Tvrtko Zebec

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pp. 417-432

Print Length

15 pages

15. A Twenty-First Century Resurrection

The Potresujka, the Croatian Polka Tremblante

  • Tvrtko Zebec (author)
This chapter investigates a particular kind of Polka, the potresujka, which entered the field of popular culture and generated extraordinary enthusiasm as late as the twenty-first century. It explores how a dance from the early-nineteenth century undergoes a revival that is taken up and spread by modern media, independent from the folk-dance movement. As it follows the progress of the Polka in the twentieth century, it outlines a process wherein a dance goes from being local or national to transnational, and is ultimately accepted as local once again in a new and transformed context.


Tvrtko Zebec