The dancing plague (or dance epidemic) of 1518 was a case of dancing mania that occurred in strasbourg, alsace in july 1518 around 400 people took to dancing for days without rest and, over the period of about one month, some of those affected collapsed or even died of heart attack, stroke, or exhaustion contents. In the 16th century, one woman danced until she literally dropped others joined- -and died--in what is known as the dancing plague of strasbourg. Real the 1518 outbreak in strasbourg was only one of several that occurred primarily in mainland europe between the 14th and 17th centuries groups of people danced erratically, sometimes thousands at a time the mania affected men, women, and children who danced until they collapsed from. What caused strasbourg's three-month dancing plague of 1518 and how did the town recover from the mania. Because strasbourg was one of the largest cities of the holy roman empire, its 1518 dancing plague is by far the best documented there are scores of accounts, many by eyewitnesses medical reports, sermons and accounts from officials and merchants exist in latin and high german “there's been a strange epidemic. What exactly was the bizarre dancing plague that occurred in strasbourg in 1518 learn more about the history of medicine with past medical history. Dance marathons captivated popular attention in the united states from the 1920s to the 1950s2 these events were examples of competitive sleep deprivation contestants, who remained in nearly continuous motion for hundreds or even thousands of hours on the dance floor by forcibly delaying sleep onset, exhibited. In 1518 in strasbourg, hundreds of people were seized by the compulsion to dance why.
A time to dance, a time to die: the extraordinary story of the dancing plague of 1518 [john waller] on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers after one woman had danced to exhaustion in strasbourg in july 1518, the dancing sickness quickly escalated into an epidemic that lasted over a month. Complete your the dancing plague of 1518 record collection discover the dancing plague of 1518's full discography shop new and used vinyl and cds. Die wallfahrt der fallsuechtigen nach meulebeeck, an engraving by hendrick hondius based on a drawing by pieter brueghel depicting the dancing plague, via wikimedia commons while in our previous entries we have delved into a passage of history to which many have turned a blind eye and another. This all sounds like some archaic bit of folklore, but the dancing plague of 1518 is clearly chronicled in medical, civic, and religious notes of the time.
Dancing plague 1k likes darkwave/post-punk from spokane, wa not a dj. In july of 1518, in full view of her neighbors, frau troffea began to violently dance in the streets of the city of strasbourg, france. When the music moves you, there's not much you can do but dance but what if you started moving without any music that's what happened to a woman in the city of strasbourg, and her unstoppable dance moves turned out to be contagious this became known as the dancing plague of 1518.
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The dancing plague of 1518 was a strange case of mass hysteria in strasbourg, a village in present-day france hundreds of people in this tiny region were overcome by a sudden urge to dance—to the brink of extreme exhaustion and sometimes death as you read, take notes on the various causes or explanations the. In july, 1518, a woman named frau troffea suddenly began to dance in the middle of a street in strasbourg, france within a week, 34 people joined troffea, and within a month, some 400 were caught in this dancing plague by the time this event was over, many would be dead from exhaustion. This story sounds like something straight out of fiction, but it's well documented in 16th century historical records in 1518, one of the strangest epidemics in recorded history, the dancing plague or “dance epidemic“, struck the city of strasbourg, france sometime in mid-july, a woman, referred to as frau.
What started out as a woman dancing in the street, turned into one of the most bizzare epidemics in history this is the story of the dancing plague of 1518. Bouts of dancing mania occurred in 1247 in germany in france, belgium, and luxembourg in 1374 and several other cases across mainland europe through the next few centuries the dancing plague of 1518 is one of the most well- documented cases and therefore the one which confuses most people.
Nick mcarthur & robert molly vaughan: the dancing plague of 1518 this uniquely energetic and furious physical performance references a mysterious outbreak of dancing-to-death that occurred in strasbourg set to gregorian plainchant and electronic trance music the piece takes on a journey through religious ecstasy. About unexplained mysteries “we don't know” answers too many questions but in this podcast, we don't take “we don't know” for an answer every thursday, unexplained mysteries investigates the greatest mysteries of history and life on earth, because the answer “we don't know” is always the scariest. John waller the dancing plague: the strange, true story of an extraordinary illness sourcebooks, 2009 (paperback) previously published as a time to dance, a time to die: the extraordinary story of the dancing plague of 1518 ( icon books, hardback, 2008) topic: dancing mania, choreomania time.
Dancing plague of 1518, event in which hundreds of citizens of strasbourg (then a free city within the holy roman empire, now in france) danced uncontrollably and apparently unwillingly for days on end the mania lasted for about two months before ending as mysteriously as it began in july 1518, a woman whose name. It happened in 1518, people “danced themselves to death” for no obvious reason in strasbourg, france one woman started it, and others joined her within a month, there were 400 people involved many died from pure exhaustion. The dancing plague, also referred to as a dancing mania, is reported to have happened throughout parts of western europe it affected people from the 14th to the 17th century the most notable incident of this plague occurred in the summer of 1518 in strasbourg, france, where people would drop dead.