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Paola Berton: CtrlAltLab Experiment #1

Experiment #1 Here’s new futuristic experimental video created by Carmine Spizuoco, and starring Italian hoop dancer Paola Berton of PaolaBerton.com. This video actually took five hours to put together and shows off some way cool visual effects on a projection screen in the background. It was made entirely in real-time, using live footage without changing the scene at all during post-processing. Carmine writes, “Our goal was to see how feasible a future performance would be that combined the elegance of an art like hoop dance with modern day technology.” Our minds are blown. She’s currently based out of London, England, UK.

Kikka Hooper: Gone With the Wind

Kikka Hooper I am convinced hoopers don’t really care about weather. The sensible thing to do when the conditions are a bit rugged outside is to stay inside, especially when it’s a tad breezy out as the wind has a habit of temporarily turning our hoops into makeshift kites. Luckily for us Kikka Hooper heads straight outside into the wind and gets hooping as this really is the sensible thing to do. Kikka lives in Abruzzo, Italy, and her soundtrack for a windy day is “Gimme Shelter” by The Rolling Stones which is available on iTunes.