A Strong Opener. The key ingredient any savvy performer has in their repertoire is an opener that will immediately get the attention of the audience, hold them and deliver the promise that what you had at the start is what you will get for the whole performance. The moment 2013 Hoopie Awards nominee Caterina Suttin starts her seated breaks and reversals is the moment she has us in her meditative, relaxed and organic flow. She seems to somehow transcend the video, reaching out to touch us, and while she describes these moves as “breathing breaks and wonky planes”, we know she’s been teaching them in her recent workshops. Caterina lives in Austin, Texas, USA, and the soundtrack is “Maps” by Emancipator which is available as a free download on Bandcamp. A Hooping.org Video of the Day.