Over a thousand amateur dancers took over the Paris suburb of Saint Denis for a colorful parade featuring floats, flags and giants. Folklore costumes, made-up faces and war cries. But above all, a parade reflecting the melting pot culture that is Saint Denis. Commissioned as part of the 2007 Rugby World Cup (the local stadium was a major venue), Philippe Decouflé orchestrated a huge open party, celebrating the regions of France and the countries of origin of the tournament teams. The Haka formed the bond between the dances from countries worldwide.