I almost forgot! Here’s the video Spin Matsuri compiled from all the video that was sent to her of dancers all over the world performing her choreography. This was why I was purple one Sunday. Here’s the video. Look for us!
This was fun to be a part of, and it was neat to see others interpretation of this dance, too. We all did awesome!
See me here? Yes, I’m purple.
Rebekah, Jenny, and I got together and did a video for the World Hoop Day Dance, which I will link here once the compilation has been complete. Rebekah, who is an accomplished face painting artist, colored me purple and Jenny rainbow. Jenny painted Rebekah pink. As someone said, we looked like a batch of Skittles.
We had a lot of fun putting this together. Once the filming was complete, we took some photo, and got something to drink, and jumped on Rebekah’s trampoline. It quite a fun and unique way to spend a Sunday morning!
Keep an eye out here for the World Hoop Day Dance Compilation Video once it has been released.
The World Hoop Day Variety Show and Playshop combo was awesome! We had a modest audience for the show, which I understand from the theater’s manager, Terry, was pretty good for the first year an event like this happens. The show itself went beautifully.
For my act, I hooped to “Shut Up and Dance (With Me)” by Walk the Moon. At one point I went down into the audience to have someone come up on stage and, well, dance with me. No takers from the adults or the kids, BUT….one woman got up on stage with me after I was back on it. She danced with me. Whoever you are, ma’am, thank you.
The playshop rocked, too. We not only had kids make hoops, but we didn’t realized that the parents did, too! How cool is that?! We had plenty of hoops and supplies for hoop making. You can see me way in the back in the photo helping with extra shiny tape and such. Afterwards, we had two epic games: thread the needle and hoopscotch. Then, the four of us who performed went around and showed people tricks and techniques you can do with hoops.
It was a great morning. I was ready for lunch when I go home. Next year, you do need to come out. Put it on your calendar. The first Saturday in October. I’m pretty sure we’ll be doing this again.
Are YOU ready for World Hoop Day (WHD)? I am!
Want to celebrate? Check this listing for events near you, or go on Facebook.
If you are in the Ephrata area, please don’t forget to come our World Hoop Day Variety Show and Playshop happening tomorrow at the Ephrata Main Theatre. Details here!!
To get you excited, here is my own WHD video from last year.
Hope to see you at the show, or participating in your own communities!