HOOPURBIA METHOD WORKSHOP

The Sweat Spot, Saturday April 16th 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.

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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.

SCHEDULE


Click below to see the day for each schedule. For individual workshop registration and for workshop descriptions click visit: hoopurbia.com/workshopschedule

Monday March 14th, 2016
3:00PM
Check in
Hoopurbia Staff - All
Venue: Echo Park Recreation Centre, 1632 Bellevue Ave

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

3:30PM
Welcome Speech and Orientation
Hoopurbia Staff - All
Venue: GYM

4:00PM
Welcome Workshop
Rebecca Halls
Venue: Gym

THIS WORKSHOP IS A PERFECT INTRODUCTION BUT WILL BE CHALLENGING EVEN FOR THE SEASONED HOOPER. WE WILL BE WORKING ON RE-BALANCING THE SPINE THROUGH CONNECTING TO BREATH & MOVEMENT FROM THE KNEES UP TO THE NECK AND EVERYTHING IN BETWEEN. WE'LL BE WORKING WITH BOTH DIRECTIONS, AND I'LL GIVE YOU TIPS FOR SUCCESSFULLY SPINNING THE HOOP AROUND YOUR WAIST, CHEST, SHOULDERS, THIGHS & KNEES.

5:00pm
Hoopermarket & Hoop Jam
Marawa, Malcolm, Tiana, Dylan, Beka
Venue: Gym

SHOP TILL YOU DROP!

Tuesday March 15th, 2016
10:00AM
Yoga
Rebecca Halls - Instructor
Venue: Echo Park Rec

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.

11:00AM
Contemporary Dance
Kiani Del Valle - Instructor
Venue: Echo Park Rec

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

12:00PM
Lunch Break
Venue:

1:30PM
Hoop Sessions #1
Tiana, Malcolm, Marawa - Instructors
Venue: Echo Park Rec

Registration: http://bit.ly/registerhoopurbia

2:30PM
Hoop Sessions #2
Dylan, Discos, Tiana - Instructor
Venue: Echo Park Rec

http://bit.ly/registerhoopurbia

3:30PM
FLASH MOB REHEARSAL #1
Malcolm Stuart - Choreographer
Venue: Echo Park Rec

5:00PM
Jam time in Park
Venue: Echo Park Lake

March 16th, 2016
10:00AM
Yoga
Rebecca Halls - Instructor
Venue: Echo Park Rec

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.

11:00AM

Kiani Del Valle - Instructor
Venue: Echo Park Rec

12:00PM
Lunch Break
Venue:

1:30PM
Hoop Sessions #3
Dylan, Tiana, Discos - Instructors
Venue: Echo Park Rec

2:30PM
Hoop Sessions #4
Malcolm, Marawa, Beka - Instructor
Venue: Echo Park Rec

3:30PM
Flash Mob Rehearsal #2
Venue:

5:00PM
Jam Time in Park
Venue:

Thursday March 17th, 2016
10AM
YOGA
Rebecca Halls - Hoopurbia Founder & Director
Venue: Echo Park Rec

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.

11:00AM
Contemporary Dance
Kiani Del Valle - Dance Instructor
Venue: Echo Park Rec

12:30PM
Lunch Break
Venue:

1:30PM
Hoop Sessions #5
Marawa, Dylan, Malcolm - Instructors
Venue: Echo Park Rec

3:30PM
Hoop Sessions #6
Instructors - Discos, Tiana, Marawa
Venue: Gym

3:30PM
Flash Mob Rehearsal # 3
Kiani Del Valle - Choreographer
Venue: Echo Park Rec

5PM
Jam time in Park
Venue: Echo Park Lake

8PM
Roller Disco
DJ Marawa!
Venue: Moonlight Rollerway

Bring your hoops & your skates!

Friday March 18th, 2016
10:00AM
YOGA
Rebecca Halls - Hoopurbia Founder & Director
Venue: Echo Park Rec

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.

11:00AM
Contemporary Dance
Kiani Del Valle - Dance Instructor
Venue: Echo Park Rec

12:30PM
Lunch Break
Venue:

1:30PM
Hoop Session #7
Discos, Tiana, Marawa - Instructors
Venue: Echo Park Rec

2:30PM
FINAL FLASH MOB Rehearsal #4
Kiani, Rebecca & Malcolm - Choreographers
Venue: Echo Park Rec

7pm
Flash Mob!!
Venue: Location TBA on twitter @hoopurbia on the day

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

Flash Mobs & Photoshoots by the pier

6:00PM
Hoopurbia Dinner
Venue: El Condor

Doors at 9:30PM
NITEWORK - Hoopurbia Performance Showcase
Venue: The Sweatspot

Instructor Performance Showcase Performances by Beka Hoop, Discos, Kiani Del Valle, Marawa, Dylan Bradly & Malcolm Stuart. Tickets: https://www.facebook.com/events/1728945407349940/

12AM
MAGIC HOUR - International Hula Hoop Competition
Venue: The Sweat Spot

Anyone is welcome to compete. Get a discount on your cover when you enter. Register: https://www.facebook.com/events/1728945407349940/

1AM
Party
Special Guests: Visuals by BAMIAM // DJ Inspector Freeze
Venue: The Sweat Spot

Sunday March 20th 2016
11:00
Yoga in the Park
Rebecca - Yoga Teacher
Venue: Echo Park Lake

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
Picnic Electronic Jam
Venue: Echo Park Lake

1:00PM
Closing Circle & Goodbye!
Venue: Echo Park Lake

INSTRUCTORS


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    Tiana Zoumer

    Hoop Instructor

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    Discós

    Vogue & Waacking 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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    Rebecca Halls

    Artistic Director & Founder

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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.
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Discós
Vogue & Waacking 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.  The multi-faceted Discós skillfully blends into many creative environments.  Having learned her techniques at Peridance Capezio Center and Dance New Amsterdam in NYC, 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 LA, 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 .
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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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Rebecca Halls
Artistic Director & Founder
Founder & Director of Hoopurbia, Rebecca Halls (a native of Canada) has been teaching & performing hoop dance in Canada, the US and Europe since 2005. Her vision is to create a platform for pre-professional & professional hoop dancers to connect & collaborate, and for hoop dance to be recognized as an interdisciplinary art form throughout the globe. As a multi-disciplinary artist Rebecca works with video, technology, light, sound, and dance. Rebecca graduate of Concordia University and holds a BFA in Contemporary Dance. She is also a certified Yoga & GYROTONIC® instructor. Currently based in LA, Rebecca teaches Yoga at EQUINOX and GYROTONIC® at Disco Gym. More info rebecca-halls.com

TICKETS


See our workshop schedule here: hoopurbia.com/workshopschedule

    • $25

    • SINGLE WORKSHOP

    • Get a taste of the Festival by trying out one of our classes.
      • Dance
      • Yoga
      • Hooping
      • Flash Mob
    • Register
    • $99

    • DAY PASS

    • INCLUDED:
      • Tuition for one full day of workshops
      • Participation in the Flash Mob
      • International Hoop Comp
      NOT INCLUDED: Flights, Meals & Accommodation
    • Register
    • $299

    • FULL FESTIVAL PASS

    • INCLUDES:
      • Tuition for a week of workshops
      • Daily rehearsals and hoop jams
      • Participation in Hooping Flash Mob
      • Admission to Hoopurbia Showcase
      • Optional Registration for Competition
      NOT INCLUDED: Flights, Meals & Accommodation
    • Register
    • $15

    • NITEWORK

    • INCLUDED:
      • Admission to Hoopurbia Performance Showcase
      • Hula Hoop Competition
      • A great party
    • More info

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