Tag Archive for First Nations

Celebrating Indigenous People’s Day with Tyrese and Kailayne Jensen

jensensens 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.

Native American Hoop dance with Nakotah LaRance

Hoop Dance with Nakotah LaRance 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.

Brian Hammill at Superstition Mountains

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With the Thanksgiving holiday approaching in the U.S., we are pleased to share four time World Champion Hoop Dancer Brian Hammill of Native Spirit, who takes us to Superstition Mountains for a very special hoop dance. We’re most certainly grateful for it. He…

Brian Hammill in Black Light

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What happens when Native American hoop dance goes contemporary? Let’s find out because the sacred story of life has no beginning and it has no end. Using hoops to create various symbols and shapes that tell the story of life,…

Ryan Buffalo: The Spirit Within

Ryan Buffalo 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.

James Jones: Hoop Dance

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James “Caution” Jones performs a breathtaking hoop dance at Churchill Square in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, for an event called “Cypher Wild”, which is held every Thursday. Mixing First Nations traditional hoop dance with hip hop and modern hoop dance techniques,…

A Tribe Called Red on Studio Q

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A Tribe Called Red combine instrumental dance music with First Nations sounds for a new music genre they like to call “Pow Wow Step” and they recently received their 2nd Polaris Music Award long list nomination in as many years,…