Time to dance, a time to die has 512 ratings and 79 reviews kinga said: john waller wrote a book about the dancing plague of 1518 if you are like me an. In july of 1518, in the town of strasbourg, alsace (then part of the holy roman empire), a strange incident occurred. Dancing plague 11k likes darkwave/post-punk from spokane, wa pure desperation out now on black verb records all booking/press inquiries:. The 'dancing plague' of 1518 spread throughout the city as the illness exacerbated, concerned nobles solicited the advice of local physicians. 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.
John waller here analyses the extraordinary outbreak of 'dancing plague' which took place in strasbourg during the summer of 1518. The medieval dancing plague, 1518 it was the summertime dance that just didn't stop dancing mania (also known as dancing plague was a. This video looks at the dancing plague of 1518, where over 400 people started dancing in the city of strasbourg, seemingly against their will. The dancing plague, also referred to as a dancing mania, of this plague occurred in the summer of 1518 in strasbourg, france, where people.
The dancing plague of 1518 was a unique and strange epidemic of dancing mania that occurred in medieval strasbourg, the alsatian region of. Every time i see this, i wonder if these were just people who, for whatever reason, wanted to have fun / had enough of their daily life and. The most commonly known illness of the era, the black plague, certainly cathedral, a strange occurrence transpired in the summer of 1518. Pd-us 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. In july 1518, residents of the city of strasbourg (then part of the holy roman empire) were struck by a sudden and seemingly uncontrollable.
There are moments in history that are considered too strange to be true one of the most famous military minds, napoleon bonaparte, was once. In the 16th century, one woman danced until she literally dropped others joined- -and died--in what is known as the dancing plague of. It happened in 1518, people “danced themselves to death” for no obvious reason in strasbourg, france one woman started it, and others.
By heather r darsie on an otherwise normal july day in strasbourg, a woman named mrs troffea began slowly dancing in the street. Nick mcarthur & robert molly vaughan: the dancing plague of 1518 this uniquely energetic and furious physical performance references a mysterious. In the city of strasbourg, and her unstoppable dance moves turned out to be contagious this became known as the dancing plague of 1518. Officially known as the dancing plague (or the dance epidemic) of 1518, it was a bizarre and probably unique phenomenon that happened in strasbourg.
In the summer of 1518, a woman in strasbourg, france started dancing -- and didn't stop by the end of the week, the compulsion to dance had spread to. The dancing plagues were independently described by scores of physicians, chroniclers, monks and priests, and for the 1518 outbreak we can even read the. 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. The dancing plague of 1518 occurred in strasbourg, alsace which today is in the eastern part of france roughly 400 people took to dancing.
The dancing plagues are little remembered today, in part because and the course of the 1518 epidemic can be minutely detailed with the. 500 years ago this month, a strange mania seized the city of strasbourg citizens by the hundreds became compelled to dance, seemingly for. [APSNIP--]