This intimate documentary profiles Norma Canner, a pioneer in dance movement therapy, who found in dance a way to help those discarded by society. The film traces the evolution of Norma's career from Broadway actress in the '40s, through her ground-breaking work in creative movement with disabled and mentally retarded children in the '60s, to her present work with adults as a dance therapist.

Utilizing art, music, drama, and dance in the context of therapy, her work has proved extraordinarily beneficial for handicapped individuals, as well as providing cathartic healing experiences for those with deep emotional scars; and her pioneering work with blind, deaf, and autistic children has become a model for practioners worldwide. This film is an inspiring tale of a woman who followed her own heart and in the process helped others to heal themselves.

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