WORLD NEWS – GB – WATCH: Former dementia ballerina gives moving performance of a swan lake dance dance decades ago


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A former ballerina was portrayed with dementia in a movie that was taken to a show she gave decades earlier, where she recalls the choreography she danced on Swan Lake

A charity has now shared the video, which went viral, of Mrs. Gonzalez who was a Prima ballet dancer with the New York Ballet in the 1960s.

The clip shows Marta C Gonzalez, who died in 2019, listening to Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake – which she danced in her youth.

This emotional moment was shared by Asociacion Musica para Despertar, a Spanish charity that uses life music for dementia patients to improve their mood and memory.

In the video, Mrs. Gonzalez becomes emotional when she listens to Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake song – before reenacting some of the dances she danced in her youth.

Actor Antonio Banderas shared the clip on Facebook and wrote that he hoped the video was a « well-deserved appreciation for her art and passion. »

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At the end of the show, applause erupted in the nursing home where she was staying in Valencia

The charity praised the « countless » power of music and wished it « rest in peace. »

Music has long been recognized as a tool for revising self-expression and memory recognition, even in patients with severe dementia

Last month, an 80-year-old former music teacher, now suffering from dementia, robbed the nation’s heart with amazing music improvisation.

Read more: A former music teacher with dementia stuns with an improvised composition using just four notes

A video clip showed Paul Harvey improvising a piece of music around four notes, randomly selected by his son Nick

The BBC Philharmonic Orchestra then recorded an orchestral arrangement to accompany Mr. Harvey’s performance – creating an incredibly moving piece intended to demonstrate the healing power of the music.

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