Tag Archive for New Zealand

Anna the Hulagan

Adventures in Sass: Hula Hoop Burlesque!

by Jenny Hill Burlesque! With a resurgence of interest in the variety show format, burlesque has returned to the stage, and many hoopers are among the smitten kittens. It’s an approachable and engaging artform that is comedic, elegant, sensual, narrative, and playful. Some acts are social commentary, some are parody, and there are, of course, plenty of beautifully bawdy moments.…

Twin Hooping with Tracy Phua

tracyphua Let’s have some bright orange hoops for a bright sunny day! Tracy Phua shows us some great twin hoop fun that is full of smiles and skills in this fun video shot in her yard. Watch as she spins up doubles for each one of her tricks with both hoops on and off her body. Tracy lives and works in Hamilton, New Zealand, and the soundtrack for this video is called “Acapella” by Karmin and if you can score a copy of it for your very own on iTunes

Sunset Hoop Dance with Grace Raven

GraceRaven Grace Raven of hoopgrace.com gives us a taste of her phenomenal hoop dance with a breathtaking sunset as her backdrop. Her mysterious silhouette against the radiant skies left all of us completely captivated. Originally from the United States, Grace is currently based out of Tauranga, New Zealand. The soundtrack for this is called “Silence” by Delerium, which features Sarah McLachlan and if you enjoyed this melody, it’s available on iTunes.

Monkey Crosses The Bridge with Richie Isaacs

Richie Issacs Hooping Richie Isaacs is here with a brand new tutorial and he’s going to be teaching all of us a little technique/move that he likes to call “Monkey Crosses The Bridge”. He says, “This simple yet fun technique is something I adapted from an old nunchuku move I used to do eons ago.” He’s right about it too, it’s not too difficult to learn regardless of your hooping level, and it is a lot of fun to play with as well. Go give it a spin for yourself! Richie lives in New Plymouth, New Zealand.

Tiana Zoumer

Tiana Zoumer at New Zealand Hoopfest

Tiana Zoumer of ZoumerUs.com brings us another one of her funk-ified freestyle performances, this time at the New Zealand Hoopfest. You know things are going to get crazy when she breaks out the “noodle hoop”! Tiana writes, “Had an awesome time teaching, geeking, and meeting my NZ hoop family.  And in case nobody’s told you yet today: I like the way…