Tag: Native American Hoop Dancing

Brian Hammill at Superstition Mountains

Brian Hammill

http://vimeo.com/79167633 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 says, "The hoop dance represents our journey through the circle of life. Each hoop…

Hoop Dancer Teddy Anderson

teddy anderson Traditional hoop dancer Teddy Anderson has traveled to over 17 different countries sharing his hoop skills and spreading a message of peace. In this video, he puts a modern twist on traditional hoop dance and uses 4 specific colors in order to represent the different people of the world. He truly knows how to tell a story with his hoops! Teddy is based in Alberta, Canada, but this video was filmed in Victoria, British Columbia. Cinematography was done by Zia Kalyan and more information about Teddy can be found on his webpage, hoopdanceproductions.com.

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 hip hop, jazz, ballet, contemporary, and Latin, Arik is a First Nations performer who is one…

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…

World Championship Hoop Dance Contest Returns to Phoenix

The 23rd Annual World Championship Hoop Dance Contest returns in less than two-weeks to the Heard Museum in Phoenix, Arizona. Taking place on Saturday and Sunday, February 9th and 10th of 2013, top American Indian and Canadian First Nation hoop dancers from the United States and Canada are preparing to compete for the prestigious title…

World Hoop Dance Champion Tony Duncan: Living in the Circle

There's no doubt that once you've begun hooping you start to notice that circles are everywhere. For Tony Duncan, five-time World Champion Hoop Dancer, his roots have taught him the sacredness of the circle, the hoop, and his dance. Duncan told the Indian Country Today Media Network, "The hoop teaches us many things, primarily, having…

Native American Hoop Dancers in the Middle East

The Native Pride Dancers, a traveling Native American dance group, recently demonstrated several traditional dances including hoop dance at the University of Jordan in Amman, Jordan. It was the first time for Native American dancers to bring 'healing' and 'medicine' to the Middle East.

Navajo Hoop Dancer Luda Spender

Ron Alarcon interviews Luda Spencer, a Navajo Hoop Dancer, for a class project and delivers a very compelling video on Navajo hoop dancing. Soundtrack: "Sacred Mask Dance" by Katalize (on iTunes).