South America

Rede with Bárbara Francesquine

Bárbara Francesquine hooping Are you ready for something different? Rede (meaning network in English) is the result of a 3-hour workshop with students from what they call the “Streets” and Squares” group of Ruas e Praças, a Brazilian charity. Their objective: explore relations between two universal artistic languages, film and dance. Bárbara Francesquine joins forces with Fabio Myller, Tayna Gomes, Wenny Mirelle, and Pedro Gomes to spin up something stunning and other worldly. The way Bárbara and Fabio connect with the hoop together is simply lovely! The film instructor and editor is Alexandre Salomão. Bárbara lives in São Paulo, Brazil, and the soundtrack used for this is called “Third Time” by Jingle Punks.

Hooping with Saracura do Brejo

Saracura do Brejo Are you ready to be entertained? Then meet Saracura do Brejo. He’s performing for what looks like primarily a group of children and this Brazilian hooper is not only quite talented in the hoop dance skills department, as you will see later on, he really likes to play with collapsing foldable hoops in an interesting and almost indigenous way. He lives in Goiânia, Brazil, and the soundtrack that he is performing to is actually live music being played by a small group of musicians itself.