Moreska dance

Moreska is a romantic war dance with swords that spread originally from the Mediterranean countries in the 12th and 13th centuries. It is supposed that Moreska first came to Korcula from Spain in the 16th century across the South Italy and Dubrovnik. Later, through centuries, Moreska disappeared from the Mediterranean and today the traces are discerned only in some parts, while it is still deeply rooted in Korcula, where its today’s pattern of an attractive war dance with real swords is unique in the whole world.

 

It can be summarised as the story about the fight for a girl and in that sense it has its roots in the traditional Mediterranean stories and legends.