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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. Break time for dancers;  Simone Lunardi (L), Gaia Mereu (C) and Amedea Aloisi (R) are all drinking water in plastic bottles. The elderly woman, Manuela Viecelli (MOPS dancers' assistant) works as staff for MOPS_DanceSyndrome. 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