“Fish light” is a magical weapon you can use in dance. Fishes have eyes on the sides of their heads helping them to always be on the lookout. Fishes can sense objects by detecting small vibrations around them which is especially useful when trying to swim in schools.
It’s important for fishes to stay synchronized in a group in order to increase their chances of survival. A school of fish appearing like a huge single fish detracts predators, and likewise, dancers can use this fish awareness technique to appear as one harmonious dance synchrony. Without obviously glancing to their sides, they need to be constantly aware of their surroundings, especially when performing ensembles.
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