Discovering Hoop Dance
First Nations’ hoop dance is older than the grass. But younger than the mountains.
This workshop will lead you through the meaning and context of hoop dance, trying out and learning various steps used in First Nations steps, and discovering hoop dance coordination basics.
Participants will learn about the construction of dance hoops, create symbolic shapes and bring them to life through a short hoop dance choreography.
This class is geared towards kids (ages six and up) and parents together.
The class is taught by dance artist Arik Pipestem.
Arik is a world-renowned hoop dancer who fuses traditional and modern forms to create his unique approach to the ancient craft. Regarded as one of the top performers in his field, his has been featured in many music videos, Cirque Du Soleil’s TOTEM, So You Think You Can Dance Canada, and at The World Championships of Performing Arts. Most recently he performed with Taboo (Black Eyed Peas) for Aboriginal Day Live on APTN. Arik choreographs and directs aspiring dancers in original pieces, and he is a founding member of the Ancient Neon Dance Collective. Arik joined The Chimera Project in 2016 as Artistic Advisor and dance artist.
Age: 6 – 106.
Fee: Free (limited spots)
Please register in advance through Eventbrite as space is limited.