Monday, April 14, 2008

Stupid injury

I think I sprained the middle finger on my left hand hoola hooping last week. I was doing a lot of off the body hooping and corkscrews up and down; after class Monday the knuckle was sore. Then Wednesday I spent an hour hooping in the park and now my finger hurts down into my hand. I'm going to ice it when I get home; since hoop class is over for a little while I'll take it easy practicing for a while.

Speaking of, I found these tutorial videos at, and I'm going to give her knee hooping tutorial a try this week.

Wednesday, April 09, 2008

New dance crush

I've developed a new dance crush. No, I'm not going to give up on my old crushes, I have space for many of them. My new one is on n.o.madic tribal. I've been aware of them for awhile, and I love Ali's intelligent and thoughtful posts on various groups, but I'd never sat down and watched a bunch of their videos. I love what they are doing both with their ATS-derived improv (and how they've made it their own) and the choreographies they create (which keep the feeling of the improv while allowing for more ambitious staging). Here's a clip:

I also love how they bow to each other at the end, we should honor our dance partners!