Moreška Sword Dance: One More Korčula Performance This Season

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Back by popular demand… 

Although the official Moreška Sword Dance season is now over with last week’s performance, the popular Thursday night attraction will return one more time this Thursday at 21:00

Tickets – prices: 
Children under the age of 3___________free admission
Children aged 4 – 14_______________________50kn 
Adults (aged 15+)_________________________100kn

– Tickets are available at the entrance and in local tourist agencies
– Location of performance is in Summer Stage / Ljetno kino
(if bad weather conditions in Korčula Culture Centre)

Performed only by males from Korčula town families, the mock battle dance with each soldier holding two swords is traditionally performed on July 29 (St. Theodore’s Day) and weekly during the summer tourist season (On Thursdays in June & September and on Mondays and Thursdays in July & August).

Documentation shows that the Moreška sword dance has been performed in Korčula since at least the 17th century, but the dance may be older, since double swords were part of known sword technique in the 16th century. Photo:Ivan Grbin

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