WHEW!! WHATA WEEKEND!!
Every time spun around, I had a blurry vision of swirly, sparkly purple, punctuated by smiles and hoops!!
It was SO GREAT to have each of you come and spend the day hooping and spreading dance-joy to New York!! Big love to those who came from CT, NJ, LI, PA, from all five boroughs and beyond!! I feel that we are so, so lucky to have a community that supports each other and when we can create a platform for others to shine their bright light, MAGIC HAPPENS. Thank you, thank you, thank you for shining so brightly and bringing your special talent to the bigger picture that is The Hoop Movement!!
Special thank yous to:
Lori Lollygoa for bringing Toad, Boris, & Kostume Kult along for the ride and helping our group be exponentially more amazing! Hoopers <3 TOAD!! -- #ToadForPresident --!!!
David Katz for dropping the dope beats and for keeping tired bodies energized!!
Stefan Eric Spins for being the OG badass. When brain power was required, he delivered. ;)
Minty Atherton for her leadership, stamina, and support!!
Darcie Van Hamlin for her last minute assistance and selflessness. So thankful!! <3
Chris Fernando delivers EVERY YEAR with gorgeous photos and I can't wait to see what he has captured this year. Always, magic. Every time. To ALL the contributing photographers - THANK YOU.
Also - Please let us acknowledge Prince and the inspiration he has brought to so many of us over the years. May his legacy continue through music, dance, self-expression, art, and exploration. YOU ARE LOVED, PRINCE. Thank you for sharing your gifts with us.. <3
...AND OF COURSE, SO MUCH LOVE for Dance Parade New York organizers for making this one of my favorite outlets for creativity in New York City.
To every hooper, spinner, flow artist, dancer, and non-dancer- BIG LOVE for spending the day with us. I really hope you had as much fun as possible, and I am already looking forward to next year!