choreomania

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choreomania

(1) Chorea.
(2) A term of largely historical interest for a condition first recognised during the Middle Ages and characterised by choreiform spasms that occurred in large closed communities, and is now thought to have been a mass hysterical conversion reaction.
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At least in one situation of the Mycean era, there prevailed in Greece a wave of dancing mania commensurate with the one that expanded in Europe at the end of the Middle Ages (Dodds 87).
The most common worship known for the presence of orgiastic and instinct dances in which ecstatic practices are enforced and the participants are seized with dancing mania, is the one offered to god Dionysus or Vakhou, which essentially affected Greeks and was preserved for many centuries (Burkert 110; Douka 89).
By analogy, orgiastic and ecstatic dances that led to dancing mania were taking place during the worship ceremonies of the goddess Artemis.
His end-oay gig at the Mac filled the near-capacity crowd with dancing mania.