HOOPURBIA FESTIVAL

Los Angeles March 14th-20th 2016

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ABOUT HOOPURBIA


HOOPURBIA is the world’s first ever urban hula hooping festival. Born in Berlin, the week-long event fuses hooping with yoga, contemporary dance, fashion, music, art and cutting edge technology. Participants immerse themselves completely into a unique multi-disciplinary learning experience, which feeds their passion, determination and desire to connect with fellow members of the global hoop dance community. A carefully selected team of international teachers and artists guide attendees through seven days of intensive contemporary dance workshops, video shoots, music and multi-disciplinary collaboration. Participants are encouraged to express themselves, experiment, and find their own individual style of movement. Evenings are packed with performance viewings, hoop jams, artist talks, flash mobs, competitions, and an innovative performance showcase which features collaborative work between audio-visual artists, light and sound designers, choreographers, world-class hoop dancers, DJs and music producers.

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Days

The week-long event fuses hooping with yoga, contemp orary dance, fashion, music, art and cutting edge tech nology. Participants immerse themselves completely into a unique multi-disciplinary learning experience, which feeds their passion, determination and desire to connect with fellow members of the global hoop dance community.

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Instructors

A carefully selected team of international teachers and artists guide attendees through seven days of intensive contemporary dance workshops, video shoots, music and multi-disciplinary collaboration. Participants are encouraged to express themselves, experiment, and find their own individual style of movement.

100

Hoop Artists

Evenings are packed with performance viewings, hoop jams, artist talks, flash mobs, competitions, and an innovative performance showcase which features collaborative work between audio-visual artists, light and sound designers, choreographers, world-class hoop dancers, DJs and music producers.

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Click below to see the day for each schedule. Note that this is a preliminary schedule and subject to change.

March 14th, 2016
3:00pm - 4:000pm
Check in
Hoopurbia Staff - All
Venue: Front Desk

Participant registration & check in. Wristbands & group are assigned.

4:00pm - 5:00pm
Welcome Speech and Orientation
Hoopurbia Staff - All
Venue: Main Hall

5:00pm - 7:00pm
Hoop Jam
DJ
Venue: Main Hall

5:00pm - 8:00pm
Hoopermarket
Marawa
Venue: Main Hall

Adorn Yourself

March 15th, 2016
10:00am - 11:10am
Yoga
Rebecca Halls - Instructor
Venue: Main Hall

MORNING YOGA SESSIONS TO CONNECT TO YOUR CENTRE AND PREPARE YOUR BODY FOR A DAY OF MOVEMENT. IN THESE MORNING SESSIONS, WE WILL WAKE UP OUR BODIES AND PROGRESSIVELY OPEN THEM UP. VARIATIONS FROM BEGINNER TO ADVANCED OPTIONS WILL BE OFFERED TO SUIT EVERYONE'S EXPERIENCE LEVEL.

11:20am - 12:30pm
Contemporary Dance
Kiani Del Valle - Instructor
Venue: Main Hall

A contemporary dance class that will be both fun and challenging. Floor & standing technique followed by choreography.

12:30pm - 1:30pm
Lunch Break
Venue: Recommended Restaurant

1:30pm - 2:50pm
Hoop Blocks 1 & 2
Marawa & Malcolm - Instructors
Venue: Studio 1 & 2

WORK YO CORE ! LEARN HOW TO ACTIVATE YOUR CORE MUSCLES USING THE HOOP - NOT YOUR HIPS - LEARN HOW TO CONNECT YOUR CORE MUSCLES TO HOOPING FOR A STRONGER STANCE, GREAT POSTURE AND A PAIN FREE BACK!

3:00pm - 4:20pm
Hoop Blocks 3 & 4
Tiana & Dylan - Instructor
Venue: Studio 1 & 2

4:30 - 6:30pm
REHEARSAL #1
Malcolm Stuart - Choreographer
Venue: MAIN HALL

7-8:30PM
Dinner Break
Venue: Selected Restaurant

9pm-11pm
Evening Events
Venue:

March 16th, 2016
10:00 - 11:10AM
Yoga
Rebecca Halls - Instructor
Venue: Main Hall

MORNING YOGA SESSIONS TO CONNECT TO YOUR CENTRE AND PREPARE YOUR BODY FOR A DAY OF MOVEMENT. IN THESE MORNING SESSIONS, WE WILL WAKE UP OUR BODIES AND PROGRESSIVELY OPEN THEM UP. VARIATIONS FROM BEGINNER TO ADVANCED OPTIONS WILL BE OFFERED TO SUIT EVERYONE'S EXPERIENCE LEVEL.

11:20am - 12:30pm

Kiani Del Valle - Instructor
Venue: Main Hall

12:30pm - 1:30pm
Lunch Break
Venue: Suggested Restaurant

1:30pm - 2:50pm
Workshops Block 3
Beka & Discos - Instructors
Venue: Studio 1 & 2

Studio 1: Creative Process Studio 2: Runway & Posing

3:00 - 4:20PM
Workshops Block 4
Malcolm & Tiana - Instructor
Venue: Studios 1 & 2

Studio 1: Stops & Starts Studio 2: Tiana Technique

4:30-6:30PM
Rehearsal #2
Rebecca Halls - Choreographer
Venue: Main Hall

7:00-8:30PM
Dinner Break
Venue: Suggested Restaurant

9:00PM-11:00PM
Evening Events
Venue:

March 17th, 2016
10:00-11:10
YOGA
Rebecca Halls - Hoopurbia Founder & Director
Venue: Main Hall

MORNING YOGA SESSIONS TO CONNECT TO YOUR CENTRE AND PREPARE YOUR BODY FOR A DAY OF MOVEMENT. IN THESE MORNING SESSIONS, WE WILL WAKE UP OUR BODIES AND PROGRESSIVELY OPEN THEM UP. VARIATIONS FROM BEGINNER TO ADVANCED OPTIONS WILL BE OFFERED TO SUIT EVERYONE'S EXPERIENCE LEVEL.

11:20am - 12:30pm
Contemporary Dance
Kiani Del Valle - Dance Instructor
Venue: Main Hall

12:30pm - 1:30pm
Lunch Break
Venue:

1:30pm - 2:50pm
Workshops Block 5
- Instructors
Venue: Studio 1 & 2

3:00-4:20pm
Workshops Block 6
Instructors
Venue: Studios 1 & 2

4:30PM-6:30PM
Rehearsal # 3
Kiani Del Valle - Choreographer
Venue: Main Hall

8PM
Roller Disco
Venue: Moonlight Rollerway

Bring your hoops & your skates!

March 18th, 2016
10:00AM-11:10AM
YOGA
Rebecca Halls - Hoopurbia Founder & Director
Venue: Main Hall

MORNING YOGA SESSIONS TO CONNECT TO YOUR CENTRE AND PREPARE YOUR BODY FOR A DAY OF MOVEMENT. IN THESE MORNING SESSIONS, WE WILL WAKE UP OUR BODIES AND PROGRESSIVELY OPEN THEM UP. VARIATIONS FROM BEGINNER TO ADVANCED OPTIONS WILL BE OFFERED TO SUIT EVERYONE'S EXPERIENCE LEVEL.

11:20am - 12:30pm
Contemporary Dance
Kiani Del Valle - Dance Instructor
Venue: Main Hall

12:30pm - 1:30pm
Lunch Break
Venue:

1:30pm - 2:50pm
Workshops Block 7
- Instructors
Venue:

3:00 - 5:00PM
Rehearsal #4
Kiani, Rebecca & Malcolm - Choreographers
Venue: Main Hall

Flash Mob!!
Venue:

Saturday March 19th
10AM-3PM
BEACH FIELD TRIP
Hoopurbia - Hoopurbia Bus
Venue: Santa Monica Pier

Flash Mobs & Photoshoots by the pier

Doors at 7PM
Hoopurbia Showcase
Venue: Main Hall

Instructor Performance Showcase

10PM
International Hula Hoop Competition
Venue: Main Hall

11PM
Party
Special Guests: DJ Set
Venue: Main Hall

Sunday March 20th 2016
11:00 - 12:00PM
Yoga
- Yoga Teacher
Venue: Main Hall

A RELAXING CLASS THAT WILL HELP YOU DE-COMPRESS AND STRETCH OUT AFTER ONE OF THE MOST PHYSICALLY DEMANDING AND CREATIVELY STIMULATING WEEKS OF YOUR LIFE!

12:00-2:00PM
Boxed Lunch & Hoop Jam
Venue:

2:00PM-3:00PM
Closing Circle & Goodbye!
Venue:

INSTRUCTORS


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    Rebecca Halls

    Artistic Director & Founder

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    Discós

    Vogue & Wacking Instructor

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    Marawa

    Hoop Instructor

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    Kiani Del Valle

    Contemporary Dance Instructor

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    Malcolm Stuart

    Hoop Instructor & Air Brush Artist

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    Dylan T Bradley

    Hoop Instructor

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    Tiana Zoumer

    Hoop Instructor

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Rebecca Halls
Artistic Director & Founder
  Professional Hula Hooper, Choreographer, Gyrotonic Instructor & Artistic Director of the Hoopurbia Festival www.rebecca-halls.com
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Discós
Vogue & Wacking Instructor
A native Montrealer raised in New York City’s underground art scene, Discós is the expression of a unique set of ideas and realities through movement.  Exploring dance and choreography, the multi-faceted Discós skillfully blends into many creative environments.  Having learned her techniques at Peridance Capezio Center and Dance New Amsterdam in New York City, Discós honed her skills in underground dance styles such as Vogue, and Waacking in the city’s night clubs. Collaborations with artists such as KINEMATIK Dance Company, House of Dangerkat, and the 9-piece psychedelic orchestra The Crystal Ark followed on international stages and venues ranging from Sydney’s Opera House, New York’s MOMA PS1, Washington DC’s Hirshhorn Museum to Jérôme Bel’s critically-acclaimed run of The Show Must Go On, in Vienna. Expressing her need to share experiences fusing music, dance and fashion, Discós has taught in  Sydney, Vienna and Montreal, always aiming to push boundaries and develop the inner self through dance and movement.  Currently living in Los Angeles, she continues to grow through fashion styling and creative collaborations with like-minded artists in Los Angeles, Montreal, New York and Berlin.
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Marawa
Hoop Instructor
HOOP GRANDMA - Marawa has been hooping professionally for 10 years - She trained at NICA in Australia with hoop and circus legend Arturo Gomez. She specializes in body hoop splitting - She has the world record for most hoops spun by an individual - 162 - and has performed everywhere from North Korea, to Russia, to Poland to Spain to Hong Kong and everywhere in between - generally in very high heels.
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Kiani Del Valle
Contemporary Dance Instructor
Born and raised in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Kiani has danced professionally in NYC, Montreal, and Berlin. Del Valle's trajectory includes training in Schools and dancing in Companies such as; Andanza Contemporary Dance School, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater NYC, Sasha Waltz & Guest Berlin , and Matanicola Berlin. Her wide range of dance styles, love for movement, film, stage and music, combined with life experience have allowed her to developed a unique teaching curriculum in Contemporary Dance, Dance Film, as well as becoming the main movement coach for several singer in the city of Berlin. In the past year Kiani has choreographed many music videos for artists including The Beatsteaks, Brandt Brauer Frick, Mathew Dear, Emika, Chasing Kurt, Kyson, Materia, Tim Ryoko & Philippe Lemott, Los Walters, We Are Wolves, Kasper Bjorke and most recently Miss Platnum, Rammstein, and Floating Points . She toured Russia and performed selected shows in Germany and France with Berlin based, British singer Emika under Ninja Tune Record Label. She is dancing for choreographer Melanie Lane on selected shows of CLARK under Warp Records London. Kiani teaches and performs in Germany, across Europe and the Middle East and most recently started pursuing video directing. She is currently based in Berlin coaching singers, making music videos, commercials and working on stage performances.
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Malcolm Stuart
Hoop Instructor & Air Brush Artist
Malcolm Stuart lives and works in Los Angeles, CA. His work is a continuum of fashion, painting, costume, makeup and performance. Originally from Santa Rosa, CA, Malcolm has spent the better part of his life straddling the worlds of visual art and dance. Over the past several years, he has carefully woven the two together through the creation of costume and makeup for performances, but it wasn't until his development of the airbrush that his two dimensional forms could seamlessly merge with flesh and clothing. In addition to having several solo shows, Malcolm has also collaborated with assume vivid astro focus at Deitch Projects LIC and has created a performance with Mike Smith and Mike Kelley at the Sculpture Center.
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Dylan T Bradley
Hoop Instructor
Dylan t Bradley grew up under the aurora borealis, in a world of frozen tundra: Alaska. Hoop Dance entered his life as a gift from a friend that ignited a passion and changed his life. After leaving Alaska in 2011, Dylan became filled inspiration to develop his artistry in movement arts and seek out community on the west coast. He explored multiple forms of dance; modern, hip-hop, and ballet, and devoted himself to sharing expression through movement art. Since then, Dylan has had the opportunity to share the stage with musical artists and performers around the globe and continues on his path to share inspiration.
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Tiana Zoumer
Hoop Instructor
Tiana Zoumer, Oakland based artist, presents Hooping as a metaphoric relationship, relating self and circle to reveal the rotational relationship to the orbital forces of our evolution. For the last 6 years she toured the globe teaching this movement art, expanding the movement with revolutionary momentum​​. Voted Hooping.org's Female Hooper of the Year in 2013 and nominated as Instructor of the Year in 2015. She teaches movement theories within her practice, translating the transformational experience of the circle’s dance, inviting collective expansion of technique through authentic expression.  Developing a poetic language in performance and instruction inspiring soulful movement in hoop art.

TICKETS


BFF PASS OFFERS INCREDIBLE VALUE!

    • $99

    • DAY PASS

    • INCLUDED:
      • Tuition for one full day of workshops
      • 10AM-6:30PM
      • Optional participation in the Flash Mob
      • Access to International Hoop Comp
      NOT INCLUDED: Flights, Meals & Accommodation
    • Register
    • $249

    • FULL FESTIVAL PASS

    • INCLUDED:
      • Tuition for a week of workshops
      • Participation in Hooping Flash Mob
      • Admission to Hoopurbia Showcase
      • Optional Registration for Competition
      NOT INCLUDED: Flights, Meals & Accommodation
    • Register
    • $475

    • FULL FESTIVAL BFF

    • Full Festival Pass for you and your Best Friend!
      • Tuition for a week of workshops for two people
      • Participation in Hooping Flash Mob
      • Admission for 2 to Hoopurbia Showcase
      • Optional Registration for Competition
      NOT INCLUDED: Flights, Meals & Accommodation
    • Register
    • $649

    • PHOENIX HOOP PASS

    • Get $100 off a SpinFx Phoenix Hoop! INCLUDED:
      • Tuition for a week of workshops
      • Participation in Hooping Flash Mob
      • Admission to Hoopurbia Showcase
      • Optional Registration for Competition
      • Your very own phoenix LED hoop
      NOT INCLUDED: Flights, Meals & Accommodation
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