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“Hokey but entertaining”

Moreska Sword Dancing
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Reviewed September 19, 2012

It's hard to know just how authentic this is but it was fun to watch for a little while anyway. Costumes are great and the dancing itself is pretty complex and requires quite extensive choreography. Definitely worth seeing if you're there already.

Thank BruceSXM
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Reviewed September 17, 2012

The Moreska sword dancing show becomes spell binding when you realize these men are moving in formation and slashing at each other with real, sharp swords. They are amazing and this was a rare opportunity to see something that goes back hundreds of years !

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Reviewed September 16, 2012

Everyone we met during our stay in Lumbarda insisted that we go into Korcula to see this traditional dance (which was running on Monday and Thursday evenings at 9:00). We got into town, bought tickets easily (you can get them from many places in Korcula and most have signs up) and went to see the show. Unfortunately, because of the weather and threat of rain, they moved the dance to the Winter Theater instead of presenting the show in front of the city walls, which I felt would have been really beautiful. We were given a program with translations of the songs and a short history of the dance.
The first portion of the show is done y a group of musicians and singers who are really great. They were probably the best part of the show. They are then followed by the Moreska dance. I thought that the dance, since it was a sword dance, would be more like mock fighting with jumps and fake fighting, but it really is a DANCE. As in, medieval court dance where the men do pretend to fight, but while doing synchronized dance moves in regular patterns. It was fun to watch, we got some nice pictures, but not what I had expected. The dancers dance to live music performed by a local orchestra which was a nice element.

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Reviewed September 15, 2012

We enjoyed our evening but I think I was expecting alittle more I thought it would last longer but very interesting and good to see young people involved.

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Reviewed September 6, 2012

This is a traditional dance which is very entertaining to watch. It is advisable to book ahead and to get there early to get a good seat.Certainly worth a visit.

Thank debbieBelfast
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