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Published:June 15th, 2008 17:52 EST
Vestige of the Vox Populi #88

Vestige of the Vox Populi #88

By Sean Stubblefield

A type of Poi, Hooping, aka- hoop dancing-- refers to artistic dance movements that combine a hoop with various parts of the body in rhythmic motions, usually accompanied by music. The hoops used by hoopers tend to be specially designed: larger and heavier than a common hula hoop, and can be made with various materials (pvc piping, aluminum, wood, plastic). They are sometimes adorned with fire or ribbons to enhance the spinning spectacle.

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6MAqznYLtpA

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HQR3ll36TQc

 

Hoop dance incorporates elements of hula dancing, belly dancing, rhythmic gymnastics and hip-hop.