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Moreska Sword Dancing

Ljetno Kino, Korcula Town, Korcula Island, Croatia
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- Jul 13, 2014
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Zagreb, Croatia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Love everything about Korčula. The Moreska dance is a piece of living history, history in motion, tradition so well kept that will certainly outlive all of us. Extraordinary sword dance. Cannot visit Korčula without experiencing Moreska.

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Bethesda, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

I am visiting Korcula for a conference on dance research, and we were given tickets to attend one of the performances of the Moreska sword dance. We were given a lot of the background history prior to the performance which was very helpful in understanding what we saw, so I suggest learning something about it before you go. It is... More

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Stavanger
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

good action for an ancient dance. costumes, sound and enthusiasm great. the swords smashing together with sound and sparks makes an impressive show

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

This show was great-- we sat outside under the stars watching this show. It is a piece of fascinating culture and tradition on Korcula, and it was amazing to witness the show. I highly recommend seeing the show.

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Reading, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

If you have an hour to spend in the center, then try to go se the Moreska sword dancing, this is an old mediterannean tradition only kept in Korcula today. The "dancers/fighters" were really into it and were rapidely exhausted and full of sweat. We understood why when we tried to weight one of their swords, which must be a... More

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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

A bit different, but quite an interesting hour to spend one evening in Korcula! It was quite a last minute event for us but it runs every week - I believe - for two nights.

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Balsam Lake, Wisconsin, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

We were expecting more. The costumes were good but the show it was very repetitive. The live band was very out of tune and the music wasn't very creative or authentic. For $20 it was overpriced.

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Malvern
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

It will cost you about ten pounds, but it is good entertainment for about an hour if you include the singers beforehand. The sword dancers really go for it and sparks fly as the story unfolds. My wife didn't enjoy it as she was worried someone was going to get injured, but they must practice a lot as I didn't... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

We went to a special show indoors. It was a fund raiser for the recent flooding victims. It was fun, as far as this kind of thing goes.

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Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

There was a free show while we were staying in Korcula. Nothing speacial. Probably part of their tradition but it is not something that I would pay to go. Very expensive. They should lower the rates of show.

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