- The Dance of Death


Death in the Mirror

This site is dedicated to exploring the history, social significance, and cultural impact of the allegory and motif known as the Dance of Death. It discusses the origins of the story, its symbolism meaning, and also provides a gallery of illustrations from various antique drawings and manuscripts.

Although the death is a serious subject, we do not mean this site to be morbid or depressing. Our mortality is something that we must all deal with and come to terms with. We are inspired by the ancient Medieval artists who depicted the process of death as a dance, essentially a celebration.

About the Dance of Death

Our goal here is to deal with an important and universal aspect of the human condition by examining how the Dance of Death has influenced art and culture.

Hans Holbein

Hans Holbein

The Dance of Death

Meaning of the Dance of Death

The Dancing Mania

The Dancing Mania

Scene from the Dance of Death

Scene from the Danc of Death