Venezuelan Dance Group AM Danza Features Disabled Dancers
A dance group in Venezuela is redefining what it means to be a dancer and all that can be achieved. Yahoo News features AM Danza, a group made up of disabled or alternatively abled dancers including paraplegics, those with Down syndrome or blindness, and more.
Iraly Yanez was hit by a stray bullet that injured her spine and left her as a paraplegic. Her dreams of becoming a dancer were over until she discovered AM Danza.
"This is the opportunity of a lifetime" Yanez says. "I can't allow external issues to affect me any longer."
The 50 member company features abled dancers as well, combining all skills and validating all levels of ability.
The company's director Alexander Madriz stresses that "dancing is all about passion" and that to be a dancer you must "use your body to express emotions."
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Get a taste of the group's work below: