Why do people dance? It’s an activity that expends energy without obvious purpose, so why do we do it? Do animals dance too? How does dance connect us to one another? Can it improve our health?

This film explores the biology behind dance while demonstrating its artistic and social appeal. We examine the relationship between music, movement, and the brain, as well as the biological incentives for group activity. We consider how dance mitigates the effects of Parkinson’s Disease, and look into what ties us to other animals. As we investigate the science of dance, we will take the viewer on a visual journey that conveys the joy, diversity, and community inherent in this activity. This project is in early development.

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