Are you curious about the Naive art genre? Then check out BCD's Q & A with Mira Francetic Malcic, the curator of the Croatian Museum of Naive Art in Zagreb. Mira offers insights into this "art of the people" movement and an introduction to how it got started in Croatia in the mid-1930s. Learn about the personal & professional histories of some Croatia's Naive art luminaries such as Ivan Generalic, Emerik Feješ, Matija Skurjeni and Ivan Rabuzin. Connect with a piece of Croatia's history, and get a new appreciation for a distinct segment of 20th century art.
Experience Croatia's Brodsko Kolo Festiva, where young and old perform complex choreography wearing elaborate costumes. Learn from locals like Ivana and Mirela what the meaning is behind the colorful traditions of the Slavonia region. Meet the leader of the Slavonski Brod Folklore Ensemble and find out what goes into producing this folk festival extravaganza! Let BCD offer you a unique encounter with Croatia's cultural and heritage before you travel!
Get the scoop on Croatia's deep history from a local expert! In this interview, meet Domagoj Perkic, archaeologist and curator of the Dubrovnik Archaeology Museum. Domagoj gives you insight into Croatia's history as a cultural crossroads and sites like a 3rd century Roman necropolises, ancient Illyrian cave, and underwater Medieval shipwrecks. Immerse yourself in Croatia's heritage...and be moved by what Domagoj reveals about his experience during Croatia's War of Independence.
Croatia's island of Korcula is home to the Moreksa sword dance, a traditional performance that dates back to the 16th century. Korcula has been performing this dance for over 400 years and it tells the story of a battle between two kings over a captured princess.
Enjoy BCD’s ‘Faces of Croatia’ photography slideshow. It features photographs of warm smiling faces of locals in the Konavle Valley, Korcula, Slavonski Brod, Ston and Vid!