Choreography: Branko Šegović
A dance from Vrlika, a place in the Dalmatian hinterland, is a wheel dance traditionally performed in silence, without musical accompaniment. Its rhythm is determined by the dancer's kicks, big steps and jumps, and its distinctiveness shows the strength and endurance of the people of that region, especially men. The heavy costumes made mostly of wool and decorated with archaic motifs contribute to the extreme sophistication of the dance performance. Nijemo Kolo silent dancing was added to the UNESCO’s list of Intangible Cultural Heritage just like the typical type of singing you are about to listen to.