Want to learn how to make a polypropylene hoop of your own? Star from Divine Bag of Cells.com is here with a short, but sweet tutorial that hits all the basics you need to know. She says, “In this video you will learn how to make professional polypropylene hula hoops in less than two minutes.” You will probably need to pause some of the written instructions along the way, but once you’ve got the right tools to make it happen, you’ll be able to make your own polypro hoops in no time. She lives in Oakland, California, USA, and the soundtrack is “The Sound of Waves” featuring Alan Watts by Ilmli and it’s available on iTunes.
Some like to greet the dawn with the breath of life and nothing to hide. Tiana Zoumer of TianaZoumer.com says, “I am baring it all in this dance, inviting the Australian sun to rise and shine with Hoop Dance medicine.” Part of that medicine is a poem which reads:
The coast, a prismatic canvas illumined through the earths turning.
My form a silhouette painted perfect by the warrior within me.
Home with the sun and circle, our sacred sources.
Moved by the wisdom given in the vision of elemental forces.
This light inspires my rooted seeds to grow and awakened eyes to see.
This circle moves my grounded body to flow and abundant love to be free.
Bare Dawn is a preview to Southern Sun Hoop Medicine, a collaborative vision with Warrior Within Designs, so stay tuned. Video filmed in Sydney, Australia, by Habane Ruppert. Tiana lives in Oakland, California, USA, and the soundtrack is “Only One” by Dysphemic and Miss Eliza and you can get a copy of it for your very own on iTunes.
Kara Krone hoops it up with Patty Simcox flair at one of the San Francisco hula hoop flash mob performances of Greased Lightning. She lives in Oakland, California, USA. Photo by Victor Hugo Ibarra.
Who is the keeper of white walls? Well, in this case it’s Tiana. Tiana Zoumer of Zoumerus.com continues to astound us with her innovative and dexterous flow in this video that she calls “The Keeper of White Walls.” Filmed at Katakomben, a circus training center in Berlin, Germany, a place where she’s living for a month, her flow here is truly inspired by the walls she’s found surrounding her. Tiana lives in Oakland, California, USA, and the soundtrack for this is called “The Keeper (Banks Remix)” by Bonobo and it can be found for your own collection on iTunes.
Tiia Maaret of Hoop The Flow continues to amaze us with her beautiful flow and dramatic movement both inside and outside of her hoop. This time she hoops to bring awareness to the injustices of genocide in Darfur, Sudan. You can find out more info on here on her blog Queer To The Core. Tiia lives in Oakland, California, USA. The first hauntingly beautiful track is called “If I Had a Heart” by Fever Ray (on iTunes) and the second half is “In Crimson” by Jessy Greene which can also be found on iTunes.
We take you to Hoopcamp 2014 where Maiki Nope is taking a break from the festivities to share a little demo/tutorial for a move that he likes to call “The Goddess Machine”. It is a great isolation variation to add to any mini hoopers repertoire, so if that’s your thing, then by all means – don’t miss this one. Maiki lies in Oakland, California, USA, and this little video was filmed by Pam Mayer of Pam Hoops.