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Switzerland. Canton Ticino. Locarno. Fauni Theater.  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. Six dancers (left to right): Elisabetta Montobbio, Amedea Aloisi, Gaia Mereu, Simone Lunardi and Vinzenz Häussermann. The woman is the right corner is  Ela Franscella who is the Founder, Executive Artistic Director and Choreographer of MOPS_DanceSyndrome. They are all rehearsing and improvising a dance with balloons. Rhythm, movements, game, laughs and joy. The balloons are usually used during birthdays celebrations with written words Tanti Auguri (Best wishes). 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