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Watch This! Glow in the Dark Hoop Dancing

Posted By Toyacoyah Brown July 13th, 2015 Last Updated on: February 2nd, 2019

I'm a sucker for all things glow-in-the-dark and dayglo, so when I saw this hoop dancing video by Tony Duncan I had to share with you guys! Here's Tony Duncan Hoop Dancing to Nelly Furtado's song “Big Hoops”.

About Hoop Dancing

During the dance, shapes are formed in storytelling ritual such as the butterfly, the eagle, the snake, and the coyote, with the hoop symbolizing the never-ending circle of life. Native American Hoop dance focuses on very rapid moves, and the construction of hoop formations around and about the body. The hoops used are typically of very small diameter (1-2.5 feet). In elaborate sequences of moves, the hoops are made to interlock, and in such a way they can be extended from the body of the dancer to form appendages such as wings and tails. The hoops are often handmade by the dancers out of simple plastic piping (though some are made of wood) and wrapped in colorful tapes, similar to the construction techniques used in Hooping, i.e. non-Native American hoop-based dances. – Wikipedia

 


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About Toyacoyah Brown

Toyacoyah Brown is an enrolled member of the Comanche Nation, currently living in Chicago. She received her B.A. in Journalism from the University of Oklahoma and an M.A. in Media Studies from the University of Texas at Austin. When she's not scouring the Internet for fun things to share with PowWows.com readers you can find her digging for vinyl in her local record store or curling up with a good book.



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