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Moreska

Moreska

About MORESKA – a traditional sword dance The town of Korcula is well known for MORESKA – a traditional sword dance and drama that was common through the Mediterranean in 12th and 13th century, reaching Korcula in 16th century from Italy and Dubrovnik. The dance originated in Spain is associated …

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Sword Dance Festival – Korcula 19.06.2015

Sword Dance Festival - Korcula 19.06.2015

Sword Dance Festival in Korcula 19.06.2015 KORČULA SWORD DANCE FESTIVAL – 2015 Opening Ceremony on June 19 in Korčula Town! The island of Korčula is uniquely known for its remarkable sword dances that are more than four hundred years old. In the town of Korčula is performed Moreška sword dance and six …

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Moreska Tickets – Sveti Todor 2005

Moreska Tickets - Sveti Todor 2005

Tickets for Moreska sword dance performance @ Sveti Todor Day Celebration 29.07.2005

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Moreska Poster by Institute of Ethnology and Folklore Research

Moreska Poster by Institute of Ethnology and Folklore Research

Poster of Moreska, published by Institute of Ethnology and Folklore Research (IEF), Zagreb.

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Moreska Old Photos

Moreska Old Photos

Collection of old photos of Moreska  

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Moreska Photos

Moreska Photos

Moreska Photos (sword dance performance) Photos of Moreska – sword dance performance, Sveti Todor 2007. The town of Korcula is well known for MORESKA – a traditional sword dance and drama that was common through the Mediterranean in 12th and 13th century, reaching Korcula in 16th century from Italy and …

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Moreska Booklet from 1869

 La Moreska – the booklet of Moreska sword dance, printed in 1869 Front page Printed in Zadar (Zara) 1869 + Dialogue page 1 Dialogue page 2 Dialogue page 3 Dialogue page 4 (Italian version) Last page ( including price info) More info about Moreska dance

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Moreska on vintage stamp

Moreska on vintage stamp

My latest acquisition of rare Korcula images is this post stamp,  issued by PTT (post office) back in 1987, at the time of former Yugoslavia.  The stamp, designed by R. Bojanić, a well known postage stamp designer of the times, features a traditional sword dance Moreska performed at the square in front of church Svetog Petra in Korcula Old …

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Lovely Documentary about Korcula

Lovely Documentary about Korcula

If you are German speaking visitor to this site, here is a great little Korcula video for you. The documentary, which was broadcast in November 2012 on  German Tv Channel SWR, features some nice footage and interesting stories about Korcula’s people as well as its heritage – have a look:

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Video: Performance of Moreška with original, Baroque music

Video: Performance of Moreška with original, Baroque music

Performance of Moreška with original, Baroque music –  full lenght video shot at the opening of Korkyra Baroque Festival 07.09.2012. The Croatian Baroque Ensemble with Conductor Ivan Skender.

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