A Dancing Plague: Poster Designs of your Favorite Dance Moves

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A Dancing Plague: Poster Designs of your Favorite Dance Moves

Once upon a time, some friends and I were determined to learn the Napoleon Dynamite dance. We didn't actually succeed past the first handful of moves, but one of these designs by The Dancing Plague of 1518 might have been quite helpful. These clever posters—designed by Brazilian designer and illustrator Niege Borges—iconify a movie / TV character and his or her iconic moves into a visual how-to poster.

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The name "The Dancing Plague of 1518" was derived from an interesting story. In the year 1518, a french town called Stransbourg suffered a case of dancing mania, beginning with a woman named Frau Troffea. She started dancing in the street, drawing out 400 others who began dancing on for days without rest. The dance mania resulted in deaths due to heart attack, stroke and exhaustion. "This project is, in some sort of way, a memorial for Frau Toffea. From the silliest little dance to the most elaborate dance sequence of the history of cinema, there was a lot of dancing in the last decades (not enough to kill anyone, I hope)."

From classic film to modern sitcom dances, see the rest of the prints at The Dancing Plague of 1518 page.

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Jessica Patterson

Jessica Patterson

Hi, I'm Jessica. I'm a Designer and Writer at Drawbackwards and write for the Design Blog at Design.org. I enjoy vintage things, letterpress, publication design, and long walks around the Cesar Chavez Park pond. You can follow me on twitter at @jessdoodled for lots of fun randomness.

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