PARA PARA 2016 – dance performance, Lost & Found, Amsterdam

“Para Para” (パラパラ) is a style of disco dance that occurred in the ’80s in Japan. It is said that it started when a university student introduced moves he learnt from the gymnastic class in a disco in Tokyo. Para para is a group dance that is characterised by the typical arm movements that are performed at the exact same time in the exact same way. Although the Western dance especially in the club scene is about self-expression, Para Para is all about being part of the group. During Lost & Found the visitors were invited to follow us to form a big Para Para dance group to experience the joy of becoming one.

Dancers: Masaki Komoto and Mariko Kuwahara
Music: Dark In The Night / MAIO & CO