• Danced healing rituals (in African village compounds, temple courtyards, dance-therapy studios, public theaters, and other social settings) reinvoke old traumas for exorcism and the transformation of fear, convince people that evil is gone or possible to dissipate, and reaffirm communal solidarity and a sense of well-being.

    Judith Lynne Hanna (2006). “Dancing for Health: Conquering and Preventing Stress”, p.217, Rowman Altamira