Programme

This is a provisional programme outline, changes are possible.

 

Opening Ceremony

Location
Birkenwiese Stadium, Dornbirn

Date
Sunday, 7. July

Time
16.00

Duration
2 hours

Capacity
25,000 persons

Theme
Show your colours!

Note
spectators standing on all sides of the arena

Measure
7000 m²

 

 

Group Performances

Location:
Trade Exhibition Centre Dornbirn, 8 halls

Date:
Monday, 8. to Friday, 12. July

Time:
Daily from 9.00 to 18.00h

Duration:
10 or 15 minutes per show

Capacity:
Up to 1,000 persons

Measure:
approx. 400m²

 

 

Large Group Performances

Location:
Casino Stadium, Bregenz

Date:
Tuesday 9. and Thursday, 11. July

Time:
14.00 - 17.00

Duration:
max. 15 minutes per show

Capacity:
10,000 persons

Measure:
6800 m²

 

 

City Performances

Location:
An estimated eight open-air stages in centres of different towns and villages

Date:
Monday, 8. to Friday, 12. July

Duration:
5 to 15 minutes per show

 

 

National Performances

Location:
Halls Trade Exhibition Centre Dornbirn
With a total of 12 National Performances:
6 National Performances in Hall 6
6 National Performances in Hall 9

Date:
Monday 8., Tuesday 9. and Thursday, 11. July

Time:
18.00h and 20.30h

Duration:
1,5 hours

Capacity:
Hall 6 seating for 4,000
Hall 9 seating for 2,000

Note:
spectators sitting on three sides of the arena, curtain on backside

Measure:
Hall 6: 20 x 40 m²
Hall 9: 20 x 30 m²

 

 

Dornbirn Special

As we loved the idea of “Midnight Sun Special” in Finland we decided to use this concept ourselves. On Wednesday evening we have now organised a Special event for the Large Groups and we have called it the “Dornbirn Special”.

Location:
Birkenwiese Stadium, Dornbirn

Date:
Wednesday 10. July

Time:
19.00h

Capacity:
25,000

Note:
spectators standing on all sides of the arena

Measure:
7000 m²

 

 

FIG Gala

Location:
Trade Exhibition Centre, Hall 6

Date and time:
Friday 12. July 18.00h and 20.30h
Saturday 13. July 10.00h

Duration:
Each time 1,5 hours

Capacity:
4,000 persons per show

Aim:
shows the variety of Gymnastics for All

Note:
spectators sitting on three sides of the arena, curtain on backside

Measure:
40 x 20 m²

The FIG Gala is an event organised by FIG, which shows the variety of Gymnastics for All and this is shown by their interpretation. In order to select groups for the FIG Gala, we request all FIG federation members to suggest groups. This can be done with a film, which shows the standard and quality of the groups, which will enable us to make a selection.
All presentation materials submitted should show the general abilities of the group.  

According to the guidelines of FIG, a coordinator will be nominated, who will work together with the choreographers – details can be seen in the Regulation Manual. Unfortunately not all groups can be accepted, as it is a choreographed show. This is the reason there is the following application procedure:

Time Schedule for the Application Procedure

  • Closing date for application is July 31, 2017 (at the very latest)
  • Closing of the selection procedure: December 2017
  • Information concerning the selection: January 2018
  • All Federations will be informed in writing about the selection of the groups.  All Federations are requested to inform their successful groups accordingly and subsequently the Gala Coordinator will contact them.

Requirements to apply
All FIG-Federations are eligible to apply for this event.

Information necessary for the application

  • Name of the Group
  • Description of the group with their special performance skills
  • Type of performance (Gymnastics, dance, acrobatics, with or without apparatus etc.)
  • Choreographer, Trainer/Coach and contact person with contact details
  • Film of the Group. The video needs to be available online – we suggest that you use Youtube, Dropbox, Google Drive or a similar service.

 

 

Closing Ceremony

Location:
Birkenwiese Stadium, Dornbirn

Date:
Saturday 13. July

Time:
16.00h

Duration:
1,5 hours

Capacity:
25,000 persons

Note:
spectators standing on all sides of the arena

Measure:
7000 m²

 

World-Team

In 2015 the LOC Helsinki introduced the World-Team for the first time and set a new mile-stone for the World Gymnaestrada. The World-Team is an international large-group performance in which gymnasts from all over the world can take part. What is special is that it is not connected with any group but all those who participate in the World Gymnaestrada can take part, even individuals.
There were so many registrations at Helsinki – and over 2,000 people took part in the World Team.

The Programme:
The programme will be prepared the year before the World Gymnaestrada (DVD, Internet, written instructions) and will be presented at Information Meetings and other FIG events.

Participation:
All World Gymnaestrada participants as well as individuals

Programme:
will be provided via DVD, Internet and written instructions

Rehearsals:
2 Rehearsals

Performances:
2 Performances – Dornbirn Special and Closing Ceremony