Monthly Archive: October 2003

Dancing with hoops and people

Dancing with hoops and people

If you’re anything like me, you don’t like dancing with a partner. You like dancing by yourself. I normally don’t really like it when somebody dances right up to me and stays there, especially...

Hoops for exercise? That’s craaaaazy!

Hoops for exercise? That’s craaaaazy!

Guess what? Health experts say there are fun ways to get exercise – ways like hooping. “Vivian Thurman takes that idea to heart. Vivian Thurman leads a Cardio Hoop Class at Bally’s that uses...

Hooping Through The Darkness

Hooping Through The Darkness

Now that we’re in the darkest of the seasons, it’s time for those of us in the northern climates to start brainstorming how to do hoop gatherings when it’s cold/wet/snowy/icky outside. Here in Seattle,...

The Hoop and The Tree

The Hoop and The Tree

Saturday afternoon I met at Volunteer Park for a little Seattle hooping with Kara. (Seattle group-hoops are in the works, as soon as we secure a good warm indoor space for the winter!) She...

Barbed Hula

Barbed Hula

Australian news source The Age reports “Orifice, this year’s Melbourne International Arts Festival, is a bracing parade of unsettling visions involving body-openings. The works are both seductive and disquieting. The keynote is Israeli artist...

Back in the day

Back in the day

I’ve been looking into how the media covered the original spread of the hula hoop in 1958. Pretty interesting stuff. Shortly after it took over America, hoops hit the shelves in Europe, and then...

Bay Area Hoopers video

Bay Area Hoopers video

Min Jung has posted a lengthy video from Sunday’s BAH gathering at Lafayette Park. Featured hoopers are Bianca, Philo, Jason, Ryan, myself, and Min Jung’s shadow. Honorable mention: Katie. Watch video (9.6MB)

Hoops on planes

Hoops on planes

My sister has left San Francisco today to return to Germany. While she was here, we made a hoop for her. Today at the airport, she checked in the hoop as her second piece...

LA Fuzzy & Hoopy Photos

LA Fuzzy & Hoopy Photos

Here’s an enormous gallery of photos from a hooping party that happened in LA on Wednesday. The costumed hoopers in the pictures (ie the women in fuzzy legwarmers and sparkly loin cloths) are part...