The Wider Image: Meet the Japanese wheelchair dancer who dreams of performing at Olympics ceremony
Kenta Kambara, 34, laughs with another dancer during a break at a rehearsal for an upcoming performance, at a studio in Tokyo, Japan, February 1, 2020. Kambara who was born with spina bifida, a disorder that paralysed his lower body, aims to perform at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics opening or closing ceremonies. "I'd already come to terms with my disability before I began dancing so it's not as if dancing 'saved' me. But before I started dancing, I often felt my wheelchair was cumbersome in my daily life ...But when it comes to dancing, I feel my use of a wheelchair makes it unique," Kambara said. "Disabilities have a negative image, but when it comes to dance, this is something only I can do." REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon SEARCH "WHEELCHAIR DANCER" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.