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Upcoming Classes & Hoopmaking Workshop…


Hey beginner hoopers and hoopers-to-be: getchur hoop on this holiday season and new year! I am currently lining up my next six-week series of adult classes for January. Classes will either be a late-morning weekend time, or an early-evening weekday time. Feel free to email me at hoopingpowers@gmail.com with your preference, as I will take [...]

Darlings of December 12.2.07


Join us at the Palace of Wonders a week from tonight for San Fran’s fabulous songbird slash ukulele-slinger Tippy Canoe to kick off her east coast tour. I, Strange Powers, will be hooping it up whilst throwing down all kinds of delectable dance moves, along with the varied talents of Sarah Azzara, Kitty Victorian, and [...]

NYC Roof Hoop


As part of Performa ‘07, New York’s 20-day biennial of performance art, here’s a shot of 2 out of 20-something synchronized hoopers spinning it up for an hour on Chinatown rooftops. It reminds me of how revolutionary and exciting it felt to me as a kid watching the U2 video where they’re playing a [...]

Glitterama-3 This Weekend!


If you don’t already know about the gloriousness that is Glitterama, see and learn for yourself this Friday and Saturday night at the Load of Fun building located in Baltimore’s burgeoning Station North Arts District. Glitterama is a bedazzled fundraiser show for the awesome Fluid Movement community arts group. Come see 10 fabulous variety acts, including Strange Powers’ first non-hoop-dance performance in the city [...]

Praying Mantis on a Hoop!


Believe your eyes, this is actually a rather fuzzy but sweet shot of a real live praying mantis on a hoola hoop! My friends Paco, Trixie, Monkey and I were hooping it up one recent afternoon in Baltimore’s charming Patterson Park when we came upon this friendly, zen~ly fellow.


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