Improve your balance, coordination and strength while enjoying circus arts like juggling, acrobatics and hooping. Workshops in March and April! Ticket here: http://ptix.co/1cPMOp4 Special Value: 1000 yen discount on two workshops!
Jo gives us a quick review of all the tricks she showed us. Let’s keep practicing!
On Saturday morning, nine Circus Fitness participants walked invisible tightropes, formed a human pyramid, juggled and balanced chocolates on their heads! NHK talent, Jason, joined us and wrote about it on his website, with some cute photos.
After a shared lunch, we were joined by a few extra hoopers and learned new tricks with Jo Mondy, visiting from the UK. I know that Japan’s hoopers will be mastering escalators and butterfly hinges in 2014. Thanks, Jo, for sharing your enthusiasm and ideas.
Jo Mondy, from LiveLoveHoop in Brighton, is visiting Tokyo to share an exciting hoop tricks workshop. Don’t miss this chance. This 2 hour workshop is all about learning new tricks that look impressive! In the first hour we will explore the many variations of escalators and body wraps, starting with the simple basics and working up to more complex variations. We will also look at linking these moves together into your flow. In the second hour, we will pick up a second hoop and learn an awesome new technique called the ‘butterfly hinge’ – which will allow you to flick your hoops apart in a fun and dramatic way.
This workshop is for ALL LEVELS – even if you’ve never used 2 hoops before, you’ll pick the technique up quickly. Hoops provided, or bring your own favorites. Workshop leader: Jo Mondy.
Exciting Escalators and Butterfly Hinges
Saturday, February 1, 2014
15:45 – 17:45
Bunkyo-ku Sports Center, 2F kendo room (map)
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Jo Mondy, from LiveLoveHoop, in Brighton is in Tokyo to share an exciting hoop tricks workshop. Don’t miss this chance.
This 2 hour workshop is all about learning new tricks that look impressive! In the first hour we will explore the many variations of escalators and body wraps, starting with the simple basics and working up to more complex variations. We will also look at linking these moves together into your flow. In the second hour, we will pick up a second hoop and learn an awesome new technique called the ‘butterfly hinge’ – which will allow you to flick your hoops apart in a fun and dramatic way.
This workshop is for all levels – even if you’ve never used 2 hoops before, you’ll pick the technique up quickly.
Three days of wonderful fun and heartwarming moments at Florida Flow Fest will be hard to recap in words. I was thrilled to be in the instructor lineup with two workshops. And even more happy to reconnect with some of my favorite people. Thanks, Cassandra for having me at F3!
Here are some photos to set the scene:
Here’s a panorama of hoopers figuring out how to incorporate unusual movements into their hoop dance during the Hello, Hoop Dance workshop. We did the Hoop Dance Game together and discussed the ideas of GlitterGirl’s 7 Layer Dip theory of spin performance.
Workshop participants show off their group formation and movement routines at the end of the Group Shapeshifting workshop. We covered ways to move groups around stage and how simple movements can be dynamic and interesting when done in a group.
If you haven’t been to a flow festival lately, put one on your calendar for 2014. Whether it’s something local or one far away, gathering together to share ideas and smiles is a brilliant way to spend a weekend.
Two chances to take some of my workshops before the end of the year. Get your tickets online directly from the events.
Flow Camp Japan 9/21 – 23
15:30 Sat – Hello, Hoop Dance
11:00 Sun – Ideas for Group Choreo
16:00 Sun – WHD Dance
19:00 Sun – WHD Dance performance with WS participants
Florida Flow Fest 11/1-3
16:15 Fri – Hello, Hoop Dance!
11:00 Sat – Ideas for Group Choreo (aka Group Shapeshifting)
Members of Tink’s palm candle workshop did a short fire performance at Hoopie Garden in Hakuba last weekend. Beautiful work with your new toys! (photo by Sareh)
Saturday, August 3rd
3:30 – 10:00 pm
The Edogawa fireworks are a must-see and their riverside location gives us space to spread out early and enjoy a hoop jam before the fireworks begin at 7:15. After the fireworks finish at 8:30, we’ll stick around for some LED and glow fun while the other 500,000 people head home.
All flow arts welcome and there’s no need to hoop. Bring your family & friends and a delicious picnic. Glow toys encouraged.
Where to meet: Iidabashi eki, Sobu platform, middle of the train. We’ll travel to Koiwa Station together and walk about 20 minutes to the river. There is a conbini on the way and stands selling food and drinks. Or bring a gourmet picnic from home.
If you miss the meeting point, look for us around the baseball grounds, north of the hospital, south of the train bridges (see MAP page), but if you really want to be with us, meet at Iidabashi on time. The area is extremely crowded and cell service is overloaded.
On July 7, 9 people came to make hoops as part of the Intrepid Model Adventures charity event. Kids and adults displayed incredible creativity – a clock hoop, a perfectly taped flower-y hoop, and some terrific collages using lots of color and shine. After decorating time, we had a lesson and jam outside in the street. Thank you to everyone who participated; we raised 18,000 yen for the Takidashi Project and one hoop will go up to Fukushima with their next visit.