Hoopers in Thailand gather on the beach in Haad Yuan and Ko Phangan for a weekly local hoop jam hosted by Francie Fishman, Nolita Ananda and Deon Abruzzo. Filmed by Johnathan Gilbert, it’s all about celebrating their “love of play” with the circle and this video that was mostly filmed using drones basically looks like we’re going to a giant beach party full of hoop action – with donations going to a local charity. Francie and Nolita live in Ko Phangan, Surat Thani, Thailand, while Deon lives in San Francisco, California, USA. The soundtrack for this is “Cirkus” by Gramatik and it’s available for you to download over on iTunes.
Gaia Gonen of Shponto Juggling is here with another spectacular setting. Filmed in Beit Guvrin, Israel, this breathtaking video by Uri Dov Lidor is really something to see with her hoop dancing on hollow ground. Gaia is currently living in Tel Aviv, Israel, and the soundtrack for this one is called “Royal Krishna” by Marti Nikko & DJ Drez and you can download a copy of it for your very own collection for free over on Soundcloud.
Bernadette Yu of Hoopaholic Cebu and La Verne Salas recently spun up quite the amazing tandem hooping performance at the Philippine Flow Fest, held at the Crystal Beach Resort in San Narciso, Zambales, Philippines. Whether they’re hooping together or as partners, they really know how to entertain. They live in the Philippines and the soundtrack for this is “Sugar” by Maroon 5 and you can score your very own copy of it quite easily on iTunes.
Brooke Amber Bailey is here making her hooping.org debut with this beautiful piece that was filmed and edited by Iwan Setyabudiman. Her gracefulness and powerful energy radiate as she connects with her sacred circle around the stunning view of Kintami Volcano, located in Bali, Indonesia. Her sustained spinning and fluid transitions are inspirational and hypnotizing. Brooke lives in Kankakee, Illinois, USA, and the soundtrack here is “New Day” by Pianochocolate, which you can easily find your own copy of over on iTunes.
From the moment Yael Di of Hulala steps onto the stage in this video, you can tell something good is going to happen. Slow motion, a sultry soundtrack, and some really interesting light and video work help transport the viewer to another place. It’s the perfect showcase for her hooping too. Yael lives in Haifa, Israel, and the soundtrack heard here is called “Western Eyes” by Portishead, which you can easily download your own copy of over on iTunes.
Barbara Müller, also known as Babsi, hoop dances like she is one with the waves as she spins up single and double hoops before sunset on a trip to Myanmar. The gorgeous backdrop of Ngapali Beach combined with the sun rays and her smooth moves make this look like one magically relaxing evening. She lives in Freiburg, Germany, and the soundtrack here is “The Sun (Lcaw Remix)” by Parov Stelar featuring Graham Candy and you can download your copy of it over on iTunes.
If you’ve been searching for some hoopspiration, then here’s an excellent source for that.Emma Kenna of Hooping Mad and Ina Hoopina of Ina Hoopina Hoop Dance demonstrate some of their partner hooping skills on a beautiful coastline located in Koh Tao, Thailand. With extraordinary coordination and amazing weave techniques, they truly create some beautiful patterns and illusions. Emma and Ina both currently reside in Gottingen, Germany, and the soundtrack to this is “Killing Switch” by Last Lynx, and you can find a copy of it for your personal collection on SoundCloud.