Black Sea Kite Festival 2012

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For the first time a kite festival took place in Romania. Kite-Team-Austria followed the invitation to join in and paint the sky at the Black Sea Kite Festival/Mamaia Beach. The public event was organized by AMA (Arts Management Association), a cultural, non-governmental, nonprofit association – a young and dedicated team, focused on creating opportunities and bridges in a cultural environment.

Kitefliers from Austria, Bali, Denmark, Germany, Great Britan and the Netherlands spent 5 days at the Black Sea to show their creations to the visitors, directly at the shore of the Black Sea.

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We had the chance to present the combined Eddy-Arch (40 Austrian flags) from our public workshop together with Rolf Stohanzls arch, presenting the Romanian flag, the BSKF-Logo, the bordering states of the Black Sea and of all participating countries (all in all 64 Eddy kites). Team Bali used its AirBanner to express their joy of taking part in the event.

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The range of kites reached from the big inflatble ones …

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… to the smaller sticked ones, which are by no means less impressive.

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The hospitality was magnificent, as well as the food served by several of the part taking countries. The last day of the festival ended with a great barbecue, accompanied by a local trio of musicians, inspiring the kitefliers and the organizing team to sing and dance together.
Our thanks go out to the AMA-team and their volunteers for a perfectly managed event at a marvelous location.
Kite-Team-Austria will for sure fly their kites and flag on this beach in 2013. See you there!

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