Psychoballet as an alternative therapy for people with Down Syndrome

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Dancing enhances our soul, our instinct to move. Throughout dancing, we can express ourselves, release tensions and enjoy the beautiful movements our body is capable of doing, playing along with the music or with other external or internal impulses that interact with us. While we dance, we become more aware of our body and with who we are, by connecting with our essence and the true version of ourselves, without secrets, only purity, sincerity and authenticity; our body never lies. It is said that dance is able to express everything else that words cannot. Over the years, dance has gained spotlight thanks to the benefits it provides to a person, including psychological and physical aspects. That is why, there have been developed therapeutic methods based on dancing, and one of them, born in La Habana, Cuba, is called Psychoballet. It was created with the purpose of making an accurate approach between dancing, in this case, classical ballet, and psychology for people with cognitive disabilities like Down Syndrome.


Lucía Imbachí Rodríguez


Lucía Imbachí was born in Bogotá, Colombia in 1998. Her training as a dancer began when she was 4 years old. She graduated at Newman School with special recognition thanks to her investigation Psychoballet as an alternative therapy for people with Down Syndrome in Fundación Amigos Cepa in Bogotá, Colombia. Nowadays, she studies Performing Arts.

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LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing


Dancing, Ballet, psychology, Down Syndrome

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ART / General