The Heard Museum World Championship Hoop Dance Contest was held again in Phoenix, Arizona, and it was Nakotah LaRance that emerged victorious!
Michael Goedel and his sister Erin Campbell take hooping on the beach to another level with this amazing hoop dance video. The beautiful Hawaiian scenery sets the stage with the feel of a modern spin on Native American hoop dance, which for them is a family tradition. Both Michael and Erin live in Laie, Hawaii, USA, and the soundtrack for this is the “Single Feather Remix” by Black Bear featuring Tribe Called Red, and if you enjoyed it and would like your own copy of it you can get it over on iTunes
Moontee Sinquah, the two time World Champion Hoop Dancer, performs with his sons and nephew at the Finger Lakes GrassRoots Festival at the Trumansburg Fairgrounds in Trumansburg, New York. The shapes and formations he creates throughout his Native American hoop dance performance tell a truly powerful story you won’t want to miss. Moontee Sinquah is from Polacca, Arizona, USA.
Earlier this month the Centre for Gender Advocacy hosted a celebration for the completion of a public mural commissioned by Missing Justice. The mural, located on the wall of the anarchist bookstore L’insoumise in Montreal, stands as a public statement to denounce violence against all indigenous women, and demand and demand attention to honoring the lives and spirits of those who have gone missing or been found murdered. Two hoop dancers share something beautiful and powerful in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
We really love watching Nakotah LaRance do his thing and even though it shouldn’t be a surprise to see him spin up another amazing hoop dance, we’re nonetheless left having to pick our jaws up off the floor all over again. Performing at the Santo Domingo Pueblo, the six time World Champion Hoop Dancer puts his own spin on traditional Native American Hoop Dance and it’s always a treat to watch. He lives in Flagstaff, Arizona, USA, and the soundtrack for this is live drumming and singing by his father, Steve LaRance.