A detail from a fresco (wall painting) depicting a Danse Macabre, found inside a church in France (Kernascleden, Brittany). The Danse Macabre [Dance of Death] is a late medieval allegorical genre that emphasises the equalising power of death. It could be manifested through visual art, drama, literature or music, and typically represented a procession or dance of both living and dead figures from all stations in life.