Category:Dancing mania

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Dancing mania (also known as dancing plague, choreomania, St John's Dance and St. Vitus' Dance) was a social phenomenon that occurred primarily in mainland Europe between the 14th and 17th centuries. It involved groups of people dancing erratically, sometimes thousands at a time. It affected men, women, and children, who danced until they collapsed from exhaustion. One of the first major outbreaks was in Aachen, Germany in 1374, and one particularly notable outbreak occurred in Strasbourg in 1518.

Dancing mania was well documented in contemporary reports, but poorly understood. There is no consensus among modern-day scholars as to the cause of it. Sources agree that dancing mania was one of the earliest-recorded forms of mass hysteria.

Coreomanía (es); Manie dansante (fr); coreomania (ca); Tanzwut (de); Dançomania (pt); Dancing mania (en-gb); جنون رقص (fa); Daanswoede (nds-nl); 무도광 (ko); ダンシングマニア (ja); Coreomania (pt-br); Танцувачка манија (mk); Dansmani (sv); Taneczna mania (pl); Sankt Veits-danserne (nb); Sint-jansziekte (nl); هوس الرقص (ar); Պարի մանիա (hy); 狂舞 (lzh); Tanssimania (fi); Dancing mania (en); Dancing mania (en-ca); Χορεομανία (el); пляска святого Вита (ru) 奇病,社会現象 (ja); Massenhysterisches Phänomen, bei dem große Gruppen von Menschen bis zur Erschöpfung tanzen (de); Euroopassa keskiajalla esiintynyt ilmiö, jossa ihmiset tanssivat pakonomaisesti itsensä uuvuksiin (fi); Medieval social phenomena (en); dansemani (nb) Coreomania (es); танцевальная мания, эпидемия плясок (ru); Épidémie de danse de Saint-Guy, Épidémie de danse (fr); Sankt Veits danserne (nb); Sydenham's chorea (en); Tanz des heiligen Veit, Tanz des heiligen Johannes, Tanzwuth, Tanzplage, Epilepsia saltatoria, St. Johannestanz, Tarantismus (de); χορεία του Σύντεναμ (el); Dansziekte, Danswoede, Choreomanie, Danszucht (nl)
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