The dance competition has become an indispensable part of every festival. Competition is the best way to let the world know about you and show your way of dance! The festival aims to support dancers and new faces, which have a unique opportunity to let themselves shine and to establish possible cooperation for the future.

This year we are opening more competitions and categories!

The jury and the prices of each category will be published as soon as possible.

Tales of Sahara Awards 2018 - group contest

Dance groups can compete for the Tales of Sahara Awards 2018 this year in the following categories:

A) FOLKLOR (any folklore of North Africa, Middle East…)
B) FUSION AND SHOW (props, stories and combinations of styles or fusion)
C) CLASSIC (classic cabaret styles, drum solo etc.)

The final will take place on January 26, 2018 at 15:00 – 17:00 in KC Babylon – Kounicova 22, Brno.

Tales of Sahara Awards 2018 - Solo contest

Soloists can compete for the Sahara Awards 2018 this year in the following categories

A) FOLKLOR (any folklore of North Africa, Middle East…)
B) FUSION AND SHOW (props, stories and combinations of styles or fusion)
C) CLASSIC (classic cabaret styles, drum solo etc.)
D) IMPROVIZATION (complete improvisation competition)

The final will be held on January 27, 2018 at 15:00 – 18:00 in DNO – Divadlo na Orlí, Orlí 16, Brno.

Queen of Baladi 2018 - main solo category

This year’s Queen of … is dedicated to the Baladi style, which is often misdirected in competitions and blends with other styles that are hard to compete with. The competition is designed for professional dancers as the main solo category of the festival.

The final will take place on January 27, 2018 at 19:00 at the Na Orlí Theater.

 

 

Queen of Golden Era 2018 - main solo category

This year’s Queen of … is also dedicated to the Golden Era style, which is not in the contests, and we would like to support this style just by the competition. The competition is designed for professional dancers as the main solo category of the festival.

• For registration in the Queen of Golden Era, it is also an obligation to submit a video of your Golden Era dance with a length up to 1 minute – this video is a prerequisite for registration but is not evaluated. The videos of the contestants will be screened at the Opening Night in the relax room section and will be used to present the dancers. Video can be sent independently from the submission of the application but no later than 10.1.2018.

• In addition, there is an audience score in this category – on the spot, the audience will vote in favor of their favorite dnacer, 1 vote = 5 points to the total number, 1 viewer = 1 vote.

The final will take place on January 26, 2018 at 20:00 in KC Babylon, Kounicova 22, at Opening night.

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