These optional workshops are 1hr long and can be attended by anyone at the event.
Teachers applied to teach and the final team was chosen in Mar 2015.
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Ina Hoopina – Advanced Weave Variations
Ina’s passion for Hoopdance startet in 2010 and accompanied her in various ways. She taught herself most of the hoop tricks, startet teaching hoopdance in 2011 in Hannover and founded the Hannover Hoop community together with Tasha from Happy Hooping.
Ina teaches and performs hoopdance in her hometown Göttingen, at juggling conventions and national and international hoop events. Students appreciate her relaxed, thoroughly, patient and comprehensive teaching during her workshops, online classes and online tutorials. Her hooping is characterized by integrating dance and floor-moves and poistyle with twins.
Together with friends she runs the annual German Hoop Convention in Hannover since 2012 and makes contributions to the growth and network of hoopdance in Germany. She is also the organisator of HOOP! The Castle!
Learn some new weave variations that include Z-spins, Iisolations and direction changes. Enough to melt ever the most advanced twin hooper’s brain 😛
Ina will also be teaching the Morning Yoga sessions on Saturday and Sunday
Jo Mondy – Mindful hooping – AKA how to meditate with you hoop!
Mindfulness mediation, the ancient practice of paying attention to thoughts without judgment, is a proven way to reduce stress, anxiety and depression as well as promote sleep, improve brain function and reduce the symptoms of chronic pain.
And we have the most amazing physical tool to explore the present moment -our hoop!
In this workshop we will discuss and explore exercises from mindfulness meditation, Nidra (the yoga of relaxation) and Alexander technique (postural awareness work) and how to integrate them into your regular hoop practice. Perfect if you’ve always struggled with seated meditation or thought ‘I know I should meditate but…..’
You will then be taken on a guided hoop meditation (blindfold optional) where we will focus on the sensations of our hoop on body and our breath without self-judgement.
You will leave this workshop feeling blissed out, rejuvenated and ready to jump back into SWHoop world with a vengeance!
PLEASE BRING SOMETHING TO USE AS A BLINDFOLD IF YOU INTEND TO TAKE THIS WORKSHOP
Helly Hoops – Tricks and Speed
Helly Hoops, is a professional hoopdancer based in Melbourne, Australia. Having just finished teaching an “Intermediate Tech and Tricks” course for Hoop Sparx, Helen is touring and teaching around the US until September 2015. In June this year she performed onstage at Electric Forest, and was part of the Hoop Troupe.
Over the next 6 months Helen will be teaching at hooping convergences in England, the USA, and the Philippines. See below for links to performances, tutorials and hoop love.
A jam-packed hour of sassy tricks to take your hoopdance next level. We play with control, throws and speed and how to integrate these elements into hooping.
Henna Matanuska – Hoop Workshop
Henna Matanuska – also known as Mata Hoops – is a very unique and fascinating contemporary hoop dancer. She has studied theatre and dance in Tampere, Finnland and when she discovered hoop dance in 2006 it change her life! Since then the plastic circle has taken her around the world. Besides hooping she is also performing with fire, stilts and as a contemporary dancer.
She is a truly dedicated, talented and creative artist who loves to change her appearance like a chameleon, re-inventing her self over and over again in the process of discovering new ways of moving with the hoop and her body. She likes to think “out of the box” and is fascinated by the bizarre and abstract. After all her name Henna means “weird” in Japanese.
Henna is very passionate about teaching her style of hooping and well know for being a very kind, motivating, creative and supportive teacher. Over the last years she has been teaching a lot, for example at European Juggling Convention, Indian Juggling Convention, SWHoop (Bristol, UK) , Hoop the Castle (Germany), Manchester Hoop Congress, London Hoop Festival and many others circus and hooping events around Europe.
In Henna’s workshop we will prepare to turn our mistakes to success ..or at least make it part of the dance 🙂
Mouna Nemri – Handstands
Kerstin Despov / Marilyn Nova White- Body Identity
Kerstin / Marilyn Nova has been hooping for about 2 years now. But she is not only hooping – she’s working as an artist doing photographics, circus, dance and theatre. But not only her jobs are variegated, she’s too.
“We will warm up our body, start getting in touch with it, part by part. But not only alone – work with a partner and the group. Be blind and feel what will happen.
Body identity is a kind of theatre dance.”
Jusztina Hermann- MiniManipulate
Jusztina Hermann is an Edinburgh based performance artist. In her work she combines the diversity of performing arts such as dance, circus skills, puppetry, physical theatre, visuals, music and clowning. She has been hooping since 2008 and has been performing and teaching circus and performance workshops internationally.
Minis!!! They are the best travel companions – small but immense fun.
We’ll start with single mini hoop manipulation technique and go onto twin (mini) hoop manipulations. We’ll create shapes with partners and might even go as far as 3 hoop shapes and juggling – depending on the level of the group on the day.
Kay Dent – Foot Hooping
Kay Pink Hoops is known for her brightly coloured hair and infectious enthusiasm, and was first recognised in the hoop community when she reached the quarter finals of Hooping Idol 2011. She is an accomplished hoop teacher and has been performing with hula hoops since 2011 and poi since 2009. Based in Bristol (UK) Kay has toured the UK, USA, New Zealand and Australia, specialising in Flow, Twin hooping, Foot hooping and Burlesque Hooptease! She has been acclaimed for her hoop performance, winning the January 2014 Infinitease Burlesque competition in London, and will be touring the UK this summer with Jeff Hoop Hooligan and teaching at Luminate (NZ), Spin Summit (USA) and German Hoop convention.
Pre-requisite: You must already be able to foot hoop for this workshop
Louis Roger Eboa – Pan African Dance
Born in Douala, Cameroon, West Africa, Louis-Roger is an African contemporary dancer, performer and teacher. He started dancing at the age of fifteen, and has continued both in public performances in Africa and in Europe. He is experienced in teaching both in schools and in higher-education institutions. Moreover he works in a number of social institutions in training adults in dance and movement.
He now ranks among the leading African dancers in the South-west of England.
Louis particularly enjoys working with all levels of both educational and social groups, and specialises in engaging people to interact and enjoy the passion in dance.
In 2013 Louis’s troupe Mundi Dance reached the quarter-finals of the Sky One dance competition Got To Dance. Most recently, Mundi Dance performed at the Alzheimer Society’s Dance for Dementia concert in May 2014.
Connect with Africa’s rich and ancient cultural heritage. Hear and explore drum languages. Experience traditional dances from across Africa. Learn the intricate, powerful and expressive dances.
Kristin Lahoop – Planet Hooping/3D Hooping
Kristin discovered hooping in 2010 at a juggling convention, where it all started with a simple trick. Afterwards it has become a passion and now it is more and more the centre of her life. She is strongly influenced by the French Nouveau Cirque and several dances. Her speciality is the combination of hooptricks with rhythmic and storytelling elements, as if the body tells a story through her Hula Hoop. Since 2012 she is performing at hooping events, vaudeville shows, and club nights.
One hoop = 2 dimensional. But if you take 2 hoops you can start a 3D hooping or, more poetically the “Planet Hooping”. I will show you some ideas how to play with the third dimension. These tricks are real eye-catcher and they feel magically. At the end of the lesson you will feel like floating in a hoop galaxy!
Stephen Salinger – Swingdance
Staff and Dragon Staff with Chazz and MCP
They’ll be a staff session with Chazz teaching staff and MCP teaching Dragon Staff.
Places will be limited to the number of staffs available so please bring your own if you can 🙂
Chazz in action:
This is what Dragon staff is (spinner here is François who is not at SWhoop):
MCP teaching some Dragon:
Stacey from Dreads and Threads – Make your own Hoop Bag
Have you ever wanted to make your own hoop bag but not known where to start? Well here is your opportunity. Come and learn step by step all you need to know from designer and seamstress Stacey of alternative clothing label: Circular Soul.
Sewing machines, thread and pins will be supplied but you must supply your own fabric and elastic. You will need 3 meters of fabric and 3 meters of 1 inch thick elastic.
Ina and Emma – Partner Poi Hoop
Lyndsay Hooper – Confusing Combos and Ridiculous Rolls
As a life long lover of the technical & geeky, Lyndsay’s fate was sealed when she walked through the door of Leamington Hoop Club 6 years ago. Known for her innovative rolls, fluid transitions and dedication to practise, she has recently started to share her skills through regular classes and workshops in the Midlands. Lyndsay’s ability to break down the most complex of moves into clear steps makes her workshops perfect for anyone ready to take their hooping to the next level!
Stringing together awkward moves to lead into glorious victory rolls. This workshop will look at putting awkward body hunching moves, in a combo with beautiful body opening rolls to add dynamic shape and levels to your hoop flow!
Pre-requisites: Being able to hoop on your elbows comfortably 🙂 A lack of fear or being hit in the face would be good too for this workshop!
Paul – Hats off to Hoopers (Hat Manipulation/Juggling)
Paul has been circusing in various ways for the last 13 years. In that time he has taught at international festivals and performed on stages ranging from two tables pushed together to the open stage at the EJC. A well known face and personality within the circus scene in Ireland and the UK he actually met bags back in the day in circommedia and that all hasn’t put him off.
The workshop will teach absolute beginners the basics of hat manipulation and if you fly ahead with skill Paul’ll have some tricks to keep you busy for a long time.
Becca – Face painting and Make Up
Ever wanted some inside tips on how to play with make-up and face paint that looks fun and different or can be used for performance? Sometimes the sheer amount of colours, brushes and options can be overwhelming- so come along before the show to get ready and join Becca for a face paint workshop! Pair up and paint each other or bring a mirror and do your own. We’ll be looking at fun tips to help you with your face artwork and have some fun! And yes, there will be glitter- of course!
Kitty Shark-Ra and Chrissy Behind – Power Ballad Yoga
Kitty Shark-Ra and Chrissy Behind bring spiritual enlightenment through the medium of power ballad inspired rock based pseudo-yogic poses.
Power Ballad Yoga at Shambala Festival:
13 minutes and 46 seconds in. Wait for the Meat Loaf tunes…
More here: https://www.facebook.com/NotActualYoga/
Leonie – Mini/Twin Hoop Tech
A regular at hoop events, quietly doing ridiculously techy poi inspired mini hoops is SWhoop favourite Leonie. We’ve persuaded her to share some of her skills this year and we can’t wait 🙂