Tag Archive for Flagstaff

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.

Nakotah LaRance

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 his mad Native American hoop dance skills in the Geronimo music video with The Knocks and Fred Falke. Here we have the total treat of getting to see his competition performance at the Heard Museum’s World Championship Hoop Dance Contest in Phoenix, Arizona, and while we know he placed sixth this year following a relatively unprecedented hoop dance off, regardless of whatever happened with the judging there’s something truly awe inspiring going on here. Video by Danny Upshaw. Nakotah lives in Flagstaff, Arizona, USA. A Hooping.org Video of the Day.

Hooping for the 28th Amendment

Hula Hooping Against Citizens United

Drivers honked their horns in support of students and locals waving signs vying for legislative change outside the Coconino County Courthouse in Flagstaff, Arizona. Bekka Christ (pictured) hooped up her support for the 28th Amendment. Citizens Against Citizens United (FCACU), a group pushing to reverse the 2010 Supreme Court case that ruled corporations are people and money is protected speech under the Constitution, coordinated a rally to raise awareness and collect signatures. More than 80 events were held at local courthouses around the United States to rally support of the amendment. Photo courtesy of Northern Arizona News.

Hooping For Homos

Circus Bacchus and the local Flagstaff hoop community participated in a public demonstration called Hooping For Homos to progress the idea of equal treatment between Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer identified individuals and straight people – and have fun with hula hoops. The rally took place outside City Hall in Flagstaff, Arizona. Video by Kayley Monster. Soundtrack: “Come Together” by The Beatles.