Switzerland 2020-2019. MOPS_DanceSyndrome

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Switzerland. Canton Ticino. Pregassona. Elisabetta Montobbio stands in her bedroom and hold a sword in her hands. A cat is sleeping on the lower bunk bed. Star Wars poster on the wall. Elisabetta Montobbio is a dancing member of 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. A sword is a bladed melee weapon intended for slashing or thrusting that is longer than a knife or dagger, consisting of a long blade attached to a hilt. Pregassona is a quarter of the city of Lugano. 1.02.2020 © 2020 Didier Ruef