International Children's Festival for Performing Arts

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Country and Region IndiaDelhi
Type of Festival Dance, Drama, Music
Location of Festival New Delhi, Delhi, India
Festival Contact Information

International Children's Festival for Performing Arts
Ryan Foundation
c/o Ryan International School
Central Office
Sector C, Pocket 8
Vasant Kunj, New Delhi, India
Phone: (91) 9811229901

Festival Description

This festival in New Delhi is a perfect place for children from different parts of the world to unwind their talents in an unfettered manner to their optimal degree of performance. The Festival will be a blend of performances, seminars and workshops. Over 5000 to 7000 children from India and other countries will meet to present their ideas, dreams and hopes of the future, their language being drama, action, dance and music.  In the past years we had teams from Canada, Croatia, Denmark, Estonia, Germany, Israel, Iran, Malaysia, Nepal, Netherlands, Nigeria, Pakistan, Poland, Romania, Russia, Singapore, South Africa, Slovenia, Sri Lanka, Turkey, Thailand, United Kingdom, West Indies, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Bangladesh and Venezuela and many more. The Festival is hosted and funded by Ryan International Schools, founded in 1991 by the St. Xavier’s Group of Schools, who already have a successful track record in imparting quality education since 1976. The group owes its success to the excellent team created by the Founder-Chairman Dr. A. F. Pinto and Managing Director Madam Grace Pinto. 

Festival Dates December 8 - 13, 2011
Festival Links

Practical Info:

Participant information:
  • Required information to include
    • Synopsis of the play
    • Synopsis of the performers in English
    • Title/Language/Duration of the play
    • Director/Author’s name
    • Background of the organizaion/group
    • Photographs of the play for publicity
    • Credits
    • Casts with respective roles being enacted
    • CD/Video of your performance
  • Rules and Regulations
    • Group size 12-15 members
    • Duration of performance 30-35 mintues; folk dance/country dance 5-7 minutes
    • Each group to prepare one main performance of 30-35 minutes, and a folk dance performance from their native country that is 5-7 minutes in length.
    • No theme required—although it would be good to perform a cultural/ traditional blend that is enhanced by costumes that reflecting the country origin. Mime and puppet groups are welcome.
    • Each delegation is requested to bring folk dance dresses (from their native country) to be worn at the inaugural and closing ceremonies.
    • Air/rail fares are to be borne by the participants/institutions. The nearest international airport is the Indira Gandi International Airport in New Delhi.
    • Participants must make their own arrangements to and from Delhi, including air fare, visa charge, airport tax and personal insurance.
    • At least one member of the group should be able to communicate in English or Hindi.
    • The participating groups are required to bring set pieces and any special equipment, including props for their performance. However, the festival organizers are able to provide basic and simple set pieces for the participants upon their request.
    • Boarding and lodging will be provided free of cost at the host families and youth hostels.
    • Each participating group is required to bring their national flag (36” x 24”)
  • Registration form information
    • Name of Organization/Group
    • Address
    • Name of the Coordinator
    • Telephone numbers (office and home)
    • Fax numbers (office and home)
    • Email address
    • Details of Participants (in block letters, including: name, age, sex, and passport number)
    • Total number of males and females
    • Signature of Group Leader
Participant's who are participating in host families program 2008:
  • Arrival Dates for Teams—November 22, 2008
  • Host Family Stay—November 22 - 25, 2008
  • Hostel Stays—November 26 - 30, 2008
  • Departure Dates for Teams—December 1, 2008
Participant's who are NOT participating in host families program 2008:
  • Arrival Dates for Teams—November 26, 2008
  • Hostel Stays—November 26 - 30, 2008
  • Departure Dates for Teams—December 2, 2008


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