The Life of Rolando Toro Araneda
Then in 1979 he moved to Brazil where he created a Private Institute of Biodanza, and expanding the system throughout Latin America. He also worked with the mentally ill at Jiqueri Hospital of Sao Paulo and with women with mastectomy in the Instituto del Radio.
In 1989 he emigrated to Milan, Italy for 8 years, where he worked with Alzheimer's and Parkinson's patients in the cities of Como and Varese. During this period he also created Biodanza Schools throughout Italy.
In 1998 he returned to Santiago de Chile, where he directed Biodanza Centres and Training Schools across Europe, Latin America, United States, Canada, South Africa, Japan and New Zealand.
In 2001 he was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize for his work in Biodanza and Biocentric Education at the Casa de America, Madrid, Spain.
In 2006 he was named Doctor Honoris Causa of the Federal University of Paraíba (Brazil).
In 2008 he was appointed Professor Emeritus by the Metropolitan University of Peru.
He was also a poet and painter, and had exhibitions in Brazil, Italy and France. He published books of poetry and psychotherapy that have been translated into several languages.
In February 16, 2010 he died at the age of 85 in Santiago de Chile.
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