Archive for the ‘Performance’ Category

  • The Spinnerettes @ The Roller Derby

    Date: 2012.05.11 | Category: Hooping Video, Performance, The Spinnerettes | Response: 0

    The Rose City Rollers invited us to be the halftime show during their Semi Finals bout between the Break Neck Betties and the Guns N Rollers on May 5th.  Roller Derby and Hooping??  You betcha!!!!

    Take a peek for yourself!

  • A Promise

    Date: 2012.02.20 | Category: HulaHoopla, Performance, PODCAST!, The Spinnerettes | Response: 0

    I swear I will put episode 5 of the podcast with Annie Land up soon.  I promise!

    So here’s what’s been going on with me…finished rebuilding a 1977 VW bus engine; learned how to play a song on the ukulele for a performance; put together a new hoop troupe called The Spinnerettes (more on that to come!); performed with said ukulele and hoop troupe with the new Atomic Pro; decided to declutter my life of belongings and create a living space in my basement.

    So as lame as my promise may seem, my intent is still there!!  I PROMISE. :-)

  • Hooping at Buses by the Bridge

    Date: 2012.01.20 | Category: HulaHoopla, Performance | Response: 0

    Holy cow! Made a very special journey to Lake Havasu, Arizona this past weekend to be with friends and Volkswagens (by other passion!).  Lots of hoopers down there too so I got to do what I love and got a little TV time on the local station.  Thank you TV45!

    Watch it here.

    And if you’re curious, here’s information on Buses by the Bridge.

  • HulaHoopla on MORE Good Day Oregon

    Date: 2011.12.09 | Category: Hooping Hub, Hooping Video, HulaHoopla, Performance | Response: 0

    We did some hooping at Center Stage Studios on November 29th. KPTV interviewed me about hooping during a hoop jam and put this nice package together that aired on December 7th.

    Watch it here!

  • World Hoop Day Dance 2011

    Date: 2011.11.06 | Category: Hooping Hub, Performance | Response: 0

    We got together at our first night side weekly hoop jam at the Bamboo Grove Salon (we are looking for a new space for this time slot, btw!) and rehearsed and performed the official World Hoop Day Dance!  Thank you to Laurie, Kundalini, Fawn, Shelly and Kay for playing and to Renee for shooting the video.  I hope I spelled everybody’s name correctly!
    We’ll repeat the rehearsal, performance and recording at Center Space, 420 SE 6th Ave., PDX during our World Hoop Day fund raiser hoop jam on 11.11.11 starting at 7:30pm.
    Happy Hooping!

    World Hoop Day Dance 2011 – Portland, OR

     

     

  • Performance

    Date: 2011.05.21 | Category: Exploring The Path, HulaHoopla, Performance | Response: 0

    Woo hoo(p)! Had a great time performing on April 30th.  Dr. Spin and I did two numbers between bands at a reunion show.  Tons of fun.

  • Rose City School of Burlesque Graduate

    Date: 2011.03.24 | Category: Exploring The Path, Performance | Response: 0

    Rose City School of Burlesque Graduate

    Chica Vroom Graduates!

    Wow! Still recovering from the adrenaline crash.  The night was a blur but what I know is that the whole experience was exhilarating.  I didn’t get to see my classmates perform.  I guess I was scared to be seen beforehand.  Why? Who knows.  It was thrilling to listen to the music and the crowd roar for them.

    As for my performance, I can see the lights and hear the cheering and remember thinking about the prop and clothing malfunctions but rather than berating myself, I smile.  I did it!  Hoop Burlesque! And I loved it!!!

    Now it’s time to start on the second number and polish the first.  Hauling a metal clothing wardrobe to support a shower curtain is a lot of work!

    Thank you for all the love and support.  And to my Rose City School of Burlesque classmates, you are amazing and I am so grateful to have met you and shared this amazing experience with you.  Also, my instructors kicked ass!  Holly Dai, Meghan Mayhem, Zora Phoenix and Tana the Tattooed Lady.

    Vroom Vroom!

  • Stage Fright

    Date: 2011.03.22 | Category: Exploring The Path, Performance | Response: 0

    YIKES!

    Tonight is the night and I just saw video of me at dress rehearsal.  How can a performance that, in your mind, has so much more energy in your head look so blah?  I did a second run and I know it went better.  Being on stage and NOT in my hoop is so foreign to me.  Maybe I should’ve gotten a little coaching.  Again, in my mind it was working out.  Well,  it’ll be over before I know it.  :-)

  • Chica Vroom

    Date: 2011.03.16 | Category: Exploring The Path, Performance | Response: 0

    Dress rehearsal was a blast!  My Rose City School of Burlesque classmates kicked ass. The hair and costumes were amazing and we helped each other work out the kinks.  It was nerve racking but thrilling.  I fucked up a lot and with the help of another student, I will have it on video. :-)

    Introducing Chica Vroom!

    I’m working on timing, interacting and trying to get more time in my hoop because once I’m there, oh man, I’m in my element and it feels so good.  I am getting caught up in a costume change and I forgot two pieces for my shower curtain.  However, the other girls helped me by holding up the the curtain during the performance and I kinda like that!  It made the curtain move and dance.  Maybe I’ll enlist a handsome man dressed in mechanic’s coveralls to hold it up during the performance.  It’ll save me from having to haul all that gear!

    It’s a learning process none-the-less.  And it’s another supportive community.  My classmates were so inspiring.

  • Revealing

    Date: 2011.03.14 | Category: Exploring The Path, Performance | Response: 0

    So I’ve decided to take a Burlesque class to improve my hoop performance.  It’s working! I’m having a blast and am interacting with my audience more.

    Why Burlesque? Well, at HoopCamp this past year, Valentina Unity did a workshop on Burlesque hooping.  Holy Crap! It was amazing! She was amazing!

    I looked into Burlesque classes and really wanted to go to Seattle and immerse myself in classes up there.  Luckily I found the Rose City School of Burlesque in town.  I was able to shift all my classes in January and open up Tuesday in February just in time to start taking classes.  Manifestation, big time!

    We’ve learned history, make-up, hair, dance moves, created our names and developed personas and I’ve been working on a removable and hoopable costume for weeks.  eeeeee!!!!   I haven’t even told my mom.  Not sure that I’m gonna. Hmmm….

    Next week I get to do a solo performance…watch our for Chica Vroom!!!

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