Bitka na Gici Blato 2012

On the night of 9th of August, a spectacle called Battle of Gica took place in front of the church of Blato. The story goes back in 1571, when the Ottomans threatened all along the Mediterranean sea. Their invasion spread into the Adriatic sea and they attacked Blato from the bay of Grscica. But, they were unpleasantly surprised when the men of Blato stood bravely and defeated the enemy. The show contains some elements from a local sword dance Kumpanjija and it is divided in acts. Check out the excerpts of the show on youtube: