This project follows a group of blind and visually impaired dancers in Mexico, exploring the therapeutic work of Psicoballet instructor Lorena Nieva.
Founded on the belief that dance is ingrained in our biological roots, Psicoballet was created in 1973 by Cuban psychologist Georgina Fariñas Garcia as a psychotherapeutic method to assist people with behavioural disorders. Today, it is applied to a wide range of people, including those with developmental disabilities, visual and auditory impairments, and the elderly.
Teachers and advocates say that Psicoballet - like most forms of dance - improves balance, posture and mobility, while also boosting self-esteem and reducing anxiety and depression. According to estimates, the Cuban dance therapy has benefited more than 20,000 people in the last four decades and has spread to 17 nations, including Mexico, where it first arrived in 1984.