Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Hoop Dancers

Another weekend event that I visited was the Heard Museum’s World Championship Hoop Dance Contest. The dancers competing in this intertribal contest are from the United States and Canada and perform with amazing skill and talent a colorful dance full of precision and grace.

The photo I’ve featured here is of Brian Hammill of New River Arizona who won the championship title in the adult division.




The small photo shows the circle of singers and drummers who accompanied the various performers.

13 comments:

Laurie said...

I love this! You really captured this mid-moment, Sharon. It's wonderful. I'd love to have seen this competition.

cieldequimper said...

You've just made my day. I love it!

Hilda said...

It must have been absolutely fantastic to watch their performances! I love your photo!

Julie ScottsdaleDailyPhoto.com said...

great photo and man, you really had a busy weekend

Jarart said...

Sharon, we would love to attend with you next time! Great shot.

Hope said...

I would love to see a performance like this! How wonderful you were able to attend and share with us!

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

Sharon, you were very kind not to mention the rude guy who was elbowing you for position in taking photos of the drummers. Oh, that was me. It was wonderful to bump into you -- literally -- at the hoop dancing championships, and to have dinner with you afterwards.

JM said...

I bet it was worth seeing! I love native american outfits, they look fantastic and so colourful!

glenda said...

These dancers are amazing. Their energy is really remarkable.

angela said...

It looks as if it was a great performance. I love the costume he's wearing..well captured.

Sharon said...

Dave, I enjoyed "bumping" in to you and Julie very much and thoroughly enjoyed dinner! We'll have to run into each other at one of the next big events!

Randy said...

This is one of my favorite events at the Heard. I hope you had a great time.

Abe Lincoln said...

The hoop dancers are marvelous.