Shaquille O’Neal a.k.a. Shaq, 39, Los Angeles, California.
“In the Hooping Life, you will see masters of the hula-hoop like you’ve never seen before.”
“You can do many things with the hula-hoop: conditioning, staying out of trouble and competing with your friends.”
– Shaq, Hooper/ Hooper
“Hooping is the business like in the streets we don’t have this, it makes me feel singular, like really unique. I feel like my own person. I’m like Jeffrey Star can’t nobody be like me. I can do my own creations.”
– Jeffrey, stand-out student and assistant teacher in Tisha’s hip-hophoop program.
“The hooping life infects your soul…You gotta decide: are you going to hide it, or are you gonna be proud and just state Yeah, I’m A HOOPER.”
– Anah a.k.a. “Hoopalicious”, an early pioneer of the hooping movement
We accept payment from Pay Pal accounts or if you don’t have a Pay Pal account, you can pay with a card as a guest. Simple and easy. Cash and credit will also be accepted at the door.
From start to finish we will have a night full of entertainment for you! Live performances pre-screening in the lobby, on the stage and in the street. Performers from NYC, SC and local Atlanta talent will be there to dazzle your senses! Hoops, clothing and merchandise for purchase will be available to our patrons as well as refreshments. What a great way to spend a Friday night in Atlanta!
Jaime Ladet will be joining Rebecca DeShon of HoopEssence for a hoop duo unlike Atlanta has ever seen.
Come watch Emerald Dove as she takes to the air with a dazzling aerial number.
James Abele will also be joining us with hoops and juggling!
More exciting news to come in next weeks HoopEssence newsletter.
Ticket sales will be available online beginning January 24, 2012. Don’t delay! This event will likely sell out. We have hoopers traveling from New York, Texas, North Carolina, South Carolina, Florida, Mississippi, Tennessee and beyond for this screening. You never know who will show up!
The Hooping Life Film release is FINALLY here after 6yrs in the making this January 2012. Until now the film was only available for screenings at past film festivals including: 2010 Art Basel Miami Beach, 2010 Montreal World Film Festival, 2010 Sarasota Film Festival and 2010 Santa Cruz Film Festival. I am ecstatic to be bringing this screening (one show only) to my home in Atlanta.
The hard work and dedication does not stop here however, we still need to come together and make this as successful as we can. Do you have any ideas? I am open to hearing anything you have to say. Also if you or your business would like to become involved, let me know also. We will need volunteers for street team promotions, box office sales, ushers, spokespeople and vendors. I will be offering sponsorship levels, advertising for the program and more. Contact me for more info!
“With nothing more than a hula-hoop, they set out to change the world.
A full-length feature documentary, THE HOOPING LIFE consists of intimately video-blogged portraits of a subculture where art is a life-saver, –it’s liberating, and off the radar. Through interconnected stories, The Hooping Life takes the hula hoop from its origins as a child’s toy to its current status as club art form, teacher’s aid, and instrument of redemption. Filmed partly by the subjects themselves, and traveling from Burning Man to Time Square, from South Central to South Africa, the seven intimate portraits capture the birth and addictive growth of a new subculture.” excerpt from www.thehoopinglifefilm.com
It’s finally happening! I have been working very hard on trying to find a way to get this film screened right here in Atlanta when it finally comes out January 2012. WELL I had to just do it myself in order to make it happen. That’s right folks, I rented the theatre and everything! This dream is a-GO!
The Hooping Life Film
“Through interconnected stories, The Hooping Life takes the hula hoop from its origins as a child’s toy to its current status as club art form, teacher’s aid, and instrument of redemption. Filmed partly by the subjects themselves, and traveling from Burning Man to Time Square, from South Central to South Africa, the seven intimate portraits capture the birth and addictive growth of a new subculture.”
Friday February 24, 2012
Open Lobby 8pm
7 Stages Theatre
1105 Euclid Ave
Atlanta, GA 30307
Check out their website to learn more about the producer, cast and stars of this extraordinary film!