The Dancing Plague of 1518Return
Description : In July 1518, tens of people suddenly started dancing in the streets of Strasbourg. Men and women, nothing seemed able to stop them. This “epidemic”, which went on for weeks, really caught people’s attention. Five hundred years later, the exhibition wants to relive the event and try to understand how the administration of the city, the clergy and the medical community tried to put a halt to it. It compares this particular historical episode with other “dancing mania” cases which marked the Middle Ages and more recent times.
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