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Faeryn Rose hoops

Faeryn Rose

Watching Faeryn Rose of Hypnotic Hoop Dance, aka Erin Rosenthal, move inside a hoop is pure magic. Whether she’s hoop dancing in a desolate railway station in Albuquerque, New Mexico, flowing on a festival stage or bringing the fire at a private party in Hollywood, California, you can’t take your eyes off her. She says that an eternal bliss courses…

Dawn Sperber

Dawn Sperber: Belief Dance

Do you have a belief dance? Dawn Sperber does and as a poet and a hooper, here we are given the gift of being able to enjoy both of her talents. Dawn’s poem entitled “Belief Dance” is set to music by Jason Reed along with additional cello being played by Michael Kott. Reed also filmed Dawn spinning it up with…

Takoda Rain: Rainy Day Hooping in Panama

While rain often sends hoopers scrambling to grab their belongings and head indoors, it’s another thing altogether when you’re in a tropical climate like Panama. Takoda Rain of Sacred Spirit Flow takes advantage of some clouds and drizzle here to hoop dance on the beach somewhere in the Bocas del Torros province. As the waves roll in enjoy her spinning…

Ritzy Rouge Hoop Troupe

Hooping on the Ritz! The Ritzy Rouge Hoop Troupe, aka Bonnie Claire and Alaska from Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA, share their charming hoop belly dance flapper fusion at Belly Nouveau. The ladies call their style Hooping Improvisational Tribal Style (HITS), a freshly emerging dance genre they have created that fuses Hula Hoop movements with Tribal Style Belly Dance. Belly Nouveau was a…

Brecken Hoops at ARTheism

Brecken Rivera performs at ARTheism in this unique piece controlled via a multi-touch screen. ARTheism is the live “dance-imation” performance art of Topher Sipes and Samantha Beasley , performed at the Penasco Theatre in Penasco, New Mexico, USA. Soundtrack: “Enjoy Your Worries, May You Never Have Them Again” by The Books (on iTunes).

The Tao of Hoops in Albuquerque

When Nicole Evans, pictured, hula hoops two hoops simultaneously, she nearly looks stationary, her body movement is so slight. “The more practice, the more refined your motion,” Evans told the Albuquerque Journal. “You’re doing it in a more natural way.” She encourages others to try it, taking hoops with her everywhere she goes. Evans, a teacher at Monte Vista Elementary…

The Joy of Movement

[Nicole Evans looks back at her first year.] At this time last year I had just discovered a phenomenon previously unknown to me: the addictive, creative, inspiring, and energizing art of hooping. I wanted to be more active in general, but I was specifically seeking something that embodied “joy of movement”, a philosophy I first discovered in Nia classes. I…