Tag: Native

Celebrating Indigenous People’s Day with Tyrese and Kailayne Jensen

jensensens Hooping.org is celebrating Indigenous People’s Day today and Tyrese Jensen and Kailayne Jensen of YellowHouse Dancers’ hoop dance configurations not only preserve their Native American tradition and culture through song, music, and dance, these two are amazing to watch. The brother and sister duo execute various formations with exciting confidence and clarity and they split their time between Mesa, Arizona, during the school year, and Dilkon, Arizona, USA, on the Navajo reservation. They’re dancing to the rhythm and tempo of traditional music performed lived.

Totem’s Eric Hernandez on American Latino TV

Eric Hernandez performs in Totem

http://youtu.be/4ZeaVHl7q_E 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 and half Native American says, "I'm in love with hoop dancing because it gives me the opportunity to share…

Eric Hernandez

Eric Hernandez

Eric Hernandez, hoop dancer for Cirque du Soleil's Totem show, flies free with his hoops at the beach. He lives in Los Angeles, California, USA. Photo by Daniel Fulloon.

Working On That with Donna the Buffalo and Moontee Sinquah

Moontee Feat

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 gave thanks for a friendly feast that lasted for three days. And long before Oprah and others were telling us…

Eric Hernandez Spins Native American Hoop Dance

Eric Hernandez

http://youtu.be/2UE6uUuZWTs 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 YouTube Space LA. Watch as he manipulates five hoops into different animals, all the while spinning up the enjoyment…

Brian Hammill in Black Light

Brian Hammill

http://youtu.be/p7xwBhu6yiQ?t=30s 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 tell the story of life, three time World Champion hoop dancer Brian Hammill of Native Spirit presents us with…