Winner of the Evolution 2012 Video contest by National Evolutionary Synthesis Center (NESCent).
Original music by Stuart Noah; choreographed by Cedric Tan.
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This dance and music video illustrates the evolution of an alternative male mating strategy: changing one's social group to increase relative attractiveness. The use of the peafowl identity suggests the type of species that would exhibit such behaviour, that is, lekking species in which males form groups to court females. In addition to the number of feathers on each mask, a male's dancing ability reflects his competence in attracting females. The video depicts the evolutionary transition in time period using changes in film and fashion.