Monthly Archive: August 2006

Black Rock City Garnish Fire Conclave 2006

Black Rock City Garnish Fire Conclave 2006

The Official Black Rock City Garnish Fire Conclave, a multi-national team of fire performance superstars who come together every year at Burning Man, present a cavalcade of flaming flow art, even fire hoopers on stilts. Click LINK to view a larger size.

Sass hoops for peace

Sass hoops for peace

We adore our friend Sass, who is currently back in her hometown of Johannesburg, South Africa, acting in a television soap opera. Here she’s celebrating the day out of time, hooping for peace in these times of war and violence. Soundtrack: Michael Franti’s “Crazy, crazy, crazy.” Click LINK to view larger size.

Our Black Rock City Vacation

Our Black Rock City Vacation

We’re off for a week in Black Rock City, hooping up a dust storm at Burning Man. We’ll answer your mail and we’ll have plenty to report when we return. Enjoy yourselves!

Hula Hoop Corn Cob

Hula Hoop Corn Cob

Doesn’t James’ photograph entitled Hula Hoop Corn Cob smell like summer? It was taken at a birthday party in Toronto, Ontario.

Princess Aiko hula hoops

Princess Aiko hula hoops

Japanese Crown Prince Naruhito and his family are on holiday in the Netherlands. Naruhito’s daughter, Princess Aiko, enjoyed spending her time hula-hooping and watching insects.

Snakecharmer

Snakecharmer

Alexis hoops with a close friend at Treasure Island Beach, Florida. The photo Snakecharmer is from the St. Petersburg Times article.

Andrew Tidby: New Brunswick Hooper

Andrew Tidby: New Brunswick Hooper

andrew tidby hooping

Andrew Tidby of Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada, just learned how to hoop this year, but already he’s going to Music Festivals all over Atlantic Canada showing people how to hoop! We like this video that was filmed by his roommate. Soundtrack: Lemon Jelly’s “The Staunton Lick”

BunnyHoopStar: Inside The Hoop

BunnyHoopStar: Inside The Hoop

bunnyhoopstar On the other side of the world, down under, the hooping revolution is underway as well. If you don’t already know BunnyHoopStar, consider this your opportunity to do just that. You’re in for an adventure, because even though the 33-year-old lives in Sydney, BunnyHoopStar notes, “To be honest, I feel like I’m “originally” from another planet, a place where the macro and micro cosmic vibrations are strongly tuned into all kinds of harmonious and wildly creative art practices including dancing, singing, dreaming and of course spinning hoops! And to think this will be my first year at Burning Man! Am I going home?” It’s possible, and those of you on the playa this year can find out the answer for yourself.

Naked hooping in Brattleboro

Naked hooping in Brattleboro

In Brattleboro, Vermont, a group gathered in the Harmony Lot for “Bratt Fest.” Police Chief John Martin said young people were hula hooping without any clothes on, but no arrests were made. Update: See...

The Splits Kickout

The Splits Kickout


Here is Maddie performing her signature Splits Kickout. She is so graceful and smooth about it. Her leg goes back into the hoop like a knife into butter. Maddie is one of our youngest hoopers in the Bay Area, and we love having her!

Heavenly Hoop Halo

Heavenly Hoop Halo

This heavenly hooper has a halo, one shot from an extensive series of hooping photographs by Saloman888. Taken in Santa Monica, California.

Mug Night Hoop Jam with Meghan

Mug Night Hoop Jam with Meghan

Isn’t it about time for a Mug Night Hoop Jam? Catch Meghan’s hoop moves at the Pour House Music Hall in Raleigh, North Carolina. Who was playing? Kinetic featuring Ryan Cavanaugh.

Hula hoop skin for iPod mini

Hula hoop skin for iPod mini

Check out this hooper skin for the iPod mini on eBay. The design appears to be called Gyration and it’s one of many created by