Twisted Orbit is coming soon!

Twisted Orbit is a dynamic fusion of cutting edge circus, dance, comedy and, above all, hoops!
As part of their West Coast Hoopologie Tour, they will visit the Comox Valley to teach and perform.  

They will host two evening hula hooping workshops at Comox Recreation.  You can also see them perform at Atmosphere Gathering the weekend of August 19-21 and there will be a free community circus-jam with free beginner hooping lesson the evening of Monday, August 22 in the Comox Recreation field.  That Monday evening, hoops will be provided free for community use by Island Hula Hoopla.  Come play, learn something new and discover for yourself why hula hooping is so fun!

Bags is a professional teacher and performer from the UK who has been formally trained at Circomedia – Europe’s leading centre for contemporary circus and physical theatre. He has taught hooping at prominent events all over the UK, Europe and the US as well as being a teacher on Hoop City and Hooping University. He founded the Bristol Hoop Massive and the UK hoop website the Hoop Hub and has won or been nominated for multiple Hoopies and Revolvies (this year he jointly won the Male Hooper of the Year Hoopie!) He is an innovative and multi-disciplined performer who has a strong passion for circus in all it’s forms – but just at the moment you’re unlikely to find him anywhere other than inside a hoop!

The versatile, vivacious, vaudevillian vixen, Valentina dazzles audiences around the world with her unique vision of circus dance fusion. Sharing her magic in both performance and workshops is her passion and drive. Valentina is a second generation belly dancer who was raised in the Los Angeles underground art scene by her mother, Leela, a successful theatrical belly dance icon. Valentina now blends belly dance with hooping, fire, burlesque, snake charming and aerial Lyra. Her ability to seamlessly combine these dance forms gives her a provocative style unlike any other. She is the leader of The Hoop Unit, a hoop fabricator and an event producer.

Exciting hula hoop skills workshops offered the evening of Wednesday August 17 are: “What the Fork?” 1 & 2 Hoop Tech (Intermediate 2 Hoops) from 6-7:30 p.m. and "Triple Hoop Shenanigans" from 7:30-9 p.m.

"What the Fork!" In this workshop will teach some interesting moves with one hoop that introduce the "Fork Grip"! We will then look at how we can use this extremely useful grip with two hoops to do moves such as turning weaves and fountains without doing any grip changes or twisting your hoops! Coming to the workshop with the ability to do forwards and backwards 2 beat weaves will increase the speed in which you can leave these moves.
"Triple Hoop Shenanigans:" This workshop is for anyone who thinks three hoops is out of their league. We’ll explore some instantly accessible on and off body multi-hooping moves that look beautiful mixed in with some Native American hoop dance combinations all with 3 hoops. These patterns feel and look great and are wonderfully fun to play with. Learn how to transition between them to create new ways of moving with your triple hoops.

Two hoop workshops together are only $70 or you can choose to attend only one. Each hoop workshop is priced at $40.  Registration is online at islandhulahoopla.com and you can email islandhulahoopla@gmail.com with any questions.
Twisted Orbit's entire summer tour includes teaching stops in San Fransisco July 8-9, the Heart and HoopDance retreat in Holland July 22-27, performing at the European Juggling Convention in Holland July 30-August 7, workshops in Portland August 11 and 12, Seattle August 13 and 14, the local dates August 16-22, and Vancouver August 24 and 25th.

Want to see this amazing circus couple in action? Get your tickets to Atmosphere Gathering online at atmospheregathering.com

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