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Switzerland. Canton Ticino. Orselina. Clinica Santa Croce. MOPS_DanceSyndrome 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. Left to right: Simone Lunardi, Ela Franscella (Founder, Executive Artistic Director and Choreographer of MOPS_DanceSyndrome), Gaia Mereu, Elisabetta Montobbio, Amedea Aloisi and Vinzenz Häussermann. Warm-up for the dancers who will soon go on stage for the  "Choreus Numinis" show. 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. 5.12.2019 © 2019 Didier Ruef