Dance marathons (or marathon dances) are events in which people dance or walk to music for an extended period of time. They started as dance contests in the 1920s and developed into entertainment events during the Great Depression in the 1930s. Before the development of "reality shows", dance marathons blurred the line between theatre and reality. Also known as endurance contests, dance marathons attracted people to compete as a way to achieve fame or win monetary prizes. The 1969 film They Shoot Horses, Don't They?, based on the 1935 novel of the same title written by Horace McCoy, a bouncer at several such marathons, popularized the idea and prompted students at Northwestern University, Pennsylvania State University, Indiana University, Ohio State University, the University of Florida, t

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  • Dance marathons (or marathon dances) are events in which people dance or walk to music for an extended period of time. They started as dance contests in the 1920s and developed into entertainment events during the Great Depression in the 1930s. Before the development of "reality shows", dance marathons blurred the line between theatre and reality. Also known as endurance contests, dance marathons attracted people to compete as a way to achieve fame or win monetary prizes. The 1969 film They Shoot Horses, Don't They?, based on the 1935 novel of the same title written by Horace McCoy, a bouncer at several such marathons, popularized the idea and prompted students at Northwestern University, Pennsylvania State University, Indiana University, Ohio State University, the University of Florida, the University of Kentucky, the University of Iowa, and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill to create charity dance marathons. Marathons could last anywhere from a few hours to several weeks. (en)
  • Un marathon de danse est une compétition au cours de laquelle des couples s'affrontent, le but étant que les deux partenaires dansent en continu le plus longtemps possible. Ce type de compétition était très fréquent pendant la Grande Dépression qui a suivi la crise de 1929 aux États-Unis. Les candidats dansaient parfois pendant plusieurs jours, espérant empocher une récompense s'élevant généralement à quelques centaines de dollars, avec l'assurance d'un repas chaud pour les perdants. Ces marathons sont l'objet du film On achève bien les chevaux de Sydney Pollack, tiré d'un roman de Horace McCoy. * Portail de la danse * Portail des risques majeurs (fr)
  • Una maratona di danza è un evento in cui i partecipanti ballano o camminano a tempo di musica per un lungo periodo di tempo. (it)
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  • Una maratona di danza è un evento in cui i partecipanti ballano o camminano a tempo di musica per un lungo periodo di tempo. (it)
  • Dance marathons (or marathon dances) are events in which people dance or walk to music for an extended period of time. They started as dance contests in the 1920s and developed into entertainment events during the Great Depression in the 1930s. Before the development of "reality shows", dance marathons blurred the line between theatre and reality. Also known as endurance contests, dance marathons attracted people to compete as a way to achieve fame or win monetary prizes. The 1969 film They Shoot Horses, Don't They?, based on the 1935 novel of the same title written by Horace McCoy, a bouncer at several such marathons, popularized the idea and prompted students at Northwestern University, Pennsylvania State University, Indiana University, Ohio State University, the University of Florida, t (en)
  • Un marathon de danse est une compétition au cours de laquelle des couples s'affrontent, le but étant que les deux partenaires dansent en continu le plus longtemps possible. Ce type de compétition était très fréquent pendant la Grande Dépression qui a suivi la crise de 1929 aux États-Unis. Les candidats dansaient parfois pendant plusieurs jours, espérant empocher une récompense s'élevant généralement à quelques centaines de dollars, avec l'assurance d'un repas chaud pour les perdants. * Portail de la danse * Portail des risques majeurs (fr)
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  • Dance marathon (en)
  • Marathon de danse (fr)
  • Maratona di danza (it)
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