Korcula - Moreška Sword Dance

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Moreška Sword Dance

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(12 reviews)
Korcula town, Korcula, Croatia
60 mins
Tip-Supported

About the tour

The Moreska is the second oldest living tradition in the town of Korcula. It's in all korcula families and its transmited from generation to generation with pride and honour. Andreas family is part of it aswell so maybe for this performance you will see her son as Otmanovic – father of Moro and her daughter as the princess Bula, but all depends of the schedules as everyone desires the leading roles . The dance is originally from Spain and arrived to Korcula through Italy, documentation shows that the sword dance has been performed in Korcula since the 16th century. The performance starts with a dialogue betheen the Bula ,the princess and Moro , the Arab King, who has kidnapped her from her beloved Osman , the Turkish King, so war starts for love ! The arrival of two armies is continued by a battle, clashing and sparking swords in seven different dinamic danced figures leed to the triumph of love .Bula is released from Moro's chains and returnes into the arms of her beloved Osman. A brass band plays a 20th century arrangement composed by Krsto Odak specifically for Moreška. The battle is more than just a folkloric performance; it is part of Korčula's identity and a symbol of Korčula’s struggle for freedom through the centuries.


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!

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Reviews from travellers

Linda R.

13 June 2021

Love seeing your traditions, thank you

Tariq and Ollie the Bear .

12 June 2021

great tour with a great guide

Mindy 🇺🇲 (New York) N.

12 June 2021

Enjoyed the sword dancing

Marcia (Fairfax, Virginia) B.

12 June 2021

Interesting and excellent explanation of the traditional sword dancing of Kocula

Tina L. M.

12 June 2021

Interesting and unusual traditional dance that does seem to share some of its origins with the similarly-named English Morris dancing (perhaps all originally Moorish dancing). The dance represents a very stylised fight between two armies, over a woman (of course!) Whilst the swords are not sharp, they are quite solid and hefty, and sparks flew. All the dancers are amateurs (in the sense of unpaid, not amateurISH). Andrea helpfully provided simultaneous translation of the dialogue for us, although it's very visual and not a complex plot, so probably pretty self-explanatory even if you don't understand the dialogue. Worth a look if you fancy something a bit different - especially as a lot of us are still not going out anywhere!


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