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For Dance
Deepti Mukund
12519 Gray Fox Lane
Potomac, MD 20854
Tel: n/a
deeptu@yahoo.com
For Drama
Suma Muralidhar
9003 Friars Road
Bethesda MD 20817
Tel: 301-530-5057
smuralid@comcast.net
Sugama Sangeetha
Dr. K.L. VASANTH
20804 Fairway View Dr., Laytonsville, MD 20882
Tel: 301-330-2214
kogile2004@hotmail.com
Classical Music
Usha Char
17106 Thatcher Court
Olney, MD 20832
Tel: 301-570-3609
ushachar@verizon.net


FORMS MUST BE SUBMITTED BEFORE May 1, 2006
. PARTICIPANTS WILL BE INFORMED OF THE FINAL DECISION BY JULY 15, 2006 MAIL ANY SUPPORTING MATERIALS TO:

AKKA WKC 2006
Attn: Programs Committee
115 Hungerford Dr   #119-341
Rockville, MD 20850
Fax: 301-306-8230

2006 AKKA World Kannada Conference is inviting all enthusiastic and talented people, of all ages and from every state, to participate in what we hope will be a truly memorable and exceptional convention. We are looking for fresh faces as well as seasoned veterans with new ideas. We welcome your participation in this fun-filled gala. The Program Committee will notify selected entrants for the program and notify the timings. We prefer to receive email inquires.

GENERAL RULES AND REGULATIONS FOR CULTURAL PROGRAM

KAVERI AND AKKA WELCOME THE PARTICIPATION FROM ALL KANNADIGAS TO TAKE AN ACTIVE ROLE IN AKKA WORLD KANNADA CONVENTION 2006 CULTURAL PROGRAM. OUR AIM IS TO BRING OUT THE RICH KARNATAKA AND KANNADA CULTURE AND HERITAGE TO A CREATIVE PRESENTATION WITH ALL ITS DIVERSITIES. IN ORDER TO ACHIEVE OUR GOALS WE HAVE OUTLINED THE FOLLOWING GUIDELINES

· It is mandatory that all participants, artists and choreographers are registered to AKKA conference.

· We prefer all items to be in Kannada.

· The participants are responsible for their costumes, props and other requirements for their presentations.

· The participating group will be in charge of setting up and clearing the stage after the performance.

· All Cultural Committee decisions are final.

· Tapes (Video and Audio) and Scripts will not be returned.

· Two stages, KALAKSHETRA and RANGAMANTAPA, have been established to accommodate all the selected participants for cultural programs.

RULES AND REGULATIONS FOR DANCE

Group performances, i.e., dances involving multiple cast members are encouraged. Performances by individuals are discouraged and

will not be reviewed favorably.

a) All productions should be presented in Kannada, or the theme should be

Related to karnataka in some way, be it Classical or Folk dance.

b) Duration: 10 minutes.

Materials Required for Submission: In addition to the Entry Form, the following must be submitted:

· Good video of the proposed dance, preferably in costume. If not available, video of a rehearsal may be submitted. ( needn’t

be professionally recorded, a home video will suffice)

· Artists’ profile

· If available, reviews of proposed or past performances, media coverage, photographs etc are encouraged for submission.

All materials submitted, including the videotape will not be returned.

CONTACT PERSON FOR DANCE

Deepti Mukund
12519 Gray Fox Lane
Potomac, MD

deeptu@yahoo.com


RULES AND REGULATIONS FOR DRAMA

CATEGORIES AND DURATION

DRAMAS MAY BE SUBMITTED IN THE FOLLOWING CATEGORIES

1. COMEDY

2. HISTORICAL

3. SOCIAL

4. SERIOUS

5. CONTEMPORARY

6. MYSTERY

Group performances, i.e., dramas involving multiple cast members are encouraged. Performances by individuals (mono-acting) are discouraged and will not be reviewed favorably.

Note: High caliber dramas will be given preference

a) All dramas must be in Kannada. Drama entries by youth are also preferred in Kannada.

However entries in English from youth members may be considered, provided the content is related to the conference theme of “Golden Karnataka-Past, Present and Future.” Such entries are limited to a maximum of 30 minutes. Only one exceptional entry in this category may be selected for presentation.

b) Duration: Main Stage performances are limited to a maximum of 1 hour. Plays with durations greater than one hour will only be considered for the parallel stage. Skits may not exceed durations of 30 minutes. Selection of dramas for the stage A versus stage B is at the discretion of the WKC Drama Committee and their decisions are final.

c) Materials Required for Submission: In addition to the Entry Form, the following must be submitted:

· Good quality video of the proposed play, preferably in costume. If not available, video of a rehearsal may be submitted.

· Director’s profile

· Artists’ profile

· If available, reviews of proposed or past performances, media coverage, photographs etc are encouraged for submission.

Note: Simple stage settings are encouraged. Participants are responsible for bringing their own costumes, stage props and managing them during the event

All materials submitted, including the videotape will not be returned. Participants are requested to send a courtesy email to wkc-drama@googlegroups.com once the materials have been mailed. Upon receipt of materials, a return email

acknowledging receipt will be sent to the participants.

CONTACT PERSON FOR DRAMA

Suma Muralidhar
9003 Friars Road
Bethesda MD 20817

Tel: 301-530-5057
smuralid@comcast.net


RULES AND REGULATIONS FOR "Sugama Sangeetha"

Folk Songs , Sugama Sangeetha, Classical Songs, Orchestra, Group Songs, Kannada film Songs and Vocal and Instrumental will be considered for convention

1. Folk songs, Bhavageethas, group songs, Lavanees and film songs, all in Kannada (Vocal) and all instrumental music will be considered for the convention

2. Individual performance (vocal/instrumental) is limited to 6 minutes

3. Duration for a group of 2 to 6 persons is limited to 10 minutes

4. Duration for a group of 6 or more is limited to 15 minutes

5. Only Kannada songs are entertained and Group songs are preferred

6. Make your own arrangements for accompaniments

CONTACT PERSON FOR “SUGAMA SANGEETHA”

DR. K.L. VASANTH
20804 Fairway View Dr.
Laytonsville, MD 20882

Tel: 301-330-2214
kogile2004@hotmail.com


RULES AND REGULATIONS FOR  "Clasical Karnatic Music / Light Clasical Music - Vocal"

  1. Only group singing is encouraged
  2. There should be a minimum of 5 singers in a group.
  3. Accompaniments are not provided by WKC but groups can bring their own accompaniments if they wish.
  4. Time limit is 7 minutes

CONTACT PERSON FOR “Clasical Music”

Usha Char
17106 Thatcher Court
Olney, MD 20832

Tel: 301-570-4609
ushachar@verizon.net

 

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