I was tagged for the May flow challenge, and as I am currently mesmerized by the amazing challenges and responses going on in Hooping.org's Hooping Idol competition, my choice for the May flow challenge is inspired by one of the Hooping Idol challenges.
Although all of the Hooping Idol challenges have produced amazed results, I was most amazed by the entries for the Persona Challenge. So here is the Hoop City May flow challenge, in the words of the Hooping Idol judges:
Bunny: "This week you are to become a fantasy hoop character or hooping hero.”
Sharna Rose: “Tell us a story using the hoop that is not your own. Bring us something imaginative and creative.”
Christabel Zamor: "You can embody an archetype, or take on the role of a god or goddess or mythical being. We want you to hoop dance whatever theme or story you represent. It’s time to truly step into a character and become it within the hoop!”
I can't wait to see your persona challenges videos!
Great! Can't wait to see what you come up with.
I've been thinking about this challenge off and on all month and have yet to come up with an idea that will work with the limited resources I have available. I originally thought about doing something to the 80's version of "Puttin' on the Ritz", but I don't have a suitable venue. A ballroom, grand hotel lobby or theatre stage with velvet curtains would be great, and there is at least one stage in our area, but I just don't see the folks who run the Saenger giving me access for free to do a YouTube/Hoop City video. They're probably in production with something right now and would be occupying the space at the only times I'd be able to shoot.
I have an alternate idea, but I need to download the song, make sure I'd be able to use it without having my video blocked, and find someone to operate the camera for some of the shots.
Maybe I'm being too ambitious, but after watching Hooping Idol, it's kind of hard not to be... ;)