Korcula - Kumpanija Sword Dance

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Kumpanija Sword Dance

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(21 reviews)
Blato or Vela Luka village on Korcula, Korcula, Croatia
60 mins
Tip-Supported

About the tour

Knight’s society Kumpanija is a folk ensemble that keeps traditional dances and customs from Blato and Vela Luka. The most interesting is the sword dance Kumpanija that is accompanied with a drum and a bagpipe. Sword dance Kumpanija or “the battle dance“, as it is traditionally called, presents the tradition of the local militia that used to protect the town because there were no walls around it to keep the invaders out. So the people of Blato formed the militia. The practice and exercise of that militia developed into the sword dance. Today you will be able to attend to this dance that will be performed infront of the parish church. Swords, young man, honour and pride , tradition, what one would wish more for? Follow Andrea and traditions of the island will be presented to you in the most original way. Accompanied with the drum and the bagpipes, the dancer’s follow the captain performing different combination. The dance ends in the sword duels. Very interesting is the dance of the flag-bearer with the flag three meters long and two meters high.


Meet Andrea

Andrea

Andrea transmits with love and passion the facts and stories that she has learned from all generations and sources about her town. Every day life and traditions are kept through her stories. She has been working in tourism for three decades so has experience with guests from all continents and religions. Born in Belgrade in former Yugoslavia but is a Croatian by nationality, a mixture that makes richer in spirit and soul. Join Andrea in a relaxed and welcoming ambience of a well preserved medieval fortress of Korčula. She will give you just the right amount of details to keep your attention but will be ready to answer to all your questions.,Allwas smiling and ready for interraction with guests her answers will be as interesting and exciting as the facts that she will transmit to you about the secrets of her town & island .


What to expect

Get ready for something special. We’re travelling to Korcula with no passport, no plane ticket and no luggage. And yet you’ll experience all the sights, sounds and stories with just your laptop, favorite snack and an amazing content creator.

The tour will last about 60 mins and will be live-streamed by your content creator directly from Korcula. Forget about slideshows or pre-recorded videos, this is a live broadcast and anything can happen!

While on the tour you’ll be able to see a full screen video of your content creator and their surroundings, interact with them and other travellers through the live chat, see where you are in the world on a map and show your appreciation with a tip.


Why are they tip-supported?

We are running these tours on a tip-supported basis to make them as accessible as possible. They are free to join, but you have the option to leave a tip during the tour.

The majority of your tip goes directly to support the channel, while the rest helps Heygo continue to build a place that brings the world closer together.


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How to join

Reserve your spot by selecting a time to book. Once done, you’ll be able to see your reservations on your Trips page and we’ll send you an email confirmation with a link to join the tour.

For the best viewing experience, please join on a computer using Google Chrome.


Reviews from travellers

Rachael (Bristol, UK) K.

14 June 2021

Andrea is a friendly, very personable and knowledgeable guide, her voice is beautiful I could listen to her for hours :) Due to work commitments, I can't join her tours often but oh my when I do I really appreciate the effort and time she puts into her tours and how each one is unique and I love how she shows us insights into the traditions and culture of Korcula.

Lydia F.

14 June 2021

I LOVE her tours!! Her knowledge of her culture is incredible and she has great sense of humor and makes tours fun and interactive. If you folklore, country customs like dancing and music you will love her tours. Beautiful scenery as well. Highly recommend trying a tour.

Cyndi -crazy 4 Croatia - C.

14 June 2021

Wow! I felt incredibly honored and appreciative to be "present" for the first kumpanija sword dance since covid. It was authentic, unique, moving, and rich in tradition - FABULOUS virtual tour! Thank you Andrea!

Marilyn J.

14 June 2021

Great tour, love seeing the local cultural events. Thank you.

Sharon G.

14 June 2021

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