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Tribal Star 2017

International Tribal Award 2017 –  Contest Details

Who can apply?
This competition is intended for all semi-professional, professional dancers, as well as creative newcomers.

Registration: For the registration form please send your request to:

  • download the contest registration and fill in the form: download Registration form (WORD)
  • short dance resume
  • You-Tube link(s) of any performing you have made in the last two years.
  • If it’s a troupe performance the solo parts shouldn’t take up more than 1/3 of the performance time



  • ATS / ITS / Tribal Fusion, Urban Tribal, Medieval style
  • Styles as Burlesque, Gypsy, Gothic Tribal, Industrial Tribal, Belly Fusion, Oriental Fusion,
  • Ethno Tribal Styles like: Bollywood, Gypsy, Afro-, Salsa-, Samba-, Flamenco Fusion

Max. length Music:
Soloists / Duets max. 4 min.                 Troupes           max  5 min.


Application deadline: 26th of May 2017
You can contact us about applying after the deadline due to possible cancellations.

Application fee:
Soloists: € 35,00
Duets: € 50,00
Troupes: € 65,00

Cancellation policy:
For cancellation made until 26.05.2017 – we will reimburse the fee as soon as possible.
Please understand that we can´t refund the entry fee by cancellation after the 27.05.2016.

Payment options:
After the final confirmation of your participation, the attendance fee has to be transferred to the account below. Please make sure the fee arrives within two weeks on the following account:

Bank details:
Account holder: Arnhild Irle
Bank: Postbank Köln
Account: 685 060 506
Bank Code: 370 100 50
IBAN: DE15 3701 0050 0685 0605 06

Competition Schedule:

Date: Sunday, 2017, June 11th
Start: 15.15h

  1. Presentation of the Jury (by short moderation)
  2. Short presentation:  Duet / Group (with live drums / all together on stage)
  3. Competition Groups
  4. Presentation of the soloists with live drum solo challenge
  5. Competition soloists
  6. Show program (jury votes will be evaluated)
  7. Announcement of winners

You will receive all other organizational details after your contest confirmation.

The number of contest participants is limited to 10-15 soloists, 6 troups  / 6 Duets

The venue:
TKH  – Turn Klubb zu Hanover
Maschstraße 16 · 30169 Hannover
Subway Line 1,2,4,5,6,8, 11
Tram Nr. 17,10
Bus 100, 200 – Station „Aegidientorplatz“

Jury: The contest jury will consist of nationally and internationally acclaimed dancers under the direction of  Patricia Zarnovican (Slovenia / DE)

Assessment criteria:
The jury will be assessing aspects like mastering the basic dance techniques (posture, isolation technique, basic movements), choreographic harmony or versatility of improvisation, the general level of dancing and range of movements, costume, hair-do and make-up, musicality, stage presence / expression, use of stage, for troupes: group harmony.

Prizes International Tribal Award 2017
In 2017 again the winners may look forward to extraordinary prizes, included are performances (evening galas) and giving workshops at the “World of Orient” 2018 in Hanover, Germany, at Tribal Festival 2018 in Hanover, Germany and Tribal Sister Festivals which are spread around the world.

More details will be given about Facebook and online magazine „Hagalla“. (
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This is what happened in the previous years:
Flight to Tribal Fest Sebastopol, CA
performance and free workshops at “Tribal Weekend” in Kiew, Ukraine
performance and free workshops at “Tribal CPH” in Copenhagen, Denmark
performance and workshops at “Tribal Infusion Emporium II” in England
performance and free workshops at “Tribal Fest Prague” in Prague, Czech Republic
performance and free workshops at “Tribal Fest Split” in Split, Croatia
performance and free workshops at “Black Forest Festival” in Offenburg, Germany
performance and giving a workshop at “World of Orient” and Tribal Festival Hanover, Germany
performance and free workshops at East Coast Classic Bellydance Festival USA
performance & workshops Festival TribaLX Lissabon / Portugal

performance & workshops, Personal Feature at monthly Nakari Tribal Newsletter Caravanseray Vienna (Austria) u.v.m.

Attention: There is no right of appeal.