Contemporary Dance School & Company


MOPS_DanceSyndrome is a non-profit association, dance school and company made up entirely of young adults with Down Syndrome.


MOPS_DanceSyndrome is an independent Swiss artistic, cultural and social organisation operating in the field of contemporary dance and disability, the only one of its kind in Switzerland and Europe. The association aims at developing and promoting choreography and cinematography projects, using a specific method to offer continuing education in contemporary dance and raising public awareness with experiences that illustrate how what was once generally perceived as a shortcoming, can be a strength, unleash strength and become an artistic and cultural resource, an enrichment for society. An example of inclusive culture in the european context. on the Téléjournal 19h30 - RTS Radio Télévision Suisse.


Created by the choreographer and multidisciplinary Swiss artist for more than fifteen years, MOPS_DanceSyndrome - unique in Europe - is made up entirely of dancers with Down Syndrome (Trisomy 21) and it’s recognised for its quality and professionalism by Pro Helvetia – the Swiss Foundation for Culture, Danse Suisse, the and others. Has received the and from the Federal Office of Culture (FOC) as part of the Swiss Culture Awards the acknowledgement . MOPS pursues the objective of safeguarding individuals and maximising the recognition of their value through diversity, becoming the first dance company to act as an ambassador of a universal message of respect, equality and coevolution, promoting activities and exchanges worldwide.


The dance company has fourteen original choreographic productions to its credit and its activity encompasses professional dance circuits, where it works on a par with companies of non-disabled dancers. MOPS_DanceSyndrome takes part to international dance festivals, performing in Switzerland and abroad, and partners with Swiss and foreign professional dance companies. In addition to contemporary dance performances, the association had made several short art videos, directed by Ela Franscella and performed by dancers from MOPS_DanceSyndrome, for projection at international film festivals. In 2012 has also been broadcasted a 52 minutes documentary by RSI - Radiotelevisione Svizzera.

Video Portraits

Discover the philosophy and the world of the MOPS_DanceSyndrome.


Event & Special

A universal message through Art, Culture and Society.

Arte, cultura e società

The Book on MOPS

in collaboration with
Università degli Studi di Torino's DAMS

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