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OK. In the spirit of the musical tastes thread.
Why do we dance? We can explain all kinds of human actions and reactions all the way back to the reptilian cortex. But dancing? I once read a Sufi story about God, the soul and the body. It says that God wanted the soul to enter the body and give it life. But the soul said "why should I trap myself in that mortal bag of skin? I am free." so God explained to the soul that the only way it could dance was in a body. When the soul heard the music it raced into the body...etc etc...
So I am not saying this is the way it happened. Just pointing to other religions and philosophies trying to answer the question. As I said in the musical taste thread we feel music in other places (thank goodness) than our mind. What has your gut got to do with it? Why do you want to tap your foot, dance, wriggle around what ever you do? I’ve heard arguments saying it’s a"mating thing" but I don't buy that. What is it about the beat of a drum?
As a musician it appeals to me greatly because I actually play my best when the mind gets out of the way. Just letting it flow as it were. Flowing from the cosmic pool? lol I don't know but the music moves better without the mind for me. Playing OR listening.