Can we tango away our ills? Foxtrot our way to better health? Dance provides exercise of body and mind and a unique platform for social bonding; could this contribute to the medical progress of the next 100 years? Asked to share his hopes and fears for the future with Strictly Science – the ten-day exhibition in London celebrating the past, present and future of medical research – choreographer Bruno Tonioli envisages a world that has embraced the healing power of dance. Perhaps if the whole world could move in harmony to the same tune, it could find a balance of peace and health. Great dance requires cooperation and understanding between participants. This spirit, Bruno hopes, might be globally embraced to cure the greatest ‘disease’ of all – fear and ignorance.
Written by Anthony Lewis
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