Last Moreška Sword Dance of the Summer on Korčula Tonight

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September 27, 2018 – It is one of the iconic traditions of Croatian tourism and an integral part of Korčula’s identity – last chance to see the spectacular Moreška sword dance.

It has been a popular fixture on the Korčula tourism calendar all summer – Thursday night at 21:00 – the fabulous Moreška sword dance.

Just like summer itself, all good things must come to an end, and tonight is the last scheduled performance of the season. If you haven’t seen it yet, then don’t miss tonight’s performance.

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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