Silvia Pavone spun up something amazing with LED hoops in black light at the Glastonbury Festival recently. Held near Pilton, Somerset, UK, her “work in progress” performance, which she describes as “exploring jealousy, betrayal and (loss of) control through hula hoop dancing and manipulation”, is a total winner. We love the deeper meaning she brought to her performance too and it really shows how passionate she is about her hula hooping. Silvia lives in London, England, UK, and her soundtrack for this is called “Black Out Days” by Phantogram. You can grab a copy of the song for yourself too over on iTunes.
It’s time for our weekly Top Ten List where we count down the top ten most buzz worthy posts of the past week (as based on reader response), starting things off at number ten and working our way up to the number one spot of the week. What was hot in the hoopersphere this go around? It’s time for us to find out. Here’s Hooping.org’s Top Ten List for May 11th – 17th, 2014.
10. We kick things off this week with the latest demo from Aerial Emery: Aerial Emery Hula Hoops (144 Points).
9. Next up are the results show for Performance Week on Hooping Idol 4: Hooping Idol 4: Performance Week Results Show (155 Points).
8. Jerry spun up something amazing in the great outdoors: Jerry Bones Gets Hooping Outside (165 Points).
7. Lizzie took us on an awesome journey at dusk: Hoop Trek with Lizzie Tilles (168 Points).
6. Shea Brock told us all about why Hooping Moms Need Time To Hoop and gave tips for how to get it (185 Points).
5. A performance by Silvia truly dazzled us: Hula Hoop Artist Silvia Pavone Performs Atma (186 Points).
4. And a performance by Tiana rocked our world: Tiana Zoumer Performs at Spin Summit (288 Points).
3. Sophie Febrey told us How to Handle Hooping Haters (304 Points).
2. Our top video of the week was this kickass tutorial from Babz: The Canuck Combo with Babz Robinson (315 Points).
1. And number one with a bullet this week was Performance Week on Hooping Idol! Hooping Idol 4: It’s Performance Week (1,180 Points).
Top 5 Features
1. Hooping Idol 4: It’s Performance Week (1,180 Points).
2. How to Handle Hooping Haters with Sophie Febrey. (304 Points).
3. Hooping Moms Need Time To Hoop (185 Points).
4. Hooping Idol 4: Performance Week Results Show (155 Points).
5. The Quest for Hooping Sponsorship with Alycia Abreu (121 Points).
Top 5 Videos:
1. The Canuck Combo with Babz Robinson (315 Points).
2. Tiana Zoumer Performs at Spin Summit (288 Points).
3. Hula Hoop Artist Silvia Pavone Performs Atma (186 Points).
4. Hoop Trek with Lizzie Tilles (168 Points).
5. Jerry Bones Gets Hooping Outside (165 Points).
Top 5 Photos:
1. Multi-Hooping with Nayeli (143 Points).
2. Hooping with Hanna Stellablue Lambert (134 Points).
3. Madison McBurney: Hooper Graduate (113 Points).
4. Hooping with a Ray of Light with Meggie Rae (95 Points).
5. Amber Lane at the Spin Summit (91 Points).
That’s our Top Ten List and Top 5’s for this week and remember if you see something you appreciate here (or on any of our social networking sites), it only takes a second to “Like” it or leave a comment and share the hoop love, and you get to make someone’s day while you’re at it. YAY! Each like, share, note or comment is worth a point in calculating our weekly Top Ten. And with that, we invite you to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Google+, Pinterest if you’re not already doing so and we hope you had a very happy hooping weekend everybody!
The first time we saw Silvia Pavone spin things up, we fell in love with her right then and there. We don’t get to see her enough, so we’re pretty excited to have a performance of her piece “Atma” to share with you at Circus Maximus UK. Atma is one’s true self, the soul within each living entity, beyond identification with reality. What happens when the individual souls of 2 separate beings come together? Do they become one? Find out. Video by Jon Aaron Green. Silvia lives in London, England, UK, and the soundtrack for this is “Moan” by Trentemøller and you can get it on iTunes.
VIDEO OF THE DAY: Silvia Pavone has inspired us to start work on a couple of new moves. We have a feeling she’ll be doing the same for you. She performs here on New Year’s Eve with Circus Marcel in Schoten, Belgium. She lives in London, England, UK. Video by Thomas Forsyth. Soundtrack: “Moan” by Trentemøller (on iTunes). .