Croatian sword dances

This is the extended and adapted version of a paper given at the international conference on ethnochoreology held in Korčula, and provides an overview of sword dances in Croatia. The text refers to Korčula’s moreška and kumpanija, Lastovo’s carnival dance, white masks from Putniković on the peninsula of Pelješac, the Boka Navy’s circle dance and the sword dance of Slavonian queens. It was submitted to the Korčula Town Almanac on the occasion of the Korčula Festival of Sword Dances that has been traditionally held there.

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