Works-In-Progress

CHOREOMANIA

Music by Julia Meinwald

One hot day in July 1518, Frau Troffea walked out onto the streets in Strasbourg and began to dance uncontrollably.  As crowds gathered around her, others were pulled into her involuntary dance, until the streets were filled with hundreds of plagued dancers.  The people of Strasbourg spent the summer facing the unknowable until it faded away.