Sue Kemp Has a Passion for Hooping

Sue "Soolah" Kemp The Frederick News-Post in Frederick, Maryland, reports that Sue Kemp never hooped much in her youth, preferring a little softball and some gymnastics, but put a hoop in her hands and she becomes Soolah — her hoop name — and when she performs fire hooping, she is Sprye. “It’s become a real passion,” she admitted. When she first saw fire hooping in May 2008, she knew it was something she wanted to pursue. Just a year later, Kemp was fire hooping and had started a local group Pyrophoric. For the past six months, the troupe has been performing at music festivals, drum circles and regional Burning Man festivals. “I’ll go to those and play with fire,” she laughed. Kemp also uses a custom hoop enhanced with LED lights for night performances. She makes and sells custom hoops that are beautiful and vibrant using colorful tapes and metallics and she has quite a personal collection as well. “I have probably 30 hoops,” she said. Full story: Frederick News Post

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