Argentinian aerial acrobat & TV star Pitu Blázquez hosts training sessions in his art form for people with mobility and cognitive impairments, empowering them to soar through the air and express a new joy and freedom through performance.
Hermosamiente Diferente (Beautifully Different) gives wings to those who can’t walk.
“One of the first things that surprises me when I start working with people with disabilities is how happy these people are,” says Pitu Blázquez, Argentinian aerial acrobat and TV star who started a school of acrobatics where no distinction is made for people with or without disabilities. “What happens in the school is something beautiful, totally inclusive and we realise and value the differences. There’s a group for adults and one for children… we don’t distinguish between disabilities.”
Pitu received a message from Maxi (pictured), a man with cerebral palsy who wrote “I’m done with the ground. I want to fly.” “When I arrived at his [Maxi’s] place there were three boys in wheelchairs. That was on a Wednesday and on Sunday I took him to my acrobatics school to try to make him fly”. Source: Facebook/PituBlazquezOK
Since then, Pitu started aerobatic training sessions for people with disabilities… and that’s how the work ‘Beautifully Different’ was born. The message behind ‘Beautifully Different’ is to show that they too can do everything they want. Source: Instagram/pitublazquez
This article was first published on BrightVibes on Apr 5, 2022.
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