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Dallas Arcand: Hoop Dance 101

Dallas Arcand

Angelika Gawronski of Shaw TV in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, recently did a profile on Dallas Arcand, the three-time World Champion Hoop Dancer and she learned a lot about the nature and basics of aboriginal/native hoop dance along the way. “Hoop…

Tony Duncan with Arvel Bird

Tony Duncan

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 kind of raw magic as…

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 dance styles with acro and…

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 of hoopers last year with…

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 Media Network sits down with…

Dallas Arcand Hoop Dances For Life

“My dance is my life – it’s what I believe in and what I know best,” World Champion Hoop Dancer Dallas Arcand recently told Routes Magazine. In an interview following his performance with his son Dallas Bobby Arcand Gladeau at…