Investigators have explored the theory behind the relationship between musical sound and body movement. Research shows that people tend to perceive affinities between sound and body motion when experiencing music. The so-called ‘motor theory of perception’ claims these sound and body relationships are deeply rooted in human cognition.
(It’s so great that Bill Robinson’s dancing was recorded on film. He was in his 60s when the above movie scenes were made)
And, on another, um… note, here’s a kindred album: