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'Under the Skin' Duo Jonathan Glazer, Mica Levi Reunite for 'Dancing Plague' Movie
Thursday, July 09, 2020 11:45 IST
By Santa Banta News Network
"Under the Skin" filmmaker Jonathan Glazer and his acclaimed composer Mica Levi are reuniting this month for "Strasbourg 1518," a super-secretive short film commissioned by Artangel and the Sadler's Wells dance company for the BBC Arts Culture in Quarantine series. The project is the second short film collaboration between Glazer and Levi after "The Fall," which debuted last fall, and is set to feature some of the world's best dancers.

Specific plot details for "Strasbourg 1518" are being kept under wraps for now. An announcement from the BBC says Glazer and Levi's latest work is inspired by "a powerful involuntary mania which took hold of citizens in the city of Strasbourg just over 500 years ago." The historical event is also known as the "dancing plague" and is believed to have been caused by food poisoning and stress-induced mass hysteria. Glazer's short is produced by Academy Films for BBC Films and BBC Arts.

As Jonathan Glazer prepares to shoot his forthcoming Holocaust drama once the COVID-19 pandemic subsides, the filmmaker has stayed more active than usual. Following their collaborations on two terrifying projects, the feature Under the Skin and the recent short film The Fall, Glazer has reunited with composer Mica Levi for another project.



Strasbourg 1518, set to premiere on July 20 at 10PM GMT on BBC Two, is inspired by a powerful involuntary mania which took hold of citizens in the city of Strasbourg just over 500 years ago. As history tells, a `dancing plague` took over the city for days, featuring 50 to 400 people, with tales of some dancing to their deaths. While historical documents aren't detailed, some believe it may have been caused by food poisoning and/or bouts of mass hysteria caused by stress.
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