Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Colorful Hoop Dancers

Last week I featured a photo of the young man who won the Hoop Dancing competition at the Heard Museum’s World Championship Hoop Dance Contest. Today I feature a picture of a group of younger dancers engrossed in conversation and dressed in their beautiful and colorful costumes. I have a special affinity for the geometric designs that adorn these garments.

The small photo shows two of these youngsters tossing their hoops back and forth in their own private practice session.

10 comments:

cieldequimper said...

Beautiful regalia, thanks for those photos!

Abe Lincoln said...

These costumes are stunning. I wonder why people don't just dress like this all the time. Anything this beautiful shouldn't be for just one occasion. I really like these posts of the hoop dancers.

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Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

Sharon,
Your photos show that the hoop dancing championships are not only a delight for the audience, but an opportunity for hoop dancers from all over the West, and Canada, to meet and socialize with each other.

glenda said...

Neat photo. Fun to look at both blogs(Julie & yours) Great variety of shots.

Jarart said...

The costumes are stunning! Beautiful shots, Sharon.

Laurie said...

I'm with Abe. Everyone should dress like this!

Hilda said...

I really love their costumes! The colors are so bright and the patterns are beautiful!

Did you and Julie see each other at the contest?

Sharon said...

Hi Hilda, yes we ran into each other there and then later had dinner together.

V y Yo said...

Love the outfits!!!!

JM said...

This must have been such a fantastic event! The colours of the outfits are so amazing! I'm so glad Native Americans keep their traditions!