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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.

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.

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…

Brian Hammill in Black Light

Brian Hammill

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,…

Ryan Buffalo: The Spirit Within

Ryan Buffalo 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 peek into the physical and mental preparation aboriginal hoop dancers partake in to profoundly connect with their movement. “Through the performance of an age-old Aboriginal dance, a man bridges modern-day life with the ancestral roots of his people”, says producer Justin Simon. Just watch! You’ll see and feel Ryan’s energy explode – literally. Ryan can be found living and dancing for many special events in Alberta, Canada. Music performed by Terry Mack and the Northern Cree Singers.