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Sunday 24 June 2012

Dance, Dance Evolution

In my younger years, I volunteered for an international dance festival in my home town of Cornwall.  Folk groups from around the world would come and perform for local audiences, telling them a little about the individual dances, the culture, etc.  It always struck me as interesting how much dance played a role in social connectivity/mate selection, from these folk dances down to "my dance card is full" to, of course, the meat markets of today.

Is this a coincidence?  Does human dance behaviour have anything in common with lekking?  We're in the process of finding out.

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