Category Archives: Interviews

Kevin Locke on Elevating the Human Spirit Through Hoop Dance

Kevin Locke first burst into the national scene as a hoop dancer with his performance involving 28 hoops in a complex and acrobatic dance. In the span of his career he has graced many pow…

Derrick Suwaima Davis Talks Hoop Dance

Derrick Suwaima Davis won his first hoop dancing championship in 1992, his most recent in 2010, and he has earned the title of World Champion Hoop Dancer five times. So when the Indian Country Today…

Mariana Bandarra: Inside The Hoop

In late 2006, Mariana Bandarra had just gone through a bad break-up and was wallowing in a depression that had become resistant to medication. Then one night a friend brought over a film,

Brandy Hug: Inside The Hoop

Back in 2008 Brandy Hug was visiting a friend when she saw her pick up a hoop and start playing with it in her backyard. “At the time I was 265 pounds and miserable and…

Craig Reid: Inside The Hoop

You may recognize Craig Reid, aka the Incredible Hulaboy, from the short film Circularity Thinking which was nominated for a 2012 Hoopie Award, or maybe his Hula Hoop Heroes performance with Jessie Rose and Tiina…

Heady Hoop Tribe

The Heady Hoop Tribe talks about hooping, performing and community in this interview for The R.E.I.G.N Artist Network, a non-profit organization in Phoenix giving artists and musicians of all genres a platform to collaborate with…