning of summer cultural-tourist season in Kupres and the wider region. The Festival has grown, over 100 years, from its Kupres traditions of mowers competition, horse racing and other traditional sports. To the more recognised ‘Mowers from Kupres’, International horse racing and other traditional sports and crafts, and will host representatives of cultural ensembles from the following countries: Croatia, Bulgaria, Cyprus and Spain including 10 cultural associations from Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Thus the Festival adds and enriches the traditional cultural – tourist manifestation „Dan kosidbe
na Kupresu“, with its century old tradition, rising it above the regional to an international level. For this reason the Festival is one of the most important
annual cultural – tourist manifestations in BiH.
The organiser anticipates, on the basis of previous years, that the Festival will be viewed by a few thousand people with special attention given to the high artistic level and the quality of the concert performance. The Festival is regularly visited by 150 to 200 young artists from Europe and other continents, giving the young people from BiH an opportunity to get acquainted with the different
cultures of these countries, and that they through consorting and acquainting can present their own cultural heritage and thus contribute to the effort of presenting a positive image of BiH to the world. The Festival greatly benefits the development of cultural tourism in the region, and increases the awareness of
the importance that culture and heritage has on the general community, social and economic development.
The FESTIVAL From: 27. 06. to 01. 07. Will ORGANISE:
4 top-level concerts, with a parade of the ensembles through Kupres, Bugojn and Ethno village “Herceg” in Medugorje.

– 01. 07., Sunday, from 12:00 to 19:00, cultural-recreation program. Opening of the sports competition ‘Dana kosidbe – Strljanica’, on the open stage located on the Kupres plain. Gallant competition of Mowers, International horseracing, Traditional sports and crafts
– Ethnographic exhibition and the exhibition of woollen handcrafts and knitting from BiH, exhibition area of HD (Cultural House) Kupres.
– Visiting the touristy and cultural-historical destinations of Bosnia and Herzegovina: Kupres, Bugojno, Mostar – stari grad, Medugorje – Ethno village Herceg. Expert meetings, analising the concerts and other Festival events: Festival council, Festival committee and the Ensamble directors, beginning of everyday at 8:00 am.
– The main Festival day will be held on the 28th June (Thursday) in Kupres, when the visiting ensembles will be joined with local folkloric groups. The main concert will be held in the concert hall of the Hrvatski dom Kupres at 20:00, a parade will be conducted through the main streets of the town with the participants dressed in their traditional garb and conducting a short performance in the towns’ main square.
– Official meetings are too held between ensembles directors and the representatives of local authorities.
– Consorting, acquainting and exchanging of experiences between the participants of the Festival, both local and from guest countries, on the 28th June after the main concert in Kupres.

The organisor of the Festival is the Public Institution for Culture „Hrvatski dom“ Kupres, in cooperation with the Municipality of Kupres and the National Section of CIOFF for BiH.

SUMMARY of the TECHNICAL and OPERATIVE WORKS

Num.

Description of Works and Equipment

1

Installin and hiring of the outdoor stage, dimension 12×10 m with overhead covering, making and erecting of the scenography – for the day concert, on the main square and Kupres plain.

2

Sound system, 15 to 20 KW monitoring 3 groups, 8 wide zone microphones, 2 wireless
microphones, 10 microphones for vocals and acoustic instruments.

3

Making and erection of scenography in concert hall of the Hrvatski dom Kupres.

4

Organising the day trips to cultural and tourist destinations of BiH, where two concerts
will be held lasting up to 2 hours.

5

Preparing and equipping the exhibition area. Setting up the Ethnographic exhibition and
the exhibition of knitting and woollen handicrafts in the Hrvatski dom Kupres.

6

Making of the main stage screen, 15 jumbo plaques, 150 plaques of A3 size, 300 invitations, 80 letter of thanks, 70 official accreditations, and 350 book-guides for the Festival.

7

Preparing the meeting room for the expert meetings between the Festival council, Festival committee and the Ensemble directors, analysing the concerts and other Festival events from 27th June to 01st July.

8

Presenting the Festival via media, electronic media and internet.

9

Official cameraman and photographer – DVD and photographic complementation of the Festival.

10

Preparing the scenery for each concert, engaging two professional hosts for each
concert and organising a general practice before each concert.

11

Translators, for each ensemble and for meetings, 3 English speaking translators.

12

Press centre, with computers and with access to the internet, media and TV transmission.

13

Hostess, keeper of order and other technical personal – volunteers, members of local associations.

14

Medical personal and police security.

PROGRAM/GUIDE for the GROUPS: 27. 06. to 01. 7. 2012.
Wednesday; 27. 06.

Num.

Description of Activities

Place and Time

1

Arrival of ensembles: Bulgaria, Northern
Cyprus, Croatia and Spain, induction and accommodation
Kupres, 11:00 to 13:00, Accommodation in the hotels of: “Kupres” and “Maestral”

2

Lunch and welcome Appropriate hotels,14:00 to 15:30

3

Meeting of Organisers and Ensemble directors Reception with the Municipal Mayor Municipal Hall Kupres, 15:00 to 15:45

4

Visiting Otinovce, sightseeing of historical locations, 5th century Basilica, 15th century Church, 19th century Church, sightseeing of Kupres 16:00 to 18:00

5

Free time and rest 18:00 to 20:00

6

Dinner Appropriate hotel, 20:00

 

Thursday; 28. 06.

Num.

Description of Activities

Place and Time

1

Breakfast Appropriate hotel, 08:00

2

Meeting between Organisers, Festival commission and Ensemble directors Hrvatski dom – Kupres, 09:00

3

Dress rehearsal Concert Hall, 10:30 to 12:00

4

Lunch Appropriate hotel, 13:00 to14:00

5

Free time for sightseeing 14:00 to 17:00

6

Arrival of folkloric groups from BiH 15:00 to 16:00

7

Induction of BiH groups, meeting with organisers, preparations for parade through town and appearance in concert hall

Room for meetings on ground floor JU for culture „Hrvatski dom“ Kupres, 16:00

8

Opening of the Festival and Exhibition ‘ Woollen handicrafts and knitting’ from BiH Exhibition area of the JU for culture Kupres, 17:30

9

Parade through the town Starting in front of HD Kupres with a short performance in the towns’ square, 18:30 to 19:15

10

CONCERT JU for culture Hrvatski dom Kupres concert hall,20:00 (Guest ensembles will give a performance up to 30 min, local groups up to10 min)

11

Dinner and entertainment Hotel “Maestral” Kupres, 22:30

 

Friday, 29. 06.

Num.

Description of Activities

Place and Time

1

Breakfast Appropriate hotel, 07:00

2

Meeting between Organisers, Festival commission and Ensemble directors Hrvatski dom – Kupres, 08:00

3

Visiting of Medugorje – Ethno village Heceg(www.etnoherceg.com)
and Mostar – Stari grad ( www.mostar.ba)
Departure, 08:45

4

Arrival in Ethno village Herceg 11:00

5

Sightseeing of the Ethno village, accommodation and rest 11:00 to 12:00

6

Lunch 12:00 to 13:00

7

Departure for Mostar – Tourist association Mostar, sightseeing the Stari most (OldBridge) and town 13:00 to 16:30

8

Arrival in Međugorje and sightseeing 17:00 to 18:00

9

Dress rehearsal Amphitheatre Herceg, 18:00 to 19:00

10

CONCERT 20:00 – 21:30

11

Dinner 22:00

12

Return to Kupres Departure, 23:00

Saturday, 30. 06.

Num.

Description of Activities

Place and Time

1

Breakfast Appropriate hotel, 09:00

2

Meeting between Organisers, Festival commission and Ensemble directors Hrvatski dom – Kupres, 10:00

3

Visiting Bugojno( www.bug.ba) Departure,11:30

4

Lunch Bugojno,13:00

 5

Sightseeing of town, reception with the Municipal Mayor and parade through the town 14:30 – 18:00

6

CONCERT Open stage on the towns’ square, 18:30 to 20:30

7

Dinner 21:00

8

Return to Kupres Departure, 22:00

Sunday, 01. 07. „DAN KOSIDBE“

Num.

Description of Activities

Place and Time

1

Breakfast Appropriate hotel, 08:00

2

Visiting Kupreško polje (kupres plain) Traditional cultural and tourist manifestation of Kuprers „Dan kosidbe na Kupresu-Strljanica 2012“ Departure, 9:30

3

CONCERT – Performances to held by quest ensembles and local group from Kupres. Outdoor stage, 12:00 to 14:30 (Duration of each performance up to 30 min)

4

Guests are invited to stay within the area „Dana kosidbe“ to follow the activities: GALLANT COMPETITION of MOWERS and other sports, sightseeing of stands of traditional arts and crafts,… Kupreško polje, place where the manifestation „Dan kosidbe na Kupresu“ is to be held.

5

Lunch Hotel “Kupres”, 15:30 (Exchange of gifts, farewell and departure for home.)