Dancing Mania

The graphic designer Niege Borges transcribed in posters these choreographies through his series Dancing Plague of 1518, which refers to the epidemic of collective dance of 1518 in Strasbourg.

In 1518, a bunch of people from a French town called Strasbourg were affected by something called dancing mania. It began with one lady named Frau Troffea dancing in the street. She proceeded to keep dancing for four to six days. And within a week, 34 other people had joined her, and within a month over 400 danced in the streets. Many died from pure exhaustion or heart attack…













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