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Moreska Sword Dancing

Ljetno Kino, Korcula Town, Korcula Island, Croatia
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Ranked #2 of 13 Attractions in Korcula Town
Type: Performances
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Osijek, Croatia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

I'm Croatian, so I appreciate the historical and cultural importance of the sword dance. Definitely not for those whose idea of culture boils down to Hollywood blockbusters ;)

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Malton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

The dancing involves about 20 men in costume and a live band. The dancing looks exhausting and they are not messing about - when the swords clash there are sparks flying. Not to be missed!

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Newport, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Brillant get there early to get a front seat. Amazing no-one gets hurt fast lovely costumes well worth a visit you won't see anything like this elsewhere.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

This is absolutely superb. The dancers are so skilled it is mesmerising. Also on were a group of singers who were fabulous. Well worth paying to see - a once in a lifetime experience I will always remember.

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Lancashire, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

My husband was a bit reluctant to go to this as folk dancing not really his "scene" but he loved it! The dancing was spectacular, so fast & well timed & the participants really looked like they meant to kill each other, in fact, some small children at the front started to cry! The music,costumes & the setting - in... More 

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Kranj, Slovenia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

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
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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17 reviews 17 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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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
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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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