Dance seems to be the ultimate frivolity. How did it become a human necessity?

This article by Directors and Animators: Rosanna Wan, Andrew Khosravani originally appeared in Aeon

Video. Every culture dances. Moving our bodies to music is ubiquitous throughout human history and across the globe. So why is this ostensibly frivolous act so fundamental to being human? The answer, it seems, is in our need for social cohesion – that vital glue that keeps societies from breaking apart despite interpersonal differences.

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