Irina Akimova on Swiss TV Show

I came across this video recently and I was blown away. Her speed, balance, and skill is just incredible. Keep an eye open for the move at 2:00. It will make your jaw drop.

Irina Akimova is a Russian performer that currently works with Cirque Du Soleil. She has been working with hula hoops for the last 18 years.

Light Painting with Hoops

A few weeks ago I got the chance to do some light painting with one of my friends. She is a photographer and her name is Amanda, and she is pretty awesome (check out her Flickr stream here: AmandaLee’sImaginography’s photostream and her facebook here: AMANDA LEE’S IMAGINOGRAPHY. Though I’m not quite cool enough to have an LED hoop yet, we made it work with glow sticks and packaging tape!

We got some pretty amazing shots:

Hula Hoops with Glow Sticks
Isolation Hoop Light Painting
Sitting Light Painting Hoop
Votex Light Painting
Hooping Light Painting
Hula Hoop Light Painting
Light Painting with a Hula Hoop