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Japanese wheelchair dancer dreams of performing at Olympics ceremony 
Born with spina bifida, a disorder that paralyzed his lower body, Kenta Kambara aims to perform at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics opening or closing ceremonies, seeking to send a message to disabled and able-bodied people alike: it's okay to be different. 
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March 10, 2020 
Kenta Kambara, 34, performs onstage during 'Challenge & Move' a dance event in Tokyo, Japan, February... 
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The Wider Image: Meet the Japanese wheelchair dancer who dreams of performing at Olympics ceremony 
Kenta Kambara, 34, performs onstage during 'Challenge & Move' a dance event in Tokyo, Japan, February 8, 2020. Born with spina bifida, a disorder that paralyzed his lower body, Kambara aims to perform at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics opening or closing ceremonies, seeking to send a message to disabled and able-bodied people alike: it's OK to be different.

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March 10, 2020 
Kenta Kambara rehearses for an upcoming performance at a studio in Tokyo. Whirling, spinning, reaching,... 
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The Wider Image: Meet the Japanese wheelchair dancer who dreams of performing at Olympics ceremony 
Kenta Kambara rehearses for an upcoming performance at a studio in Tokyo. Whirling, spinning, reaching, grasping - Kambara's emotive performances are wordless testimony to artistic passion and possibility.

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March 10, 2020 
Schoolchildren touch Kenta Kambara's arm after listening to a lecture he gave at an elementary school... 
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The Wider Image: Meet the Japanese wheelchair dancer who dreams of performing at Olympics ceremony 
Schoolchildren touch Kenta Kambara's arm after listening to a lecture he gave at an elementary school in Tokyo. "If you can't walk with your legs, it's OK to walk with your hands. If there is something you want to do but cannot, it's OK to find another way," Kambara, 34, a computer systems engineer and father of a two-year-old daughter, told Reuters.

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March 10, 2020 
"These days, people use the keyword 'diversity' but not many people have experienced it themselves,"... 
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The Wider Image: Meet the Japanese wheelchair dancer who dreams of performing at Olympics ceremony 
"These days, people use the keyword 'diversity' but not many people have experienced it themselves," he said. "I want people to understand by seeing me dance that it's precisely because my body is different that it is interesting. Then that will become a trigger to accept other people's differences ... I also want them to think, 'Wow, that's cool!'"

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March 10, 2020 
Kambara, whose upper body is well-developed from propelling himself with his arms since childhood, began... 
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The Wider Image: Meet the Japanese wheelchair dancer who dreams of performing at Olympics ceremony 
Kambara, whose upper body is well-developed from propelling himself with his arms since childhood, began dancing five years ago.

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March 10, 2020 
The self-taught Kambara's repertoire includes handstands on his wheelchair, serpentine moves of his lean,... 
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The Wider Image: Meet the Japanese wheelchair dancer who dreams of performing at Olympics ceremony 
The self-taught Kambara's repertoire includes handstands on his wheelchair, serpentine moves of his lean, muscular arms and slender fingers, and dizzying spins on a collapsed wheelchair, itself an integral part of his performances.

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March 10, 2020 
"I'd already come to terms with my disability before I began dancing so it's not as if dancing 'saved'... 
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The Wider Image: Meet the Japanese wheelchair dancer who dreams of performing at Olympics ceremony 
"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," he said. "Disabilities have a negative image, but when it comes to dance, this is something only I can do."

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March 10, 2020 
Although he had long tended to hide his paralyzed legs out of embarrassment, that feeling changes when... 
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The Wider Image: Meet the Japanese wheelchair dancer who dreams of performing at Olympics ceremony 
Although he had long tended to hide his paralyzed legs out of embarrassment, that feeling changes when he dances. "What I had been hiding becomes something unique that moves people's hearts," he said.

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March 10, 2020 
Kambara also performs and lectures at schools, where youngsters are clearly impressed. "I thought it... 
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Kenta Kambara performs his dance in front of school children at his lecture at an elementary school in... 
Kambara also performs and lectures at schools, where youngsters are clearly impressed. "I thought it was amazing that someone born with a disability could do such an intense, cool dance," said eight-year-old elementary school student Konatsu Matsuo. "Before I thought being in a wheelchair was really tough," she said. "Now I think that life with a wheelchair can be fun."

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March 10, 2020 
Chie Kambara hands their sleeping daughter Shiori, 2, to her husband Kenta at their home in Tokyo. Besides... 
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The Wider Image: Meet the Japanese wheelchair dancer who dreams of performing at Olympics ceremony 
Chie Kambara hands their sleeping daughter Shiori, 2, to her husband Kenta at their home in Tokyo. Besides aiming for the Paralympics ceremonies, Kambara harbors a bigger dream - to dance at the Olympics closing ceremony as a way to boost interest in the Paralympic Games. "There shouldn't be a division such that if you are disabled, you can only perform at the Paralympics," he said, but noted that in contrast to the Paralympics, there are no open auditions for the Olympics ceremonies. Results of the Paralympics auditions are expected by the end of March.

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Kenta Kambara poses for a photo while his daughter Shiori, 2, walks past him, next to an Olympic Rings... 
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The Wider Image: Meet the Japanese wheelchair dancer who dreams of performing at Olympics ceremony 
Kenta Kambara poses for a photo while his daughter Shiori, 2, walks past him, next to an Olympic Rings symbol in front of the Japan Olympic Museum in Tokyo. Speculation, denied by organizers, is swirling that the Games might be canceled due to the global spread of the novel coronavirus, but Kambara said he was not discouraged. "Even if the Games are canceled, I will have another chance to stand on a world stage," he said.

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March 10, 2020 
The audience reacts after Kenta Kambara's performance at 'Challenge & Move' a dancing event in Tokyo.... 
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The Wider Image: Meet the Japanese wheelchair dancer who dreams of performing at Olympics ceremony 
The audience reacts after Kenta Kambara's performance at 'Challenge & Move' a dancing event in Tokyo. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon 
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Kenta Kambara laughs with another dancer during a break at a rehearsal for an upcoming performance, at... 
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The Wider Image: Meet the Japanese wheelchair dancer who dreams of performing at Olympics ceremony 
Kenta Kambara laughs with another dancer during a break at a rehearsal for an upcoming performance, at a studio in Tokyo. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon 
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Kenta Kambara sits on his wheelchair as he rides an escalator at a subway station in Tokyo. REUTERS/Kim... 
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The Wider Image: Meet the Japanese wheelchair dancer who dreams of performing at Olympics ceremony 
Kenta Kambara sits on his wheelchair as he rides an escalator at a subway station in Tokyo. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon 
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March 10, 2020 
Kenta Kambara rides the Tokyo Metro on his wheelchair as he makes his way home after performing at the... 
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The Wider Image: Meet the Japanese wheelchair dancer who dreams of performing at Olympics ceremony 
Kenta Kambara rides the Tokyo Metro on his wheelchair as he makes his way home after performing at the dance event 'Challenge & Move', in Tokyo,. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon 
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March 10, 2020 
Shiori Kambara, 2, sits on her father Kenta's lap as they make their way home after visiting the Japan... 
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The Wider Image: Meet the Japanese wheelchair dancer who dreams of performing at Olympics ceremony 
Shiori Kambara, 2, sits on her father Kenta's lap as they make their way home after visiting the Japan Olympic Museum in Tokyo. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon 
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March 10, 2020 
Kenta Kambara shows his daughter Shiori, 2, Tokyo 2020 Paralympics posters displayed at a subway station... 
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The Wider Image: Meet the Japanese wheelchair dancer who dreams of performing at Olympics ceremony 
Kenta Kambara shows his daughter Shiori, 2, Tokyo 2020 Paralympics posters displayed at a subway station in Tokyo. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon 
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Kenta Kambara plays with his daughter Shiori, 2, at their home in Tokyo. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon 
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The Wider Image: Meet the Japanese wheelchair dancer who dreams of performing at Olympics ceremony 
Kenta Kambara plays with his daughter Shiori, 2, at their home in Tokyo. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon 
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Kenta Kambara rolls up his trousers while showing his legs to Reuters at his home in Tokyo. REUTERS/Kim... 
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The Wider Image: Meet the Japanese wheelchair dancer who dreams of performing at Olympics ceremony 
Kenta Kambara rolls up his trousers while showing his legs to Reuters at his home in Tokyo. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon 
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Kenta Kambara uses a skateboard to move clothing back to his wardrobe after helping his wife Chie with... 
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The Wider Image: Meet the Japanese wheelchair dancer who dreams of performing at Olympics ceremony 
Kenta Kambara uses a skateboard to move clothing back to his wardrobe after helping his wife Chie with laundry at their home in Tokyo. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon 
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Kenta Kambara removes his shoes as he gets ready to pose next to an Olympic Rings symbol for a photo... 
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The Wider Image: Meet the Japanese wheelchair dancer who dreams of performing at Olympics ceremony 
Kenta Kambara removes his shoes as he gets ready to pose next to an Olympic Rings symbol for a photo in front of the Japan Olympic Museum in Tokyo. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon 
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Kenta Kambara makes his way back home on his wheelchair after visiting the Japan Olympic Museum, in Tokyo.... 
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The Wider Image: Meet the Japanese wheelchair dancer who dreams of performing at Olympics ceremony 
Kenta Kambara makes his way back home on his wheelchair after visiting the Japan Olympic Museum, in Tokyo. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon 
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