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Humans are hardwired to dance with others, says psychologist
For more than a year now, dancing with others has been discouraged — or outright banned — in the face of the pandemic and it's not clear when it will be allowed again. And if you feel like you are missing out as a result, you wouldn't be alone. There are deep reasons why so many of us are longing for the chance to move and sweat with others in shared spaces again, according to psychologist Peter Lovatt. He trained as a professional dancer, and went on to study dance in academia, and he tells Piya Chattopadhyay that dancing is a fundamental human need and a way to heal ourselves and the world.