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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. Ela Franscella (L), Founder, Executive Artistic Director and Choreographer of MOPS_DanceSyndrome, combs the hair of Elisabetta Montobbio (C) under the eyes of MOPS dancers's assistant Manuella Viecelli (R). The dancers 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