Category Archives: Hoopiphanies

Centered in the Circle: The Power of Motionless Movement

Last night I started re-reading Muriel Barbery’s, The Elegance of the Hedgehog. One of the two central protagonists in the book is an extremely intelligent and incredibly disillusioned 12-year-old girl named Paloma. Paloma is surrounded by privilege and endless striving. … Continue reading

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Hoopiphanies: Malcolm Says ‘Push the Move’

The idea of Malcolm Stuart’s “Movement Exploration” workshop at HoopFest New England intrigued and intimidated me. Both of the actions in that name trigger feelings of anxiety and insecurity – especially when I’m expected to do them publicly. But when … Continue reading

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Hoopiphanies: An Origins Story

I picked up my first hula hoop as an adult at an outdoor street festival in Cambridge, MA in June 2010. As I stood in the street clumsily shaking my hips and watching the hoop plummet to the pavement, I … Continue reading

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