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This video is just heartbreaking and that's why it has already been shared a thousand times: It shows an aging ballerina suffering from Alzheimer's who blossoms again when she hears the music from her performances.
Marta C. González was a prima ballerina on the New York City Ballet in the 1960s. But in the following video you don't see her on stage, but in a wheelchair in a nursing home. She looks aloof and fragile. But then a young man approaches her and puts on her headphones. And then the music to Peter Tchaikovsky's ballet "Swan Lake" sounds.
Immediately a change seems to be taking place in the woman with Alzheimer's disease. She begins to move her hands, then her arms - gracefully and gracefully. She is completely absorbed, as if she were going to see her appearance on stage again.
The power of music - can bridge decades and illnesses
The touching moment was recorded in spring 2019, shortly before her death. However, the former dancer's video has now been shared by Asociacion Musica para Despertar, a Spanish charity that promotes music in the care of people with Alzheimer's disease and other memory disorders. As clear evidence of its power …