Dancing Plague

The short film Dancing Plague is the new work of a long collaboration of more than thirteen years between Diego Agulló and Jorge Ruiz Abánades . Based on three images of Peter Brueghel the Elder, and taking as a handwritten texts that recount the phenomenon of multitudes known as ”dancing mania” or “Dance of San Vito”. This film delves into the theme of the dance and its close affinity with the uncontrollable forces of chaos immediate ability to interrupt work time, enabling another exceptional time of the bizarre, the jovial and festive but also of social disorder and catastrophe


BASED on Pieter Bruegel the Elder´s paintings:

The Tower of Babel (c. 1563)

The Fight Between Carnival and Lent (c. 1559)

The Triumph of Death (c. 1562)


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