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Hoopcamp 2014 Begins. Photo by Beth Lavinder.

Hoopcamp 2014: The Big Event

by Philo Hagen If you’ve never been to Hoopcamp, then you’ve never attended the largest annual gathering specifically for hoopers on the planet. Every year we make a pilgrimage from all over the world to spend five days together spinning it up in the California redwoods, sharing knowledge and hoop love with one another along the way. Driving up the…

A HoopPather in Subtitles with Baxter

HoopPath Baxter of The HoopPath spins up something not only beautiful, but inspiring. Along with his own infamous hoop style come subtitles from the technique learned while on the path of a Hoop Pather. He says, “I added some subtitles so that this video could also be a kind of tutorial, since I NEVER make them.” He lives in Carrboro, North Carolina, USA, and the soundtrack for this is “First Light” by Living Light and you can download a copy of it for your very own over on iTunes.

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Organic Hooping: Growing Your Own Groove

by Philo Hagen. When I started hoop dancing there really weren’t any tricks to learn or combinations to figure out. There was simply the beat and the hoop. We’d crank the music and move to the beat, waist hooping for hours. Of course we didn’t even think of it as waist hooping because we weren’t really hooping anywhere else on…

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Getting Ourselves Animated

by special guest blogger Johnathan Livingston Baxter Like so many others, the entrance of the hoop into my life has been a cataclysmic force that has, quite literally, broken me open. I wish I could say that once the first crack in my shell appeared, that I pried it open like a wild animal and bound for my karmic freedom.…


Baxter: Me and Rufus

Baxter of The Hoop Path spins up something truly beautiful in this video. Mixing some sustained spinning with head hooping and a whole lot more, the end result is emotional, powerful and simply stunning. A quote by Pablo Casals that he uses with this video says, “The most perfect technique is that which is not noticed at all.” This video…


Centered in the Circle

by guest writer Nicole Haley Last night I started re-reading Muriel Barbery’s, The Elegance of the Hedgehog. One of the two central protagonists in the book is an extremely intelligent and incredibly disillusioned 12-year-old girl named Paloma. Paloma is surrounded by privilege and endless striving. She is convinced life is absurd and has no real meaning: “People aim for the…

Baxter Hooping in Boston

Baxter in Boston

We love this shot of Jonathan Livingston Baxter of The Hoop Path spinning things up in Boston, Massachusetts, USA. He lives in Carrboro, North Carolina, USA. Photo by Sheryl Ann Photography, aka creative portrait photographer Sheryl DeLieto of Shiva Shakti Hoop Dance. She’s based in Connecticut.