Switzerland 2020-2019. MOPS_DanceSyndrome

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Switzerland. Canton Ticino. Ascona. Hotel Monte Verità. Sala Balint. MOPS_DanceSyndrome. Fatima Soumaré (L), Ela Franscella (C) (Founder, Executive Artistic Director and Choreographer) and Camilla Stanga ( R) (MOPS dance teacher )are rehearsing the new dance show  "Tritual". Ela Franscella wears a mask on her face to protect herself and the dancers from the Coronavirus (also called Covid-19). MOPS_DanceSyndrome which is an independent Swiss artistic, cultural and social organisation operating in the field of contemporary dance and disability. It is composed only of Down dancers. Down syndrome (DS or DNS), also known as trisomy 21, is a genetic disorder caused by the presence of all or part of a third copy of chromosome 21 It is usually associated with physical growth delays, mild to moderate intellectual disability, and characteristic facial features. Monte Verità (literally, "Mount Truth") is a hill (350 meters) which has served as the site of many different Utopian and cultural events and communities since the beginning of the twentieth century. The Monte Verità hotel is also a well preserved testimony for the history of architecture (Bauhaus). 30.09.2020 © 2020 Didier Ruef