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Dances are Advanced Body Languages

Dances are "Body Languages"!

 If you still doubt, I try to demonstrate this statement in this article. In SECTION 1, we'll discuss the various roles of dances in human societies. In SECTION 2, we'll show that codes of many dances are completely parallel to those of human languages and in SECTION 3, we'll discuss how 'Body Gestures' are part of New Information Technologies issues.


Since man and woman are on Earth, dancing is a part of their life. Human tribes have always been dancing in many circumstances of their daily life, such as: before and after daily life tasks (hunting, fishing, food. Picking, etc.), social events (birth, wedding, maturity of kids, deaths, etc.), political facts: dances of war, dances of peace.

In the past, and even today, dances use to express prayers, especially in tribal dances and even today, for example with the Turkish Sufis. In many cultures, dance is an art where messages are given just like in theaters or movies. Many ritual dances are warning messages to enemy tribes.

Today, dances play an important part in our socialization. Dancing clubs and associations are among the most important social networks on our planet. Of course Virtual Social Networks that allow members to watch videos and hear music, such as YouTube and Facebook are considerably increasing the audience of these groups. Today all dancers’ communities have worldwide connections, whatever their genre: Country Line Dance, Argentine Tango, Latino dances, etc.

All dances have communication issues. It could be between two persons when they are dancing in couple, it could be within a community or even it could be messages delivered to other people.


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