‘ Sometimes I go about pitying myself.
and all along
my soul is being blown by great winds across the sky.’
Bird flocks behave basis 3 basic rules.
- separation: steer to avoid crowding local flockmates
- alignment: steer towards the average heading of local flockmates
- cohesion: steer to move toward the average position (center of mass) of local flockmates
In Ecstatic Dance there is a similar behaviour. Everybody moves chaotically through eachother, but because of these basic rules there still is order in the chaos.