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  • Chicago, IL
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Moving Transitions

Song: Dub FX - 'Love Me Or Not' Producer: Altaira
Jun 28, 2014
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Well Wishing

***Disclaimer: The ending may be disturbing for sensitive viewers*** Song: Franka Potente, feat. Thomas D. - 'Wish' from "Lola Rennt" ("Run Lola Run"), (1998...
Sep 7, 2013
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Surprise Wedding Hoopdance

Altaira and Anganilwen moments before our improv surprise performance
Aug 6, 2013
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Surprise Wedding Hoopdance

Bridesmaid Hoopers: Altaira & Anganilwen Camera Operator: Jen Zabko Producer: Altaira Song: Popcorn
Aug 6, 2013
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Roots of Wind: Cadillac Laurels

Song: Guitar - 'Red & White' Chicago Sculpture: The Daphne Garden, by Dessa Kirk, located on Northerly Island
Jul 9, 2013
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April Challenge 2013: Anti-spin!

Challenge: Spin against the hoop spin current! Song: Gotan Project - 'Vuelvo Al Sur' Thanks to
Apr 24, 2013
Altaira replied to the discussion 'April Hoop Challenge 2013: Anti-spin Action!' in the group Hooping Challenges
"Here's some spinning and anti-spinning. Altaira anti-spin"
Apr 24, 2013
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"oooo sooo pretty! "
Apr 7, 2013
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Apr 7, 2013
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Photography exploration, more photos at Altaira on FaceBook
Apr 7, 2013
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February Challenge 2013

Limitation: Maintaining two hands on the hoop! Song: The Heavy - 'And when I die' (cover) Thanks to
Mar 1, 2013
Altaira replied to the discussion 'February Challenge 2013 - Limitation: Maintaining Two Hands on the Hoop!' in the group Hooping Challenges
"First self made video, I have some things to figure out. Like racquetball court lighting. "
Mar 1, 2013
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Jan 20, 2013
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Winter Park Roots

December, 2012
Jan 20, 2013
Altaira replied to the discussion 'Hoopers on Facebook'
"It's very empty right now, but here I am... Altaira J"
Dec 9, 2012

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WHD 2012

Posted on November 25, 2012 at 7:52pm 0 Comments

From the Chicago workshop... WHD

Altaira online

Posted on August 3, 2012 at 11:21pm 0 Comments

Finally starting to build a FaceBook page for Altaira. I don't know what to say or add. Maybe I prefer to hide these things from others. I do this for myself. I haven't started to back log anything. I may just start from now and move forward. Right now the page is extremely sparse; and I won't have any performances coming up, so it'll be slow going ...but here it is.

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Back to the Beginning

Posted on March 21, 2012 at 8:13pm 1 Comment

I started hooping on my own in 2009. It was during a very rainy summer, and I needed an activity I could do inside. There were a couple people I knew that had gotten into hooping through practicing belly dancing. After walking around with others that proudly carried their hoop in public, I became aware of the welcoming community and enthusiasm that existed. I am thankful for the bold encouragement from other performers and practitioners that helped me step further out of my comfort zone. My…


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