Hooping.org is celebrating Indigenous People’s Day today and Tyrese Jensen and Kailayne Jensen of YellowHouse Dancers’ hoop dance configurations not only preserve their Native American tradition and culture through song, music, and dance, these two are amazing to watch. The brother and sister duo execute various formations with exciting confidence and clarity and they split their time between Mesa, Arizona, during the school year, and Dilkon, Arizona, USA, on the Navajo reservation. They’re dancing to the rhythm and tempo of traditional music performed lived.
Moontee Sinquah, the two time World Champion Hoop Dancer, performs with his sons and nephew at the Finger Lakes GrassRoots Festival at the Trumansburg Fairgrounds in Trumansburg, New York. The shapes and formations he creates throughout his Native American hoop dance performance tell a truly powerful story you won’t want to miss. Moontee Sinquah is from Polacca, Arizona, USA.
We really love watching Nakotah LaRance do his thing and even though it shouldn’t be a surprise to see him spin up another amazing hoop dance, we’re nonetheless left having to pick our jaws up off the floor all over again. Performing at the Santo Domingo Pueblo, the six time World Champion Hoop Dancer puts his own spin on traditional Native American Hoop Dance and it’s always a treat to watch. He lives in Flagstaff, Arizona, USA, and the soundtrack for this is live drumming and singing by his father, Steve LaRance.
Aboriginal hoop dancer Ryan Buffalo is the star performer in this stunning Bangtown Studios production that captures the spirit of traditional hoop dance. While the performance is breathtaking, what makes it even more special is the peek into the physical and mental preparation aboriginal hoop dancers partake in to profoundly connect with their movement. “Through the performance of an age-old Aboriginal dance, a man bridges modern-day life with the ancestral roots of his people”, says producer Justin Simon. Just watch! You’ll see and feel Ryan’s energy explode – literally. Ryan can be found living and dancing for many special events in Alberta, Canada. Music performed by Terry Mack and the Northern Cree Singers.