Agathe Le Guevel, otherwise known as “La Gatoun“, is gracing our screens with an incredibly charming hoop dance featuring three cheeky tricks including the small cat, the captain’s salute, and the 2000 Bug. It doesn’t get any sweeter than this! La Gatoun lives in Le Sud, Aquitaine, France, and the soundtrack for this one is “Dancing in the Dark” by Mike Mareen, and you can score a copy of it for your own collection over on Amazon.
In celebration of her one year hoopiversary, Page Campbell is here making her big debut on hooping.org with a compilation video showing off what she’s been able to spin up with the circle over the past year. She says, “This video is dedicated to my love for hooping” and it sure looks like she loves it alright because she’s having a blast. Page is currently living in Houston, Texas, USA, and the soundtrack for this one is called “Stressed Out” by Twenty One Pilots, and it’s available for you to download a copy of for your own collection over on iTunes.
Hooping in and of itself can be epic, but add fire to the equation and it can become a full-blown spectacle, whether you’re watching from the audience or in the hoop yourself. There’s nothing quite like the rush of heat and sound when a flaming fire hoop is swirling around you. And while fire hooping can be quite an empowering skill to learn and master, most believe comes with its own set of risks. The phrase “If you play with fire, you’re going to get burned” seems like more than a cliche to those who spin fire. Watching fire hoopers in their full glory, it’s as if they are able to shut off the part of their brain that tells them to be afraid. Is fire hooping truly dangerous? If so, how do they turn their fear off? How do they overcome that very human instinct to shrink away from the flames that are licking at their bodies? How likely is it that you will burn yourself? And moreover, how do hoopers who have been been burned overcome their fear and step back inside a flaming circle? We talked to a few experienced fire hoopers from around the world to find out.
Silke Schirok of HoopStep and her friend Christine Thevissen collaborated together on this fun hula hoop tango performance. This dynamic duo are perfectly coordinated in their partner hooping routine too, right down to their matching dresses. They twist, turn, weave, and make pretty configurations with their hoops, moving sinuously together to the delight of their audience and all of us here at hooping.org. They’re both from Bremen, Germany, and the soundtrack is called “El Tango (Original Mix)” by Max Olsen, which can be downloaded over on iTunes.
Nina Infinity of Infinity Hoop Dance is here with a new hooping tutorial and she’s going to be teaching us all how to do Whip Isolations. Yay! She says, “It can be done in either the wheel or wall plane with one hoop, and then add a second hoop for even more fun!” She breaks the move down really well in this too and demystifies the complexity of it with some really great instruction. Nina is currently living in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
Shannon Hill of The Emerald City Hoop Troupe is starting summer off right with a short but sweet video, casually showing off some of her talent. She’s making her Hooping.org debut here and be sure to check out her tosses and beautiful hand spins. Shannon lives in Seattle, Washington, USA, and her soundtrack for this one is “Word$” by Kito & Reija Lee featuring Zebra Katz, which you can easily download a copy of for your own collection over on iTunes.
Marina de Jong felt like doing something special to celebrate the 9 month mark on her hooping path. “So I put effort into creating a video for myself to one of my favourite songs right now,” she says, adding, “I shot this video at the riverside of the Waal in my hometown. This is one of my favourite places to hang out during summer.” We can see why, and we can see that even at only 9 months of hooping, Marina has some smooth moves and beautiful flow. She’s a joy to watch in this and she lives in Nijmegen, The Netherlands. The soundtrack to this is a cover of the song “Riverside”, originally performed by Agnes Obel (on iTunes), and covered here by Bella Maree.