Para Para is a dance style born in the 90s in the clubs of Tokyo, danced on the music genre Eurobeat and characterized by a colorful aesthetic and hyper dynamic gestures. Its peculiarity are the movements of the arms, which describe the caffeine overexcitation of music through complex gestural combinations inspired by Japanese animation (anime).
Originally, fans learned the routines through the purchase of tutorials on VHS or directly in the clubs, where experts taught the new choreographies to the public just before an evening; currently, digital archiving has made them available online, where Parini’s research already resides, also because of the geographical distance between the two founders (Martina lives in Copenhagen, Sissj in Savignano sul Rubicone).
SPEEED is a musical and choreographic project conceived by Parini Secondo and Bienoise, inspired by Para Para and Eurobeat music. The method developed by the collective consists in the construction of a database of choreographies, mostly taken from video-tutorials, which are individually studied by the members of Parini following a common schedule in order to build a repertoire that will be reworked for the final production.
In addition to the choreographic project, Parini has declined the research in the realization of a Eurobeat compilation, Para Para Parsec, inspired by the original Japanese compilations, such as Para Para Paradise, with original pieces written by the producer Alberto Ricca/Bienoise and texts and voice of the artists of the collective, together with iconic traces of the Eurobeat.
Concept Parini Secondo x Bienoise
With Sissj Bassani, Camilla Neri, Martina Piazzi, Francesca Pizzagalli
Music Alberto Ricca/Bienoise
Choreography Parini Secondo, freely inspired by online contents
Organization Edoardo Sansonne/MIGMA Collective
Video Rodolfo Gusmeroli, Luca Bellossi
Editing Rodolfo Gusmeroli
With the support of Mastronauta Omegna (VCO), Comune di Verbania and Fondazione Comunitaria VCO
Special thanks to Andrea Ruschetti, Riccardo Brezza (Comune di Verbania), Scoppiati Racing Team (Verbania), Centro Commerciale Le Isole (Gravellona Toce, VB), Giostra Esagerata F.lli Uga