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Moreska Sword Dancing

Ljetno Kino, Korcula Town, Korcula Island, Croatia
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Ranked #1 of 11 Attractions in Korcula Town
Type: Performances
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- Sep 17, 2014
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Kranj, Slovenia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

The Moreška is a dance depicting a battle between two kings for a kidnapped princess. It is an old Mediterranean tradition which has been performed in the area for hundreds of years, and while it used to be done everywhere from Morocco to Spain, it is now only performed on Korčula. The performance opens with an a cappella sextet singing... More

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

My life's best enjoyment here!! I am not a good enough writer to describe the beauty we saw, but it is so amazing!

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manchester
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

A friend I was travelling with was really keen to see this, I'm glad she was else I might not have seen it. It really was something quite special - the setting (in the city walls), live music, costumes and obvious passion of the performers for the dance really bought it alive. The dance is unique to the island and... More

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Great sword fight in costume. blood may be drawn, beware! Looks exhausting for the swordsman. A tradition that is alive only in Korcula!

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

This was a fabulous and very local experience as the heritage of old Korcula is brought to life through these amazing young men.

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Wolfsburg, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

great great greaaat!! LIked it so much. Must see this. I recommend definitly. Little bit expensive although

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Korcula Town, Croatia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

There is not much enternainment on Korcula, so don't skip this one. And actually, this is something special. I would say it is not a dance but more like boxing :) I have seen blood on the towels.

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England
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Liked the dancing but less interested in the first act, the singers. Started late 9pm, some people dozed off.

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Warminster, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

lots of dialogue which we did not understand so had to guess at what the story was about and the arena was very small but the sword dancing was definatley a skill and worth a look

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

All time and place story of battle for love presented in sword dance. Great coordination and performance! We were amazed at it. Just listen to the swords meet - you will hear only one bang even though there are a lot of swords involved. Highly recomended, even for children!

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