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Nijemo Kolo, Silent Circle Dance of the Dalmatian Hinterland

Language: English

Nijemo Kolo is a Dalmatian closed circle dance performed by communities in southern Croatia exclusively without music, although vocal or instrumental performances may precede or follow it. Male dancers lead female partners in energetic, spontaneous steps, seemingly without defined rules, that publicly test the female's skills. Today, Nijemo Kolo is mostly danced by village performing groups at local shows, carnivals and churches on saint days or at regional and international festivals. It is transmitted from generation to generation, although increasingly this occurs through cultural clubs.

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Place/region: Croatia, Europe
Series: Inscriptions on the Intangible Heritage Lists
Type: Documentary
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Publisher: Vidoslav Bagur
Coproducer/sponsor: Varazdin Television
Published in:
Rights: Croatia. Ministry of culture

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Original: DVD
Location: EV only
UMVS reference: AVFONDS-CLTITH-2011-0035900003
Source ref.: DOC:0035900003 CAND:00359
Rights holder: UNESCO ; Croatia. Ministry of culture