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The ‘Beautifully Different’ project gives wings to those who can’t walk

The ‘Beautifully Different’ project gives wings to those who can’t walk

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

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.

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

“Now they make each other happy, and thanks to ‘Beautifully Different’ people with a disability became performers with their own jobs.” says Pitu.
Ta-dah! “Now they make each other happy, and thanks to ‘Beautifully Different’ people with a disability became performers with their own jobs.” says Pitu. Source: Facebook/PituBlazquezOK
Mariana Pandolfi has been training and performing with Pitu for 4 years. Source: Instagram/pitublazquez
“Because, of course, you're looking at a person who can't walk, five meters up and they're giving you a tremendous message.
“Most of the people say: ‘It’s been a week and I’m still thinking about the performance.’” says Pitu. “Because, of course, you’re looking at a person who can’t walk, five meters up and they’re giving you a tremendous message.” And what do they receive? Happiness. The capacity to dream. Source: Instagram/pitublazquez
This aerial acrobat enables people with a disability to fly. ? The world needs more people like Pitu Blazquez ? ? Source: Facebook/BrightVibes

This article was first published on BrightVibes on Apr 5, 2022.

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