Dancing Sickness

An interesting article about the dancing sickness that broke out in Strasbourg five hundred years ago and what might have caused it. The epidemic started with just a few people dancing, and ended with hundreds seemingly compelled to dance until they fell – with many of them dying. It’s a topic I explore in my novel Dark Tracks, when the dancing sickness hits a village and not all can resist it.

https://www.theguardian.com/stage/2018/jul/05/bizarre-dance-epidemic-of-summer-1518-strasbourg