May 22nd, 2010

pink floyd - dark side

"The Dancing Plague"

In July of 1518, a woman referred to as Frau Troffea stepped into a narrow street in Strasbourg, France and began a fervent dancing vigil that lasted between four and six days. By the end of the week, 34 others had joined her and, within a month, the crowd of dancing, hopping and leaping individuals had swelled to 400.

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Submitted for consideration: Dancing as a subconscious or superstitious or symbolic expression of territoriality.