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Moreska Sword Dancing

Ljetno Kino, Korcula Town, Korcula Island, Croatia
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Exciting to watch especially if you're on the front row!

We paid £10 and booked the day before. It starts at 9pm so we had dinner at 7pm and then made sure... read more

Reviewed 30 July 2015
Oliviaspringer
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London, United Kingdom
Keeping the Tradition

If you are interested in seeing something a bit different, it is this sward dance. The... read more

Reviewed 22 July 2015
Ninnadj
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Varazdin, Croatia
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Ljetno Kino, Korcula Town, Korcula Island, Croatia
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Reviewed 30 July 2015

We paid £10 and booked the day before. It starts at 9pm so we had dinner at 7pm and then made sure we arrived fairly early as advised. We managed to get front row seats. Initially the performance started with dancing in costume. This is...More

4  Thank Oliviaspringer
Reviewed 22 July 2015

If you are interested in seeing something a bit different, it is this sward dance. The performance is not of a Broadway level, but the charming part is that the locals managed to keep the tradition for so long. The oldest participant of the show...More

2  Thank Ninnadj
Reviewed 22 July 2015

There is an interesting history for the Moreska. It is an enchanting evening show. My husband and I were impressed with the skill, dexterity and strength that each of the men demonstrated.

1  Thank SueIS2015
Reviewed 16 July 2015 via mobile

I have mixed feelings about this kind of performance; on one hand it's great that the locals perpetuate an ancient tradition. On the other hand the plot and choreography is so silly. If you're really into folk lore and costumes, then you should really go...More

Thank Thomas B
Reviewed 10 July 2015

There were 3 features before the sword dancing: traditional folk dancing which was interesting; an acapela group who were excellent; and an orchestra who were ok. The actual sword dancing was quite spectacular. How they managed to keep going in the heat was a feat...More

3  Thank Julia C
Reviewed 9 July 2015 via mobile

Great show,great history...you can see this dance only here in Korcula,where it's performed last 400 years...

1  Thank waltz1303
Reviewed 1 July 2015

Regardless of some comments saying the show was slow at times etc., visiting Korčula and not seeing Moreška is like going to Rome and not seeing the Pope. Although at 100 kn per person it might seem pricey, it's well worth it, given what Moreška...More

4  Thank erin78
Reviewed 5 June 2015

Thanks to Trip Advisor we knew to plan to attend, and to get there early enough to get a good seat. We thoroughly enjoyed the spectacle, and by being up close could see the athletic skill needed by these men to perform. Each dancer wears...More

3  Thank virginia70
Reviewed 19 December 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 ;)

1  Thank Maria F
Reviewed 16 October 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!

3  Thank Philip H
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Eric G
what time does it take place on Thursday evenings in Korcula?
30 March 2015|
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Response from Barbs G | Reviewed this property |
I cannot exactly remember but I am sure we had an early dinner and then got a taxi - so I would say it was probably 7.30 ish. It was fantatistic
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