Tag Archives: Native

Arik Pipestem, Pyrobelle and Electric Hoopster

What do you do when your house guest is a very well known hoop dancer? Why, you make a video of course, what else? Electric Hoopster (Deejay Dassylva) and Pyrobelle (Victorious Wood) – had an…

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…

Hoop Dance Tutorials with J.J. First Charger

For those who are interested in Native American, Aboriginal or First Nations hoop dance, J.J. First Charger is back with a series of five lessons for us today. He starts off teaching us how to…

Mending The Sacred Hoop: The Movie

Mending The Sacred Hoop is a new documentary film project that chronicles the wholesale plundering of a gentle people – and the often deadly attempt to forcefully eradicate Native traditions and culture. Yankton Sioux elders…

Cecil Manuel at Bioblitz on Hoop Dance

Cecil Manuel of the Cecil B. Manuel Inter-Tribal Dancers shares his cultural and spiritual knowledge with National Geographic at the recent BioBlitz in Saguaro National Park. “There are so many different stories that we tell…