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  • Ist Tanzen sünde?


  • This antidance treatise was directed at the large German-speaking population that settled in the midwestern section of the United States. Pfefferkorn's two main arguments are common in this genre of literature: dance is a waste of time and money and, additionally, is bad for the health. The author concludes that dance is sinful and dangerous, leading to carnal appetites and immoral thoughts and actions.


  • Pfefferkorn, G. J. (George J.)

Created / Published

  • [Chippewa Falls, Wis.] c1901.


  • -  Dance--Moral and ethical aspects
  • -  Dance--Religious aspects
  • -  Antidance Literature


  • -  Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as facsimile page images.


  • 2 p.l., 66 p. 19 cm.

Call Number/Physical Location

  • GV1741 .P52

Library of Congress Control Number

  • 01030806

Online Format

  • image

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The accompanying videos were produced by the Library of Congress. Note Video Performers for additional credits for video performers.

Credit Line: Library of Congress, Music Division.

Video Performers

Performers for the October 1997 Great Hall event: Dancers

Members of The Jonquil Street Foundation, Inc. Ariane Anthony, Thomas Baird, Barbara Barr, Patricia Beaman, Christopher Caines, Charles Garth, James Martin, Maris Wolff. Musicians - members of The Library of Congress Centennial Cotillion Brass Band, Emerson Head and Robert Sheldon, Leaders (Members, Metro Washington D.C. Federation of Musicians Local 161-710, AFM.)

Performers for the Coolidge Auditorium clips: Dancers

Cheryl Stafford and Thomas Baird. Musicians - Boris Gurevitch (piano), Susan Manus (violin).

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Chicago citation style:

Pfefferkorn, G. J. Ist Tanzen sünde?. [Chippewa Falls, Wis, 1901] Image.

APA citation style:

Pfefferkorn, G. J. (1901) Ist Tanzen sünde?. [Chippewa Falls, Wis] [Image] Retrieved from the Library of Congress,

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Pfefferkorn, G. J. Ist Tanzen sünde?. [Chippewa Falls, Wis, 1901] Image. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <>.