Posts Tagged ‘Hoop Performance’
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I love this woman so much! Carolyn Mabry, aka Caroleeena (with 3 E’s!), is a pioneer in the hooping community. She was one of the first hoopers to put tutorials up on YouTube. Can you imagine? Have you searched on hooping tutorials lately?
She taught and performed at Hoopcamp this year and there was NO WAY I was going to miss her. Her chest hooping video is how I learned to chest hoop and I share that video with all of my students.
This lady is also helping hoopers put dance into their hoopdance through a Facebook group called “Putting the Dance in Hoopdance.” The goal is to dance first, hoop second. Every week she encourages members to explore a different aspect of dance and create and share a video. The results are very fun and inspiring. Definitely check it out.
After listening to this interview, please check out all the links I’ve provided on the blog. There’s tons of good information on Caroleeena, how to subscribe to her YouTube Channel, witness some of her performances and sign up for Interdependence 2015 – An Exploration Of Fire Theater.
Must-Have Links & Videos:
Interdependence 2015 – An Exploration Of Fire Theater (3-day Fire Retreat!)
Putting the Dance Into Hoopdance Facebook Group
Subscribe to Caroleeena’s YouTube Channel
Caroleeena’s Circles of Joy (Blog)
This is the video that changed my life. I share it with all of my beginning hoop students.
Caroleeena’s Performance: Hoopcamp Presenters Showcase 2014
Fire Performance with the Fire Conclave at SPARKcon
The whole reason I started doing this was because I like talking to fellow hoopers. I want to know how they got into hooping, where they’re from, what has been their journey so far.
Karma is, for me, one of those people you just instantly like. She has a giant smile that will melt your heart. We met and hit it off on the set of NBC’s Grimm which is shot in Portland. We were both extras for Season 3, Episode 16 “The Show Must Go On” in which we were Steampunk Carnies. She had a featured part as an LED hooper at night at the carnival. It was so fun! Very cold on those days too so we huddled under coats together between takes.
I met a lot of awesome and talented people in that short time on set including performers from Cloud City Circus. A few of us extras met up a while later to see a show and had ourselves a little Grimm reunion.
Karma shares her passion for circles – I can relate! – having recently become obsessed with the aerial lyra. As a member of the Cloud City Circus, she performs regularly at the Analog Cafe here in Portland.
So in this interview I mention A.T. of Wicked Hoops running the Thursday summer hoop jam at Colonel Summers Park. She moved to Colorado earlier in 2014. The hoop jam still goes on in the summer but other hoopers share the roll of running it. We miss you AT!!!
Now let’s get to know Karma!
Cloud City Circus Performances
Currently, Karma also Go-Go Hoopdances at the “I Don’t Know Bar & Grill” in Boring, Oregon.
This interview took place a little over a year ago around Christmas of 2013 when Caterina was in Portland teaching her workshop, “Breathing Breaks.” She was on the verge of setting up her Etsy shop and website for her stunning jewelry and was rehearsing for performance at The Flow Show in New York.
We were blessed with a sneak peek of that performance in the workshop and then earlier this year I saw the whole performance in person at Hoopcamp. Beautiful! And at the renegade show, she was a pretty convincing trucker-hat-wearing dude.
I also saved up a little extra cash to treat myself to one of her Incandescent Coils pendants.
This incredible lady has such an amazing life story about finding inspiration, creating, performing, traveling, the hoop community and her dream of living in South America.
Get inspired to create something, anything! And happy hooping!
Caterina’s performance at The Flow Show NYC 2013
The Red Dress at Hoopcamp Presenters Showcase 2014
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!
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.
For night time play and performances, I like to use an LED hoop. Well, I don’t make LED hoops and often get asked where to purchase one. There are so many great companies who make quality products. But I just bought an Astral Hoop Atomic Pro because I saw one at HoopCamp and it blew my mind!!! Check out their website and buy one of their hoops!!
And if you do, please use this code: http://astralhoops.com/r/Hoopanista.
Sort of like saying, “Tell them I sent you!”
I need to tip my hat to LED Heady Hoops for my very first LED hoop. I have since gifted that hoop to another hooper. I purchased my next two Trick Concepts hoops through The Spinsterz. Those are my workhorses. They go camping with me and have been to Burning Man twice. If you’re considering an LED, do your research and talk to other hoopers before making your choice. It’s a personal and exhilarating step in the hooping world.
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.
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.
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!!!
OMG! We are the Video of the Day on Hooping.org!
Big thanks to Philo Hagen at Hooping.org and Jayson Ramos for video taping and helping Saluern (eS-Bot) editing the footage.
View the video here.
- Hooping Funk
- Episode 16 – Bex Burton: Tuning in to the Universe
- Episode 15 – Philo Hagen: Hooping.org, Blogging and Modern Hooping Origins
- Episode 14 – Valentina Martin: Fusion in Life and Love
- Episode 13 – Carolyn Mabry: Caroleeena, YouTube, Putting the Dance into Hoopdance
- Exploring The Path
- Hooping Hub
- Hooping Video
- The Hoops – Of Course
- The Spinnerettes
- Astral Hoops
- Brecken Rivara – YouTube
- Burning Man
- Caroleeena – YouTube
- Caroleeena's Circles of Joy
- Caterina Suttin – YouTube
- eS-Bot HoopDance
- Fire Groove
- Hero Hoops
- Hoop City
- Hoop Convergence
- Hoop Dazzle
- Hoopcamp Retreat
- Hoopdrum Music & Dance
- Ipseity Designs
- Juicy Hoops
- LED Heady Hoops
- Luna Breeze Performance Art
- Onyx's Closet
- Rose City School of Burlesque
- Sparkle Movement
- The Hooping Body
- The HoopPath
- The Spinsterz
- Trick Concepts
- Unity Hoops
- World Hoop Day
- ZigZag Hoops
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