2nd International Dance & Music Festival

202408sepAll Day132nd International Dance & Music FestivalMUDANYA - BURSA TURKEYTurkeyEvent Type Festival

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2nd International  Dance & Music Festival


8-13 September 2024



History Of Mudanya

History of Mudanya dates back to 7th century BC. The first-ever name of the town was Myrleia and it was founded by Colophons, one of the 12 Ionian city- states. According to scholar Prof. Dr. Bilge Umar, the name “Myrleai” dates back to period before Hellenistic migrations and means “strait/pass of great mother goddess”. According to another study, the name was derived from “Myrlius” a Colophon ruler.

In early 3rd century BC, Myrleia was seized and devastated by Prusias, King of Bithynia and King Philip of Macedon. Philip granted the region to his son-in- law Pnisas, who founded a new city instead of Myrleia and named it “Apameia” after Philip’s daughter Apame. Apameia was the first-ever Roman colony in Anatolia during Roman era. Following the defeat of Mithridates of Pontus, the city remained in turmoil for a while, before being transformed into a military base by Roman Emperor Augustus, whereupon it became a Roman colony under the name of “Colonia Julia Concordia Augusta Apameia”. During the Fourth Crusade, Istanbul was invaded in 1204 and Latin Empire was established. Crusaders took control of Marmara coasts and surroundings of Mudanya. Crusader army, which consisted of French, came to Mudanya and around. For some unknown reason, they named the city “Montaneia”. It is argued that the name is derived from Latin “mons” for “mountain”, and signifies highlands, land of mountains. During the same era, the name had several versions, including “Moutagnac”. Apparently, the modern name of the town is derived from this version.




  1. International Mudanya Dance & Music Festival will be held between 08 – 13 September 2024.

During the festival the groups will perform their dances, sing songs, participate in the activities and introduce their own cultures. They will visit the historic and touristic places of the beautiful region and make new friends with the world youths.



  • Groups will be hosted altogether in 3* Hotel which group choose the hotel. The accommodation will start in 08 September 2024 at 14:00 and finish 13 September 2024 after the festival program ends
  • The rooms are for 3 & 4 person. Only 2 double room will be giving to the groups without any extra fee.

If members want to stay double room, they must paid 15 Euro/person/day extra, for single rooms 20 Euro/person/day.

  • The commitee will give a 2 meals/day in Hotel. Either pocket or normal meal due to performance program.



180   for 5 nights / 6 days / HB



* If group will arrive by plane to İstanbul Airport, transfer(Airport – Hotel, Hotel- Airport, transfer during the festival) can be organizing by the Organizers in cooperation with OPENWAYS.

* If group will arrive their own bus, they will use their own transportation at the festival.(It is max. 5 km during the festival)

** If you need any help about Transportation, you can be on contact with OPENWAYS.



a) Each country can participate with one group for per category. (folk dance, modern dance, choir, majorettes, orchestra)

b) The commitee won’t pay any fee to groups for attending the organization.

c) The group should be in Bursa – Mudanya on 08 September 2024 and the departure date is 13 September 2024 after breakfast.

d) The number of group not limited for person, including the manager, leader musicians, drivers and dancers.

e) The age of dancers are not limited in the participant group.

f) Performances should be either 5- 10 min., all groups have the perform only 1 part on the stage.

g) The groups may perform with live music or a USB. h) The groups should come with their national flags.

i) The participate’s group list which contains dancers, musicians, leaders, driver’s age and sex should be send to us before 10 July 2024.

j) Deadline of application 30 June 2024.

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September 8, 2024 - September 13, 2024 (All Day)(GMT+03:00)



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