Tag Archives: Native American and Aboriginal

Derrick Suwaima Davis Wins 7th Unprecedented World Hoop Dance Champion Title

The 24th 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 made their way to compete for…

Totem’s Eric Hernandez on American Latino TV

Eric Hernandez, the amazing hoop dancer that is currently featured in the Cirque du Soleil show Totem, shares his love of hoop dance in this segment for American Latino TV. Eric, who is half Latino…

Working On That with Donna the Buffalo and Moontee Sinquah

by Philo Hagen Tracing the first thanksgiving back to 1621 when 53 Pilgrims celebrated the first harvest in the “new world” with 90 Native Americans, or so the tale has been spun for generations, all…

Eric Hernandez Spins Native American Hoop Dance

Eric Hernandez, Hoop Dancer for Cirque du Soleil’s “Totem” show, puts a modern spin, in street clothes, to Native American hoop dance. His high energy hoop performance here was performed for the YouTube staff at…

Brian Hammill in Black Light

What happens when Native American hoop dance goes contemporary? Let’s find out because the sacred story of life has no beginning and it has no end. Using hoops to create various symbols and shapes that…

Ryan Buffalo: The Spirit Within

Aboriginal hoop dancer Ryan Buffalo is the star performer in this stunning Bangtown Studios production that captures the spirit of traditional hoop dance. While the performance is breathtaking, what makes it even more special is the…

James Jones: Hoop Dance

James “Caution” Jones performs a breathtaking hoop dance at Churchill Square in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, for an event called “Cypher Wild”, which is held every Thursday. Mixing First Nations traditional hoop dance with hip hop…