Tag Archives: First Nations

Tony Duncan with Arvel Bird

One of the most fun times any performer can have on stage is when the choreography is put aside and the art of improvisation is embraced. Formality takes a back-seat as the performer brings a…

Electric Hoop with Arik Pipestem

In “Electric Hoop”, a documentary short by Ashley Bomberry and Mohsen Nazeri, the unexpectedly unique Erik “Arik” Pipestem describes his process of exploration on story telling through hoop dance. Fusing several traditional Native American pow wow hoop…

Nakotah LaRance

Nakotah LaRance is a six-time World Hoop Dance Champion whose star has really risen performing not only with Cirque Du Soleil’s “Totem” show and elsewhere, but he truly captured the hearts of a whole lot…

Derrick Suwaima Davis Wins 2013 World Champion Hoop Dancer Title

The 23rd Annual Heard Museum World Championship Hoop Dance Contest recently took place again in Phoenix, Arizona, and hoop dancers came from all over the United States and Canada to compete for the ultimate title…

Idle No More: First Nations Hoop Dance Protest

Over one hundred hoop dancers gathered at the West Edmonton Mall for a rally protesting Bill C-45, which was passed by the Canadian Senate last month. In response, the Assembly of First Nations unanimously voted…

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…

Eric Hernandez

Eric Hernandez performs in Totem, Cirque du Soleil’s journey into the evolution of mankind. He lives in Washington, DC, USA. A Hooping.org Photo of the Day.

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…