I got informed that we had to dress in a “mardi gra” theme for this gig. I tried my best to incorporate green, purple, and yellow. If I had more time, I would have painted on a mask instead of wearing one, because that was definitely a great element of challenge for hoop dancing especially with the long feather in the way for those duck out moves.
This is me and the talented group I performed with:
Amazing talents these people had shown this night included: Stilt walking, juggling, Cyr wheel, acro yoga, aerial pole dance, and hoop dancing (me! hehe)
This is a scanned print from the photo booth they had at the party.
Here are some behind the scenes fun photos:
Now here are some snapshots of my performances. I had gone about three times total this night.
Watch my videos to get an idea of what it’s like if you were there in person.
Part 1 video: This was the beginning of the party. I did some ambient hoop dancing for visuals for the party goers sitting, standing, and walking around.
Part 2 video: I was hoop dancing later on in the party when people are beginning to have that liquid courage to come up and dance on the dance floor. It was my job to entertain and get the crowd wanting to dance. So after I got off, because I sense the crowd coming on, the DJ played a popular dance song and everybody was on the dance floor after that. 🙂
The owner of Balboa Pilates a.k.a. Pilates on the Pole in Newport Beach, CA had a Halloween party cleverly called Pole Tricks & Treat. She asked me to do some ambient LED Hoop performances. Here are some pics:
I love that ghost in the background while I look transparent.
I was a generic ballerina, and I just put together what I already had at home to make this costume. I was switching from flats to 6 inch platform heels throughout the night depending on what I was doing, but these are rear times of me hooping in heels! I was very careful since these are higher than fashion heels.
Here is a short video clip that my friend had recorded:
I’ve been so busy the past few months. Now is when I finally have time to blog. This is probably very unacceptable in the blogging world, but I’m going to blog about stuff that happened months ago. And following this blog will be other events after this up til the recent date. Haha… whatever, this is my journey and it WILL be documented.
I had the opportunity to go to San Francisco early October 2011 with two of my best girl friends to just take a break from the daily grind, to bond, and to visit a friend that lives in Noe Valley. During the night we partied at bars and clubs, and in the daytime we checked out different eateries and landmarks. It happened to be Fleet Week so we saw an Air Show over in Treasure Island. My friends were debating on doing a wine tasting as well, but we ended up just getting a spot to sit and watch.
It was very windy and cold, so I put together my six piece Hoopnotica TravelHoop and started hooping. First I was on the ground, then I got on some rocks. I was hooping, and I am glad that I kept my balance and didn’t fall or lose my hoop into the water.
After that we visited Fisherman’s Wharf and ate at Boudin Sourdough Bakery & Cafe. We then headed over to the Golden Gate Bridge at sunset for some pictures.
It was freezing cold and windy, but I took off my sweater and leg warmers all for aesthetics! Here is a very short video clip, so you can imagine what it’s like if you were there with me:
With permission, Laura LaRue so kindly let me use her song “San Francisco is my Disco” to edit the audio to my video clip. Check her out at http://www.lauralarue.com