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  • Alberta
  • Petunia
  • Mercy
  • 4 min. 41 seconds
  • Folk

Based on the dancing plague of 1518, hundreds of people become seized by an involuntary hysterical reaction to dance. Whether a curse from St. Vitus, malnutrition, or a case of mass hysteria, the dancing plague remains unexplained.



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Based on the dancing plague of 1518, hundreds of people become seized by an involuntary hysterical reaction to dance.


Folk

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The Story of the Dancing Plague
Main Dancing Reference
Live performance of Mercy

Created By

Laura Combden
Laura Combden
Alberta

Music

Petunia

Petunia
Vancouver

Artist

Petunia

Petunia’s music grabs hold of you and doesn’t let go. His singing ranges from the most delicate you’ve ever heard to the most powerful.

About the song

Imagine the walking dead mixed with a period flash mob, scored by some beautifully haunting music. Our story begins with our 'patient zero' as she embodies movement and dance foreign to her body. This dancing spreads to other townsfolk as they fill the townsquare. After dancing to exhaustion the only person left standing is Petunia and his Mercy.

Video

Laura Combden

Laura Combden
Calgary

Project Lead, Producer

Laura Combden

The shortest distance between two people is a story.

Why I want to work with Petunia

When we first heard about the dancing plague, we were so intrigued by the madness & mystery surrounding it. We feel the same way about Petunia. We want to pay homage to such a rare event as the plague, and capture it in the cinematic landscape of Alberta. Petunia is well into his prime as an artist and deserves a masterful music video.

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