I've been thinking about this for awhile. Think about a song or songs that really, and I mean really move you in some way. Whether it's the lyrics or the melody or whatever. Some song that resonates with you on an emotional level. Got the song in mind? Great! Now, can you hoop to it?
I have a few songs that I really, really love. Songs that really touch me in a way. However, none of them are songs I can hoop too. I don't know why. There are just some songs, types of music, etc., that I struggle to hoop too. However, I really want to express what I feel inside when I hear these songs outwardly with my hoop.
So, as a challenge, I'm going to work on hooping to one of these songs. I'm hoping once I get over the initial block I seem to have, that these songs just might bring out something in my hooping that I didn't know was there simply because they touch me.
The challenge? Pick a song that moves you but one that you might not necessarily hoop to and see if you can work through whatever is holding you back from expressing this beloved song through your hoopdancing!
I've got two songs in mind. They are totally different, and neither one is something I'd usually hoop too. I mean I'd jam around with the songs playing the background, but I've never consciously hooped TO thes songs. Meaning, really listened to either one of them as I was hooping and tried to express the song through my movement. I don't mean in a theatrical sense. I'm not much on "theatrical" hooping. It's not that I don't appreciate it; I just personally wouldn't do it. What I'm trying to get at it a somewhat very unfluent way is that I want to know if my hooping is different when I hoop to something that really means something to me rather than just a fun song that appeals to me.
I understand what you mean. If you look at my "Hooping Through Heartache" video, you'll see that I was tearing up near the end of it. Part of that was because of what I was going through at the time, but part of it was because of the song itself. Because of both factors, I think that's one of the more powerful hoop dances I've done.
Wow I SO love this challenge! I just found my camera so I do definitely want to get a hooping video up. Unfortunately the weather has been so crappy and I think my landlord is feeling a little crabby because I made this kind of gross patch in the grass from jumping around while it was muddy and wet. But I think this Saturday we're due for a nice day. I can't wait to attempt this!
Two songs immediately spring to mind and I have no idea how I'm going to hoop to them! But I love this. I think that a lot of music that is "moving" isn't necessarily what springs to mind when you think of what you want to hoop to. I think it's going to result in a lot of very interesting vids! Thanks for this. :)